Kenai River Marathon

  Start time: 9:00 AM
  Kenai, AK
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Races at this event

  • 42.2K / 26.2M (Marathon) — Road Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run


Welcome to the Kenai River Marathon!

Proceeds generated from the Kenai River Marathon will go to the Kenai Community Foundation to support the development of parks and recreation in and around Kenai.

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center (11471 Kenai Spur Hwy) from 5pm – 8pm. Dinner presentation will begin at 6:30pm

Participants will receive their race packet, be briefed on the course, and enjoy a spaghetti feed provided by the Kenai Little League (donations accepted). If unable to attend, race packets may be picked up at the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center one (1) hour prior to race time.

There is NO race day registeration!

Event details and schedule
RACE DAY - September 24, 2017
Full & Relay Marathon Start Time @9a
Half Marathon Start Time @10a
5k Fun Run Start Time @1015a

This is a fast, predominately flat course on pavement. The marathon route has been certified by USATF (Certification AK08002FW). Course begins with a run through Old Town Kenai allowing runners to take in a short but delightful look at the mouth of the Kenai River and the Kenai mountains. Once out of town, the course primarily follows the Unity Trail connecting the cities of Kenai and Soldotna, crossing the Kenai River twice. The course meanders through the residential area of Soldotna before connecting again with the Unity Trail along the Kenai Spur Hwy bringing runners back into Kenai for the finish at the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center.

Course is marked with arrows and traffic cones.

A total of 9 water stations supplied with water and cell phones for emergencies, if needed. Three of the stations double as relay exchange points and will have toilet facilities. Two water stations and one toilet facility will also be available for the half marathon event. Locations for the aide and relay stations are as follows: Mi. 2.3 (water station), Mi. 5.8 (water/toilet/relay station), mi. 9.1 (water station), Mi. 12.4 (water/toilet/relay station), Mi. 16.7 (water station), Mi. 18.9 (water/toilet/relay station), Mi. 20.6 (water station), Mi. 24 (water station). The half marathon water station along with toilet facility will be at Mi. 5.8.

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