Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon
The Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon and Half-Marathon, presented by ConocoPhillips Alaska, has a rich history. Once known as the Midnight Sun Mayor’s Marathon, the starting gun went off in the early evening, instead of the traditional 7:30 am start time in recent years. After all, land of the Midnight Sun means just that……midnight sun! With the event taking place on the Saturday closest to summer solstice, roughly 22 hours of functional daylight illuminates Anchorage. You honestly can run any time of the day or night and it would still be light out.