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Mooses Tooth Marathon Reviews


5.0 Stars from 3 Runners





  

By about 2016


Review

In 2016 there was a movie night at Bear's tooth Thursday evening. Anchorage has a great running community and the place was packed for the selection of short running movies.
Race day was also good. Post-race massages and food were excellent.


Race Tips

The course has a total of 511ft of elevation gain. It is nearly completely flat aside from some small climbs around mile 5 and 12 during the coastal out and back and then a long gradual (beside a creek) climb up the Chester creek trail towards Goose lake (peaking around mile 20) and then a short 90 ft climb up to the finish at mile 26.
Very fast course and great for a PR. The weather is ideal for running this time of year.
Feel free to check out the Strava map for the course here https://www.strava.com/activities/684322985


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2013


Review

This is a well run small to mid-size race (330 in full; 1000 in half. It has a very scenic course and can pretty much guarantee cool running temps. A few hills and false flats but mainly a flat course so PR's can be had. How many marathons can boast a good chance that you'll encounter a moose?


Race Tips

Race begins in downtown Anchorage but is mainly run on a paved bike path. The course is basically 2 out and backs. Two hills on the first out and back. The second out and back is a gradual up out but then gradually down when you need it on the final 10K. A short steep hill @ 25.5 hurts so be ready. Plenty of water stops and some gel also available.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are a few host hotels w/in walking distance of expo and start/finish area but they are pricey. In fact Anchorage is generally a little pricey so even staying out of downtown isn't cheap. I parked @ the JC Penny garage which was super close and not too expensive. I arrived @ race 90 minutes early and could've arrived later.


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2013


Review

Well organized race with scenic views and the occasional moose. This is a small race of about 300-400 finishers and very well done. There are no on course race clocks, no big deal.


Race Tips

Most up hill portion in first 8 miles or so. Most of course is on paved trails. Easiest race day parking ever and it was free. Plenty of port-o-lets in the corral area.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Meter parking was free and plentiful on the weekend. Humpy's has great Alaskan food of comparable portions. Skinny Raven sports and Expo at Dena'ina Center are all a few blocks from the race start.


5 / 5 Stars





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