May 27, 2017

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Anchorage

Checkpoint: Anchorage

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Location: 61.2185, -149.8812

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Population: 254,849 makes it Alaska’s largest city with a full range of transportation and hotel accommodations. The race starts downtown on Fourth Avenue, Interesting side trips during March include Portage Glacier or downhill skiing at Mt Alyeska, both less than an hour’s drive South, or head North to Hatcher Pass for cross country skiing to explore the remains of the Independence Mine.