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The Great Alaskan Running Cruise is designed with every type of runner and walker in mind! You’ll actively explore “the Last Frontier with your own two feet, and take on the challenge of running or walking the beautiful trails in Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan, and a fun and amazing race in Skagway, Point. Every event is well marked, safe and by the end of the week you’ll earn a big honkin’ Alaskan Medal!
Laugh and learn with daily training and racing tips from Coach Jenny and John Bingham on strength training, flexibility, training, motivation, form and more. Enjoy extensive interaction with Coach Jenny and John at numerous social events, dining with fellow GARC cruisers and a wonderful sense of camaraderie. In addition to all the wonderful activities aboard the Radiance of the Seas and in port.
Along the way, John and Jenny will teach you how to become a better runner or walker and keep you entertained throughout the week. It’s a great time for all – we hope to see you there!
|Date||Day||Port of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|July 31||Friday||Anchorage, AK
Welcome Reception and 5K
|Aug 1||Saturday||Hubbard Glacier (cruising)|
|Aug 2||Sunday||Juneau, AK
5K and Half Marathon
|Aug 3||Monday||Skagway, AK
4-mile Amazing Race
|Aug 4||Tuesday||Icy Strait Point, AK||7:00am||4:00pm|
|Aug 5||Wednesday||Ketchikan, AK
5K or 10K Trail Race through the Tongass National Forest & Salmon Bake
|Aug 6||Thursday||Cruising the Inside Passage|
|Aug 7||Friday||Vancouver, BC||7:00am|
Meet your new active friends at the Anchorage 5K and Welcome Party! We’ll lay out the week’s itinerary, give out your packets and race kits, and then run a fun and scenic 5K through scented forests, with sweeping vistas where you may spot beluga whales and North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley (Denali) and look for moose!
Get strong, flexible and laugh your butt off all in one morning at sea. Kick start your day with Coach Jenny’s Strength and Stretch Workout for Runners and Walkers followed by John The Penguin Bingham’s hilarious talk on running, walking and living a healthy life. In the afternoon, we’ll sit back, sip on hot cocoa, and view the beautiful Hubbard Glacier.
Get ready for an authentic Alaskan trail event! Run or walk the Eagle Bate 5K or Half Marathon along the pristine trails of Juneau. This event is tailored just for our group and hosted by some of the country’s top ultra runners. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring all that Juneau has to offer by kayak, boat or on foot. This event is eligible for the 50 States Half Marathon Club and the Half Fanatics.
In the morning, we’ll explore Gold Rush town of Skagway with a teammate, map and check points in our Alaskan Amazing Race! Simply the most fun you can have running and walking through a new town. You’ll have the afternoon to discover the romance and excitement of this historical Alaskan city.
A day off from running or walking, you can join in one of our group organized active excursions, or explore this adventurous port on your own. From kayaking, to ATVing, shopping, whale-watching or for the adrenaline junkies – flying down the world’s largest ZipRider – there is something for everyone in Icy Straight Point.
Hosted by our local running friends, this is a run/walk not to be missed. We’ll explore the beautiful trail in the Tongass National Forest and celebrate our final event with a campfire, S’Mores, local craft beer, Salmon Bake and more! (Vegan options available too). You’ll have the afternoon to enjoy the sites in Ketchikan.
Learn How To Run/Walk Smarter Not Harder in Coach Jenny’s Clinic. Enjoy the rest of your day on the ship at the pool, in the spa, or participating in the ship’s activities. Celebrate the week at the Awards Ceremony and a final group dinner
Two lower beds convertible to one queensized bed, flat panel TV, private bath with shower, safe. 165 sq ft
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Ocean-view windows, two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, private bath with shower, safe. 165 sq ft
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Sitting area, private veranda balcony, two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, shower, safe, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 167 sq ft + 43 sq ft Verandah
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Sitting area, private veranda, two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, shower, safe, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 299 sq ft + 66 sq ft Verandah
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Booking Deposit – A refundable deposit of $500 per person is due with the completed cruise registration. The full balance is due May 1, 2015. If this application is received after May 1st, the full amount of cruise will be charged.
The Great Alaskan Running Cruise is an exclusive group. In order to participate, you must book your cruise package through The Cruise & Vacation Authority / Alaskan Running Cruise office. Discounts are available for multiple registrations for running clubs and groups. Call for details.
Roommate Finder - If you are a single looking to share a cabin, please indicate this on the application and we will do our best to accommodate your request. You can also post to our private Facebook group for the already registered participants. Please note, if we are unable to arrange a roommate or if a roommate cancels, single rates will apply.
Air Travel – If you are scheduling your own air transportation, it is recommended to schedule your arrival into Anchorage leaving plenty of time for flight delays and arriving no later than 10:30am on July 31st. Departure flight times should be arranged for after 11:00am from Vancouver, BC on August 7th. If you need assistance with booking your air travel and ground transfers, please contact The Cruise & Vacation Authority.
PP = per person
Double = double occupancy cabin
Single = single occupancy cabin
3rd & 4th = guests sharing with two full fare guests in cabin (Call for rates)
If you are interested in a cabin category that waitlisted (full) and it does not open up, you will not be booked on this cruise. You will be contacted for approval prior to our booking the cruise and charging payment if a waitlist cabin does open.
If you make a first choice which is waitlisted and a second choice which is not waitlisted, you will be booked on this cruise and payment will be charged at the time of booking. Full cancellation penalties will apply. If, prior to sailing, the waitlist for your first choice does clear you will be moved into that cabin category and a refund will be processed or the additional funds will be charged.
*Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise. Failure to appear for embarkation for any reason constitutes a cancellation subject to full penalties. New Policy: All staterooms are non-smoking.
The Ultimate Package includes:
To book the Ultimate Pre-Cruise Package select it in the online booking form, or call Karen Ries to book it via phone 800-707-1634. She can also assist you with a customized pre or post cruise package. Multi-night stays and Alaska Railway Transfers are available upon request.
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