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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. Every event is well marked, safe and by the end of the week you’ll earn a big honkin’ Alaskan Medal!
We’ve wrapped this All-Inclusive running and walking cruise around the authentic sites and activities in Anchorage, and as we float down Alaska’s Inside Passage including:
Enjoy extensive interaction with Coach Jenny and John at numerous social events, private 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.
|Date||Day||Port of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|July 20||Thursday||Anchorage, AK
Moosehead 5K Run/Walk – Pizza & Local Craft Beer Party
|July 21||Friday||Seward, AK
Ship Embarkation and Welcome Dinner
|July 22||Saturday||Hubbard Glacier (cruising)|
|July 23||Sunday||Juneau, AK
The Glacier 5K and Half Marathon
|July 24||Monday||Skagway, AK
4-mile Amazing Race
|July 25||Tuesday||Icy Strait Point, AK||7:00am||4:00pm|
|July 26||Wednesday||Ketchikan, AK
5K or 10K Trail Race through the Tongass National Forest – Salmon Bake & Local Craft Beer Party
|July 27||Thursday||Cruising the Inside Passage|
|July 28||Friday||Vancouver, BC||7:00am|
Meet your new active friends at the Anchorage Moosehead 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, a moose or two and North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley (Denali)!
Kick start your day with Runner’s World Columnist and Coach – Jenny Hadfield’s Run Your Best Life Clinic 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 a scenic Alaskan road event! Run or walk the Glacier 5K or Half Marathon along the Gastineau Channel with views of the Mendenhall Glacier, waterfalls, and more! This event is tailored just for our group and hosted by some of the country’s top trail 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 (additional fee), 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 trails in the Tongass National Forest and celebrate our final event with a campfire, local craft beer, Salmon Bake and more! (Vegan options available too). You’ll have the afternoon to enjoy the sites in Ketchikan.
Kick start your morning with a walk or run on deck followed by a Coach Jenny’s Flexibility Session. Enjoy a relaxing 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 queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, private bath with shower, safe. 165 sq ft
Ocean-view windows, two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, private bath with shower, safe. 164 sq ft
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
This room is wait listed.
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
This room is wait listed.
Concierge services, spacious sitting area, large private veranda, two lower beds convertible to king-sized bed, 2 flat panel TVs, shower/tub, safe,mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows 387 sq ft + 93 sq ft Verandah
$5,140.00 per person Double Occupancy
Booking Deposit – A deposit of $500 per person is due with the completed cruise registration. The full balance is due April 21, 2017. If this application is received after April 21st, 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 1:00pm on Thursday, July 20th. Departure flight times should be arranged for after 11:00am from Vancouver, BC on July 28th. If you need assistance with booking your air travel and ground transfers, please contact The Cruise & Vacation Authority – 1-888-484-4441.
PP = per person
Double = double occupancy cabin
Single = single occupancy cabin
3rd & 4th = guests sharing with two full fare guests in cabin are available on request – please call The Cruise & Vacation Authority for pricing – 888-484-4441.
Inside Stateroom: $3150
Outside Stateroom: $3,678
Balcony Stateroom: $5,263
Junior Suite: $7,871
Grand Suite: $9,005
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.
Prior to February 21, 2017: $100 per person
February 21, 2017 – April 21, 2017: $500 per person
After April 21, 2017: 100% of cruise/package
* Cancellations must be received in writing by the date indicated. Fax or email is sufficient notification. Guests must confirm receipt by The Cruise & Vacation Authority. Failure to appear for embarkation for any reason constitutes a cancellation subject to full penalties. Note that all staterooms are non-smoking.
*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.
Call The Cruise and Vacation Authority for options. 888-484-4441.
Let us take care of your pre-cruise details for you. You’ll be staying in the heart of Anchorage at the host hotel, The Anchorage Marriott Downtown, with a two minute walk to our first event, the Moosehead 5K, and within steps of the Coastal Trail, museums and restaurants.
$279 Per Person Double Occupancy
$449 Single Occupancy
$469 Per Person Double Occupancy
$ 839 Single Occupancy
The Ultimate Pre-Cruise 2-Night Package + HIKE includes:
Rabbit Lake Hike Details: There will be hike options from 90 minutes to 3 hours in duration. We’ll earn beautiful views of glacier-fed lakes, long-range views of the ocean and Anchorage, flora, alpine meadows.
The Rabbit Lake trail is located in Chugach State Park, on the eastern edge of Anchorage. Chugach is the third largest state park in America, with more than 400,000 acres of mountains, trails and wildlife, flanked by Anchorage to the west and the 200 miles of coastline to the south. During our visit there will be plenty of flowers blooming along the side of the trail and possibly some snow in the valley! The elevation of the trail offers a great view of Anchorage and the ocean as you reach the trailhead. This is a guided hike and we’ll learn about the area, the flora, and more along the way.
$539 Per Person Double Occupancy
$ 899 Single Occupancy
A few notes to consider when booking your flights.
We kick off the Great Alaskan Running Cruise in Anchorage Thursday, July 20th at 4pm with a welcome party and the Moosehead 5K. It is recommended to arrive no later than 1pm on Thursday to be able to participate in the event and Pizza and Alaskan Craft Beer Kick Off Party (it’s a fun time).
It is recommended to book your transport from the hotel in Anchorage to the ship in Seward with our pre-cruise package, as the ship is guaranteed not to sail until we and our luggage are on the ship. This transfer is about three hours via bus.
HOW TO BOOK THE PRE-CRUISE PACKAGES
If you haven’t yet booked the cruise, simply select the Pre-Cruise Package within the Online Booking Form for the cruise when booking your trip, or call Karen Ries at The Cruise & Vacation Authority to book it via phone 888-484-4441. She is also happy to assist you with a customized pre or post cruise package. Book the cruise and the Pre-Cruise Package here.
Have you already booked this cruise? No problem, you can book the Ultimate Pre-Cruise Package with this online booking form.
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