The Ultimate Running Vacation

The Great Alaskan Running Cruise

  • Sail Date Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Return Date Friday, July 30, 2021
  • Ship Name Radiance of the Seas
  • Nights 7
Jul 23 2021 - Jul 30 2021
Alaska: Anchorage - Juneau - Skagway - Icy Straight - Ketchikan
$2,091 & up Book by December 31st to save $75 per person!


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 running and walking cruise around the authentic sites and activities in Anchorage, and as we float down Alaska’s Inside Passage including:

  • Moosehead 5K in Anchorage and Welcome to Alaska Party.

  • Run or Walk the Glacier 5K or Half Marathon along the Gastineau Channel and in the shadows of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
  • Explore the Gold Rush town of Skagway in a fun Scavenger Hunt Amazing Race.
  • Experience the Tongass National Forest on a 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk! 
  • Join in one of our group organized active excursions in Juneau and at the adventurous Icy Straight Point (additional cost)
  • Listen and learn at Coach Jenny’s and John “the Penguin” Bingham’s clinics.

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.

Trip Highlights

The All-Inclusive Great Alaskan Running Cruise

  • Four majestic Alaskan run/walk events for all levels of runners, run-walkers, and walkers.
  • Clinics with Coach Jenny Hadfield and John “The Penguin” Bingham
  • Long Sleeve Tech Shirt, Hat, Duffle Bag, Travel Tag, and a Big Honkin’ Medal
  • Private group parties and events with like-minded active travelers.
  • Private group breakfasts before races.
  • Fully escorted cruise, accommodations and all meals.



Date Day Port of Call Arrive Depart
July 22 Thursday Anchorage, AK
Moosehead 5K Run/Walk – Pizza and Beer Party
July 23 Friday Seward, AK
Ship Embarkation
July 24 Saturday Hubbard Glacier (cruising) and Clinics with Jenny and John    
July 25 Sunday Juneau, AK
The Glacier 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
9:00am 9:00pm
July 26 Monday Skagway, AK
Amazing Race
7:00am 8:30pm
July 27 Tuesday Icy Strait Point, AK 7:00am 4:00pm
July 28 Wednesday Ketchikan, AK
5K or 10K Trail Race through the Tongass National Forest 
9:00am 6:00pm
July 29 Thursday Cruising the Inside Passage, Rise and Shine Run/Walk and Coach Jenny Session    
July 30 Friday Vancouver, BC 7:00am  

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday, July 22 – Anchorage, Alaska

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)!

Day 2 – Friday, July 23 – Anchorage, Alaska

Bus to the ship for embarkation and our first group dinner on the Royal Caribbean – Radiance of the Seas.

Day 3 – Saturday, July 24 – At Sea – Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Kick start your day with Runner’s World Columnist and Coach  – Jenny Hadfield’s Race Day Tips and Strategies 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.

Day 4 – Sunday, July 25 – Juneau, Alaska

Get ready for a scenic Alaskan road event! Run or walk the Glacier 5K, 10K 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 or book one of our private excursions. This event is eligible for the 50 States Half Marathon Club and the Half Fanatics.

Day 5 – Monday, July 26 – Skagway, Alaska

In the morning, we’ll explore Gold Rush town of Skagway with a teammate, map and checkpoints 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 historic Alaskan city.

Day 6 – Tuesday, July 27 – Icy Straight Point, Alaska

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.

Day 7 – Wednesday, July 28 – Ketchikan, Alaska

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! You’ll have the afternoon to enjoy the sites in Ketchikan.

Day 8 – Thursday, July 29 – At Sea

Kick start your morning with a walk or run on deck followed by a Coach Jenny’s Flexibility and Ask Coach Jenny 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.

Day 9 – Friday, July 30 – Vancouver, BC

Depart home with a bag full of memories, new active friends, and a big-honkin’ Great Alaskan Running Cruise Medal!

Pricing – Book by August 31st and save $75 per person!

All-Inclusive Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights Cruise Accommodations
  • 5K Kick-Off Run/Walk in Anchorage and Welcome Party
  • 5K, 10K and Half Marathon in Juneau
  • 4-Mile Amazing Race in Skagway
  • 5K and 10K Trail Race in Ketchikan
  • Long Sleeve Alaskan Running Cruise Tech Shirt, Hat, Duffle Bag, and Medal
  • Private Group Breakfasts and all meals included in your cruise
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome & Celebration Party
  • Private Karaoke Party
  • Transportation to all events, permits for park entrance, gear checks
  • Entertainment
  • A fully escorted cruise
  • All gratuities
  • Port Fees and Taxes

*We offer group and team discounts! Ask us here.

Accommodation Options

Inside Stateroom

$2,091 per person Double Occupancy
$3,007 Single Occupancy

Two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed, flat panel TV, shower, safe. 165 sq ft

Ocean View Stateroom

$2,285 per person Double Occupancy
$3,395 Single Occupancy

Ocean-view windows, two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed, flat panel TV, private bath with shower, safe. 164 sq ft

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Balcony 

$3,689 per person Double Occupancy
$5,682 Single Occupancy

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

Junior Suite with Verandah Balcony

Call for Rates

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

Grand Suite with Verandah Balcony

Call for Rates

Concierge services, spacious sitting area, large private veranda, two lower beds convertible to a king-sized bed, 2 flat-panel TVs, shower/tub, safe, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows 387 sq ft + 93 sq ft Verandah

PP = per person
Double = double occupancy cabin
Single = single occupancy cabin
3rd & 4th = guests sharing with two full-fare guests in the cabin are available on request.

Booking Notes

Booking Deposit – A deposit of $500 per person is due with the completed cruise registration. The full balance is due March 25, 2021.  If this application is received after March 25, 2021, 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 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 16th. Departure flight times should be arranged for after 11:00 am from Vancouver, BC on Friday, July 24th.  If you need assistance with booking your air travel and ground transfers, please contact The Cruise & Vacation Authority – 1-888-484-4441.

Waitlist Bookings

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 of 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.

Cancellation Schedule

Prior to February 23, 2021: $100 per person
February 23 – March 25, 2021: $500 per person
After March 25, 2021: 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.

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*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. 

Pre-Cruise Package

The Ultimate Pre-Cruise Package in Anchorage

Our Host hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Anchorage, a short taxi ride from the Anchorage (ANC) Airport. The Marriott is in an ideal location near the city’s most popular attractions. Popular attractions, downtown dining, and shopping are all within walking distance of the hotel.

This year we are offering three options! One, two, and three-night packages with options for hiking and other fun activities! Once you’re booked on the cruise, you will receive the detailed information for the Pre-Cruise Packages.