Juneau Marathon & Half Marathon - Live!
formerly known as the Frank Maier Marathon & Douglas Island Half Marathon
Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Registration now open!!!
UPDATE July 22, 2022: It's been raining for two weeks but there is hope (and sun) on the horizon. The latest forecast predicts the skies will part next Thursday. Let us send up a collective prayer that this condition will persist through at least Saturday!!
A reminder that online registration will shut down next Thursday at midnight. So if you plan to run, please register here before then and avoid late fees on race day!
If you register Friday at NAO or on race day - be advised WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. Please bring cash or your checkbook to pay the registration fee.
The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grass roots-organized running series in the U.S.
This year the Juneau Marathon is the State Championship Event for the 26.2 mile distance!!! RRCA will give awards for:
Open male and female
40+ male and female
50+ male and female
60+ male and female
Open challenged athlete male and female
There will be two registration/bib pickup sessions:
Friday, July 29, at Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, 4-6 pm
Saturday, July 30 (race day) at Savikko Park Shelter #1, starting at 6 am.
There are two aid stations for half-marathoners and an additional two for marathoners. As these are out-and-back-courses, you will hit them twice. There will be water, Gatorade, and - NEW THIS YEAR - Gu! Please dispose of cups and empty Gu packets in the aid station trash cans or carry them with you to dispose of following your finish. Our use of the highway right-of-way is subject to permit and excess littering will not help us in getting permits next year!
Thank you for your help with this.
Food and beverage will be available at Savikko Park after the races.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR EACH EVENT WILL BE CUT OFF TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE GUN GOES OFF - NO EXCEPTIONS.
6 AM EARLY MARATHON START - REGISTRATION ENDS AT 5:50 AM
7 AM MARATHON START - REGISTRATION ENDS AT 6:50 AM
9 AM HALF-MARATHON START - REGISTRATION ENDS AT 8:50 AM
For questions concerning the Juneau Marathon please contact: David Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finisher medal and a premium cotton T-shirt.
This USATF-certified, out and back marathon and half marathon is run at sea level on the lightly traveled, two-lane Douglas Highway in Juneau, Alaska. The scenic course offers views of mountains, glaciers, forests, and the ocean. The start/finish is near the picnic shelter at Sandy Beach, in Douglas, which is about 4 miles away from cruise ship docks in Downtown Juneau. Please see the Boston Marathon site for information about qualifying for the 2022 Boston Marthon.
The marathon and half marathon are located on Douglas Island, immediately west of Juneau.
A short bridge accesses Douglas just north (about 0.5 mile) of downtown Juneau.
The official marathon start time is 7 AM; Half at 9 AM.
Here are some helpful links for those interested in visiting Juneau for the full marathon or the half marathon:
Flying into/out of Juneau
Ferry into/out of Juneau
City and Borough of Juneau
Convention and visitors bureau
History and Records
History of the race: The Juneau Parks and Recreation department sponsored marathons in Juneau from 1971 through 1988. Juneau architect and marathon enthusiast Frank Maier consistently participated in every marathon between 1980 and 1988. The current version of the Juneau Marathon began in 1992, about a year and half after a fishing accident claimed Frank Maier. As a tribute to Frank, the Southeast Road Runner Club named the Juneau marathon as "The Frank Maier Marathon", and is the sole organizer for this annual marathon event.
Lists of records for each Juneau Trail and Road Runner Race can be seen in "Top Performances" on our Races results pages.
Women's Open----------------Shannon Gress, , Juneau, AK, 2:51:33 (2014)
Women's Masters------------Mary Hanna, 48, Maple Valley, WA, 3:25:04 (2010)
Women's Wheelchair-------Holly Koester, 48, Cleveland, OH, 3:27:17 (2008)
Men's Open---------------------Shawn Miller, 23, Juneau, AK, 2:31:30 (2003)
Men's Masters-----------------Scott Watts, 46, Auke Bay, AK, 2:44:44 (2012)
Men's Wheelchair------------Seth McBride, 24, Juneau, AK, 2:27:21 (2007)
Half Marathon Records
Women's Open------------------Merry Ellefson, 39, Juneau, AK, 1:25:19 (2001)
Women's Masters--------------Merry Ellefson, 45, Juneau, AK, 1:27:26 (2007)
Men's Open-----------------------Shawn Miller, 25, Juneau, AK, 1:09:33 (2005)
Men's Masters-------------------Guy Thibodeau, 42, Juneau, AK, 1:14:16 (1993)
Men's Wheelchair--------------Seth McBride, 23, Juneau, AK, 1:37:19 (2006)
Marathon Course Map
First Mile: Gently Uphill (gain 75 feet)
Mile 4: Short Hill (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Mile 9: Gentle Hills (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Mile 12.5: Steeper Hill (gain 150 feet)
Mile 13: Steeper Hill (gain 150 feet)
Mile 17: Gentle Hills (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Mile 22: Short Hill (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Miles 25.2-26: Gentle Downhill (lose 75 feet)
Half Marathon Course Map
First Mile: Gentle Uphill (gain 75 feet)
Mile 4 - Short Hill (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Mile 6.1 to Mile 9 - Short Hill (gain 75 feet, lose 75 feet)
Miles 12.2 to 13 - Gentle Downhill (lose 75 feet)