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Run Wild in Alaska

Race Date
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June 19, 2022
Location
Alaska
number of days
8 days / 7 nts
Starting price
3479
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Multi-Sport

Run Wild in Alaska

What's Included:
  • All Lodging (7 nights, double occupancy)
  • Road Transportation and Gas
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Guided Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Fit 4 Adventure Guides
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • Welcome Dinner at Denali Overlook Inn
  • Farewell Dinner in Seward

NOTE: Week 2 guests will have 8 nights' accommodation included in trip price.

It’s vast.  Just to see the highlights in Alaska you have to hit the ground running.  Actually, we pedal, paddle, hike and climb our way through – exploring immense glaciers, scenic bays, alluring trails, wild rivers and abundant wildlife in America’s 49th state.  From Denali, the highest point in North America, to sea life in the coastal town of Seward, we see...and do…it all.    

2022 Trip Dates

Trip #1: June 19-26, 2022 (8 days, 7 nights; $3,479/pp) (SOLD OUT)

Trip #2: June 27-July 5, 2022 (9 days, 8 nights; $3,976/pp) (SOLD OUT)

***SOLD OUT *** Trip 1 starts June 19, 2022, the day after the Anchorage Marathon*. If you’ve ever wanted to do a ‘Destination Marathon’, this is The One- the 8 adventurous days that follow the race are sure to be INCREDIBLE! Guests on Week 1 will get to experience the Midnight Sun during the Summer Solstice (6/21): sunset after midnight, sunrise before 4am… It’s CRAZY- a truly unique 'Alaskan' experience…

*If you plan to run the Anchorage Marathon/Half Marathon, you'll want to arrive a couple of days early. We are happy to arrange lodging for these extra days, just let us know what you need.

Trip 2 commences on June 27, 2022- it's the same itinerary as Week 1, but we’re adding an extra night in the seaside town of Seward to take in the 4th of July festivities- boat parades, street markets, midnight fireworks and the chance to witness ‘the toughest 5K on the planet’- the Mount Marathon 5K- an event that has to be seen to be believed…

Regardless of which week suits your taste for Adventure, our Run Wild in Alaska itinerary hits all the highlights and has been repeatedly termed 'The Trip of a Lifetime'. Come, join us and see for yourself...

TRIP PRICE:  Week 1- $3,479 (add $870 for single-supplement); Week 2- $3,976/pp (add $994 for single supplement)

(Not Included: Flights, add-on accommodation, meals not listed above, tips for F4A Guides, personal expenses- souvenirs, alcohol, etc.)

FLIGHTS:  You are responsible for booking your own flight into Anchorage. (ANC). Please arrive by midday of the 19th or 27th (2pm at the latest). Alternatively, you can plan to arrive the day before, spending the night in Anchorage.  

Your departing flight on June 26th or July 5th will be an evening fight out of Anchorage (arriving the next day). Choose a flight that doesn’t leave before 6 pm. We are hiking, eating lunch and driving earlier in the day so it will take time to get back to Anchorage.

DEPOSIT

A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.

PAYMENTS

The first payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due March 1, 2022. Final payment will be due May 1, 2022. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CANCELLATIONS

By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.

By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee. 

By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date. 

F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner World Nomads.

*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. In addition to following local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines, we will require proof of COVID vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of arrival for trip attendees.

If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Nick@Fit4Adventure.com

Day 1:  Anchorage Away!

Arriving in Anchorage by midday, we will gather the group, head out of the city and into the wild and sprawling wilderness of Alaska. A warm welcome, Happy Hour with a view and a home-cooked meal await at our first night's accommodation: the Denali Overlook Inn, a deluxe bed-and-breakfast lodge with a wide-open view of the Alaska range. 

*Dinner Included in trip price

  

Day 2:  Talkeetna

Our first day exploring is up in the air. Literally! This morning, weather permitting, we’ll be taking to the skies on a fly-in hike excursion in the Talkeetna Mountains tundra.  Our bush plane pilots know the perfect spot to drop us – at a remote lodge on a high alpine lake only accessible by float plane or helicopter.  Later in the day we will explore the tiny town of Talkeetna, rich with history and alive with activity. We'll have time to peruse the shops and wander down to the river- a spectacular scene... Dinner in town is DIY- we typically gather at the brewery or the pizzeria.

Day 3:   Talkeetna to Denali National Park

We press further north today, into Denali National Park.  With more than 6 million acres, it’s a vast wilderness of braided rivers, massive peaks and abundant wildlife. It’s also one of Alaska’s most popular attractions. Upon arrival, we’ll park the van and stretch our legs with a mild hike along the Savage River.

After the hike, we’ll check into our accommodation- the Denali Bluffs Hotel- tucked along the hillside just outside the Denali Park entrance. But- the day doesn’t end here! It's the Land of the Midnight Sun, and there will still be HOURS of daylight remaining- we'll take advantage with a Class III Whitewater adventure along the Nenana River. After braving the rapids, we'll gather for dinner in the tiny town of Denali (dinner DIY).

Day 4:   Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

This is our big hiking day at Denali. Starting near the Visitor Center, the trail quickly enters the forest and starts climbing towards the sky. As we get closer to the top of Mt. Healy we are rewarded with sweeping views of the park below, the Nenana River Valley, and the mountains all around. From the top, we may even get an above-the-clouds peek at the massive summit of Denali. Thousands of people visit Denali National Park daily in June and July, but we’ll be high above it all and mostly on our own. Very few visitors take advantage of this magnificent trail. (Hike is approximately 7 miles roundtrip, with about 2,400’ in elevation gain).  

A day like this must end with beer.  From here, it’s we'll return to town and recount the day's adventure over a cold beverage! (Dinner DIY).

Day 5:    Return to Anchorage

After a stop for breakfast at our favorite Black Bear Café, we’ll roll south back to Anchorage. Time permitting we may stop at a Birch Syrup Factory along the route. We'll have lunch in Wasilla and arrive in Achorage early afternoon. Even though it’s technically our rest day, you may still want to get out and about. Perhaps the best way to see Anchorage is by bike, and the 11-mile Coastal Trail hits all the highlights. Rental bikes can easily be found right outside the front door of our quaint downtown bed-and-breakfast, the Copper Whale Inn. Great galleries, shops and nteresting museums, are within a short walk. We'll gather for a group dinner at the 49th State Brewery (DIY).

  

Day 6:    Scenic Drive to Seward/Biking and Glacier Kayaking excursions

We hit the road again, and this one - over mountain passes, through forests, and along a majestic coastline - is considered one of the most beautiful of our nation’s scenic highways. We’ll start right after breakfast- by noon, we will be biking through Seward and kayaking amongst the glaciers...

Glacier kayaking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: plying through calm waters surrounded by glaciers and icebergs. Our kayak adventure starts with a ride in a private water taxi which takes us first on a wildlife scouting tour through Resurrection Bay before dropping us in a secluded cove where our kayaks await. After a brief orientation for first-time paddlers, we’ll spend a couple of hours paddling amid immense floating icebergs, up close to a glacier, and amongst seals, sea otters, and other marine wildlife. We’ll have it all to ourselves and in the quiet you will hear the incredible sounds a glacier makes when it moves and calves, sending big chunks of ice splashing into the water.

While one group paddles, the other will bike- we'll rent bikes from the Seward Bike Shop and set out to explore the seaside town of Seward with a local guide. Interesting history, funny stories and a glimpse into the 'locals' scene' in this quaint village will be a great introduction to our time pin the Kenai Peninsula.

Groups will flip for the afternoon's activities, and we'll all gather together again for dinner in Seward. (Dinner DIY)

Day 7:    Glacier Trekking

Yet another 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience, our adventure today will be found among the icy crags of Exit Glacier. After a scenic drive into the park, our hike starts on a paved path leading away from the Kenai Fjords National Park visitor center. Things quickly get interesting as the pavement ends and we climb 2 miles to the very edge of Exit Glacier. There, we'll don crampons and helmets (provided), as our expert guides lead us out onto the ice. We'll spend 2-3 hours exploring the glacier, looking into crevasses, marveling at the deep blue hues nand drinking that magical elixir- ice-cold glacier water! After a thorough exploration, we'll return down the trail to the Visitors' Center, where cold beverages await!

 

Lodging in Seward will be at the historic Exit Glacier Lodge and we'll celebrate our week-long adventure at the adjoining Salmon Bake Restaurant and Pub. (Dinner included in trip)

Day 8:    Seward to Anchorage

After an exhilarating morning hike up Mt. Marathon to a jaw-dropping viewpoint overlooking Seward, the bay and the mountains, we can indulge ourselves in a leisurely lunch and one last look around town before starting our scenic drive back to Anchorage.  With evening departures and overnight flights we’ll be arriving home early the next day.

Note: Week 2 guests will have an extra day in Seward to take in 4th of July festivities, which include midnight fireworks display, a boat parade, street markets and the infamous Mount Marathon 5K- 'The Toughest 5K on the Planet'...

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I can honestly say that this was hands down the absolute best vacation I have ever taken! If I had planned this trip myself I would never have been able to see and do all the amazing things our group did. Our guides, Nick and Marie - where to even begin to describe how special these two people are. They were such an important reason why this trip was so incredibly special. I am already looking forward to planning my next trip with F4A.

Christine
Grayslake, IL

We had a great adventure to Alaska with Fit 4 Adventure. The lodging and the restaurant choices and meal options were spot on. We didn’t worry about anything other than having fun! We loved all the activities. The plane ride to go hiking off grid, the hiking (all were very different and beautiful), the river rafting, kayaking at the glacier, glacier hiking and e-biking was spectacular, scenic and fun! The guides did a wonderful job assuring our needs were taken care of every step of the way. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an Alaska adventure. It was beyond what we could have imagined!

Glenda S.
Gurnee, IL

A great trip. Joe Dann was a super trip leader, very organized, patient, and good at keeping us on a, sometimes, tight schedule. The chemistry of the group was also excellent and everyone got along very well. Both hikes at Denali (Triple Lakes & Mt Healy), the glacier hike and Mt Marathon hike were all wonderful. And of course, kayaking with the icebergs was truly special. Lots of great memories.

Duane & Adriana
Humble, TX

Going on one of Diane's trips is great - you just show up and everything is planned! The outdoor activities are all the types of things that I like to do but it's so nice to have somebody else make all the arrangements. The best part is travelling with a group of people that enjoy the same adventures and really good food! If you would rather ride around on a tour bus and watch other people enjoying life...then these trips are not for you.

Sue
Plano, Texas

I just wanted to thank you and super-guide Joe for the fantastic Alaska Trip that I just returned from. It was my dream to see the state, and now I have, in a way that most tourists never will. The best part of the trip for me was experiencing it with the other enthusiastic adventurers who were on the trip. I made new friends and will stay in touch with them.

Dan
Dallas, TX
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