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Global Adventure

Alaska

8 days, 6 races, and countless adventures

This rotating event will not be held annually, so 2024 is your chance to run Alaska.

  • OVERVIEW

  • MAP & ITINERARY

  • WHAT TO EXPECT

  • PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

  • BOOK YOUR TRIP

  • FAQ

Be rugged, wild, and free

Join us for a memorable adventure in a land heralded for its cool majesty and unrelenting terrain. Largely undeveloped, you'll experience Mother Nature's best features while you run Alaska.

With ample space for wildlife to thrive, species like bear, wolf, and caribou carve out their niche on the mainland. In the seas, humpback whales swim about and cheerful puffins hang around the coast. 

Dip your toes in chilly Alaskan waters and get hooked on this remarkable region.

Quick Info:

  • Next Trip: July 27 - August 3, 2024
  • Arrive/Depart: Anchorage, Alaska
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • 6 trail runs and hikes (7-12K) 

Trip Highlights:

Raft among the icebergs

Meet Iditarod huskies

Soar up to Denali

This activity depends on weather conditions.

"I feel I have come back to 'my world' better, stronger and braver because of this trip!"

- 2022 Global Adventurer

Meet Your Host State: Alaska

Alaska is often called "America's Last Frontier" because of its rugged landscape and distance from the contiguous United States. But few people know that its namesake comes from the Aluet word Alyeska which means "The Great Land."

Alaska boasts eight national parks and over 57 million acres of designated wilderness land. Further, it is home to 17 of the 20 tallest mountaintops in the United States. We'll fly over Denali on our visit to the area. Grab your binoculars and get ready to spot some wildlife because people travel from all over the world to see Alaska's Big 5: bear, moose, Dall sheep, wolf, and caribou. 

With all it has to offer, "The Great Land" is the perfect moniker for this rich natural wonder.

CAPITAL

Anchorage, Alaska

LANGUAGE

English

CURRENCY

US Dollar

WEATHER

62° / 45° during the Summer months

LANDSCAPE

Snowy peaks and glacial valleys

KNOWN FOR

the Iditarod and abundant wildlife

Denali: The Tallest Mountain in North America

Denali is the third highest mountain of the Seven Summits (the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents). Though it's often shrouded in clouds, even a brief glimpse of it is worth the trek to this northernmost state.


Weather permitting, we'll board planes to view this beauty from the air and then land among it's peaks for a serene mountain visit.

Taste The Freshest Catch

Alaska's vast wilderness and extensive shoreline bring us an abundance of fresh fish and meats to enjoy during any visit.


From sockeye salmon and oysters to local dishes like reindeer sausage and akutaq - an indigenous "ice cream" treat, fresh food is an integral part of the Alaskan experience.

A Cultural Meeting Point

Alaska has a diverse mix of cultural histories, including Russian, gold rush pioneers, and indigenous peoples like the Inuit, Tlingit, Athabaskan, and Aleut. Examples of these art, culture, and food traditions can be found throughout the state.

Have extra time in Anchorage? Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center or the Anchorage Museum to learn more.

The Global Adventures Experience

The Best Dang Team On The Planet

Tireless travel directors, local guides, trail runners, photography gurus, and staff medics...we're all here to make your experience one for the ages.

Ask Us Any Question

Our event directors love to talk all things 'Global Adventures'. From travel advice to making sure a trip meets your needs, there is no question too big or too small!

All of The Fun, None of The Work

We've done the hard parts for you. Once you book your trip, our expert team handles all the details. From mapping out scenic runs to finding the comfiest beds and local grub.


Plus, we take care of that boring stuff like local transportation and even laundry. 


All that's left is to book your flight and call in sick from work ;)

Who Goes On A Global Adventure?

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Solo Travelers

connect with your curiosity

You can arrive solo, but you're never alone. Surrounded by like-minded travelers, you just may find your new travel companion — and a new favorite hobby to boot!

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Dating + Daring

Entertain novelty

You may be partners, but that doesn't mean you want the "typical" romantic getaway. You two are more of the high-adventure type.
Hop on in!

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Best Buds

LET MOMENTS BECOME MEMORIES

When's the last time your friends have had an excuse to get away? If smiling and laughing your butts off while exploring beautiful destinations isn't a good enough reason to get together, we don't know what is!

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Turning a New Leaf

embolden your heart

Chin up and feet forward! You're looking for change or at least a week to turn your back on whatever you left behind. Escape, refresh, and leave with a new perspective.

Looking to connect with participants like you? 

Join our Facebook community to meet other adventurers, ask your questions, and build a community of travelers.

Not passport ready? Join the email list.

The Alaska Global Adventure is a non-annual event, so make sure you stay trail ready with emails sent straight to your inbox.

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