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Every July / a race on Mt. Marathon / "Happy 4th," they say.

By Lena FolkertPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Video is from Altra Running on YouTube and is not author's.


Swiftly they tumble —

A treacherous slope.

Fools caught in your game.


Some in costume with fun, some bathed in fear. All of them determined and rallied by our cheers!


Every year on the weekend of July 4th, thousands crowd into the small town of Seward, Alaska. From around the world they come–runners, climbers, hikers, amateurs and professionals–Like ants they climb Mt. Marathon. They are fools. Just like us all. Alaskans through and through. At least as they run. The best hometown in the world.

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About the Creator

Lena Folkert

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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