Watch: 2018 Mount Marathon Races

Watch: 2018 Mount Marathon Races

If you missed the annual races as they were broadcast from Seward on the Fourth of July, don't worry; you can watch all three Mount Marathon races in their entirety right here.

KTVA Web Staff
Anchorage's Jessica Yeaton wins Mount Marathon Women's Race

Anchorage's Jessica Yeaton wins Mount Marathon Women's Race

Top 10 Mount Marathon finishers in each category.

Mary Simton
Scenes from Mount Marathon 2018

Scenes from Mount Marathon 2018

Here's a look at some of the scenes you may have missed at this year's race. 

Mary Simton
Watch Live: 2018 Mount Marathon Race

Watch Live: 2018 Mount Marathon Race

KTVA is the official TV station for the race and the best place to watch the action live. 

KTVA Web Staff
For the first time, women outbid men in Mt. Marathon bib auction

For the first time, women outbid men in Mt. Marathon bib auction

For the first time in Mt. Marathon history, the women outbid the men in the annual auction the night before the race.

Emily Carlson
Mount Marathon: A look at a few contenders

Mount Marathon: A look at a few contenders

Weather should be warm this time around.

Dave Goldman
Running Mount Marathon Wednesday? You'll earn that finish

Running Mount Marathon Wednesday? You'll earn that finish

Heat likely to be on for the Alaskan classic

Dave Goldman
Frontiers 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Frontiers 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Even if you not a running enthusiast – and I certainly am not — there’s something about the Mt. Marathon Race in Seward on July 4th that draws you in.

Rhonda McBride
Hikers, racers deal with snow-capped Mt. Marathon

Hikers, racers deal with snow-capped Mt. Marathon

It may be June but hikers and racers are dealing with a snow-capped Mt. Marathon.

Mary Simton
2018 Mount Marathon registrations open

2018 Mount Marathon registrations open

Runners are lining up to run in Seward’s world-famous Mount Marathon Race, as a one-month registration period to take on Alaska’s toughest footrace begins Thursday.

KTVA Web Staff

Photos: Scenes from 2017 Mount Marathon

Hundreds of people from around the world lined up to take on Mount Marathon. Here’s a look at some of the scenes from the juniors, men’s and women’s races.

2017 Mount Marathon Race results: Alaskans sweep again

2017 Mount Marathon Race results: Alaskans sweep again

The winners of the 2017 Mount Marathon Race are decided– and for the second year in a row, Alaskans have swept first place in all three races.

Watch: 2017 Mount Marathon Races

Watch: 2017 Mount Marathon Races

Live coverage of the Mount Marathon Race July 4, 2017

Skiing and mountain running go hand in hand for Scott Patterson

Skiing and mountain running go hand in hand for Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson is from Anchorage — graduated from South High School in 2010, and earned a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont.

Allie Ostrander returns to Mount Marathon

Allie Ostrander returns to Mount Marathon

At just 20 years old, Allie Ostrander is already a familiar face on Mount Marathon. “It’s a tradition now, the summer doesn’t feel complete without a race up and down this mountain,” she said.

Running Mount Marathon with limited vision

Running Mount Marathon with limited vision

Running up and down Mount Marathon has become a yearly event for 12-year-old Rennick Heatwole. He first ran the Junior race in 2014.

81 years old and competing on Mount Marathon

81 years old and competing on Mount Marathon

What does it take to compete in Mount Marathon? Not youth. Chad Resari is hitting the mountain at the seasoned age of 81.

An expert’s guide to Mount Marathon

An expert’s guide to Mount Marathon

Looking up from downtown Seward, Mount Marathon looks pretty daunting, and the people who run up this mountain will tell you — it is.

Mount Marathon race field shaping up

Mount Marathon race field shaping up

The 3,022 foot rock awaits. There’s still snow on the ground, but July Fourth doesn’t seem that far away.

Interview: Palmer’s Christy Marvin on competition at Mount Marathon

Interview: Palmer’s Christy Marvin on competition at Mount Marathon

Monday, July 4, 2016 would be Christy Marvin’s day. She picked up her second Mount Marathon championship in four years.

Photos: Moments of celebration at Mount Marathon’s ‘Victory Rock’

Photos: Moments of celebration at Mount Marathon’s ‘Victory Rock’

After climbing 3,022 vertical feet, runners descended down through snow, rocks, roots and mud, finally reaching ‘Victory Rock’ at the base of the mountain.

Results: Alaskans sweep Mount Marathon events

Results: Alaskans sweep Mount Marathon events

Christy Marvin, 35, of Palmer, won the women’s race — making it a clean Alaska sweep in every category for the annual race.

Photos: Mount Marathon, as it happened

Photos: Mount Marathon, as it happened

The annual Fourth of July Mount Marathon race kicked off at 9 a.m. Monday in Seward with the junior racers.

Watch Live: 2016 Mount Marathon Race

Watch Live: 2016 Mount Marathon Race

Live coverage of the Mount Marathon Race July 4, 2016

Snow on Mount Marathon peak could prove tricky for runners

Snow on Mount Marathon peak could prove tricky for runners

In Seward, it was rainy the day before the Mount Marathon race, but there’s another weather condition that’s worrying many competitors.

Women in the prime time: The advantages of racing last

Women in the prime time: The advantages of racing last

You could say it takes a certain craziness to hurl your body down a very steep mountain littered with hazards and unforgiving to mistakes.

The Birdman: The man, the myth, the crowd favorite at Mount Marathon

The Birdman: The man, the myth, the crowd favorite at Mount Marathon

There’s a lot of characters that run the grueling, punishing and sometimes bloody slog up and down Mount Marathon.

From mushing to Mount Marathon: The Seavey family rivalry

From mushing to Mount Marathon: The Seavey family rivalry

Any time the Seavey family gathers, it somehow turns into a competition. They’re known for mushing, but this weekend, their focus is on Mount Marathon — and the youngest brother has been scheming for months.

Friendly rivalry fuels women to attempt to break Mount Marathon record

Friendly rivalry fuels women to attempt to break Mount Marathon record

In Alaska, the mountain racing community is small. So when powerhouse Najeeby Quinn felt an unfamiliar stride creeping up on her during a race a few years ago, she was immediately intrigued.

Mount Marathon goes global, lottery entries double from 2015

Mount Marathon goes global, lottery entries double from 2015

The number of runners trying to make it into the annual Mount Marathon race by lottery is nearly double compared to 2015.

2 Europeans crush records in storied Alaskan Mount Marathon race

2 Europeans crush records in storied Alaskan Mount Marathon race

It was a record-breaking Fourth of July in Seward as Spaniard runner, Kilian Jornet, and his Swedish girlfriend, Emelie Forsberg, dominated the Alaskan race.

WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon men’s race

WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon men’s race

Kilian Jornet nabbed a record-breaking finish in the Mount Marathon men’s race with a time of 41 minutes, 48 seconds.

WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race

WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race

Emelie Forsberg finished with a record-breaking time in the 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race.

Luke Jager, Riana Boonstra come out on top in Mount Marathon Juniors Race

Luke Jager, Riana Boonstra come out on top in Mount Marathon Juniors Race

Anchorage’s Luke Jager won the Juniors Mount Marathon Race with a time of 27 minutes, 39 seconds.

Photo Gallery: 2015 Mount Marathon Race

Photo Gallery: 2015 Mount Marathon Race

The 100th running of Alaska’s Mount Marathon race takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. KTVA Channel 11 will have special coverage of the men’s race, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Watch LIVE: 2015 Mt. Marathon Race

Watch LIVE: 2015 Mt. Marathon Race

Watch the 2015 Mount Marathon Race LIVE.

KTVA’s Emily Carlson trains for her first Mount Marathon

KTVA’s Emily Carlson trains for her first Mount Marathon

With two days to go until Mount Marathon in Seward, a former three-time junior champion said she’s just trying to keep calm and carry on.

Mount Marathon ‘princess’ ready to race

Mount Marathon ‘princess’ ready to race

With two days to go until Mount Marathon in Seward, a former three-time junior champion said she’s just trying to keep calm and carry on.

For the Novakovichs, Mount Marathon is a family affair

For the Novakovichs, Mount Marathon is a family affair

We introduce you to a family that is so into Mount Marathon the whole family, except one, competes in the July 4th event.

A Mount Marathon love story

A Mount Marathon love story

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

A look back at the history of Mount Marathon

A look back at the history of Mount Marathon

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

Mount Marathon preps underway

Mount Marathon preps underway

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

Mt. Marathon – 2014 Women’s Race Video

Mt. Marathon – 2014 Women’s Race Video

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

After life-threatening fall, Matt Kenney takes on Mount Marathon again

After life-threatening fall, Matt Kenney takes on Mount Marathon again

The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon.

Mount Marathon – 2014 Men’s Race Video

Mount Marathon – 2014 Men’s Race Video

For the second year in a row, Eric Strabel won the Mount Marathon men’s division.

Strabel wins back-to-back Mount Marathons

Strabel wins back-to-back Mount Marathons

For the second year in a row, Eric Strabel won the Mount Marathon men’s division.

Holly Brooks edges out Christy Marvin for Mt. Marathon win

Holly Brooks edges out Christy Marvin for Mt. Marathon win

Olympian Holly Brooks edged out the 2013 Mt. Marathon Women’s Race winner, Christy Marvin, by only two seconds to capture the 2014 title.

Ostrander retains title in Mount Marathon junior race

Ostrander retains title in Mount Marathon junior race

Allison Ostrander shattered her own record Friday morning to take first place overall in the Mount Marathon junior division in 28:54. Hailing from Soldotna, the seasoned competitor beat her 2013 record by nearly three minutes and crossed the finish line less than a minute ahead of fellow junior racer Michael Marshall. Marshall, who finished in […]
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Mount Marathon veteran stresses importance of knowing the terrain

Mount Marathon veteran stresses importance of knowing the terrain

It started as a bet between two sailors. Race 3,022 feet to the top of Mount Marathon and back down in an hour. The first attempt in 1908 was a failure. Today, hundreds do whatever it takes to survive the challenge. “We say if you get to the bottom and you’re not bleeding then you […]
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Mount Marathon racers, officials focus on safety

Mount Marathon racers, officials focus on safety

Seward’s Mount Marathon competition is one of the oldest and most challenging foot races in the country. Most years, racers come away with injuries like scrapes and bruises. But two years ago, one man disappeared, and another suffered a serious brain injury. Now, race officials and elite runners alike are working to make sure everyone […]
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For Olympian Holly Brooks, Mount Marathon is everything

For Olympian Holly Brooks, Mount Marathon is everything

On the Fourth of July, the town of Seward will be jammed with thousands of runners, mountain lovers and spectators who gather for the iconic Alaska race: Mount Marathon. This year’s women’s favorite is Olympian Holly Brooks. But the reason why the elite athlete climbs the mountain may surprise you. When you’re an Olympic athlete, […]
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74-year-old Mount Marathon competitor races against time

74-year-old Mount Marathon competitor races against time

Every Fourth of July weekend, thousands of people flood into Seward to see a 100-year-old bar bet play out on the town’s most famous mountain. The Mount Marathon Race started back in the early 1900s. Legend says two sailors made a bet that no man could run up and down the mountain in under an […]
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