The Race to Alaska


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jun 16 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jun 16 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:99 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Zach Carver


“The Race to Alaska” is an award-winning documentary following the visceral experience of racers as they compete in one of the most difficult endurance challenges in the world.

Described as “the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning or being eaten by a grizzly bear,” it’s amazing anyone enters at all. There are no motors and no support – and nobody finishes without a story. It’s an adrenaline-fueled, 750-mile boat race through the dangerous and spectacular wilderness of the Inside Passage to Alaska.

The film is a raw account of pulling through, again and again – a window into what collective stamina looks like. Through vast aerials, in depth interviews, and raw racer-shot footage, “The Race to Alaska” tells the story of the race's improbable inception, and the journey of the men and women who answered the call to action.

These unlikely heroes challenge themselves to find their edge on an epic engineless charge through the inside passage to Alaska, one of the most complex and beautiful race courses on the planet.