“It’s like the Iditarod with a chance of drowning,” says Jake Beatty, one of the organizers of a bizarre, crazy race called the Race to Alaska. The course traces 750 miles of Alaska’s Inside Passage through complicated currents and tides, busy shipping channels and bear-ridden coastlines from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska. In June. The most unpredictable month of the year for weather. There are two rules: no support and no motors. First place wins $10,000. Second place gets a set of decent steak knives.
What’s crazier than trying to race from Washington to Alaska on a boat without a motor? Karl Kruger’s decision to enter the race on a stand-up paddleboard.
We’ve got one for you today about a ridiculous goal, about stepping over “the line” and the unexpected places you can wind up physically and mentally.
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