Mt. Roberts race set for Saturday


Posted: Friday, July 25, 2003

JUNEAU - The annual Mount Roberts Tram Race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the lower tram station, 490 S. Franklin St. Check-in will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the station.

The race begins up Franklin and Sixth Streets to the start of the Mount Roberts Trail, and continues up the steep, winding and often muddy trail to the large wooden cross above the upper tram station - a total climb of about 1,800 feet.

Racers receive a free ride aboard the tram back down to the starting point. Runners are encouraged to bring warm clothing for after they finish; race officials will carry it to the top.

Race fees are $5 before this afternoon, and $8 on Saturday. For more information, contact Dirk Miller at 463-6751.

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