For 2017, the Mount Marathon Committee has changed the start of Racer Registration and Lottery Application. Rather than beginning on the 1st of the new year, registration will now be open only from March 1 to March 31, 2017.
On the Fourth of July, the population of Seward swells from around 2,500 to a reported 30,000. Main Street is completely blocked off to traffic and the streets fill with people. Most come to run in or watch the Mt. Marathon Race, while others come to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and take part in the festivities.
Seward’s annual July 4th celebration features a packed holiday schedule of special events, presentations, contests, and community gatherings