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The Race to Alaska Movie Synopsis & Plot

This is the story of the Race to Alaska, the wildly challenging race to get from Port Townsend to Ketchikan using only wind or human power. Through one of the most complex waterways in the world, amateur adventurers face 15 knot currents, gale force winds, cold water, deep water, logs, bears, cold, fatigue, and endless unknowns. First prize: $10,000. Second prize: a set of steak knives.

Directed by Seattle-raised Zach Carver, The Race to Alaska documentary explores the extreme and impressive individuals who accepted this utterly unique challenge with jaw-dropping camera footage and a surprising amount of humor. From the quirky to the sublime, from Olympic athletes to high schoolers, the characters in this film show that there’s no one way to do the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

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