ANCHORAGE – For the second year in a row, the Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half-Marathon, presented by ConocoPhillips Alaska, is offering an early registration deal for returning participants, race director Michael Friess announced Wednesday.

From Monday, Aug. 7 until Sunday, Aug. 13, any 2016 or 2017 full or half marathon participant can sign up for the 2018 event for the special rates of $65 (full) and $55 (half) – a savings of $10 per registration – at anchoragemarathon.com.

This deal excludes all discounts and does not apply to buddy relay or 5K races. Early registration begins Aug. 14, and regular registration starts Jan. 1 for the 45th annual event, scheduled for June 23, 2018.