ANCHORAGE – The Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon and Half Marathon announced Thursday the addition of the Buddy Half Marathon as an option for 2014 participants.

The Buddy Half Marathon is a two (2) or three (3) person Half Marathon Relay race. The race will follow the same course as the Half Marathon, with two exchange zones - both at Earthquake Park (approx. miles 3 & 10). The teams have the option of dividing up the legs as they see fit. 

Runners may run more than one leg in the relay. For example, one person can run the first leg and the partner can run legs two and three or one person can run legs one and three, while the other person runs leg two. Or different people can run all three legs.

There will be three divisions - men's, women's and mixed. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and participants will be responsible for getting to the relay exchange zones. Participants will receive a Half Marathon finisher shirt and medal.