ANCHORAGE - Wednesday, May 21 is the final day for regular registration for the 2014 Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon and Half-Marathon, presented by ConocoPhillips.

By taking advantage of Wednesday's deadline, runners receive a $5 to $40 discount -- depending on which race they are entering -- over the late-registration fees. Online registration is quick and easy at

Late registration will be available May 22-June18 as well as at the Marathon Expo June 19-20 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, although Expo registration fees are also higher.

The Mayor's marathon event (26.2 miles) and half-marathon event (13.1 miles) are certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association. Four other individual events are offered -- the 4-miler, 1.6-mile Youth Cup, marathon relay (4-member teams running 6.5-mile legs), and the brand-new half-marathon 'buddy' relay.