ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half-Marathon, presented by ConocoPhillips Alaska, is offering a new early registration deal for returning participants, race director Michael Friess announced Tuesday.

From August 1-14, anyone who ran the marathon or half-marathon distances in either the 2015 or 2016 event can sign up for 2017 for the special rate of $50 – approximately 30-40 percent off the regular price – at anchoragemarathon.com.

Additionally, registrants during this period will be automatically entered to win one of two $50 gift cards from the Varsity Sports Grill restaurant, located at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Regular registration for the 44th annual event – set for June 17, 2017 – begins Sept. 1.