Loni Edwards

Illustration and Paintings in Digital, Watercolors and Ink

Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth of July is a big event in a former hometown of mine, Seward Alaska. Every year, the little town of approx 3000 expands to approx. 30,000 to celebrate this holiday. The main reason for this is the annual running of one of America’s oldest footraces, The Mount Marathon Race®.

Mount Marathon Seward Alaska

Mount Marathon Seward Alaska ©2012 Patricia Foldager

Runners from all over the world participate in the running up and down of the 3022 foot mountain. As a former racer, I can tell you that it is one of the most exhilarating things I have experienced in my life.

Here is a map I created of Seward for They Draw & Travel:

Good luck to my sister, brother-in-law, twin nieces, and friends as they race this year! Be safe and have a happy 4th!

*Note* for those that would like to view the race via livestream check out Ktuu.com’s site for full coverage of the race which starts at 930 am Alaska time, July 4th. To learn more about the Mount Marathon race, visit the Seward.com website.

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