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Racing to Alaska Presentation

Race To Alaska © Drew Malcolm


Tickets are on sale now for an incredible presentation that we will host at MITA HQ in Portland (100 Kensington St, 2nd floor) on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8pm:  Racing to Alaska: How the Maine Island Trail Led Us to Ketchikan” with Leigh Dorsey and Dameon Colbry.

The Race to Alaska is a 750-mile unsupported, motorless boat race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. In 2019, Leigh Dorsey and Dameon Colbry completed the race in a bright yellow rowboat named Mursu. Since then, they have each, separately, completed the race by rowboat a second time. They credit the Maine Island Trail with preparing them for the many challenges of traveling long distances by rowboat, having completed an unsupported thru-row of the Trail in 2018, along with many shorter escapes to their favorite wild islands. Join them as they share their Race to Alaska highlights, tips, and photos.

Tickets are $10, and we will be serving refreshments from our good friends at Rose Foods! We expect tickets to sell out, so don’t delay! Please email us if you have any questions, and we’ll see you on April 18th.



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