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The Race to Alaska is a documentary following the visceral experience of racers as they compete in one of the most difficult endurance challenges in the world. Described as “the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning or being eaten by a grizzly bear,” it’s amazing anyone enters at all. There are no motors and no support – and nobody finishes without a story. Its an adrenaline-fueled, 750-mile boat race through the dangerous and spectacular wilderness of the Inside Passage to Alaska. The film is a raw account of pulling through, again and again – a window into what collective stamina looks like. Through vast aerials, in depth interviews, and raw racer-shot footage, The Race to Alaska tells the story of the race’s improbable inception, and the journey of the men and women who answered the call to action. These unlikely heroes challenge themselves to find their edge on an epic engineless charge through the inside passage to Alaska, one of the most complex and beautiful race courses on the planet. Audience Choice Award – Powel River Film Festival 2021. Audience Choice Award – Port Townsend Film Festival 2020. Audience Choice Award & Jury Award Best Documentary Feature Runner Up – Anchorage Film Festival 2020. Audience Favourite Award – Salt Spring Film Festival 2020. Nomination Big Sky Award – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2020. Official Selections 2021: Annapolis Film Festival, Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, Oceans Film Festival World Tour, Durango Film Festival, San Luis Obispo Film Festival, Docs in Progress, British Documentary Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Official Selections 2020: VIMFF, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary Festival, Friday Harbor Film Festival, Festival du Film Voiles et Voiliers, Woods Hole Film Festival, Cape Town Adventure Film Festival.