The Race to Alaska
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The Race to Alaska

July 23, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

The best worst idea ever: an adrenaline-fueled, human powered, 750-mile boat race through the dangerous and spectacular wilderness of Alaska's Inside Passage.

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When 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. No motors, no support—and nobody finishes without a story. Gale force winds, 15-knot currents, cold water, deep water, logs, bears, fatigue and endless unknowns. First prize: $10,000. Second prize: a set of steak knives. This new documentary explores the extreme and impressive individuals who accepted this utterly unique challenge. Funny, deeply irreverent and wholly inspiring (like the racers themselves), Race is a raw account of pulling through, again and again—a window into what collective stamina (or insanity!) looks like. D: Zach Carven, 2022, US

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