BIPOC-focused Running, Racing, & Glacier Kayaking with Alison Desir

      Cordova, AK 99574, USA

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      Jul 18 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 17
      BIPOC-focused Running, Racing, & Glacier Kayaking with Alison Desir
      Cordova, AK 99574, USA

      Run Alaska Trails
      • Email address verified

      Jul 18 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 17

      About this trip

      While designed for Alison Desir's BIPOC-focused (black, indigenous, & other people of color) community, please note that each trip is open to all and prioritizes safety, comfort, fun, and making memories that last a lifetime. All attendees are invited to engage as their authentic selves and must be willing to explore and celebrate cultural differences.

      Come visit Cordova: the tiny, "no road" community where the Copper River fishing fleet calls home. Alison Desir is our host for this adventure held over Salmon Jam, Cordova's annual party and road race! The waterfront Orca Adventure Lodge is home base for an immersive experience in an Alaskan fishing town on spectacular Prince William Sound. 

      What’s included

      • 5 nights lodging
        Simple, comfortable, cozy rooms (each with private bath) on the water and off the beaten path.
      • All Meals
        Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners onsite (in a historic cannery cookhouse) and offsite (picnics and barbecues at adventure locations) prepared by Chef George Fecter.
      • Ground Transportation
        Pick up from airport, transportation to & from trails and other outings, and drop off at airport in comfortable, modern passenger vans.
      • Running Adventures
        Daily trail & road running outings; guided by local Alaskans and tailored to individual experience and abilities. Option to sign up for the Salmon Run road race!
      • Glacier Kayaking
        Paddle two-person kayaks in and around magnificent ice features through pristine Alaskan waters.
      • Fishing
        Professionally guided boat and stream bank fishing for salmon, halibut, and cod (up to 50 pounds per person may be kept; includes processing and preparation for the trip home).
      • Wildlife Tour via Boat
        *For guests who prefer not to fish*, an expertly-guided wildlife viewing adventure via boat, focusing on the remote bays of Prince William Sound.
      • Walk & Talk
        A "dock walk and sea talk" on seafood sustainability in Alaska.
      • Wild Harvest Dinner
        A hyper-local wild harvest feast featuring the best of Alaska's seasonal bounty; catered by a multi-generational fishing family.
      • Ecology Education
        A private, interactive, educational session on the ecology of the area at the Prince William Sound Science Center.
      • Historical Presentation
        An historical overview on this unique, remote, fishing village's past, present, and future.
      • Yoga & Stretch
        A fun and relaxing stretch session with the community's yoga instructor.
      • Native Plant Workshop
        Taught by a 5th-generation Native Alaskan, participants make and take home a healing salve from medicinal plants.
      • Gift Bag
        A gift bag for each person featuring unique, handmade, local gifts.
      • Kayak & Fishing Gear
        Unlimited use of kayaks and fishing gear on site at our adventure lodge.
      • Pre-Trip Meet & Greet
        A video meeting between Alison, your trip leader Kim, and all other guests prior to trip departure.
      • Great Payment Plan!
        Deposit + 3 equal payments due on February 28, April 1, and June 3. Registered guests have an opportunity to CROWD FUND their trips with a private, secure, link to share with friends and family.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare (must book air travel into and out of Cordova, AK, on its once daily jet service; Flight 66 inbound on 7/18 and Flight 61 outbound on 7/23).
      • Salmon Jam Festivities
        Cordova's annual cultural event features a race (5K, 10K, half marathon & full), live music, a community potluck, and many other activities. Guests must purchase race entry and jam tickets separately.
      • Fishing Licenses
        Fishing licenses ($15-$45 per person, depending on length of fishing time)
      • The Whale's Tale
        Delicious beverages and housemade chowder and soups at the lodge's onsite coffee shop.
      • Souvenirs
      • Alcohol
      • Side Adventures
        Side excursions not included with trip purchase.
      • Trip Protection
        Trip protection via insurance and a separate membership to LifeMed Alaska is recommended. Please speak with an independent agent to explore the best coverage for you and yours.

      Available Packages

      Per person: shared creek view double
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      Two queen beds for two people; creek side room.

      Deposit: $700
      Per person: shared ocean view double
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      Two queen beds for two people; ocean view room. 

      Deposit: $700
      Per person: private ocean view room
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      Private room with queen bed for one person; ocean view room. 

      Deposit: $700
      Per couple: private ocean view room
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      Deposit: $700

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