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  • 750 miles. Icy water. No motors. No support. Physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity are needed to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. Described as “the Iditarod on a boat with a chance of drowning or being eaten by a Grizzly bear,” this epic endurance race attracts the intrepid and unhinged who find their edge along a coastline that is as punishing as it is beautiful. 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. More about the race at www.R2AK.com. The Art of Living Well series features inspiring films, speakers, and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning, and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.

The Art of Living Well: Race to Alaska