Is The Race To Alaska The World's Most Dangerous Boat Race?

Is The Race To Alaska The World's Most Dangerous Boat Race?

Picture yourself in the extreme conditions of the Pacific Northwest waters in a boat with no motor. This isn't a nightmare, it's the Race to Alaska. Not only is it very dangerous due to its location, this completely human-powered race is the longest of its kind. The race has no official course, but it covers a distance of 750 mi (1207 km). Anyone can enter this race, which held its inaugural event in 2015, as long as they enter with a boat that does not have a motor. In that year, only 15 of the 35 teams that entered the race finished it. The first place finisher of the Race to Alaska wins $10,000.

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    The Race to Alaska is the longest human-powered race in North America. (0:02)

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    The perilous Race to Alaska boat race has no official course. (0:30)

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    The first place team in the Race to Alaska wins $10,000. (2:12)

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