Whether you’ve already seen it or not, this is your chance to view the R2AK movie on the big screen. THE RACE TO ALASKA: The story of the best worst idea is an epic ride, directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Zack Carver.

The Race to Alaska (R2AK) will no doubt be familiar to most 48° North readers, who likely know the 2022 edition begins June 13. Perhaps you’re like us, and you’ve been bonkers about this crazy awesome event from the beginning.

Race fans knew that R2AK Film Boss, Zach Carver, had been working on a feature documentary about the race for several years. Superfans or Tracker Junkies may have already seen it for themselves, likely streamed at home. Well, the time has come to see these big stories of big adventures on our big waters on the big screen!

  • June 2: Seattle, WA | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • June 3-5: Seattle, WA | SIFF Film Center
  • June 25 & 29: Tacoma, WA | The Grand Cinema

Check it out! Celebrate this incredible work of documentary art, celebrate the grand adventures, celebrate this extraordinary waterway, celebrate the outer-reaches of human capability! More details here.

Here’s some of the details from those promoting the theatrical screenings:

This is the story of the Race to Alaska, the wildly challenging race to get from Port Townsend to Ketchikan using only wind or human power. Through one of the most complex waterways in the world, amateur adventurers face 15 knot currents, gale force winds, cold water, deep water, logs, bears, cold, fatigue, and endless unknowns. First prize: $10,000. Second prize: a set of steak knives.

Directed by Seattle-raised Zach Carver, The Race to Alaska documentary explores the extreme and impressive individuals who accepted this utterly unique challenge with jaw-dropping camera footage and a surprising amount of humor. From the quirky to the sublime, from Olympic athletes to high schoolers, the characters in this film show that there’s no one way to do the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

The Race to Alaska – OFFICIAL TRAILER from The Race to Alaska on Vimeo.