You can read about my day in Juneau HERE.

Warning: There are lots of photos in this post.

The day of the Gold Rush Amazing Race!  To be honest with you, I didn’t want to do this at all.  Well, I am glad I did because it was a blast!


We had another hot breakfast and were briefed about the race.  We were given a map and a list of landmarks to find.  To prove that we found each landmark, we had to take a selfie with it in the photo.  Each one was worth 1, 2, 3, or 5 points.  We had an hour to do this and the team with the most points would win.

Somehow we ended up with 13 points.  We took our time and our goal was to only find the ones that were worth 1 point.  The ones worth more were further away and we didn’t want to run that far.  🙂

Landmarks to find.  

  • Eagles Hall
  • Moore House
  • Skagway Museum
  • Red Onion Saloon
  • Airport
  • Gault House
  • Mascot Saloon
  • Gold Rush Cemetery
  • Seven Pastures Park

Ready, set, go…..

The airport was our last stop.  Then we went back to the ship, showered, changed, and went back to town to explore it again.  This time walking instead of running.



Not too many people live in Skagway (estimates put the 2015 population at 1,057 people). We enjoyed walking around but eventually we got tired and hungry.

That evening we celebrated National Tequila Day by enjoying a flight of tequila and then we were in the mood for a chocolate martini while listening to the piano man.



2 Comments on The Great Alaskan Running Cruise: Skagway

  1. This cruise sounds amazing. Your pictures tell it all! I like the idea of a treasure hunt–seems like a good way to see the area.

    • Exactly! It was the perfect way plus it was early enough that it wasn’t crowded and it was easy to look for the landmarks.

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