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Mayor's Cup Snowmachine Race

The Mayor's Cup is a 150-mile cross-country snowmachine race set on a 25-mile loop around Hogsback Glacier and the Valdez Glacier Flats. The race has been an annual tradition in Valdez since 1998; each year, the current mayor of Valdez waves the green flag to start the race. Event coordinators bill the race as: "it ain't for babies". 

Video from Valdez Snowmachine Club

How To Get There

Spectators can view the event from the Start/Finish line at the Valdez Pipe Yard. The Pipe Yard is along the Richardson Highway, just past Old Town Valdez

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Sound and Valley News covers the origins of the Mayor's Cup Race and the long-standing role the Mayor's Cup has held in the Valdez community.

Planning a trip to Valdez to watch or race in the next Mayor's Cup? Contact the Valdez Visitors Center for travel planning assistance or information on local accommodations, restaurants, and other activities while you're discovering Valdez.