Walk Southeast. Fly Alaska!
Walk Southeast is a virtual trek across Southeast Alaska from May 1 to September 1 each year. It began in 2020 during the early months of the pandemic to see what Southeast Alaska community participants could walk, run, or hike to without ever leaving Juneau. The program then expanded to include Petersburg and Wrangell in 2021 and Ketchikan in 2022. Sitka and Skagway are coming in 2024!
All Southeast Alaska residents are eligible to participate. If you do not reside in a participating community, register with Juneau Parks & Recreation.
Participate in 2024
Details for the next season will be released in the spring of the same year. Information will be available in a number of locations: the Parks & Recreation homepage, Walk Southeast website, and the Juneau Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
It is free to participate, however, registration is required. Join the mailing list by filling out a quick form and we will email you when registration opens in mid-April.
Win two round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines! Walk Southeast. Fly Alaska!
To qualify for the Alaska Airlines drawing, participants must: Live in Southeast Alaska; be registered for Walk Southeast; walk a minimum of 150 miles between May 1 – September 1; submit a Mileage Tracker by September 2 (Juneau participants using MVM are exempt).
A little friendly competition never hurts! Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan all aim for title of Community Champions. Since the communities are vastly different by population, the bragging rights – and the amazing traveling trophy from Alaska Airlines – goes to the community with the highest average miles walked per participant.
2021 PETERSBURG – 235 miles/participant
2022 JUNEAU – 241 miles/participant
2023 WRANGELL – 252 miles/participant
Walk Southeast Photo Gallery
Participants check-in with a selfie from the trial when they ‘reach’ designated communities along the way. Check out some of the photos received in the first few seasons.