We are super excited to announce the 3rd annual Ninilchik Clam Scramble 5k Mud Run is scheduled for solstice weekend again in 2017. Come spend an afternoon with us in Ninilchik celebrating in the salty sea, sand with maybe a little sunshine!

Saturday, June 24th, we’ll start at Deep Creek Beach Campground for registration (8:45-9:45am) and the race begins at 10:00 am sharp. The course starts on the sandy beachside of Deep Creek and quickly plunges you (knee high) into the chilly waters where the Deep Creek River meets the sea. Run the rocky shoreline of Cook Inlet to meet obstacles like the Ring-Around-the-Rocks, the Mud-Crawl and more.  Again, into the frigid water at Ninilchik River, on past the Ninilchik Harbor and back through Ninilchik Village. Lastly, you’ll climb that pesky little “Staircase to Glory” to the finish line at Ninilchik View State Park Campground. Run, walk or crawl, all ages and levels of competition will find it challenging, rewarding and packed full of fun!

All runners registering online by June 18th will receive a 2017 Clam Scramble shirt FREE, along with a bag of fun swag and great information about our local Razor Clams & other local natural resource literature.

Prizes will be awarded to top three finishing ladies & gents in 6 age classes;

  • youth-under 12,
  • 13-19,
  • 20-29,
  • 30-39,
  • 40-55,
  • senior 56 plus.

Prizes total over $1,000. This year we will also be drawing an entry prize for one lucky male & female racer. That’s right, this year you don’t have to be a top finisher to receive an awesome prize!

A little extra fun and fundraising will take place in the Ninilchik Village after the close of the race in the form of the “Little Rubber Ducky Race”. Buy a duck and a chance at winning 3 cash prizes if your duck finds its way to the finish line first.   Purchase your ducky online with registration, at the EMS’s Memorial Weekend Pancake Breakfast or at one of our participating businesses: The Inlet View, the Peddler, Twin Rivers Liquor and the Health & Wellness Club.

The last two years have brought so much fun and friendly competition. Join friends, family & the community of Ninilchik in celebrating Summer Solstice, local natural resource awareness, health and happiness! The day’s combined events raise funds for Ninilchik Emergency Services & Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re not interested in running but want to be a part of the fun please join us, help by enjoying volunteering opportunities or race sponsorship! Contact Debbie Cary at (907)398-8308 for more info. EVERYONE’S participation is welcome & so appreciated.

Follow the events updated info on the Facebook Event 2017 Clam Scramble from the Ninilchik Chamber page.

Thank you for your interest, participation & support. Spread the word on the NINILCHIK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLAM SCRAMBLE RUN!

Buy a duck proceeds benefit the Ninilchik emergency services. Race will be directly after the awards ceremony.