The Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic started in 1982, with a winter variation added in 1987. The location (start and end point) changes every three years. Participants are responsible for self-support and self-rescue. The event is minimally organized, and typically draws 10-20 participants.
I’ve set the dates of Sat. Aug. 22nd through Sun. Aug [sic] 30th for this years, what shall I call it, race? … I have no idea how the performance and strategies might vary.George Ripley, Homer, 1982, see the full text at the bottom of this page