Stand-Up Paddleboarders Prepare To Set Off On 'Race To Alaska'03:50
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Erdogan Kirac, left, and Luke Burritt of Bellingham, Wash., are planning to compete in the Race to Alaska on twin boards, including this one. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)MoreCloseclosemore
Erdogan Kirac, left, and Luke Burritt of Bellingham, Wash., are planning to compete in the Race to Alaska on twin boards, including this one. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

Thursday at dawn, sailors, rowers and paddlers will cast off from Port Townsend, Washington, on a 750-mile marathon up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, Alaska.

It's the third edition of the zany Race to Alaska, which has two basic rules: no motors and no support crews.

Tom Banse (@TomBanse) of Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network hears from three stand-up paddleboarders competing in the adventure race.

This segment aired on June 7, 2017.

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