By Sage Smiley

Wrangell walkers cover 5,500 miles and win Southeast trophy


September 20, 2023

Wrangell won a regional Parks and Recreation competition as local participants walked more than others in Southeast this summer. On average, Wrangell’s 22 participants in the challenge tallied 252 miles each — enough to walk from Juneau to Wrangell to Ketchikan, with almost two dozen miles to spare.

In total, the 22 people walked more than 5,500 miles.

Wrangell Parks and Rec Director Lucy Robinson told the borough assembly at its Sept. 12 meeting that her department helped promote and localize the competition. “We did some fun stuff,” Robinson told the assembly, “We figured out ho...

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