Registration for individuals for the Lost Lake Run lottery opens on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 6 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 3 at midnight. Registration can be made from the race homepage at using the register button. The race will be held on Aug. 24 to support those with Cystic Fibrosis.

This year individual race participants will be required to register for the race lottery. In addition to your name, date of birth, and gender, each person registering for the lottery must have a unique email address. Individuals may register multiple times with the same email address. Each entry for the lottery is $10. Those selected in the lottery will be required to pay an additional $100 registration fee for the race entry.

Once an individual has been selected from the lottery pool, any additional lottery entries will the same email address will be removed. If you choose to use multiple email address to enter the lottery for a single person, you will only be entitled to one entry spot.

Lottery winners will be notified by email on April 6. A wailing list will be generated, and individuals will be notified if they are on the waiting list for unclaimed starting spots.

Those selected through the lottery for an entry position will have until midnight on April 10 to complete registration. After registration closes, any available spots will be offered to those on the waiting list in the order the person was selected.

Race officials expect there will be one race spot available for every ten lottery entries.

Team entries have already closed.

Anyone interesting in volunteering can complete volunteer information on the race’s website as well.

Questions can be emailed to

The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run was started in 1992 with 55 participants. Today, the US Forest Service permit allows 750 runners on the trail on race day. 2010 was the first year that the Lost Lake Run met its capacity, filling in 90 days. In 2016 the race filled in just over 5 minutes, making it one of the more popular mountain races in Alaska. Since inception, this event has raised over $2 million dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Michael Paschall is publisher of the Seward Journal and president of TriDelta, Incorporated Publishing, owners of the Seward Journal.