Heather Renner and Tasha Reynolds run and fat bike to the finish line on the Kenai Beach during the 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride. (Photo courtesy Kaitlin Vadla)

Heather Renner and Tasha Reynolds run and fat bike to the finish line on the Kenai Beach during the 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride. (Photo courtesy Kaitlin Vadla)

Mouth to Mouth bike race and run returns Monday

The race starts at the mouth of the Kasilof River and ends at the mouth of Kenai River

Cook Inletkeeper is gearing up for its annual national bike month celebration Monday with a race to support the organization’s mission of ensuring healthy salmon in the Cook Inlet watershed.

The Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride, which starts at the mouth of the Kasilof River and ends at the mouth of Kenai River, allows racers to participate in a 10-mile run, 10-mile fat bike or 3-mile run.

Racers in both 10-mile events will take off from the Kasilof River Special Use Area off Kasilof Beach Stub Road at 11 a.m. and end at the Kenai South Beach parking lot off Cannery Road. The 3-mile route will be from Cannery Road Beach to the Kenai River mouth and back.

The cost for adult racers is $35 and $25 for kids 13 years and younger. The top three men and women finalists in each race will receive Cook Inletkeeper cups, and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win a fat bike from Beemuns.

For more information, visit https://inletkeeper.org/m2m/.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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