Here in Sitka, we marked the end of the visitor season with the 20th Annual Running of the Boots – Sitka’s answer to the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain. It combines a very short road race with a very elaborate costume contest. 104 people registered for the race this year. Everyone from Darth Vader to Princess Peach gathered in their XtraTuf boots beneath St. Michael’s Cathedral at 10:30 Saturday for the sprint down Lincoln Street.
After the race, Emily Kwong caught up with Congressman Don Young enjoying a fresh apple from the Sitka Local Foods network.