I just called my nephew who lives in Anchorage. I wanted to get his opinion on what hotel would work.. My brother told me he was moving back to Colorado in May... however, he isn't leaving until July.
He said "why don't you stay here?"
And then he said "I have always wanted to run that race! This would give me the excuse to do it."
Not only will I have a place to stay and wonderful peeps I love to stay with, but possibly someone to run the race with!
I am glad I didn't give up on this idea when it seemed impossible.