A big group of runners from the Kenai Peninsula headed north to compete in the Mayor's Marathon on Saturday.
Derek Gibson of Soldotna led the Peninsula by taking second in the half marathon, running 1 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds.
The Kenai River Brown Bears have announced Rory Dynan will fill the final assistant coaching position.
Dynan fills an opening created when Steve Murphy left to pursue other opportunities early in the offseason.
Saturday morning's third annual Mud Run just north of Kenai featured enough mud and dirt - including a muddy water pit at the end of the 3.5-mile race - to get racers good and filthy, but Mother Nature decided to pitch in anyway.