Events We Support
Winter Trails Day (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Dr.
What: Family-oriented event includes cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, geocaching, snowshoeing and many informational booths for local outdoor-oriented organizations.
How much: Free! Demo equipment is provided.
Flier: CLICK HERE
Contact: Luise Woelflein, firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-1269
What for: To promote safe, non-motorized winter recreational activity on public lands.
Huffman Winter Sports Day (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Huffman Elementary School, 12000 Lorraine St.
How much: Student $5; Family $20.
Activities: Scavenger hunt-style event includes skiing, skating, snowshoeing, sledding and more.
Waiver and more info: Click here
Contact: Huffman PTA, email@example.com
What for: Fundraiser for Huffman Elementary School PTA
The Stud Run (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.
Where: Sand Lake Elementary School, 7500 Jewel Lake Rd.
Course: 1.75-mile lap around frozen Sand Lake (walk or run)
How much: (Untimed) Adult, $25; Student, $10; Family of 5, $60 (rates increase $5 on Feb. 1)
More information and to register: www.thestudrun.org
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1161639557263329/
Contact: Chandra Poe, 575-7159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What for: Fundraiser for Sand Lake Elementary PTSA
MDA Ice Fishing Derby For a Cure (Wasilla)
When: Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lake Lucille, Wasilla
How much: Adults, $10; Children, $5; Kids under 5, free
Tickets: Available at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Wasilla and at the event
Activities: Fishing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Awards and prizes: 3:30 p.m.
More Information: MDA office, 276-2131; Heather Johnson, email@example.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/212119579194378/
What for: Proceeds benefit Alaskan families fighting muscle disease
North Area Winter Jamboree (Chugiak)
When: Friday March 3, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Chugiak High School
Activities: Carnival-style event includes cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Equipment will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own gear if possible. Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.
How much: Free
For whom: Elementary school students (an adult must stay on site with children through the event)
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski 4 Kids (Anchorage)
When: Saturday March 4, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Kincaid Park, Anchorage
How much: No set fee; recommended donation is $20
Ski events: 3K timed and untimed events, plus a 1K storybook trail, 1:30 p.m. at Kincaid Stadium
Activities: Activity stations include speedskating, snowshoeing, orienteering treasure hunt, obstacle course, ski jumping, ski skiing, Challenge Alaska and fat tire biking.
Registration and More Information: http://www.anchoragenordicski.com/events/ski-4-kids/; Nordic Ski Association Anchorage, 276-7609; email@example.com
What for: Proceeds benefit Anchorage Parks and Recreation’s ski Outreach Program and a NSAA grant program that provides ski equipment to schools and youth organizations.
Nunataq Snowshoe Challenge #2 (Hatcher Pass)
When: Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.
Where: Hatcher Pass Lodge
How much: Preregistration, $25; Day of race, $30
Registration: www.alaskasnowshoechallenge.com or visit Active Soles Performance Footwear, 642 S. Alaska St. #100, Palmer. Day or race registration 8:45-9:45 a.m. at Hatcher Pass Lodge.
Distances: 5K, 10K and 50-yard Dash for Cash and Kiddies 1K (no charge)
Course: 10K goes up to Independence Mine and Gold Cord Lake and back. Includes untracked powder sections.
More Information: Kate Arnold, 746-0600; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bison Run 5K (Girdwood)
When: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.
Where: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Hwy.
How much: Adult, $40; Youth age 6-17, $30 (add $5 after March 1)
Course: Two laps through the AWCC
To register: Fill out form at http://www.alaskawildlife.org/bison-run-wild-5k/. Participants must bring signed waiver to bib pick-up on March 23 in Anchorage or Girdwood (locations TBD)
More Information: Eileen Floyd, 341-9832 or email@example.com
What for: Proceeds help fund Bison Hall, the new education center
Glacier 10K & Mile Fun Run (Juneau)
When: Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.
Where: Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center
How much: Age 19 & Older, $20; Age 18 & Under, $6 donation
Course: Flat and fast out-and-back
More Information: Scott May, 790-4544 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Superhero Showdown (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Chuck Albrecht Softball Complex, 4781 Elmore Rd.
Events: Little Hero 1.3K (age 10 & under); Super Hero 5K
How much: $30-40 for 5K depending on date of entry; $20-25 for 1.3K
Registration and More Information: www.skinnyraven.com/races/superhero-showdown/; Mark Iverson, 274-7222; email@example.com
Post-race party: Costume contest, bouncy castle, face painting, t-shirt, medal
Financial Hardship: Families with financial hardship can email Matias Saari at firstname.lastname@example.org to request financial assistance for youth entry fees
What for: Fundraiser for Healthy Futures
Beat Beethoven (Fairbanks)
When: Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.
Where: UAF Patty Center
How much: Until April 11, $25; April 12-14, $35; Race day, $45
To register: http://www.fairbankssymphony.org/beat-beethoven-5k
More Information: George Rydlinski, 474-5852 or email@example.com
Concert ticket: Finish before the last note of Beethoven’s Fifth (approximately 31 minutes) and receive a voucher for free admission to a FSO concert
What for: Fundraiser for the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra
Alaska Heart Run (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. (timed); 10 a.m. (untimed)
Where: Alaska Airlines Center, UAA
How much: Entry fee varies; see registration link
Distance: 3K and 5K
To register: www.alaskaheartrun.org
More Information: Dustin Morris, 865-5303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bib pickups: At the King Career Center (2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd.) on April 15, 19 and 21. See website for times.
What for: Benefit for the American Heart Association
Salmon Run (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.
Where: Inlet View Elementary School, 1219 N. St.
How much: $35 before May 3; price increases thereafter.
Distance: 10K, 5K, 2K
Course: Out and back on the Coastal Trail
To register: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/28324
More info: www.anchoragesalmonrun.com
Contact: April Halpern, 250-9297 or email@example.com
Additional activity: Salmon Run Carnival opens immediately after the race, $5
What for: Fundraiser for Inlet View PTA
Alaska Zoo Kids Fun Run (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Rd.
How much: $25
For whom: Kids ages 3-10
Distance: .25K to 1K, depending on age
Course: Zoo trails, gravel and pavement
To register: http://alaskazoo.org/kids-fun-run
Contact: Jeannette Menchinsky, 341-6435 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faster Than A Falcon (Anchorage)
When: Saturday May 13, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Lions Park, N. Pine St. Mountain View
How much: Regular $15; Late after (after May 5), $22; Registration FREE for all elementary, middle and high school students
Distance: 5K; Kids Warm-up run at 9:15 a.m. goes four blocks.
To register: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/28511
More info: www.fasterthanafalcon.info
Contact: Ishmael Thompson, 830-3505 or email@example.com
What for: Fundraiser for the Mountain View Boys & Girls Club
Trailside Kids Triathlon (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m.
Where: Service High School, 5100 Abbott Rd.
How much: $20
For whom: Kids in Kindergarten-6th grade
Distance: Varies by age
Course: Swim is at Service High School pool; bike course loops around the high school; run is on a wooded trail behind the track
To register and more info: https://runsignup.com/Race/AK/Anchorage/TrailsideTriathlon
Contact: Carleen Ulbrich, 742-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Brody Kidney Walk (Anchorage)
When: Sunday May 14, 2 p.m.
Where: Wendler Middle School, 2905 Lake Otis Parkway
Course: Walking in the gym or around the track, 1 lap to 5K
How much: Free (fundraising encouraged)
To donate/more info: https://alaskakidney.z2systems.com/np/clients/alaskakidney/event.jsp?event=32&
Other activities: Family fun, raffles, refreshments, costume contest
Registration: Starts on site at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Kristie Lemmon, email@example.com, 333-2257
What for: Fundraiser for the Alaska Kidney Patients Association
O’Malley Fun Run (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.
Where: O’Malley Elementary School, 11100 Rockridge Dr.
How much: $15 or $60 family
Distance: 2K (11 a.m.) and 5K (11:30 a.m.)
Course: Wooded trail run and school grounds
To register: https://runsignup.com/Race/AK/Anchorage/OMalleyFunRun
Contact: Gretchen Kiskaddon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear Valley 5K Challenge (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.
Where: Bear Valley Elementary School and Storck Park
How much: $9 adult; $6 youth
Course: Hilly roads and trail in Bear Valley neighborhood
Contact: Bear Valley Community Association, 345-0434 or email@example.com
Eagle River Kids Triathlon (Chugiak)
When: Sunday June 4
Start time: Estimated at 2:30 p.m.; Kids be on deck 1:30 p.m.
Ages: Kids 6-12; race is untimed
Where: Chugiak High School
How much: $25 before May 9; $30 thereafter; registration capped at 225 entrants
Distance: 50- or 100-yard swim, 2 mile bike, 0.8 mile run
More info, and to register: http://www.eaglerivertri.com/
Contact: Kristin Folmar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other events: Eagle River Triathlon for those 12 & older, 8 a.m.
Great Strides 5K Walk (Anchorage)
When: Sunday June 4, 12 p.m.
Where: Delaney Park Strip, W. 9th Ave.
How much: Free (fundraising/donations encouraged)
Distance: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
More info: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/GreatStrides/132_Washington_Seattle?pg=entry&fr_id=6332
Other activities: Entertainment, giveaways, music and other exciting activities
What for: To raise awareness and funds for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis
Contact: Kate Nelson, 212-5615 or email@example.com
Mayor’s Marathon/Healthy Futures Kids Mile (Anchorage)
When: Thursday June 15, 7 p.m.
Where: Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Dr.
How much: Free! (registration necessary for race bib and prizes)
Distance: 1 Mile, untimed
Course: Paved loop in vicinity of Alaska Airlines Center
In attendance: Healthy Heroes role models who will run with kids and pass out Healthy Futures medals
To register: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/AnchorageMarathon/kidsrun.cfm?&DB_OEM_ID=13400
More info: http://www.goseawolves.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=13400&ATCLID=210890716
In conjunction with: Mayor’s Marathon Expo and bib pickup
Contact: Michael Friess, firstname.lastname@example.org, 786-1325, or Matias Saari, email@example.com, 529-4178
Splash n’ Dash Series (Anchorage)
What: Youth aquathlon series (includes pool swimming and running on trails and pavement)
When: Tuesdays June 27, July 11 and July 25
Where: Service High School pool, 5577 Abbott Rd.
Start time: 6 p.m. for Sea Otters Division; 7 p.m. for Puffins Division
For whom: Youth ages 7-19
How much: $20 pre-registration, $30 in person; $50 for full series, $60 in person
Distance: Sea Otters, 100-meter swim and 1K run; Puffins, 300-meter swim and 3K run
More info: http://www.turnagaintraining.com/splashndashseries/
Palmer Public Library Fun Run (Palmer)
When: Thursday, June 29, 11 a.m.
Where: Palmer Public Library, 655 S. Valley Way
Course: Main route is 1 mile, starting at the library; younger runners will go approximately one block.
Registration: Opens June 15 online or at the library. Limited to 50 participants.
More information: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=4908&EventID=306296&PK=
Contact: Katie Schweisthal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 745-4690
What for: To promote literacy through physical activity as part of the Palmer Public Library Summer Reading Program
Funny River Festival 5K & Family Run (Soldotna)
When: Saturday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Funny River Community Association, 35850 Pioneer Access Rd., Soldotna
Course: 5K trail for avid runners and 2-mile trail for those looking to stroll
More info and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funny-river-5k-family-run-registration-32275054557
How much: $25 until June 16; $30 thereafter
Contact: Sarah Hansen, email@example.com, 444-9494
What for: Part of the Funny River Festival activities to support the Funny River Community Center nonprofit
RunFest Kids 2K (Anchorage)
When: Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.
Where: Delaney Park Strip, W. 9th Ave.
Course: 2K (1.2 miles) route on pavement and grass around the Park Strip
For whom: Youth 12 & Under
More info: http://www.anchoragerunfest.org/pages/races/kids-two-kilometer.html
To register: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/25164
How much: Free! (Donations accepted)
Primary sponsors: The Children’s Hospital at Providence; Healthy Futures
Warm-up: With local Healthy Heroes role models at 9:30 a.m
Contact: Sharron Fisherman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other activities: Family Health and Safety Day on the Park Strip with plenty of activities; Anchorage Mile starts at 11 a.m.