Events We Support

View our Events Calendar for specific information regarding time and location and registration for events we support.


 January 2017

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.
Contact: Luise Woelflein, or 267-1269
What for: To promote safe, non-motorized winter recreational activity on public lands.


February 2017

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,
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
Facebook event page
Contact: Chandra Poe, 575-7159 or
What for: Fundraiser for Sand Lake Elementary PTSA

MDA Ice Fishing Derby For a Cure (Wasilla)

MDA logo #2When
: 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,
Facebook event page
What for: Proceeds benefit Alaskan families fighting muscle disease

 March 2017

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:

Ski 4 Kids (Anchorage)

ski4kidslogoWhen: 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; Nordic Ski Association Anchorage, 276-7609;
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)

SnowshoeChallengeblueWhen: Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.
Where: Hatcher Pass Lodge
How much: Preregistration, $25; Day of race, $30 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;

Bison Run 5K (Girdwood)

Bison Run revised logo JPGWhen: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.
WhereAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Hwy.
How muchAdult, $40; Youth age 6-17, $30 (add $5 after March 1)
Course: Two laps through the AWCC
To registerFill out form at Participants must bring signed waiver to bib pick-up on March 23 in Anchorage or Girdwood (locations TBD)
More InformationEileen Floyd, 341-9832 or
What forProceeds help fund Bison Hall, the new education center


April 2017

Glacier 10K & Mile Fun Run (Juneau)

Falcons logoWhen: 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

 Superhero Showdown (Anchorage)

Super Hero Showdown logo                                        When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Healthy Futures logoWhere: Chuck Albrecht Softball Complex, 4781 Elmore Rd.
EventsLittle 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; Mark Iverson, 274-7222;
Post-race party: Costume contest, bouncy castle, face painting, t-shirt, medal
Financial Hardship: Families with financial hardship can email Matias Saari at to request financial assistance for youth entry fees
What for: Fundraiser for Healthy Futures

Beat Beethoven (Fairbanks)

Beat Beethoven logoWhen: 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
More Information: George Rydlinski, 474-5852 or
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)

AK Heart Run logoWhen: 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: 
More InformationDustin Morris, 865-5303 or
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

MAY 2017

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
More info:
Contact: April Halpern, 250-9297 or
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:
Contact: Jeannette Menchinsky, 341-6435 or

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:
More info:
: Ishmael Thompson, 830-3505 or
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:
: Carleen Ulbrich, 742-5500 or


Mark Brody Kidney Walk (Anchorage)

: 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
Other activities: Family fun, raffles, refreshments, costume contest
: Starts on site at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Kristie Lemmon,, 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
Contact: Gretchen Kiskaddon,

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
Distance: 5K
Course: Hilly roads and trail in Bear Valley neighborhood
Contact: Bear Valley Community Association, 345-0434 or


June 2017

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.
Kids 6-12; race is untimed
: 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
Contact: Kristin Folmar,
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
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


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:
More info:
In conjunction with: Mayor’s Marathon Expo and bib pickup
: Michael Friess,, 786-1325, or Matias Saari,, 529-4178

Splash n’ Dash Series (Anchorage)

What: Youth aquathlon series (includes pool swimming and running on trails and pavement)
: 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



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

Contact: Katie Schweisthal,, 745-4690
What for: To promote literacy through physical activity as part of the Palmer Public Library Summer Reading Program

July 2017

Bear Paw 5K Classic (Eagle River)

When: Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Eagle River, Farm Avenue and Old Glenn Highway
Course: Roads that follow the Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade
How much: Pregistration $30 with t-shirt; $20 without t-shirt
More info:
Contact: Joey Caterinichio at

Funny River Festival 5K & Family Run (Soldotna)

When: Saturday, July 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:
How much: $25 until June 16; $30 thereafter
Contact: Sarah Hansen,, 444-9494
What for: Part of the Funny River Festival activities to support the Funny River Community Center nonprofit

August 2017

Salmon Run Series Finale (Soldotna)

When: Thursday, August 2, 6 p.m. (Also held July 5, 12, 19, 26)
Where: Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview Middle School
Distance: 1K for young kids; 5K for other youth and adults
More info and to register:
How much: $10 online; $15 at event; Kids 1K, $5
Facebook Page:
Contact: Kenai Watershed Forum, Rhonda McCormick,, 260-5449

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:
To register
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
: Sharron Fisherman,
Other activities: Family Health and Safety Day on the Park Strip with plenty of activities; Anchorage Mile starts at 11 a.m.

September 2017

Tuesday Night Race Series (Anchorage)

When: Tuesdays from September 12-November 7
Where: Various locations in Anchorage
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Distance: Munchkin League (kids and kids at heart), 1-3 kilometers; Farm League (recreational runners), 3-10K; Lightning League (competitive runners), 4-12K
How much: Online registration: Kids $2, adults $7; On-site registration: $2 kids, $12 adults

More information and to register:
Contact: Margaret Timmerman,

Sept. 12 — Kincaid Stadium
Sept. 19 — Russian Jack Springs Park North, Polar Bear Park
Sept. 26 — Tozier Track
Oct. 3 — Kincaid Park (Crazy Hair Night)
Oct. 10 — East High School
Oct. 17 — Service High School
Oct. 24 — Service High School
Oct. 31 — Kincaid Park (Costume Run)
Nov. 7 — Kincaid Park Awards Ceremony


Equinox Kids Marathon (Fairbanks)

When: Saturday, September 16
Where: UAF Patty Center
Time: 9 a.m.
Distance: 1.2 miles (untimed); this completes a six-week program of running a total of 26.2 miles

For whom: Kindergarten through 6th graders
More information and to register
Contact: Tracey Martinson,

ASD North Anchorage Jamboree (Anchorage)

When: Wednesday, September 20
Where: Bartlett High School soccer field and trails
5 p.m. — Walkthrough
5:25 p.m. — National Anthem and Welcome
5:30 p.m. — Kindergarten girls and boys
5:45 p.m. — 1st & 2nd grade girls
6 p.m. — 1st & 2nd grade boys
6:15 p.m. — 3rd & 4th grade girls
6:35 p.m. — 3rd & 4th grade boys
6:55 p.m. — 5th & 6th grade girls
7:15 p.m. — 5th & 6th grade boys
Distances: 0.5 miles for grades K-2nd and 1 miles for grades 3rd-6th
Late Registration: Table open from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Benjamin Elbow via email at or the school P.E. teacher

ASD South Anchorage Jamboree (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, September 23
Where: Service High School soccer field and trails
9:30 a.m. — Walkthrough
9:50 a.m. — National Anthem and Welcome
10 a.m. — K-1st Grade Boys
10:15 a.m. — K-1st Grade Girls
10:30 a.m. — 2nd-4th Grade Boys
10:45 a.m. — 2nd-4th Grade Girls
11 a.m. — 5th & 6th Grade Girls
11:15 a.m. — 5th & 6th Grade Boys
Distances: 0.5 miles for K-1st grade and 1 mile for grades 2-6
Late Registration: Table open from 9-10:30 a.m.
Contact: Michel Woods via email at or the school P.E. teacher

Oktoberfest — Run to End Homelessness (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, September 23
Where: 49th State Brewing Co., 717 W. 3rd St.
Time: 9 a.m.
Distances: Kids 1/4-mile Fun Run; 5K and 10K races
How much: Kids Fun Run, free; 5K and 10K, $35
More information
To register:
Contact: Gregory Dixon,
What for: Fundraiser for the Brother Francis Shelter and Bean’s Cafe

Fast and Female Champ Chat — Anchorage

When: Sunday, September 24
Where: Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Dr., Anchorage
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Events: Activity circuit, open gym, dance, inspirational chat, autographs from Olympians Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen and others
How much: $25 (includes t-shirt and autograph poster)
For whom: Girls ages 8-14
More information, event flyer and to register:
Contact: Rosie Frankowski,, (612)250-3453
Organized by: Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club elite team

ASD Beach Lake Jamboree (Chugiak)

When: Thursday, September 28
Where: Chugiak High School soccer field and trails
5 p.m. — Walkthrough
5:20 p.m. — National Anthem and Welcome
5:30 p.m. — Kindergarten girls
5:45 p.m. — Kindergarten boys
6 p.m. — 1st & 2nd grade girls
6:15 p.m. — 1st & 2nd grade boys
6:30 p.m. — 3rd & 4th grade girls
6:45 p.m. — 3rd & 4th grade boys
7 p.m. — 5th & 6th grade girls
7:15 p.m. — 5th & 6th grade boys
Distances: 1.2K for kindergarten; 1.5K for 1st and 2nd graders; 1.8K for 3rd and 4th graders; 2.1K for 5th and 6th graders
Late Registration: Table open from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Caela Nielsen via email at or the school P.E. teacher


October 2017

Tuesday Night Race Series (Anchorage)

When: Tuesdays from September 12-November 7
Where: Various locations in Anchorage
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Distance: Munchkin League (kids and kids at heart), 1-3 kilometers; Farm League (recreational runners), 3-10K; Lightning League (competitive runners), 4-12K
How much: Online registration: Kids $2, adults $7; On-site registration: $2 kids, $12 adults
More information and to register:
Contact: Margaret Timmerman,

Sept. 12 — Kincaid Stadium
Sept. 19 — Russian Jack Springs Park North, Polar Bear Park
Sept. 26 — Tozier Track
Oct. 3 — Kincaid Park (Crazy Hair Night)
Oct. 10 — East High School
Oct. 17 — Service High School
Oct. 24 — Service High School
Oct. 31 — Kincaid Park (Costume Run)
Nov. 7 — Kincaid Park Awards Ceremony

Hit The Trails —  (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, October 7
Where: Trailside Elementary School, 5151 Abbott Rd., Anchorage
Time: 10 a.m.
Entry: Until Oct. 6 online — Kids age 12 & under: $12; Adults age 13 & older: $25. Race day — Kids $22, adults $35.
Distance: 2K and 5K on trails
Registration and details
More information: Carleen Ulbrich, 742-5500 or

Huffman Family Fun Run —  (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, October 7
Where: Huffman Elementary School, 12000 Lorraine St., Anchorage
Time: 10 a.m.
Entry: $5 per individual or $20 per family

Distance: 2K (non-competitive but timed)
Registration: In advance at Huffman school or on-site at 9 a.m. on race day

More information: Contact or

Dream Big 5K —  (Palmer)

When: Sunday, October 8
Where: Downtown Palmer Pavilion
Time: 1 p.m.
How much: Before Sept. 8: Adults $20, Children $10, Littles Free, Bigs, $10 (add $5 after Sept. 8)
More information: Contact Amy Lalor at 907-376-4617 or
To register
What for: Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

Kids Zombie 2.5K —  (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, October 14
Where: Kincaid Park Chalet
Time: 12 p.m.
Course: Cross country trails in Kincaid Park
How much: Kids 2.5K, free
Other event: Zombie Half Marathon, Goose Lake to Kincaid, 9 a.m. walkers, 10 a.m. runners, entry $45-60
More information
To register
Contact: Gregory Dixon,


Anchorage United Nations Day 5K/2K

When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.
Where: Westchester Lagoon Boat Launch
How much: Adult, $22; Student, $14
Course: Flat and fast out-and-back on the Coastal Trail
More information
Contact: Heather Probasco,
What for: Fundraiser for the Russian language immersion program at Turnagain Elementary, Romig Middle and West High schools



November 2017


Maddy’s Run (Eagle River)

When: Saturday, Nov. 4
Where: Eagle River High School, 8701 Yosemite Dr.
What time: 2.5K untimed Fun Run, $15; 0.7K untimed young kids Fun Run, $10; 5K timed event, $25 
How much: 2.5K untimed Fun Run and 0.7K untimed young kids Fun Run, 11 a.m.; 5K timed event, 12 p.m. 
Course: Starts and ends on track but mostly held on trails
More information
Contact: Dana Johnson, 742-3550 or
What for: Fundraiser to help with medical expenses for families affected by pediatric cancer

December 2017

Santa 5K Fun Run —  (Chugiak)

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 22700 Camp Gorsuch Rd., Chugiak
How much: Adults, $20; Children 12 & under, $10
Registration and details:
Contact: Email Cortney Moore at
What for: Proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for Alaskan teenagers via Pump up the Kids

Solstice Tree Tour —  (Anchorage)

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Kincaid Park, Mize Loop
What: Tour beautifully decorated trees on foot or on skis (demos available), enjoy s’mores and other treats at burn barrel warming stations and be part of Anchorage’s newest winter tradition!
How much: Free!
Contact: Sara Miller,
What for: To support the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage