Events We Support

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

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January 2020

Huffman Winter Sports Day (Anchorage)

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 12-2 p.m. (Registration opens 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Huffman Elementary School, 12000 Lorraine St., Anchorage
How much: Minimum $5 per student, $20 per family.
Activities: Includes cross country skiing Husky Bergtski race at 12:30 p.m., plus ice skating, sledding, fat biking, dog mushing and more.
More Information: petronefamilykids@gmail.com
What for: Fundraiser for Huffman Elementary School PTA

 

February 2020

Ski 4 Kids (Anchorage)

ski4kidslogoWhen: Saturday February 29, 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 Informationhttp://www.anchoragenordicski.com/events/ski-4-kids/; Nordic Ski Association Anchorage, 276-7609; director@anchoragenordicski.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.

 

 

March 2019

 

April 2020

Superhero Showdown (Anchorage) – VIRTUAL EVENT in 2020 due to COVID-19!

Super Hero Showdown logo                                        When: April 1-30
Healthy Futures logoHow much: Virtual Run is free; Little Hero 1.3K (age 10 & Under) is $30 to get shirt and swag; Super Hero 5K is $40 to get shirt and swag
Registration and More Informationwww.skinnyraven.com/races/superhero-showdown/; Mark Iverson, 274-7222; timing@skinnyraven.com


Heart Run (Anchorage) — VIRTUAL EVENT in 2020 due to COVID-19!

When: Saturday, April 18
Registration and More Information: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/Marathon/WSA-WesternStatesAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=5102

 

 

MAY 2020

Salmon Run (Anchorage) — CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.
Where: Inlet View Elementary School, 1219 N. St.
Distance: 10K, 5K, 2K
More info: www.anchoragesalmonrun.com
What for: Fundraiser for Inlet View PTA

Bike Rodeo (Anchorage) — CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 2, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Football Stadium (E. 16th Ave.) and Chester Creek Trail
What: Learn bike safety techniques, how to inspect gear and try out an obstacle course and singletrack trail. Bring your bike and any safety gear. Prizes including a chance to win a new bike.
How much: Free! (Preregistration requested)
To register: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/municipalityanchorage/activity/search/detail/5991?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
Contact: Anchorage Parks & Recreation, 343-6397

Alaska Zoo Kids Fun Run (Anchorage) — CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 9, 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: www.alaskazoo.org/new-events/
Contact: Jill Myer, 341-6435 or development@alaskazoo.org

Trailside Kids Triathlon (Anchorage) — CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.
Where: Service High School, 5100 Abbott Rd.
For whom: Kids in Kindergarten-6th grade
Course: Swim is at Service High School pool; bike course loops around the high school; run is on a wooded trail behind the track
Contact: Carleen Ulbrich, 742-5500 or ulbrich_carleen@asdk12.org

O’Malley Fun Run (Anchorage) — CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.
Where: O’Malley Elementary School, 11100 Rockridge Dr.
Distance: 2K (11 a.m.) and 5K (11:30 a.m.)
Course: Wooded trail run and school grounds
Contact: Melissa Sundberg, melamiller@hotmail.com

 

Bear Valley 5K (Anchorage) – CANCELED due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Bear Valley Elementary School and Storck Park
How much: $9 adult, $6 student
Distance: 5K
Course: Hilly roads and trail in Bear Valley; new course for 2020!
Contact: Rick Farrell, rickfarrell907@gmail.com

 

 

 

June 2020

 

Eagle River Kids Triathlon (Chugiak) – Held in Virtual Format

 

When: Sunday, June 2
Start time: 2:30 p.m.
Ages:
6-12
Where
: Chugiak High School
How much: $25-30
Distance: 50-100 yard swim, 2-mile bike, 0.8-mile run; event is untimed
More info, and to registerhttps://www.eaglerivertri.com/kid-s-tri;
Contact: Kristin Folmar, info@eaglerivertri.com, 301-8871
Other events: Eagle River Triathlon, ages 12 & up, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Mayor’s Marathon/Healthy Futures Kids Mile (Anchorage) – Canceled due to COVID-19

 

When: Thursday June 18, 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: 2-lap paved loop in vicinity of Alaska Airlines Center
In attendance: Healthy Heroes role models who will run with kids and pass out Healthy Futures pins
To register: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/anchoragemarathon/KidsRun.cfm
More info: 
http://www.mayorsmarathon.com/Events/YouthCup/index.cfm
In conjunction with: Mayor’s Marathon Expo and bib pickup
Contact
: Ian Marks, irmarks@alaska.edu, or Matias Saari, matias@healthyfuturesak.org, 529-4178

 

 

 

 

 


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August 2020

RunFest Kids 2K (Anchorage) – Canceled due to COVID-19

When: Saturday, August 15, 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 registerhttps://runsignup.com/Race/AK/Anchorage/AnchorageRunFest
How much: Free! (Donations accepted)
Primary sponsor: The Children’s Hospital at Providence; Healthy Futures will also attend
Warm-up: At 9:30 a.m. with local Healthy Heroes
Contact
: John McCleary, john@furrondy.net
Activities: Family Health and Safety Day on the Park Strip with plenty of activities; Anchorage Mile starts at 11 a.m.

 

          

September 2020

Tuesday Night Race Series (Anchorage)- SCHEDULED IN VIRTUAL FORMAT

When: Tuesdays from early September 15 to October 13  
Where: Various locations in Anchorage and vicinity
Time: Courses open from 6 p.m. each Tuesday until 10 p.m. each Thursday
Distances: 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: Youth (17 & under) $2, Adults $7
Toregister:    https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/municipalityanchorage/activity/search/detail/6429?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
Other:  Registration begins one week before each event. Upon registering, entrants will receive a map, a special music playlist for the week and a link to submit their finish time. Prizes will also be awarded and TNR swag will be hidden on the course each week.
More information: https://www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/TuesdayNightRaces.aspx

Contact: Bethlehem Hansen, bethlehem.hansen@anchorageak.gov

Schedule:  
September 15 — Kincaid Nordic Stadium
September 22 — Hillside Park
September 29 — Abbott Loop Community Park
October 6 — Russian Jack Chalet
October 13 — Kincaid Jodhpur Trailhead

Anchorage School District Jamborees — South Anchorage, North Anchorage, Beach Lake – Canceled due to COVID-19

Schedule:
5 p.m. – Walkthrough
5:25 p.m. – National Anthem & Welcome
5:30 p.m. – Kindergarten girls and boys
5:45 p.m. – 1st and 2nd grade girls
6 p.m. – 1st and 2nd grade boys
6:15 p.m. – 3rd and 4th grade girls
6:35 p.m. – 3rd and 4th grade boys
6:55 p.m. – 5th and 6th grade girls
7:15 p.m. – 5th and 6th grade boys
Distances: 0.5 miles for grades K-2nd and 1 mile for grades 3-6

Fairbanks Area Jamborees #1-4 – Canceled due to COVID-19


When:
September 
Where: Birch Hill Recreation Area, Chena Lakes Recreation Area, Salcha
Schedule: Kindergarten-2nd, 5:30 p.m.; Grades 3-6 girls, 6 p.m.; Grades 3-6 boys, 6:30 p.m.
Distances: K-2nd Grade, 2K; 3rd-6th grades, 3K
Healthy Hero role model athletes: UAF cross country and ski teams
For more information: Norm Davis, norm.davis@k12northstar.org

 

 

October 2020

Tuesday Night Race Series (Anchorage)- SCHEDULED IN VIRTUAL FORMAT

When: Tuesdays from early September 15 to October 13  
Where: Various locations in Anchorage and vicinity
Time: Courses open from 6 p.m. each Tuesday until 10 p.m. each Thursday
Distances: 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: Youth (17 & under) $2, Adults $7
Toregister:   https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/municipalityanchorage/activity/search/detail/6429?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
Other: Upon registration, entrants will receive a map, a special music playlist for the week and a link to submit their finish time. Prizes will also be awarded and TNR swag will be hidden on the course each week.

More information: https://www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/TuesdayNightRaces.aspx

Contact: Bethlehem Hansen, bethlehem.hansen@anchorageak.gov

Schedule:  
September 15 — Kincaid Nordic Stadium
September 22 — Hillside Park
September 29 — Abbott Loop Community Park
October 6 — Russian Jack Chalet
October 13 — Kincaid Jodhpur Trailhead

 

 

November 2020

 

 

 

December 2020

 

Solstice Tree Tour —  (Anchorage)

When: Mid-December, Date TBD
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 and increasingly popular winter tradition! Healthy Futures will be among the tree sponsors.
How much: Free!
Free Shuttles: With the growing popularity of the Solstice Tree Tour, free shuttle service will be provided by the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage beginning at 4 p.m. at Kincaid Elementary School (4900 Raspberry Rd.) and at 6420 Kulis Dr.
Parking: On-site parking is $5 per car until filled (spots not used by VIPS and volunteers).

Contact: Sara Miller, aksaramiller@gmail.com
What for: To support the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage

 

 

 

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