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Anchorage RunFest

Anchorage RunFest

Anchorage, Alaska, USA | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Race Rundown

Ultra | 49KTBDTBD
MarathonSunday, August 19, 20189:00am
Marathon WalkSunday, August 19, 20188:00am
Marathon Relay | 4 pplSunday, August 19, 20189:00am
Half MarathonSunday, August 19, 20189:30am
5KSunday, August 19, 201810:00am
1-MileSaturday, August 18, 201811:00am
Kids RaceSaturday, August 18, 201810:00am

 

#RunWildAK

 

Race Perks
Boston QualifierFree Kids RaceGrilled Cheese
MassageMilitary DiscountTech Shirt

Why We Love It

Anchorage, known for its cold temperatures, glacier scenery and outdoor adventure, is a city proud of its reindeer sausage hot dogs, Alaskan king crabs, espresso shacks, and, of course, views of the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). As nature and wildlife are prominent in Alaskan culture, there are regular sightings of black bears, grizzlies, moose, wolves, beluga whales and Bald Eagles. At times, it may seem like an episode on the Discovery Channel.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

A popular 11-mile (18 km) paved biking and running path along Alaska's scenic coastline.

Prince William Sound

3,800-miles (6,115km) of protected coastline, islands, and 150+ glaciers. Activities: canoe/kayak, cruise.

Chugach State Park

A diverse and rugged terrain on the ocean shoreline with abundant lakes, glaciers, ice fields, and trails. It also include Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska, and the most accessible from Anchorage, it offers panoramic views. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, climb, hike, drive, off-road, white water raft.

Anchorage Market and Festival

A vibrant 7-acre outdoor market open on summer weekends for food, jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, and local performing artists.

Average Temperature

High - 64°F (18°C) Low - 50°F (10°C)

Transportation

Airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
6 mi (10 km) from downtown

Train

None

Accommodations

Clarion Suites Downtown0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
Hilton Anchorage0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish
Historic Anchorage Hotel0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish
Hotel Captain Cook0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish
Marriott Anchorage Dowtown0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish
Millennium Anchorage3.7 mi (6.0 km) from start/finish
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish
Westmark Anchorage0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish