Friday, April 2, 2010

lists are my favorite...

After spending 40 minutes on a conference call with 5 girls last night as we registered for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, I realized that I desperately needed to figure the other races available this summer that I wanted to participate in. So here's the list; we'll have to see how many I actually end up participating in! Last year I did the Skinny Raven Twilight 12K, the Alaska Run for Women (8K), the Mayor's Midnight Sun 5 Miler, the Homer News Spit Run (10K), and most of the Tuesday Night Race Series.

April 24 Saturday

Heart Run - Anchorage

Meet 9 am - UAA Arts Building

3 & 5K - city streets, Race time 9:30 am

Entry fee: $20

Bib pick up at 7:30am-9:00am

May 1


Alaska Zoo Kids Fun Run - Anchorage

Meet 9 am - Alaska Zoo

Approx 1K - gravel trails, hill, animals

Race time 10 am, Entry fee: $10

Contact: Pat Lampi 346-2133

Shannon Jensen 346-2133

Sponsored by: Alaska McDonalds

Free zoo admission 9 - 11 am race day, register

on-line, limited for kids between 3-10 yrs only

Part of the Healthy Futures Series

May 2


10th Annual Bike for Women

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Chugiak High School

Adults: $20

May 8


Salmon Run -Anchorage

Meet 9:30 am - Inlet View Elementary School

2, 5 & 10K - down N street, out & back on Coastal trail, ends at inlet view school

Race time 10 am, Entry fee: $15/$30 with shirt

$12/$27 w/t-shirt under 16, $50 family 4+

(immediate only), $20 late/$60 family

Contact: Salmon Run Hotline 274-6960

Sponsored by: Inlet View PTA

For info or download form,

Family fun run/walk for all ages

Part of the Healthy Futures Series

May 16


Gold Nugget Triathlon - Anchorage

Race time 9 am - Bartlett High School

Approx distances 500M swim, 20K bike, 5K run

Entry fee: TBD

Contact: Betsy Haines

Sponsored by: Check website for major sponsors

The GNT Board of Directors is working hard to

re-establish the course at Bartlett for the 27th

annual race. Check the website for updates

Part of the Healthy Futures Series

May 22


Eklutna Lake Challenge - Eklutna

Meet 9 am - Eklutna Lake Visitors Cabin

3 mile run, 15 mile bike on Eklutna Lake trails

Race time 10 am, Entry fee: $30/$35 after 5/15

Contact: Barbara or Danny 746-4644

Sponsored by: Lifetime Adventures

May 25


Turnagain Arm Trail Run - Anchorage

Meet 5:30 pm - McHugh Creek (4 miles) race finishes at Potter Trail head, Race time 6:30 pm

Entry fee: $20 by 5/24, $25 race day

Contact: Trond Flagstad 786-1285/229-3518

Sponsored by: UAA Ski Team & Skiwolves Booster Club

Register on-1ine @

Proceeds benefit UAA Ski Team Scholarships

June 4


Skinny Raven Twilight 12K - Anchorage

Meet 6 pm - Skinny Raven Sports, 800 H Street

Downtown loop, road, bike trail, Race time 7 pm

Entry fee: $20/$30 after 5/29, Registration ends 6/4, 6 pm

Contact: Jerome Ross 274-7222

Sponsored by: Skinny Raven Sports

Technical Breathable Active T’s available for $15

June 5


Run for the Waves 5K - Anchorage

Meet 1:30 pm - Delaney Park Strip (W End)

5K – Park Strip/Coastal Trail loop

Race time 2 pm, Entry fee: $25/$35 race day

Contact: Butch Allen 274-3626

Sponsored by: Alaska Ocean Festival

Prizes awarded to participants sporting Ocean

related attire or costumes! T-shirts w/entry fee

June 12


Alaska Run for Women - Anchorage

Meet 8 am - Anchorage Football Stadium

8K – area streets and Coastal Trail

Race time 9 am, Entry fee: Donation

Contact: Missy Anderson 561-3136

Sponsored by Alaska Run for Women Board

Championchip timing system used

Benefit run to fight breast cancer, 100% of entry

fee goes towards research & education. Walkers

welcome. Largest women’s run in the state

No Race Day Registration

Part of the Healthy Futures Series

June 19


Mayor's Midnight Sun 5 miler - Anchorage

Meet 8 am - West High School

5.6 - West High to Earthuake Park

Race time 9 am, Entry fee: check website

On-line registration available until 6/16

Bib pick-up at Expo, 6/17 3-8 pm, 6/18 10-6 pm

Contact: Parks & Recreation 343-4296

UAA 786-1325

Sponsored by: Anchorage Parks & Recreation,

University of Alaska Anchorage & ConocoPhillips

Register on-line & save @

Walkers welcome! T-shirts for participants


2nd in the 2010 Solar Series Challenge Series

June 26


Homer News Spit Run - Homer

Meet 8:30 am - Homer High School

10K -flat, from town end of Spit

Race 10 am, Entry fee: None if signup

before 6/22, $5 after, family event

Contact: Lori Evans 235-7767

McKibben Jackinsky 235-7767

Sponsored by: Homer News, South Peninsula

Hospital & Homer Senior Citizens, Inc

Check website @ for info

Postrace party & awards at Land’s End

July 10


Bear Paw 5K Classic - Eagle River

Meet 8:30 - 9:30 am - New China Restaurant

Race time 10:30 am, Entry fee $20

$60 family 4+ (immediate only), $25 late/$75 family

Contact: Salmon Run Hotline 274-6960

Sponsored by: Anchorage Women’s Clinic

Hosted by: ANR/ERNTC

Sign up at Skinny Raven, Eagle River Chamber of

Commerce, Jitters, or download registration form @ or

Fun for all ages, t-shirts for early registrants

August 7


Alaska 5K Classic - Anchorage

Meet 9:30 am - Elderberry park

Race time 10 am, Entry fee: $25


Sponsored by: Peak Performers Track Club

Register on-line @

Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Alaska

August 10


Fossil 5K - Anchorage

Meet 6:30 pm - Kincaid Timing Shack

Entry fee: $20

Contact: Katch Bacheller 274-2400

Benefit for the Alaska Museum of Natural History

in Mt View

August 15


Anchorage Running Club's "Big Wild Life Runs" Snow city Cafe 5K - Anchorage

Meet 8:30 am – 610 W 6th Avenue

New 2 loop flat course on downtown streets

Race time 9:30 am runners/walkers

Entry fee: Check website


Sponsored by: Snow City Café & ARC

Register on-line @

USATF certified course, ChampionChip Timing


Sept 14


Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series begins - Anchorage

Meet 6 pm - check website for location

Distances up to 10K, Race time 6:30 pm

Entry fee: $2 kids, $5 adults, $10 family

Contact: Outdoor Recreation 343-4217

Sponsored by: Anchorage Parks & Recreation

Farm, Lightning & Munchkin Leagues

$30 series pass for adults, $60 for the whole family

Register on-line @

Part of the Healthy Futures Series


  1. Wow! So cool, going to have to join you on some of these! We're planning on doing the walk/roll for hope too. I can't WAIT for the chariot to get here!

  2. I know it's going to be so much fun with that thing! I just went for a ride on my new bike while steve jogged next to me and that bike is AMAZING! it probably weighs half of what my cannondale weighs! LOVE IT! :D