Frequently Asked Questions
What is a team?
A group of five or more individuals may register as a team. Individuals should register but indicate their team name on the registration form. Each team member picks up her own bib. For more on teams, go to the teams page.
Can males participate in the Run?
The Alaska Run for Women has a dual mission to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer, and to provide a competition venue for Alaska's women athletes. There are several ways for all family members and friends to support the event and the breast cancer cause:
- Become a Phantom Donor. Monies raised go directly toward research and breast cancer awareness programs throughout Alaska. Donate today online.
- Volunteer. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to successfully organize the event. Volunteer today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online.
- Male members of the community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can enter the survivor division as untimed participants. Register online!
- Men who are walking or running with someone officially entered in the run are asked not to register or cross the finish line. Males cannot participate as competitive entrants, but are encouraged to support the run and its mission in other ways. This policy is not intended to exclude anyone, but to ensure a meaningful experience and accurate results for women competitors who challenge themselves from the front, middle and back of the pack.
Yes! Girls (and women) of all ages are welcome and encouraged to register for the Run. Your girls will love wearing their own race bib, and we will have a more accurate number of actual participants!