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June 092018

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Race Day Details: June 9, 2018

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Distances

  • 5-mile timed & untimed
  • 1-mile untimed
  • Start:  16th Avenue/Sullivan Arena


  • Finish:  Anchorage Football Stadium track

Event Schedule

  • 6:45-8:15 a.m. Bib Pick-Up; Registration for untimed events only; Merchandise sales
  • 7:30 a.m. Yoga Warm-up with Anne Marie Moylan                  
  • 7:55 a.m. Survivor group photo under finish arch
  • 8:00 a.m. Staging all events
  • 8:20 a.m. National Anthem by Summer Kuhns (West High graduate & member of school chorus; performed with Alaska Chamber Singers)
  • 8:30 a.m. 1-mile run/walk start 
  • 8:45 a.m. 5-mile run/walk timed start
  • 9:05 a.m. 5-mile run/walk untimed start
  • 9:20 a.m. 5-mile UNTIMED PARTY WAVE & STROLLERS!
  • 10:15 a.m. Zumba workout with Suzy Spackman
  • 10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony begins!
  • 11:30 ish Door Prize Drawing and Annual RFW Raffle Drawing

Race Day Festivities

Join the festivities with family and friends before and after the race! Yoga warm-up, free Kaladi coffee, Great Harvest bread, snow cones, water and other beverages, music, Zumba workout, and the awards ceremony honoring elite runners and breast cancer survivor competitors.

Special activities for the family - a fitness obstacle course courtesy of The Alaska Club, bouncy houses courtesy of PET/CT Center of Alaska, face painting courtesy of Imaging Associates, and more. A special door prize will be given to one lucky Run participant! Enter the drawing to win a free trip for two to Maui courtesy of Alaska Airlines and Ho'oilo House! Your bib has a tear away section with your bib number on it. Write in your name and drop it in the entry box near the sound stage. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Drawing following the Awards Ceremony. WINNER of 2017 trip to Maui: Hazel Ballinger! 

Wave Starts & Staging

All participants will be staged based on the race category for which they have registered. Staging will begin at 8:00 a.m. for all events. See start corral map.

It is each participant's responsibility to be in her start corral 30 minutes prior to event start time. Participant bib colors will match the start corral colors as shown on the map. Look for the colored flags in your start area.

  • 8:00 a.m. Staging all events  
  • 8:30 a.m. 1-mile run/walk start | Corral at 8:10 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m. 5-mile TIMED run/walk start | Corral at 8:15 a.m.
  • 9:05 a.m. 5-mile untimed run/walk start | Corral at 8:35 a.m.
  • 9:20 a.m. 5-mile untimed party wave & STROLLERS | Corral at 8:50 a.m.

Elite Corral

An elite corral is reserved for runners who completed the 2017 Alaska Run for Women in 35:35 or better (pace 7:07/mile). Runners with elite status will enter the starting area via the 1-mile corral and be escorted to the starting line after the 1-mile race is underway. Runners who did not participate in the 2017 event can email run@akrfw.org with documented race results to petition for access to the elite corral.

Entertainment on Race Day

A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteer entertainers who add fun out on the course and on the infield.

If you are interested in providing entertainment on the course, email run@akrfw.org

          PRERACE

  • Anne Marie Moylan, Yoga warm-up
  • Summer Kuhns, National Anthem

    ON THE COURSE

  • Jazz Performance Surprise
  • Folk Music & Jugglers - Jim Kerr, Carole Ann & Jim Wolfe
  • Rick Zelinsky & Mark Manners Jazz Combo
  • Anchorage Scottish Pipes & Drums
  • The SpeNerds
  • Tomodachi Daiko Drummers
  • Knock on Wood, Marimba Ensemble

    ON THE INFIELD
  • DJ GRE
  • Alaska Career College Massage Therapy Student Sports Team
  • Suzy Spackman, The Alaska Club – Zumba workout

2018 Honorary Race Starter

Sadie Bjornsen is a member of the US Ski Team and the Alaska Pacific University Ski Team. She competed in the 2014 and 2018 US Olympics, and currently races full- time on the World Cup Circuit where she earned a bronze medal last year at the World Championships. Sadie has been racing on the US Ski Team for six years, and has been gradually climbing the ladder each year towards being one of the best cross country skiers in the world. She finished this past season ranked sixth overall in the world. Born and raised in Washington state, Sadie relocated to Anchorage 8 years ago in order to chase her athletic dreams.


Growing up in an athletic family with three close siblings, Sadie says a competitive personality was nothing but expected. Being outdoors and competing in many sports all year allowed her to develop an athletic lifestyle filled with many different types of races and competitions. Starting as an alpine skier at about six years old, Sadie eventually switched to cross country skiing when she got frustrated with “getting cold riding up the chairlift.” From then on, she started dreaming about being an Olympic skier and one day becoming the best in the world.

When Sadie is not training and competing, she spends her time promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among her community and to the younger generation. She uses her role as a leader and an ambassador to inspire others to challenge themselves to be the best they can be. Being raised in a supportive family has allowed her to appreciate and share the value that family carries for every individual. She graduated a few years ago with a double major in Accounting and Nonprofit Business Management while competing and training at the same time. She has continued on that path and is currently working towards a Masters in Business at Alaska Pacific University.

The Alaska Run for Women is very pleased to welcome such an accomplished athlete as this year's honorary starter!