June 102017

Days to Race50

Survivor Recognition

The Alaska Run for Women and each and every participant of the event honor all of the breast cancer survivors for their strength, courage and determination!

Participants can indicate they are a breast cancer survivor during registration.

On race day, survivors can be easily recognized by their pink bibs and pink hats! All survivors receive a pink carnation at the finish line.

Survivor Recognition Events

  1. Avoid the registration lines. Survivors may register and/or pick up their bibs and pink survivor hats at a special table set up on the infield on race day. Of course you may also do that at any of the bib pick up events before race day. 

  2. Wear a SURVIVOR badge of honor! Courtesy of Alaska Serigraphics, have "Survivor" printed on your AKRFW t-shirt at any Anchorage bib pick up event. Not available in Wasilla or on Race Day.

  3. New in 2016: Murray Orthodontics has donated an invisalign therapy (or traditional braces if invisalign isn't clinically feasible) to be given to a breast cancer survivor in a random drawing. Come to any of the pre-race bib pick up events and enter to win! The winner: Joyce Creed!

  4. Group photo of all survivors! Please meet at 7:55 a.m. on race day by the finish line (under the big pink arch) for a group photo. Wear your new pink hat!

  5. Chance to win a quilt! The Quilt Tree has donated a beautiful handmade quilt to be given to a breast cancer survivor through a random drawing. All participating breast cancer survivors are eligible to win. Drawing during awards ceremony. 2016 Winner: Teresa Arnold 

Share your story

In its efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer education, the Alaska Run for Women features the stories of breast cancer survivors as part of the race promotion.

If you are interested in sharing your experience as a survivor, please email with your name, telephone number, email and a brief description of your journey.