June 82024

Days to Race345

Survivor Recognition

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

Participants can indicate they are a breast cancer survivor during registration. This will ensure you receive the following:

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 race day at UAA. Of course you may also do that at any of the bib pick up events before race day. (Hats will be mailed to those participating virtually.)
  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 on Race Day.
  3. Murray Orthodontics is giving an Invisalign treatment to a breast cancer survivor.  At bib pick-up, fill out an entry form and tell them why you’d like to be selected for the treatment.  Murray’s staff will choose a winner to be announced by Dr. Murray at the awards’ ceremony on race day. WINNER: Marsha Crockett
  4. Group photo of all survivors! Please meet at 7:55 a.m. on race day under the big pink start line arch for a group photo. Wear your new pink hat!
  5. 5. A special tent will be set up on race day at the UAA Cuddy Quad to give survivors and their support team a place to gather and rest. Be sure you stop by to pick up your survivor gift bag.
  6. You will be entered in a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind handmade quilt donated by MH3 Designs. One quilt will be given to an in-person participant and another quilt will be mailed to a virtual participant! In-Person Winner: Jenna Larsen; Virtual Winner: Lori King
  7. When you complete the run/walk, you will earn a special finisher certificate to print out or post on your Facebook page.                                                                                    

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 run@akrfw.org with your name, telephone number, email and a brief description of your journey.