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Virtual Event Details: June 4-11, 2022

The Alaska Run for Women is 30 this year and we are delighted to be back with an in-person event, but we know that not everyone is ready for an in-person Run or will be in Alaska, so we will have a virtual race week again and it will culminate with our traditional race that we have missed so much.

What has not changed is our commitment to uniting women in Alaska and the Lower 48 to beat breast cancer. Because of the generosity of participants and donors, the virtual 2021 event raised more than $200,000 for breast cancer research, prevention and early detection programs. Since 1993, our event has raised more than $5.3 million.

 

Each step you take, each dollar raised, brings us closer to a cure.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and to show our support we are celebrating in a variety of fun ways for 8 days from June 4-11!

 

 

What is the Virtual Alaska Run for Women?

A 5-mile or 1-mile race that you can run or walk from any location you choose at any time during the event week of June 4-11, 2022. Your choice, your time, your race. Run in Alaska and invite family and friends from across the U.S. to register and join you!

Where can I run/walk?
Will the event be timed?
Can I do something other than running or walking?
Do I have to complete the distance all at one time?
How will people know I'm in the virtual run?
How do I Join or Create a Team
How do I Participate in the Virtual Event
How do I Register or Donate?
Where can I run/walk?

On a trail, a treadmill, a track or wherever you choose. Follow local and state mandates and guidelines in place at the time of the event and follow all AKRFW safety rules.

Will the event be timed?

The run/walk is untimed, and all levels of walkers, runners and joggers are welcome.

Can I do something other than running or walking?
Our insurance requirements call for participants to run or walk only.
Do I have to complete the distance all at one time?

This is your event. Set your own goal and go out and accomplish it. Complete the distance in one segment or break it up into multiple segments.

How will people know I'm in the virtual run?

Your registration comes with a downloadable bib and back tags that you can wear on the day you participate.

How do I Join or Create a Team

Visit the Teams page to create your team now! Once a team is created, teammates can join the team when registration opens on April 15. Each teammate registers individually and joins the team when registering.

  • Teams make up nearly half of the participants in the event!
  • In most years over 50% of the teams have a survivor walking/running with them – that is pure inspiration!
  • The power of the teams is  critically important to the event for fundraising, participation and awareness. You and your team will make a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer.
How do I Participate in the Virtual Event
  • Register or donate from April 15 – June 11, 2022. There is no set registration fee. The event relies solely on donations, and every dollar makes a difference!
  • When you register you will receive a link to download the 2022 interactive race booklet, your race bib and back tags to wear in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and watch for email updates before and during the event.
  • Share your race experience on social media by tagging your photos #akrfw2022.
  • Join the social media challenges that will be announced daily on Facebook for a chance to win prizes.
How do I Register or Donate?
  • Registration opens on April 15, 2021.
  • Register as an individual or join a team: Challenge friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to participate!
  • Lead or join a team.
  • Can’t participate? Consider making a donation to the Run or in support of a team’s fundraising effort.

Why Should I Register?

  • Make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Every dollar you donate when you register goes directly to the fight against breast cancer. The Alaska Run for Women has granted over $5.3 million in the past 29 years and supported thousands of mammograms for uninsured or underinsured women throughout Alaska.
  • Show your support for those who have been touched by breast cancer in some way: a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, or that person you have never met. 
  • To have a great time! The event week will be filled with fun challenges and ways for you to show your support for the fight against breast cancer.

Rules and Safety

  • Follow local and state mandates in place at the time of the run (i.e. social distancing, face covering requirements, etc).
  • Participate only if medically able and properly trained.
  • Follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk, multi-use trail, or running track where available and not in the road. Follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk, trail or running track is available and run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic.
  • Agree to abide by any decision of race officials relative to any aspect of her participation in this virtual event.

 

Race Booklet

Download the 2022 digital race booklet here for all the details regarding the 8-day event.

Will There Be Run Merchandise?

Official 2022 Alaska Run for Women merchandise is available for purchase at bib pick-up events, on race day, and for those participating virtually by online ordering here.The store will open soon. Every item purchased helps support the fight against breast cancer. 

Where in the World Is PeaRL?

 

Download and print out PeaRL, our Pink Running Lady mascot! Take her on your runs/walks, and post images with #akrfw2022 to let us know where the journey takes you. Play along to win prizes! Many thanks to Pink Diamond Donor Providence Imaging Center for sponsoring the game

 

Print Out Back Tag

The 2022 Alaska Run for Women’s back tags have a place for you to add a name or message in a text field. You can also print them out blank and hand write in the name or message. Be creative and decorate them as you’d like.

Print Out Your Finisher Certificate

When you’ve completed your run, download and print out your Finisher Certificate. Breast cancer survivors click here. Take a selfie of yourself with the certificate and post it with hashtag #akrfw2022. Well done!

 

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