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Join the festivities with family and friends before and after the race! Yoga warm-up, free Kaladi coffee, free snow-cones at Murray Orthodontics tent, photo booth at Imaging Associates tent, refreshments post-race including Great Harvest Company, Zumba workout, and the awards ceremony honoring elite runners and breast cancer survivor competitors.
Special door prizes will be given to lucky Run participants! Enter the drawing to win a free trip for two to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies or a 90-Day Gold Family Membership from The Alaska Club! 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.
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.
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.
An elite corral is reserved for runners who completed a previous 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 have not participated in the AKRFW may email firstname.lastname@example.org with documented race results to petition for access to the elite corral.
A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteer entertainers who add fun out on the course and on the rooftop.
If you are interested in providing entertainment on the course, email email@example.com
ON THE COURSE
ON THE CUDDY QUAD
We are very pleased to have Dr. Gower as a 2023 honorary starter. It is an understatement to say he played an important role in the creation and ultimate success of the Alaska Run for Women. In 1993 he worked closely with founding race director, Terri Pauls, to organize our first race. He was responsible for raising the seed money to start the event, as well as suggesting that proceeds benefit women’s health issues, specifically breast cancer.
After the inaugural event, Roland was a founding member of the newly organized volunteer board of directors, and he served as president for the first 5 years. He was instrumental in fundraising and helping to get the medical community involved as donors.
From 1975 until his retirement in 2018, Roland was a well known and highly respected breast surgeon practicing in Anchorage. Many of our participants credited him for being a guiding light through their breast cancer journeys. His own mother died of breast cancer after a 10-year battle, and he remains committed to the cause.
In his “spare” time, Roland enjoys upland bird hunting along with his Brittnany pups, spending time with his grandkids, skiing, hiking and fishing.