AUGUST 18 & 19, 2018

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Our Races

49K course


Created to celebrate the 49th state, this 2018 RRCA National Championship Event ultra features the ultimate mix of Anchorage: stunning views along Turnagain Arm; sweeping views of the front range of Chugach State Park; shaded trails through inland woods; and a start and finish in downtown. While mostly flat, we've included a few good hills, just so you'll remember you're in Alaska.

marathon course


Our Marathon, Marathon Walk, and Marathon Relay USATF certified course has a few rolling hills and great views of the Aleutian Range, the Alaska Range, and the Chugach Mountains. Throw in a possible encounter with a moose or bear and you'll depart with the full Alaska experience! This 2018 RRCA State Championship Event is also a Boston Marathon qualifier.

half marathon course

Half Marathon

Currently our most popular event, the Half, this year's RRCA State Championship Event, begins in downtown Anchorage and quickly joins the Coastal Trail. Its out and back course traces the edge of beautiful Westchester Lagoon, then heads further inland along the Chester Creek Trail, a wooded, shady route, to its easternmost turnaround.

5K course


Our shortest Sunday race begins with a quick trot through downtown Anchorage to our Coastal Trail. From there you'll run with seaside breezes while viewing Mt. Susitna, locally known as "Sleeping Lady," on your ocean side. If fate smiles upon us, Denali will make an appearance to the north. The race finishes at the same location as its start. Our 5K has been designated a 2018 RRCA State Championship Event.


The Anchorage Mile

We delight in bringing the mile road race back in vogue and celebrating its 2018 status as a 2018 RRCA State Championship Event. Our Saturday race is flat as can be, centrally located, and superb for spectator viewing. Consider taking on the Back to Back Challenge: entering the mile on Saturday and any race held on Sunday. Participants receive a discount on their entry fees.

kids racing

Kids' 2K

Anchorage "Healthy Heroes" (local elite athletes) begin our Saturday festivities with warm-up exercises for the whole family. The kids then kick off our weekend by running around a block of the downtown parkstrip. This non-timed event is followed by tons of kid-centered fun, Family Health and Safety Day, and the inspiring Anchorage Mile.

News & Updates

5 January 2018

Humpy;s Marathon Makes Runner's World Top 10 2018 Marathon List

Runner's World has listed the RunFest marathon as one of its 10 Bucket List Marathons for 2018. Read More.

15 November 2017

Alaska Airlines donates awards for 2018

The male and female winners of the United Physical Therapy 49K and Humpy's Marathon will each receive round trip airfare. Read More.

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