AUGUST 19 & 20, 2017
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Our Races

49K course

49K

Created to celebrate the 49th state, this ultra features the ultimate mix of Anchorage: stunning views along Turnagain Arm; vistas of distant downtown Anchorage; 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

Marathon

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 race is aBoston Marathon qualifier.

half marathon course

Half Marathon

Currently our most popular event, the Half begins in downtown Anchorage and quickly joins the Coastal Trail. This 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

5K

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.

milers

The Anchorage Mile

We delight in bringing the mile road race back in vogue. 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

22 August 2016

Race Records Fall at 2016 RunFest!

Under perfect running conditions five race records were broken at the Sunday races of Anchorage RunFest. Read More.

20 August 2016

US Air Force Takes the Inaugural Military Mile

The US Air Force, mustering the largest team entry in the Anchorage RunFest's inaugural Military Mile, ran away with the win. Read More.

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