AUGUST 19 & 20, 2017
2016 female marathon winner

Race History

Beginnings

The core of our running festival, the marathon, began in the 1990s as Humpy's Marathon. In 2008 it grew to include a Thursday through Sunday celebration of races and was newly dubbed Big Wild Life Runs in accordance with Anchorage's brand "Big WIld Life." In the fall of 2015, we adopted the name Anchorage RunFest to lend more attention to our home site, Anchorage, and to bring attention to the diversity of ways we celebrate running. The Anchorage RunFest attracts runners from all over the United States and across the globe. The number of participants continues to grow as individual runners and groups both large and small travel to Anchorage to run the fast and flat Anchorage Mile, and our scenic 5K, 13.1 mile, 26.2 mile, and 49K courses.



49K Champions

2014 was the first year for the 49K.

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2016 James Miller 3:28:28 Lisa Drumm 4:28:12
2015Raj Hathiramani3:46:21.9Renee Mitchell4:01:42.1
2014Scott Clemetson3:52:00Ginny Kinnebrew4:11:07

Marathon Champions

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2016 Kenneth Brewer 2:37:44 Katie Krehllik 3:00:33
2015Gary Krugger2:44:34^Michelle Baxter3:06:34^
2014Amjed Aboukhadjeh2:45:43Christina Knapp3:17:07
2013 Tom Ritchie2:38:43Katie Conlon3:05:51
2012Jake Moe2:45:11Talva Parker3:14:42
2011Matias Saari2:43.43.4Davia Flaharty3:04:49.6
2010Erik Johnson2:41:09.5Regina Joyce3:09:49.3
2009Vin Robinson2:56:14Debbie Cropper3:12:14
2008Jerome Ross2:46:51.4Debbie Cropper3:14.05.0

Marathon Relay - Overall Champions

YearTeamTime
2016 Arctic Terns 3:03:53
2015For the Duse3:05:44
2014Raw Nipples3:12:48
2013Skinny Raven3:09:44
2012Whitfield Bros for the Win!3:05:51

Half Marathon Champions

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2016 Tom Ritchie 1:14:58 Taylor Ostrander 1:26:12
2015Ryan Davis1:16:55.6Anna Dalton1:19:18.9
2014Tom Ritchie1:13:40Anna Dalton1:24:53
2013Allan Spangler1:19:10Susan Tanui1:21:45
2012Steve Chu1:10:34Gina Slaby1:19:08
2011David Kiplagat1:07:35.2Jane LeBlond1:26:04.3
2010Tom Ritchie1:15:00.9Monica Ross1:28:20.8
2009Daniel Knappmiller1:16:46Gretchen Flora1:27:24
2008Jake Moe1:13:55.3Amanda Vicent-Lang1:29:40.4

5K Champions

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2016 Christopher Smith 17:36 Denali Strabel 18:18
2015Andrew Ochoa16:18.3Kelly Staruch18:59.6
2014Ryan Davis16:42Kikkan Randall17:31
2013Gillean Szweda Mittelstadt18:00Kate Maker18:40
2012Maxwell Romey18:09Kaitlyn Mondl20:07
2011Jonathan Demmert15:20.6Ashley Mortenson19:46.0
2010David Bondi15:34.1Sheyenne Lewis20.07.9
2009Jason Potsander18:58Amanda Scott19:26
2008Luis Alonso17:24.5Holly Brooks19:33.1

The Anchorage Mile Champions

2013 was the first year for The Anchorage Mile.

YearMenTimeWomenTime
2016 Christopher Smith 4:50 Anna Dalton 5:36
2015Andrew Ochoa4:28.3Anna Dalton4:55.3
2014Jerry Perkins4:38Denali Foldager5:19
2013 Issac Lammers4:25Susan Tanui5:17

The Military Mile Champions

2016 was the first year for the Military Mile.

YearBranch of ServiceWinning Team Time / Average TimeTheir top five finishers
2016 Air Force 35:31 / 7:06 Tim Carlson, Larry Markwell, Nicholas Woolridge, Timothy Ferber, Jessica Heath


* Names and times in BOLD denote progression of race records.

^ The 2015 marathon course was .96 mile short. These times have been adjusted to reflect a time over a 26.2 mile course given the runner's average pace.

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