2018 VIP Guests
Anchorage RunFest is thrilled to welcome Jeff Galloway back for his ninth year in 2018. Jeff will participate in the Friday and Saturday early morning runs and hold the Galloway Running School on Saturday afternoon. In the past he has completed the United Physical Therapy 49K Ultra with his wife Barbara. Running plans for 2018 will be determined later.
Many runners are familiar with Jeff via his doable running plans which have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone. His methods have reduced aches, pains and injuries to almost zero. Jeff is in front of an audience motivating and teaching over 200 times a year–helping those of all abilities to enjoy exercise until they are 100! Below are a few more facts garnered from Jeff's website:
- US Olympian, 1972, 10,000 meters
- Trained with Steve Prefontaine, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot
- Runner’s World monthly columnist
- Official Training Consultant for runDisney series of races
- Founder of the Run Walk Run method
- Jeff has run for over 50 years, over thirty of those without injury.
Copies of Jeff's book, Galloway's Book on Running, will be available at our Expo for purchase. If you would like to order any of Jeff's books online you may do so here.
The 2018 Anchorage RunFest welcomes the fifth return of running sensation Bart Yasso. Bart will participate in the Friday and Saturday early morning runs and give color commentary for the Kids' 2K run, The Anchorage Mile, and our Sunday races. Below is an excerpt taken from Bart's website:
Yasso joined Runner's World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner's World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner's World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year. Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions. Yasso will retire from his position as CRO (Chief Running Officer) at Runner's World at the end of 2017.
Yasso also invented the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.
Copies of Bart's book, My Life on The Run, will be available at our Expo for purchase.