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Anchorage RunFest

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Anchorage RunFest

The race is out-and-back and starts and finishes at the intersection of 6th Avenue and F Street adjacent to Town Square Park.

The route showcases the area’s excellent scenery. From downtown Anchorage, runners will run along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then along the Chester Creek Trail. En route runners will pass many stunning beauty spots including Westchester Lagoon, Earthquake Park, Postmark Drive and Point Woronzof.

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 Boston Marathon qualifier race has been chosen as the 2016 RRCA Western Regional Marathon Championship.

Distances

The Anchorage Mile

  • 1.60934km

Marathon Walk

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

5K

  • 5km

49K Ultra

  • 49km
Start:

6th Avenue between F and G Street adjacent to the Performing Arts Center

Anchorage,us

Highlights

The route showcases the area's excellent scenery. From downtown Anchorage, runners will run along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then along the Chester Creek Trail. En route runners will pass many stunning beauty spots including Westchester Lagoon, Earthquake Park, Postmark Drive and Point Woronzof.


Anchorage RunFest Trivia

Initially known as the Humpy’s Marathon, which began in the early 1990s, and later dubbed the Big Wild Life Runs, the Anchorage RunFest has been a staple event in the Anchorage community since 2008. Over the past few years, the race has evolved from a small running event into a major marathon affair attracting runners from all over the United States and across the globe. The number of participants is expected to continue to grow as individual runners and groups both large and small travel to Anchorage to run the fast Anchorage Mile, and scenic 5K, 13.1 mile, 26.2 mile, and 49K courses.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.