Looking for ways to keep your kids active when school is out? These kid- and family-friendly runs are coming up:
The Healthy Futures Kids Mile is part of the Anchorage Mayor's Marathon & Half Marathon presented by ConocoPhillips and takes place while adults are registering for their marathon bibs. The route begins in front of the Alaska Airlines Center and winds around the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.
The event includes refreshments and prizes. Scott Janssen, the “Mushin’ Mortician,” will lead the kids out behind a team of huskies. Local “Healthy Heroes” will run with the kids and hand out Healthy Futures medals.
The run is free, but kids must be registered in advance
to receive a bib and prizes.
The event organizers call the Kids' 2K (about 1.2 miles) a no-pressure, fun run on the Delaney Parkstrip between E and I Streets (one block south of the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center). The start area is on 9th Avenue at its intersection with G Street. The finish is on the Park Strip grass (near F Street). The pre-race warm-up will be led by Anchorage's Healthy Hero athletes, who will also guide the runners around the course.
The run is free and all registered participants
will receive a hat and a finisher’s medal.
Little A Triathlon
Saturday, June 25
Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area, Palmer (formerly known as Kepler-Bradley lakes)
Individuals: $100, Teams: $150
Come take part in an event focused on two goals: serving as a memorial for Avery Lindholm, a 2-year-old Alaska child who died from brain cancer, and raising funds for Alaska families with children who have cancer. Entry fees will be donated to the family of an Eagle River child who recently died from cancer.
The course includes an 800-meter swim in Matanuska Lake (a wetsuit is strongly recommended), 12 miles of off-road biking, and a 4-mile trail run. Team or individual registration
includes a T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, entry into a raffle for prizes, and more.