Anchorage Running Club
Anchorage RunFest (formerly Big Wild Life Runs) August 19-20, 2017. 49K Ultra, Marathon (Boston qualifier); fast and relatively flat), Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5K. Start and finish downtown. Run on scenic coastal trails. Kids' 2K Fun Run; Anchorage Mile on Saturday. Two day Health and Fitness Expo. Ideal running temperature - 60s. Anchorage RunFest is the signature event and main fundraiser for the Anchorage Running Club, (Club) a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Funds raised through this event are used to support kids' athletic programs that encourage exercise to help fight obesity; nonprofit organizations that feed and clothe the needy as well as other local community events that support the Club's mission to promote a healthy lifestyle through running and exercise. The Club also awards college scholarships to deserving high school runners.