ANCHORAGE -- The eighth annual Alaska Run for Women, created to
raise funds for breast cancer education and research, will take
place here June 10, beginning at 9 a.m.
Run coordinators said they encourage participation by
Last year, a number of Alaska visitors organized into groups
that combined with local teams to raise more than $15,000 of the
$163,000 brought in during the run.
Of the funds collected, 70% remains in Alaska; the balance goes
to a national breast cancer research foundation.
The state's premier running event for women features two
courses, a timed five-miler certified by the U.S. Association of
Track and Field and a noncompetitive one-miler for women who prefer
to jog, walk or stroll.
The scenic five-mile route follows the Tony Knowles Coastal
Trail to Westchester Lagoon, with views of snowcapped mountains
across Cook Inlet.
It proceeds along a stream bank through Valley of the Moon Park
before returning to downtown Anchorage.
The event is free to all participants, although donations are
Alaska Run for Women
Phone: (907) 566-3151