Alaska run to help fund breast cancer research set for June

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 tourists.

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 encouraged.

Alaska Run for Women
Phone: (907) 566-3151

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