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Alaska Runners Calendar

The Alaska Runners Calendar is a collective effort between Parks & Recreation and  various cities throughout Alaska to put together a publication informing sports enthusiasts from all walks of life and all ages and abilities (or those just wanting to get out for some exercise), the multitude of running/walking events that are held throughout the year.

If you are a new race organizer and you wish to be notified of the November Runners Calendar meeting, or there is updated information on an existing race, or you have questions, concerns or suggestions about the calendar in general, or are interested in advertising in the calendar, please contact staff at runnerscalendar@muni.org.  

If you are interested in obtaining a hard copy of the Alaska Runners Calendar, send a check (made payable to MOA) for $5, to:

  • Anchorage Parks & Recreation
    Attn: Alaska Runners Calendar
    P.O. Box 196650
    Anchorage, AK 99519-6650

Upon receipt of your check, and once calendars have been published, a calendar will be promptly mailed out.

You can also find a paper copy at our advertisers shops around Alaska.

The 2015 Alaska Runners Calendar is out. Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 calendar happen.

Race Updates

2015

Crow Pass Crossing - Girdwood

The date has been changed from July 18 to the new date of July 25th.

Organizing the Calendar

Parks & Recreation hosts the annual Alaska Runners Calendar meeting the second Wednesday in November, 6-8pm, every year at Selkregg Chalet, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane, located in Russian Jack Springs Park.  It gives old and new race organizers a chance to meet each other, resolve potential race date conflicts, find out upcoming construction or information that may affect race routes, and most importantly, vote on the cover of the next years Runners Calendar. It is open to anyone interested in attending. You don't have to be a race organizer to come. 

Event listings are due the first Monday in December and ads are due December 1, along with payment.  Earlier is better as the goal is to get the runners calendar out as soon as possible and that can only happen if deadlines are met.

Not a runner, then consider volunteering since the majority of races are run by volunteers. One can never have too many volunteers and I'm sure all race organizers would appreciate the additional help.

Check periodically throughout the year for race changes.

Want to know how to get your own calendars to distribute? Become an advertiser (advertising must relate somehow to the content of the calendar),  Other then Parks & Recreation facilities, advertisers are the only places you can find the runners calendars.  Look for runners' calendars in any of the locations listed below, or send in your request , with payment, and have it mailed to you (Attn: Runners Calendar, PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519)

Race Listings and Advertising

Race event forms are available for download or fill it out on-line and mail it in with your payment. The cost of publishing an event in the calendar is $7.50/listing or $50/multiple (max 12). If you wish to place an ad, the prices for the 2015 Runners Calendar are as follows:

  • Half page ad (3-1/2"h x 3-1/2"w) --- $200 (Advertiser receives up to 100 calendars)
  • Full page ad (7-1/2"h x 3-1/2"w) --- $350 (Advertiser receives up to 200 calendars)
  • Full page ad (Center Fold) 7-1/2"h x 3-1/2"w --- $400 (Advertiser receives up to 200 calendars)
  • Full page ad (Inside Front/Back Cover) 7-1/2"h x 3-1/2"w --- $500 (Advertiser receives up to 200 calendars)
  • Business card size ad (2”h x 3-12”w) – $120 (Advertiser receives 30 calendars)

Race event forms are due the first Monday in December to be included into the 2015 Runners Calendar. Camera ready ads in JPEG , GIF, Publisher, Word, Indesign or PDF format, are due December 1. Please submit payment, made payable to MOA, with your form(s)/ad(s) and send to (Attn: Runners Calendar, PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519) or you can drop your information off and make payment at City Hall, 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630.

Places to get a hard copy

Our advertisers help support this great calendar and we distribute all of the paper copies to them. Stop by their shop or give them a call to see if they have one for you!

  • AA Spine & Pain Clinic
  • Active Soles
  • Advocates for dog and puppy wellness
  • Alaska Men’s Run
  • Alaska Mountain Running
  • Alaska Run for Women
  • All Terrain T-Shirts
  • Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
  • Anchorage Running Club
  • Arctic Orienteering
  • Bionic Chiropractic
  • Frostbite Footrace
  • Heart Reach Center
  • Heidi's Homes
  • Rent-a-can
  • Running Club North
  • Select Physical Therapy
  • Seward Sealife Center
  • Skinny Raven Sports
  • Special Olympics
  • Stellar Design
  • The Leeshore Center
  • Tri the Kenai
  • UAF Experimental Farms
  • Valdez Parks and Recreation
  • Valley Women's Running Team
  • Fairview Recreation Center
  • Spenard Recreation Center
  • Kincaid Outdoor Center
  • Lidia Selkregg Chalet

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    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355