Summer 2009: Last week to sign up for Big Wild Life Runs

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Sunday, August 16, five races starting at 8 a.m.
Town Square

Members of the UAA community are invited to participate in a healthy activity that also reaps benefits for UAA. The Anchorage Running Club, sponsor of the five races on Sunday, August 16, under the umbrella of The Big Wild Life Runs, contributes to the UAA Legacy Foundation for athletics. Also, UAA's Cross-Country team will be supporting this event and the Architectural and Engineering Club will be helping at the finish line. Mike Halko, an Anchorage Running Club member and race director for the Big Wild Life Runs, is a UAA employee in Facilities and Campus Services.

Participants can run or walk in any of the five events: Humpy's Marathon, the Marathon Relay, the Skinny Raven Marathon, the Snow City Cafe 5K and the Alaska Natural History Museum Kids 2K. The Anchorage Running Club is also sponsoring a parallel half-marathon for 200 soldiers from Fort Richardson currently deployed in Afghanistan.

The race start times on August 16 are:

  • 8 a.m. Humpy's Marathon Walk
  • 8:10 a.m. Alaska Museum of Natural History Run With the Dinosaurs Kids 2K
  • 9 a.m. Humpy's Marathon
  • 9:10 a.m. Skinny Raven Half Marathon
  • 9:30 a.m. Snow City Cafe 5K

Visit the ARC Web site for more information on this event and other wellness opportunities.



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