2014 Alaska Run for Women

LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants begin the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
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LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants stretch after a pre-race yoga session at the Anchorage Football Stadium on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Rosemarie Miller, center, and other cancer survivors gathered for a group photo before the start of the Alaska Run for Women at the Anchorage Football Stadium on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Mary Marsolais, 77, will celebrate 20 years cancer free this coming August. She was one of nearly 6,000 participants in the Alaska Run for Women, held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cancer survivors Tracy Sinclare, left, and Mary Marsolais are “petal-bombed” with flowers before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Employees from Bagoy’s flower shop showed up at the start line and showered runners with flower petals.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The Anchorage Fire Department hoisted a giant flag before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch From left, Maeve Bakic, Kim Bakic and Tyler Geiermann celebrate boobs before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Pace biker Pam Cassidy leads the first wave of participants in the 1-mile run at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants cross over Chester Creek in the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Annabelle Slinker and her mom Amy walk through the Chester Creek greenbelt during the 1-mile run/walk on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s Alaska Run for Women, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants walk through the Chester Creek greenbelt in the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cancer survivor Claudia Romero gets a pink carnation from volunteer Chuck Lastufka after finishing the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lastufka has been handing out flowers to survivors for the past 22 years.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Hallidie Wilt won the 5-mile timed heat in the 2014 Alaska Run for Women with a time of 28:50. The Alaska Run for Women was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Top finishers congratulate each other after the race on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Hallidie Wilt, far right, won the 2014 Alaska Run for Women with a time of 28:50.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Micheal Tuttle, seated, left, and Jeannette Levine relax after the race. The Alaska Run for Women was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, and drew nearly 6,000 participants.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cathy Miller gets a hug from her husband Tom after finishing the 5-mile Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women volunteer Chuck Lastufka keeps an eye out for cancer survivors, identified with a pink hat, at the finish line on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lastufka has been handing out flowers to survivors at the end of the race for the past 22 years.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Tracey Bosshardt, left, and Fahm Arns celebrate after completing the 5-mile race at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants don fanciful bras at the post-finish photo booth on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Monica Echon, right, crosses the finish line at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Shelley McCormick crosses the finish line with a shirt that reads “save second base” at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Issa Forrest gets her picture taken next to a portable toilet decorated with signs that say “run forrest run” after the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants begin the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants stretch after a pre-race yoga session at the Anchorage Football Stadium on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Rosemarie Miller, center, and other cancer survivors gathered for a group photo before the start of the Alaska Run for Women at the Anchorage Football Stadium on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Mary Marsolais, 77, will celebrate 20 years cancer free this coming August. She was one of nearly 6,000 participants in the Alaska Run for Women, held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cancer survivors Tracy Sinclare, left, and Mary Marsolais are “petal-bombed” with flowers before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Employees from Bagoy’s flower shop showed up at the start line and showered runners with flower petals.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The Anchorage Fire Department hoisted a giant flag before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch From left, Maeve Bakic, Kim Bakic and Tyler Geiermann celebrate boobs before the start of the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Pace biker Pam Cassidy leads the first wave of participants in the 1-mile run at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants cross over Chester Creek in the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Annabelle Slinker and her mom Amy walk through the Chester Creek greenbelt during the 1-mile run/walk on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s Alaska Run for Women, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants walk through the Chester Creek greenbelt in the 1-mile event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Nearly 6,000 participants signed up for this year’s event, which featured both timed and untimed heats.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cancer survivor Claudia Romero gets a pink carnation from volunteer Chuck Lastufka after finishing the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lastufka has been handing out flowers to survivors for the past 22 years.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Hallidie Wilt won the 5-mile timed heat in the 2014 Alaska Run for Women with a time of 28:50. The Alaska Run for Women was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Top finishers congratulate each other after the race on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Hallidie Wilt, far right, won the 2014 Alaska Run for Women with a time of 28:50.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Micheal Tuttle, seated, left, and Jeannette Levine relax after the race. The Alaska Run for Women was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, and drew nearly 6,000 participants.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Cathy Miller gets a hug from her husband Tom after finishing the 5-mile Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women volunteer Chuck Lastufka keeps an eye out for cancer survivors, identified with a pink hat, at the finish line on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lastufka has been handing out flowers to survivors at the end of the race for the past 22 years.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Tracey Bosshardt, left, and Fahm Arns celebrate after completing the 5-mile race at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Alaska Run for Women participants don fanciful bras at the post-finish photo booth on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Monica Echon, right, crosses the finish line at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Shelley McCormick crosses the finish line with a shirt that reads “save second base” at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Issa Forrest gets her picture taken next to a portable toilet decorated with signs that say “run forrest run” after the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Loren Holmes
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