Running

A crowd of nearly 6,000 girls and women, many wearing something pink, enjoyed blazing sunshine and warm weather Saturday for the 23rd edition of the Alaska Run for Women. Beth Bragg
Kendra Booth will be late to Saturday's Alaska Run for Women -- she needs to get an injection that morning as part of her ongoing treatment for breast cancer.Beth Bragg
Thursday is the final day women and girls can sign up for the timed 1-mile race, but registration for the untimed 5-mile and 1-mile events is open until the morning of Saturday's Alaska Run for Women.Alaska Dispatch News
The inaugural Health & Fitness Expo leading up to the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon and Half Marathon will feature a kid's mile run, 35 exhibitors and vendors, and much more at UAA's Alaska Airlines Center on June 18-19.Alaska Dispatch News
Najeeby Quinn and Jim Shine set new records -- the second mountain running record for each in nine days -- Saturday at the Government Peak Hill Climb. Matt Tunseth

About 2,400 runners participated in the Skinny Raven Twilight 12K and Skinny Mini 6k races on Friday, June 5, 2015.

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Ira Edwards, an Anchorage man who was paralyzed in a 2010 work accident and then broke his femur while racing in a sit-ski at the 2014 Arctic Man, was the lone handcyclist among a crowd of about 2,400 runners in the Skinny Raven’s Twilight 12-K and Skinny Mini 6-K races in downtown Anchorage.Beth Bragg
Register for the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon and its myriad other distances -- half-marathon, 4-miler, Youth Cup and relays -- before the race Expo June 18-19 to get savings.Alaska Dispatch News
Registration is open for the annual Alaska Run for Women, which will offer in-person registration and early bib pickup Wednesday in Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
Ultramarathoner David Johnston of Willow finished fourth in a 24-hour race in Pennsylvania last weekend, and Andrew Stavich and Jessica Pahkala earned wins at the Red Shirt Lake Trail Run near Willow.Alaska Dispatch News