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Photos: 2014 Alaska Run for Women

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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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Cathy Miller gets a hug from her husband Tom after finishing the 5-mile Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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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.
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Tracey Bosshardt, left, and Fahm Arns celebrate after completing the 5-mile race at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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Alaska Run for Women participants don fanciful bras at the post-finish photo booth on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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Monica Echon, right, crosses the finish line at the Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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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.
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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.
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Beth Bragg

Halladie Wilt continued her winning ways Saturday, cruising to victory in the Alaska Run for Women, her fifth triumph in six races this summer

Wilt, who grew up in Unalaska and competed collegiately at UAA, was never threatened in the 5-mile race that started at Sullivan Arena and ended at Anchorage Football Stadium.

She finished in 28 minutes, 49.55 seconds, beating defending champion Susan Bick of Anchorage by more than 35 seconds.

Bick (29:25.36) held a comfortable lead over third-place Denali Foldager (29:51.72). Those were the only runners who cracked the 30-minute barrier.

The 22nd annual race attracted nearly 6,300 girls and women, a slight dip from the three previous races, each of which drew nearly 7,000. The event nonetheless set a record for donations raised by participants with an unofficial $175,000. That's about $9,000 more than last year's tally.

The race, a fundraiser for breast cancer charities, has raised more than $3.5 million.

Reach Beth Bragg at bbragg@adn.com or 257-4335.