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RunFest offers Jeff Galloway clinic and races ranging from 2K to 49K

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: August 19, 2016
  • Published August 19, 2016

A Saturday afternoon running clinic featuring Olympic runner and author Jeff Galloway is among the Anchorage RunFest events on tap this weekend.

Formerly the Big Wild Life Runs, the RunFest features multiple races in two days — a mile run and kids run Saturday, and a marathon, half-marathon, 49K and 5K on Sunday.

The centerpiece race is Sunday's Moose's Tooth Marathon.

Galloway, an Atlanta man who raced the 10,000 meters at the 1972 Olympics, is an author whose work appears regularly in Runner's World. He ran his 200th marathon on his 70th birthday last summer.

Here's the schedule of each day's events:

Saturday

Last-change registration and bib pickup, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dena'Ina Center (There is no day-of-race registration or bib pickup).

The Children's Hospital at Providence Kid's 2K Run, 10 a.m., Delaney Park Strip near 9th and G.

Anchorage Mile, first heat at 11 a.m., 10th and H.

Jeff Galloway Running Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Dena'Ina Center. Cost: $99.

Pasta feed, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Dena'Ina Center, with featured speaker Jeff Galloway. $10.

Sunday

United Physical Therapy 49K Ultra, 8 a.m.

Moose's Tooth Marathon walk, 8 a.m.

Moose's Tooth Marathon run, 9 a.m.

Bear Tooth Marathon relay, 9 a.m.

Skinny Raven Half Marathon. 9:30 a.m.

Spenard Roadhouse 5K, 10 a.m.

All races begin and end on 6th Avenue and F Street. Registration fees and other information available at anchoragerunfest.org

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