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The Alaska Run for Women returns in-person in 2022 with a new course

The Alaska Run for Women returns to an in-person format Saturday after two years of being run virtually, and with a new course that starts and finishes on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

The run, which raises both awareness for breast cancer and money for women’s health, is in its 30th year.

Online registration is open until Friday at 6 p.m. and there are a number of in-person opportunities to register for the race. On Tuesday and Thursday, there will be registration at Midtown Mall from 4-7 p.m. There is also in-person registration available on race day from 6:45-8 a.m. on the rooftop of the East Parking Garage next to the Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building.

Bib pick-ups are also available at all three of those times and locations. Staging for all categories in the run starts at 8 a.m.

The run has no set entry fee, but a suggested $25 donation.

The run will also have a virtual option for anyone who is unable to join the live race Saturday morning. The time window for the virtual run is June 4-11.

Race organizers said that to ensure the safety of participants, they intend to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines throughout the event.

Since 1993, the event has raised more than $5 million for organizations associated with fighting breast cancer. There are also opportunities to donate and volunteer at akrfw.org.

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