Sky Harbor 8k 2017-07-18T20:34:59+00:00
09/23/17 | USA, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
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The Alaska Runners Club is a non-profit organization serving runners in Anchorage Alaska by organizing races, group runs and special events that connect, educate and encourage runners of all ages and abilities.

Mission: Alaska Runners Club (Akrunners) foster and support the running community in Anchorage through team races, clinics, training programs, fitness challenges, and community events. Akrunners believes that running is a way of life. By collaborating with local runners and organizations in our community, we make running accessible to as many people as possible.

Vision: We envision a vibrant ever-growing Alaska running community that brings together runners of all experience levels. We strive to build a community that unites runners in their love for the sport.

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Event Details:

  • Sky Harbor 8k,5k,2k Event will be held at Kincaid Park (9401 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502)
  • Race Registration are limited we will update race capacity soon.
  • 8k,5k timed race starts at 11:00am
  • kids 2k starts 11:05am
  • Race day Packet Pick-up open at 9:35am
  • Warm-up exercises for participants start at 10:25am
  • Award Ceremony begins at 12:25am

Course Map: Race Map will be posted soon!

Pricing (20% OFF FOR CLUB MEMBERS)

Early Price: Before July 4th
8k – $30 (Club Member $24)
5k – $25 (Club Member $20)
2k – $20 (Club Member $16)

Regular Price: Before Aug. 31st
8k – $35 (Club Member $28)
5k – $30 (Club Member $24)
2k – $25 (Club Member $20)

Last Min Price:
8k – $40 (Club Member $32)
5k – $35 (Club Member $28)
2k – $30 (Club Member $24)

Age Awards: Participants will compete in the following male and female age groups. Age group prizes are awarded to the top three finishers in each age group (8k,5k Race). Winners must be present at the finish line to receive their award. Results will be posted and prizes available at the post race award ceremony.

Under 15
15-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

Packet Pickup:

  • You must present valid photo ID when picking up your packet.
  • Someone else is permitted to pick up your packet with a copy of your photo ID.
  • Thursday, Sep 21st – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Location update soon!)
  • Race Day Packet Pickup – 7:35 am – 9:15 am
  • In your bag will be (Race Number, Timing Tag, Commemorative Shirt)

Event Parking: Parking will be available in the park (Chalet and Stadium parking lot), located just north and south of Ski Stadium.

Safety & Rules: We want everyone to enjoy a fun and safe on race day. Here are the do’s and don’ts for the day:

  • Running with little ones: Backpacks are great for walking with kids that can’t do it on their own. Due to the uneven surfaces, strollers and baby joggers are not allowed.
  • Anything beyond your own two feet: You can walk, jog, sprint or skip – but please don’t bring bicycles, in-line skates, or anything else that lets you roll or bounce your way to the finish.
  • Walking or running with friends and family: It’s great to enjoy the day with your friends and family, but keep it to three abreast or less along the course so others can get by.
  • Costumes: Go ahead and dress up however funny, funky or silly you like, but make sure your costume doesn’t extend beyond your body or connect you with anyone else.
  • Rocking out: Feel free to bring along your iPod and headphones, just keep the volume low enough that you can hear any instructions from course marshals.
  • Pets: Fido is a great training partner, but you’ll need to leave all pets at home on race day.

Online Registration: 2017 Online Registration is Open April 1st!

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Registration Notes:

  • Registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable
  • Prices listed do not include the Race processing fee.
  • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
  • Online Registration Closes: Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 at 11:59pm AKST or Sellout

All-Time Age Records

To win your age group at in any road race is a huge accomplishment. We will be recording the twenty best times in every age group for the entire history of the Sky Harbor 8k. The list for each age is linked below.

Top Twenty All-Time Results by Age Through the 2016 Race:

Age Group Champions

We go beyond traditional age groups and award the top 3 runners of each age a medal. We will be recording age group champions in every age group for the entire history of the Sky Harbor 8k race.

Results

Congratulations on breaking the tape! Link to results will be posted here.

Volunteer With Your Group

Be apart of Race Day! You can help your non-profit group and help the race at the same time! In exchange for your help on race day, we will make a donation on your behalf to your non-profit organization for each registered volunteer that works on race day. Each group has one or several specific jobs so your whole group can work together. You will receive a race volunteer shirt, snack bag and a front row seat to our awesome race!

Join our Team Today!

Start by registering your group, and then individuals can join your group. Email volunteer@akrunners.org for more information.

Individual Volunteers

If you’re not participating in the Sky Harbor event, help us Run The Race! Be a part of our fist annual club team race! We have individual volunteer positions along the course and at the finish line. You’ll receive a volunteer shirt, snack bag, and a front row seat to our awesome race!

Join our Team Today! All of these positions are on Race Day: Sep. 23rd 2017

Email volunteer@akrunners.org for more information.

Donate: Even if you can’t make it to our event, you can still be an important part of our success. Your support is vital to our goal, . There are several ways you can help, from tribute markers, pledges, raffle donations, and much more.  Proceeds from the Sky Harbor 8k benefit the Alaska Runners Club.  All participants who donate $100+ will receive an Alaska Runners Club team gift! For more info visit our donation page by clicking HERE!

Tribute Directional Mile Marker Signs:

Dedicate a sign to a loved one or in honor of someone. Tribute Directional Maker signs are available for purchase for $100 to help support Akrunners: Campbell Tract 5k. The signs (18”x24”) will be placed along the walk-route for everyone to view. After the walk is over, you are welcome to take the sign with you.
Below are examples of the signs:
 

Become a Race Sponsor Today!

Partnership is vital to Akrunners mission. Our partnership team will work with you to create dynamic, strong relationships with brand leaders who share our commitment to running, community, and giving back. We are proud to offer valuable, multi-channel engagement opportunities including social media, digital and mobile communications, and events on a local, and statewide basis. For more info click HERE!

Why become a sponsor?

  • Sponsors are identified as caring community leaders, supporting a respected nonprofit with a history of meaningful contributions to the region.
  • Sponsors are granted direct access to an on-site audience through a variety of options. Often these options include: logo visibility, packet inserts, social media plugs, and verbal recognition.
  • Sponsors are able to introducing themselves to new customers through a community-wide marketing campaign.
  • Sponsorship for races that raise money for charities are a tax deduction.

Event Sponsorship Packages

Our community event benefit the Alaska Runners Club (Akrunners), a 501(c3) endowment that provides a way to enhance the physical running lifestyle of our community.

Alaska Runners Club is a member-based organization centered around running, and our efforts and activities serve all runners and outdoor enthusiasts, from beginners to professional athletes: the young, the elderly, and the undeserved of all abilities.

Sponsorship Objective

The Mission of our running events cannot be realized without the support and partnership of the local business community. Monetary donations as well as in-kind product or service donations serve as the backbone to this crucial fundraising event. Many opportunities at various levels are available for your company to support our running events, allowing you to maximize your return on investment, while shining as a positive community role model.

Sponsorship Overview

In addition to generating brand loyalty within target audiences, your company’s sponsorship of our Major events will:

  1. Associate your business with a positive, health and education-related event in the Anchorage community.
  2. Employee engagement, motivation and participation (many sponsorship levels include free entries and discounts provided to your employees; some companies use the event as a team building exercise by volunteering at a water station or cheering section).
  3. Visibility in the Anchorage community as a supporter of a local public education fine arts programming, and a promoter of volunteerism.
  4. Get your goods and services directly into the hands of engaged consumers and drive sales.

Platinum Sponsor – $2,500 (Limited 1)

  • Title Sponsor
  • Company Logo on finish/start-line Truss (primary placement)
  • Company Name or Logo on all road signs leading up to the race
  • Company Name or Logo on finisher awards
  • Premier logo on our Repeat Backdrop (photography shoot)
  • Company Logo (primary placement) race t-shirt worn by runners
  • Listed as top sponsor on web site with logo and link
  • Company name will appear on a prominently located sign at water station
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at race (provided by sponsor)
  • Prominent recognition on all race advertisements including posters, radio and brochures
  • (10) free entries to event – additional employee entries at 20% discount (utilizing online registration code)
  • Large Logo showcased on all mile marker signs (approximately 3 total)
  • Company logo on all race bibs in primary position
  • Slider banner on www.akrunners.org on website front page
  • Announcement of Company Title sponsorship on Alaska Runners Club Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account, and 20 posts leading up to the event date
  • Primary placement of company logo on registration bags
  • Invitation to include promotional items in registration bags (items to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Invitation to set up booth/tent size of your choice at Finish Line/Post-race Celebration area on Saturday with first choice of display rights
  • Premier PA announcements during the event and awards ceremony
  • Recognition in runners’ registration packets
  • Large Company name logo on Thank-You sign at finish line
  • Entry to the BusinessCHALLENGE
 Gold Sponsor – $1,200 (Limited 10)
  • Large Logo position on back of race t-shirt worn by runners
  • Company Logo on finish/start-line Truss arch (secondary placement)
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at race (provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition on race advertisements including posters, brochures and web page
  • (8) free entries to event – additional employee entries at 20% discount (utilizing online registration code).
  • Company name will appear on a prominently located sign at water station
  • Company logo on all race bibs in secondary position
  • Mid Size Logo showcased on all mile marker signs (approximately 3 total)
  • Logo on www.akrunners.org with link to company website
  • Announcement of Company sponsorship on Alaska Runners Club Instagram, Facebook page and Twitter account, and 10 posts leading up to the event date
  • Company logo on registration bags
  • Invitation to include promotional items in registration bags (items to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Invitation to set up a 10×10 booth/tent at Finish Line/Post-race Celebration area on Saturday with secondary choice of display rights
  • PA announcements during the event and awards ceremony
  • Recognition in runners’ registration packets
  • Medium Company name logo on Thank-You sign at finish line
  • Entry to the BusinessCHALLENGE
 Silver Sponsor – $750 (Limited 12)
  • Medium Logo on back of race t-shirt worn by runners
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at race (provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition on race advertisements including posters, brochures and web page
  • (7) free entries to event – additional employee entries at 20% discount (utilizing online registration code).
  • Logo on www.akrunners.org with link to company website
  • Announcement of Company sponsorship on Alaska Runners Club Instagram, Facebook page and Twitter account, and 5 posts leading up to the event date
  • Small Company logo on registration bags
  • Invitation to include promotional items in registration bags (items to be supplied by sponsor)
  • PA announcements during the event and awards ceremony
  • Medium Company name logo on Thank-You sign at finish line
  • Entry to the BusinessCHALLENGE
 Bronze Sponsor – $250
  • Company name  on back of race t-shirt (No logo) worn by runners
  • Logo on www.akrunners.org with link to company website
  • (2) free entries to event – additional employee entries at 20% discount (utilizing online registration code).
  • Announcement of Company sponsorship on Alaska Runners Club Instagram, Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Invitation to include promotional items in registration bags (items to be supplied by sponsor)
  • logo on Thank-You sign at finish line

Our Sponsors

 

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