2018 VIP Guests
Arrangements with our 2018 guests have not been finalized.
See below for information on our 2017 guests.
Anchorage RunFest was thrilled to welcome Jeff Galloway back for his eighth year in 2017. Jeff participated in the Friday and Saturday early morning runs, held the Galloway Running School on Saturday afternoon, spoke at our Saturday Pasta Feed., and completed the United Physical Therapy 49K Ultra with his wife Barbara.
Many runners are familiar with Jeff via his doable running plans which have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone. His methods have reduced aches, pains and injuries to almost zero. Jeff is in front of an audience motivating and teaching over 200 times a year–helping those of all abilities to enjoy exercise until they are 100! Below are a few more facts garnered from Jeff's website:
- US Olympian, 1972, 10,000 meters
- Trained with Steve Prefontaine, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot
- Runner’s World monthly columnist
- Official Training Consultant for runDisney series of races
- Founder of the Run Walk Run method
- Jeff has run for over 50 years, over thirty of those without injury.
Copies of Jeff's book, Galloway's Book on Running, were available at our Expo for purchase. If you would like to order any of Jeff's books online you may do so here.
Anchorage RunFest welcomed the return of running sensation Bart Yasso to our 2017 festivities. Bart participated in the Friday and Saturday early morning runs, gave color commentary for the Kids' 2K run and The Amchorage Mile, spoke at the Pasta Feed on Saturday, and ran the Skinny Raven Half Marathon. Below is an excerpt taken from Bart's website:
Yasso joined Runner's World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner's World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner's World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year. Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.
Yasso also invented the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.
Copies of Bart's book, My Life on The Run, were available at our Expo for purchase.