AUGUST 21 & 22, 2021
2019 5K runners on the trail

RunFest 5K

Sunday, August 22, 2021 -- 9:15 AM

Course Overview

The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) out and back course begins in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Runners begin by heading west on 6th Avenue. They turn right (north) on H Street, then take Christenson Drive down till it meets 2nd Avenue. Runners then head west on 2nd Avenue and onto the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail till the turnaround point.

USA Track and Field logo The 5K course is USATF certified.

5K Course Map

Field Limit

The 5K field is limited to the first 1200 entrants.


The 5K starts and finishes on 6th Avenue between F and G Street adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in downtown Anchorage.

Time Cut-off

Participants must finish by 3:30 PM in order to receive an official time. If runners are not finished by the cut-off time they may finish the run on their own without the benefit of aid stations or finish line support.

Registration Goodies

  • Long-sleeve technical shirt (see 2019 shirt below)
  • Finisher's medal (see 2019 medal below)
  • Professional timing
  • Food and beverage at the finish line
2019 5K medal and shirt


Awards are given to the top three over-all male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each 5-year age group. The top three finishers will receive awards in their respective age groups as well. Awards will be distributed in Town Square Park.

All awards are based on chip times -- the time elapsed from when a runner crosses the timing mat at start line till when that runner crosses the timing mat at the finish line.

Sleeping Lady Challenge

Sleeping Lady Challenge Medal

The Anchorage Runfest is one of four Anchorage Running Club yearly events. Successful completion of eligible races in three of these four events can qualify a runner for the unique Sleeping Lady Challenge medal. See more information regarding the Sleeping Lady Challenge.

Race Day Support

See our Race Day Support page for a full listing of course support and finish line amenities.

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