AUGUST 21 & 22, 2021
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Skinny Raven Half Marathon

Sunday, August 22, 2021 -- 8:45 AM

Course Overview

The half marathon is the most popular race of the Anchorage RunFest.

The 13.1 mile course begins in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Runners head west on 6th Avenue, north on H Street, then straight ahead on Christensen Drive to 2nd Avenue where the course turns left to join the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The course veers east at Westchester Lagoon and continues on the Chester Creek Trail to the turnaround (the roundabout at the base of the hill beyond, or east of, the bridge to East High School) where runners will loop back toward Westchester Lagoon and downtown Anchorage.

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Half Marathon Course Map

Field Limit

The half marathon field is limited to the first 1500 entrants.


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

Time Cutoff

Half-marathoners 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 half marathon 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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