AUGUST 21 & 22, 2021
 2019 winning team the US Air Force
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The Military Mile

presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9785

Saturday, August 21, 2021 -- 11:40 AM


About

Anchorage RunFest will host its fifth Military Mile, a dedicated heat of the Anchorage Mile, in 2020. Military members register for the Military Mile choosing the branch of service in which they serve(d). Entry for military personnel (current or past) running the Military Mile is FREE.

The purpose of the Military Mile is two fold. We wish to honor those who serve, or have served, our country by giving them their own race-within-a-race and we want to help foster pride in their respective branches. The times of the top five finishers from each branch of service will be added. The branch with the lowest cumulative time will win this year's Military Mile, an honor we hope will be hotly contested year after year.

The winning branch will have the honor of displaying The Military Mile trophy for one year. It will then return to the RunFest for the following year's champions.

logos of all service branches

Course Overview

The Military Mile begins in downtown Anchorage on the south side of the Delaney Park Strip at the intersection of West 10th Avenue and G Street. Runners will complete one and a half loops of the following course:

  • Head east (towards the mountains) until reaching E Street. Turn left on E Street (north) and left again (west) on West 9th Street. Continue along the edge of the Delaney Park Strip till reaching I Street. Take another left turn (south). Turn left (east) again at West 10th Avenue. Cross the starting line. This is one loop.

The second half loop ends at the intersection of G Street and West 9th Avenue -- on the north side of the Delaney Park Strip.

USA Track and Field logoThe Military Mile is USATF certified.

The Anchorage Mile Course Map


PLEASE NOTE: The RunFest website is one of many which the Department of Defense denies access to from computers at work. If you wish to share this website with other military personnel, share the url and advise them to access the website and registration from their home computers.



Field Limit

The Military Mile field is limited to the first 200 entrants.


Start/Finish

The Military Mile will start on 10th Avenue between H Street and I Streets. The finish will be at the intersection of 9th Avenue and G Street. See the schedule below for heat start times.



Team Award

The winning branch will have the honor of displaying The Military Mile trophy for one year. It will then return to the RunFest for the following year's champions.



Medals

All finishers will receive an event medal.



Past Team Winners

See the list of past team winners, their winning times, and the record for the fastest Military Team Mile.

Military Mile trophy
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