Race Directors

Message from the RunFest Race Directors

November 30, 2021

The 2021 Anchorage RunFest was held as scheduled on August 21 & 22. On behalf of the Race Committee, we are proud to have produced a professional, organized event, despite the challenges raised by the impact of COVID19. It was the event our participants have come to know and enjoy. We vow to continue our hard-earned reputation by, once again, offering a fantastic Last Frontier experience for everyone – participants, volunteers, and sponsors. Anchorage’s awesome surroundings — mountains, waterways, and wildlife — fuels our desire to share and continues to inspire our efforts.

We have worked through challenges COVID-19 presented and were thrilled to return to an in-person event in 2021. Anchorage RunFest races will follow health guidelines set by state and local authorities to safeguard the health of participants.

The turnout for this year’s event was very strong and was a fun filled weekend with competitive races, good companionship, and amazing shirts and medals. Add to all this our cool weather at perfect race temperatures we look forward to a brilliant, competitive, fun, and safe RunFest again in 2022!

Co-Race Directors Melanie Clark and John McCleary
Race Director Emeritus Sharron Fisherman