The Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital Kids' 2K
Saturday, August 19, 2023
- Healthy Heroes Warmup – 9:30 AM
- Kids’ 2K – 10:00 AM
Thanks to the sponsorship of The Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital and the generous support of Healthy Futures Alaska, The Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital Kids’ 2K is free to all children who participate!
One of the goals of Anchorage RunFest and Healthy Futures Alaska is to create an opportunity for kids to be active through play and exercise, and to teach them healthy life skills that will stick with them into adulthood. 2021 is the ninth year the Kids’ 2K is held on its own day.
Check out this cool video of the Kids’ 2K made by Matt Waliszek! It features our local Healthy Heroes, including Kikkan Randall, and hundreds of kiddos.
Although the event is free, all participants must register and receive their bibs before the start of the race. Parents must register their children online prior to race day-there will be no in person registration. Donations are welcome to help defray the costs of putting on this event. Parents are welcome to run with their kids but need not register. Children must be 12 years of age or younger to participate.
The Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital Kids’ 2K (about 1.2 miles) is a no-pressure fun run held on and immediately adjacent to the Delaney Parkstrip’s uninterrupted grassy block between E and I Streets (one block south of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center). The start area is on 9th Avenue at its intersection with G Street. The finish is on the Park Strip grass (near F Street). The pre-race warm-up led by Anchorage’s Healthy Heroes (local elite athletes) starts at 9:30 AM and the fun run begins at 10:00 AM. Our Healthy Heroes guide the runners around the course.
2023 Healthy Heroes:
- Amber Stull: champion mountain biker and cyclist
- Anna Dalton: 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials marathoner
- Marko Cheseto: world record marathon for a double amputee (2 hours, 42 minutes at the 2019 Boston Marathon)
- Michael Earnhart: US Nordic Ski Team Member
- Running hat
- Finisher’s Healthy Futures pin (received at the finish line on Saturday)
- Food and fun at the finish line