The military Mile
Presented by Furmco
Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 11:00 AM
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We are awarding top male and female finishers $50 cash.
Anchorage RunFest will host its sixth Military Mile in 2022. 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 thanks to the generous sponsorship of the VFW Post 9785. Note: Because the Military Mile and Anchorage Mile are separate events, you are not allowed to run the Anchorage Mile instead if you registered for the Military Mile.
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 four finishers from each branch of service will be added together. The branch with the lowest cumulative time of these top finishers will win this year’s Military Mile, an honor that is 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.
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
The Military Mile field is limited to the first 200 entrants.
The Military Mile will start on 10th Avenue between H Street and I Streets. The finish is at the intersection of 9th Avenue and G Street. See the schedule below for heat start times.
The winning branch will have bragging rights and the honor of displaying The Military Mile trophy for one year. It will then return to the RunFest for the following year’s champions.
All finishers will receive an event medal.