Native Blessing

Race Day Amenities and Support

Pre-Race Activities

  • 7:30 AM – Opening Remarks, Native Blessing, and National Anthem at the starting line

Aid Stations

All aid stations, with the exception of the 49K first turnaround, will have water and Gatorade®. Water only will be provided at that station. The event does not provide food at any of the aid stations. This is a “BYOG” event, so runners are urged to pack some Gu (or another energy gel of your choice) if they will need it. Aid stations are located approximately every 2-3 miles. For exact locations, please see the RunFest All Races Combo Map.

Medical Support

Three medical tents are available to runners: one at the start/finish, one at Westchester Lagoon, and one at the eastside at the Northern Lights Blvd Relay Exchange point of the 49K-marathon-half marathon route. Medical personnel also patrol the entire course and provided medical support as well as transportation for injured runners.

Race Tip: Runners were encouraged to write their full name, age and emergency contact person and phone number on the back of their bib. It’s always a good idea to include any drug allergies or relevant medical conditions. This is vital information for medical personnel if you should become disoriented or incapacitated.


Finish Line Food and Water

Racers’ appetites are well provided for at the finish by the following:

  • Clear Alaskan Glacial: bottled water, made in Alaska
  • Franz Bakery: grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Great Harvest Bread – Slices of Fresh Bread
  • Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House: fresh fruit
  • Kaladi Brothers: coffee
  • Chugach Chocolates

Results Plaza

Results, age group awards, and a selfie screen will be located in the bricked area just west of the PAC (near the end of the finish line chute).



Massage Central

Post-race massages offered by the following in Town Square:

  • Movement Clinic – Stretching, theragun, normatec compression boots.
  • United Physical Therapy – Stretching, Soft Tissue Work, Message Therapy


Beer Garden

Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse provided a beer garden with a complimentary beer with your bib on F Street, for runners 21 and over only. They also offered some quick bites for runners who wanted something more substantial. To partake in this well-deserved post-race treat you need a valid ID card on your person as well as your race bib. No one, no matter how old you are, is admitted to the beer garden without proper ID.


Post Race Showers

The Hotel Captain Cook has invited runners to shower at their athletic club after the race for years. The club is located on the lower level of the Hotel. Runners need to show their bib at the front desk at 939 W. 5th Avenue.

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