24th Annual Run for the Refuge

Fri July 24 - Sun July 26

Run for the Refuge Goes Virtual!

Celebrate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at the 24th Annual Run for the Refuge.  This year we are taking the event virtual--participate by running, walking, hiking, biking, or paddling a 5K or 10K route of your own design, or stay tuned for sponsored local routes in Fairbanks.  Join our Facebook Event Page to discuss your routes and get inspired.  Use #RunForTheRefuge and tag @TheNorthernCenter so we can see your adventures! 

All registrants, regardless of location, will receive Run for the Refuge t-shirts with our 2020 artwork.  We will give details for mailing or pick up of race materials as we decide how best to do so. 

We will do our best to get your tees to your before the Race weekend, but some may arrive afterwards, mail being a bit slow right now.

$25 for Adults, $15 for 12 & under.  Includes choice of t-shirt or long sleeved t-shirt for an extra $7 (this adds $0.50 to the race fee as it is calculated by RunSignup as a percentage.)  All registrants 12 & under will receive t-shirts.

Run Packets will be mailed for all outside of Fairbanks registrants. For those in Fairbanks, we will arrange a socially distant pick up day, or we can mail your packet. 


Fairbanks organizations are putting together suggested routes for the Refuge--want to be a route sponsor? Create a route and contact events@northern.org

Fairbanks Paddlers' 5K & 10K Paddle Through Town 

Paddle for the Refuge through the heart of Fairbanks!  Our Run for the Refuge weekend coincides with their Wooden Boat Rondy--have a wooden boat? You can double up and do both!


Support the conservation of Alaska’s largest refuge by participating in this fun, family-friendly event!

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Events Coordinator, Caitlin Lenahan, at events@northern.org


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