Virtual Running Free 4-Miler

Thu June 24 - Sun July 4
Events
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://runningfreealaska.com/.

Place
Pre-determined courses can be found on our website under the “Running Free 4 Miler Race Information” tab.
Description

Due to Department of Corrections Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to run our course around the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC) this year.  We hope to return to an in-person race next year. The Running 4-Miler will be a virtual event again this year.

Running Free Alaska’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Alaskan women who are incarcerated through a structured running program and to provide running-related support after release. RFA believes that the simplicity of running helps people live their best lives. Our vision is to create a supportive environment for women who are incarcerated and stand as a bridge to an interconnected community not defined by labels and stigmas.

RFA runners, led by volunteer coaches,  participate in training sessions year-around. In May, there are 5K and 10K races and in October there are 5K, 10K, and ½ marathon races. Training is in the gym in the winter.  Once the snow melts, training moves outside to a 337 meter dirt track around the prison yard. Races are held inside the 800 meter perimeter of the prison.

RFA also offers support and programs to runners released from HMCC.  Peak a Week is a program that began in the summer of 2020. Each week, runners and coaches meet for a hike.  Beginning with popular well-traveled trails, each week adds a bit more challenge, ending the season with a final epic hike.

This fun 4 Miler helps provide additional support and awareness to these valuable programs.



What is a Virtual Run?

A virtual race is one you complete anytime and anywhere (treadmill, track, trail) by running and /or walking at a time of your choosing. The Running Free 4-Miler will take place from June 24th @ 7pm to July 4th, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

Participants can run 4 miles anywhere and submit results based on honor OR if they want to be eligible for certain awards there will be a set course in Anchorage and a set course in the Valley.

You will have from June 24th @ 7 pm - July 4th @ midnight to Upload your Results

How to Submit Results:

- Navigate to the Results Page, HERE!
- Select, SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS
- Search for your registration by First & Last Name OR Email & Birth Date
- Select, SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS beside 4 Miler
- Select Virtual Run for Activity, & Enter your time!

*If you are competing for the Run Like Sarah Award, you will submit results doing the above steps AND do the following:

- Navigate to the Results Page, HERE!
- Select, SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS
- Search for your registration by First & Last Name OR Email & Birth Date
- Select, SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS beside 4 Miler
- Select Laps Run on Designated Courses (Anchorage/Valley), & Enter Number of Laps

*If you are competing for the Run Like Gina Award, you will submit results doing the above steps for submitting results AND do the following:

- Take a picture or screenshot of your single fastest mile (on one of the pre-set courses) from a run tracking app or GPS device.
- Email to info@runningfreealaska.com with “Run Like Gina” in the subject line.
- Indicate the date and time of your run, if it doesn’t show in the picture.
- Sign your full name

 

How do I get my shirt?


T-shirt pickup will be Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Chugach Chocolates, located at 700 W 59th Ave, STE A, Anchorage. We will put our t-shirt order in after registration is complete so that we do not run short or have any wasted t-shirts. If you would rather have your t-shirt sent to you, you will be able to add a delivery option at registration for an additional $5.



Awards


The Run Like Gina Award: The woman and the man who run the fastest one mile split on one of the two pre-set courses. Gina is our speediest runner who has run a 5K pace of 6:32/mile. Can you beat her?

The Run Like Sarah Award: The woman and the man who run the most repeats of one or both of the two pre-set courses. Sarah is our big mileage runner who puts in the time on the 337 meter yard track at Hiland. Can you run as much as her?

The Don’t Run so Close to Me Award: The run that is the farthest away from Anchorage.

The R Naught Award: The runner who “infects” the most new people to sign up. 


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