Virtual Running Free 4-Miler

Thu June 25 - Sun July 5
Events
Race Website

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

Place
Anywhere you want or pre-determined courses in Anchorage and the Valley!
Description

Due to the guidelines and recommendations announced in regards to COVID-19 in Anchorage, we will be changing the 2020 Running Free 4-Miler to a Virtual Event! 

Running Free Alaska (RFA) is a non-profit running program for women who are incarcerated at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River, Alaska.

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.

This fun 4 Miler helps provide additional support and awareness to this valuable program.

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 25th @ 7pm to July 5th, 2020 @ 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 25th @ 7 pm - July 5th @ midnight to Upload your Results! You can submit your results online by following the instructions below:

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?

A shipping fee will be added to the cost of registration if you would like a shirt. We will be mailing shirts out to everyone who selects a size! 

If you donate $25 above the race registration, no shipping charge to receive shirt. 

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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