Big Wild Life Runs – Kids’ 2K: Becoming an Anchorage Institution

While I’m away this week, floating around southeast Alaska on a boat, something very important is missing: I can’t run. I can kayak, I can hike, and I can use the fitness machines, but I can’t partake in our family’s favorite fitness activity. Bummer.

So in lieu of actually doing the running, I’ll write about running, the Children’s Hospital at Providence/Big Wild Life Runs Kids’ 2K, to be specific. Once a teeny part of the race-formerly-known-as-Humpy’s Marathon, both Big Wild Life Runs and the Kids 2K are fast becoming destination events, and with good reason.

Families are encouraged to participate in BWL Runs, any of them, spanning the weekend of August 17-18, 2013, and beginning in downtown Anchorage. From the Snow City 5K to the Moose’s Tooth Marathon and now the Kids’ 2K, these events are indeed big and wild, and organizers want you.

Ready? Heck yes, I'm ready! Waiting at the starting line.

Kids, bring your parents to the 2K race on Saturday, August 17, at 9 a.m. (race begins at 10 a.m.). Converge upon the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage, meet up with tons of community organizations and Alaska sport legends, then race your way around the strip in a fun, non-timed, non-competitive atmosphere. Run alone or run with friends; it’s all good here. Oh, did I mention the race is FREE?!

Hurry and sign up, today! You wouldn't want to miss cute photo ops like this, would you?

Register HERE, and register soon, because race organizer and dad of two, Wally Wilson, has high hopes for a thousand kids to be running or walking on August 17! Think about it – 1,000 kids, parents, and community leaders out in force to support the outdoors, fitness, and family fun.

Well played, Anchorage.

Posted in Downtown Anchorage, Festivals and Events.