January 2015

There are 3 blog entries for January 2015.

The 19th Annual Alaska Ski for Women ~ Sunday, February 1, 2015 
The Alaska Ski for Women is ON! No matter the weather, we will be skiing!

Join in the fun at the colorful Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) – North America’s largest women-only cross-country ski event. This is a great event where women of all ages and abilities come out to Nordic ski approximately 2.4 miles (4K), many in colorful costumes, while raising funds for local non-profit organizations that help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children.

This is not only a FUN event, it’s also a FUNDRAISING event! Through the generous donations of ASFW participants, and the hard work of our all-volunteer committee, the race has been able to make an impact in the community by

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The Half Marathon starts at UAA, goes around Goose Lake, across Northern Lights, then down the Chester Creek trails to the Westchester Lagoon where it links up to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and

continues down to just before Earthquake Park where you turn around and return using the same course. Start time is 9:22am, sunrise.
The 5K is a pursuit run where everyone running will receive a “Flag”. 5 minutes after the race start the Wolves will be released and they will try to catch you and remove your “Flag”.

Prizes for the most flags pulled buy the Wolves and all runners that return with their flags will be put into a drawing for prizes. Costumes are not required but last year we did a Little Red Riding Hood and 3 Little Pigs Theme.

Dress up

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Anchorage Folk Festival

Photo by Brian Spady © The String Cheese Incident 2013

January 15th, 2015 – January 25th, 2015 Visit website for individual event times Wendy Williamson Auditorium, UAA and others   Email: folks@anchoragefolkfestival.org Website: http://www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/mainstage.html   OVERVIEW More than 500 individual performers will fill stages at several locations in the city, including the main stage at Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA campus, for the 25th annual Anchorage Folk Festival than spans two weeks. This Anchorage cultural staple offers shows, contests, classes, dancing, educational workshops and open…
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