Alaska 10K Classic

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One of the oldest road running races in Alaska featuring a fast & scenic course. The famous root beer float party greets you at the finish with great music and fun prizes. The Alaska 10K Classic is also the 10K State Championship road race.

Last year the 10K Classic raised over $5,000 dollars for the Alaska Special Olympics. This race raises funds to help this essential community organization.



By 7/10 7/11 to 7/31 8/1 to 8/6
10K $30 $35 $40


$5 discount for active duty military
There is race day registration; it will close at 9:30am so be there early.

The 2016 Anchorage 10K Classic will start and finish on the Alaska Pacific University campus in front of Atwood Hall. Race day registration and bib pickup will be held at the Moseley Sports Center.

The course leaves the APU campus, merges onto the bike path along side University Dr., heads through the UAA campus and through Goose Lake park. Just before the Northern Lights pedestrian bridge, you go right and head east along Northern Lights and around the APU campus woods on the  APU and University Lake bike path. At the bike path roundabout next to the Alaska Native Medical Health Center you will head south over Tudor and do a short out and back towards the Tour of Anchorage Trail. On the return, when you see the roundabout, you will head left out along Elmore Road and return via the bike path/sidewalk to the APU campus.

Post Race Party
As tradition we will have root beer floats available for all finishers at the finish line. Overall finisher awards will be held at 11:15am. Age class winners will be announced.

Bag Drop
There will be a bag check at Mosley Sports Center. You can drop your warmups with race staff. Please clearly mark your bib number on the bag provided, and make sure to label all of your gear with your name.

Parking is available at APU and at UAA, we always recommend carpooling. Please arrive early to allow yourself enough time to find parking and get situated. Access to parking on the APU campus will close at 9:45am so we can prepare the start of the race.

One of the oldest races in Alaska, the 10K Classic has a rich racing history with participation by a number of famous runners. Don Clary holds the record time for this race, 28:35 set in 1987. In 1986, Alberto Salazar, who won the 1982 Boston Marathon and was on the 1980 Olympics team, came in second to Don in this race with a time of 29:26.

Safety Policy
For participant safety, and to comply with our insurance, no pets, bicycles, or rollerblades are allowed in the race. Participants running with baby joggers or strollers are asked to start in the back of the field and to be courteous to your fellow runners.

Alaska 10K Classic