Hightail Half and Quarter Marathon



Welcome to the Hightail Half Marathon, Alaska’s ladies only half marathon, formerly known as the Her Tern Half Marathon. It has been such a special race for the past five years and we cannot wait to see you again this summer. Join us for a boutique experience unlike any you will find in Alaska. From our personalized training groups, to the Expotique, and mimosas at the post event party, it will be an event to remember. We can’t wait to be apart of your journey!

JULY 21, 2019

EARLY WAVE @ 8:00 a.m.
MAIN WAVE @ 9:00 a.m.

EVERYONE @ 9:20 a.m.

2018 Results »


By February 28 – $95
By April 11 – $110
By June 6 – $120
By July 13 – $130
At Expotique – $140


By February 28 – $75
By April 11 – $95
By June 6 – $105
By July 13 – $115
At Expotique – $125

Bib Pickup

Join us for the bib pickup and shopping expotique on Saturday July 14th. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and put your Skinny Raven gift cards to good use!

Expotique – July 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

Race Day July 21

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
@ The Start Area

Bib Pickup

Expotique – July 20
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

Race Day July 21
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
@ the start area


The Hightail Half will start and finish at the Rose Garden on the West End of the Delaney Park Strip along 10th Avenue between N and O Streets.


Join us in mid June for a Hightail soiree at Skinny Raven Downtown. Meet the other ladies, get an early look at the cute Hightail merchandise, and celebrate your journey so far.


Each finisher receives a special limited edition finisher bracelet. Merchandise prizes will be given to the top three in the following age groups in each race: 0-10; 11-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80+.


The Hightail Half Expotique is at Skinny Raven Downtown on Saturday, July 14th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This one-of-a-kind expotique will include a shopping party, photo backdrop and music provided by DJ Spencer Lee. Your event packet will include a $25 Skinny Raven gift certificate, a Brooks gift certificate, a $10 Nathan Hydration gift certificate, your event t-shirt, and your bib . Race packets can also be picked up on race day from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Rose Garden on Delaney Park Strip.

Training Group – Starts April 25

Do you want to join fellow ladies training for the Hightail Half Marathon? Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. No matter what your goals are, you will be guided to success by Skinny Raven’s expert coaches. Beginning on April 25th, you can choose between either of two training sessions held each week – one in the morning and one in the evening. Select which one fits your schedule best from either 6-7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays or 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. In addition, a single group long run will be Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturdays

The cost for those signed up for Hightail Half is $125. Your training package includes a training program, a training group shirt by Brooks, and a custom insulated bottle from Nathan Hydration.  The group is limited to 150 participants and has sold out the last two years. So register early if you would like to join the fun! Choose to add the training when you register for the discounted race. If did choose to join the training group when you registered for the event, please email our coaches to receive the discount.

You can train with the group even if you aren’t planning on running the race. To sign up, click the “Sign Up Now” button and chose the “Training Group Only” option.

Looking for more expert coaching? If you want even more guidance through your training journey, you can add the additional Monday sessions for $80.

If you have questions, click here to email our head coach.

Post-Race Pamper Party

You just ran 13.1 miles! Let’s celebrate in the mimosa garden with massage, music and drinks. Get photos, cheer others to the finish and celebrate with your friends and family!

Bag Check

Drop your bag at our staffed bag check near the Rose Garden, where it will be waiting when you finish your race.


Parking will available throughout downtown in the streets and parking garages. There will be no parking along the race route on N St. or 9th and 10th Streets between L Street and P Street. Please respect the neighborhoods and, if possible, park along the park strip east of L St. and in the downtown area.

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.

*No day-of race registration. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration can be transferred prior to 7/16*


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