Twilight 12K




WE WENT VIRTUAL, WE’RE BACK NOW! A year after the Twilight 12K went all virtual, we are so excited to be returning to the trails and spending what’s sure to be an awesome summer evening with you! Even with modifications, you’re guaranteed a great time kicking off summer on the Park Strip with Team Raven. Grab your family, friends or both and join us for a 12K and 6K summer run on June 4th!

If you aren’t ready to join us in person or if you’d like to run with us from out of town, we are still “hosting” a virtual Twilight 12K.

June 4, 2021

Start Periods begin @ 6:30pm

May 21 – June 4, 2021


Best Deal

Through April 28
Twilight 12K – $45
12K Under 15yo – $35

Skinny Mini 6K – $35
6K Under 15yo – $25

Regular Rates

Through May 26
Twilight 12K – $50
12K Under 15yo – $40

Skinny Mini 6K – $40
6K Under 15yo – $30

Last Chance!

After May 26
Twilight 12K – $55
12K Under 15yo – $45

Skinny Mini 6K – $45
6K Under 15yo – $35

Bib Pickup

Come before race day to get your shirt and your bib. It’s always crazy right before the race and we don’t want you to miss the start, so please come to a pre-race bib pickup.

For those who are absolutely unable to get your bib before race day, there will be a last chance bib pickup. It will be open at 5:00 p.m. and it will close promptly at 6:15 p.m.


Monday, May 31

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@Downtown Skinny Raven Only


Thursday, June 3

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
@ Downtown Skinny Raven

Bib Pickup

Monday, May 31
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@Downtown Skinny Raven Only.

Thursday, June 3
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
@ Downtown Skinny Raven


Fly Twilight 12K shirts are back as always. We’ll have some cool hats as an add-on purchase. We are working with the health departments on how much of a post event party we can and if we can do beer or pizza. If we can’t do beer and pizza we will get creative and make be sure to add the value of the in another fun way.

 Art & Add-ons

The 2021 art was designed by Kristin Vantrease of @AdriftPrints and inspired by Ptarmigan Peak in the front range of the Chugach Mountains. From Kristin: Ptarmigan Peak is a gorgeous mountain in the front range of the Chugach. Looking at Ptarmigan straight-on, it may seem intimidating, but the actual route up to the top is less daunting than you might think.  I wanted my carving to capture the sweeping lines, and the aspect that leads the summit.  I love how each face of Ptarmigan reveals its own features and personality. I hiked up by myself one summer and was able to steep in solace, sunshine, and blue sky with the rest of the Chugach and Dena’ina land sprawling out around me.

We have two awesome ways to have the original art: Hand created linocut Prints and killer Boco trucker hats. Hover over the photos for more info on Linocut prints and Hats.


Location & Course

Both races start at 800 H St. in front of Skinny Raven Sports.
Both races finish at the Rose Garden at the west end of the Park Strip.

**5/26 UDPATE** We are excited to announce that this year’s 12K will return to the traditional route across the A/C St. bridge and around Government Hill! We have been able to work with our insurance provider and the municipality to tighten up the start timeline while staying safe. The 6K will remain the traditional course as planned. See the map 👇  for both routes!


Start Format

**5/26 UPDATE** With the lifting of gathering limits we have made some modifications to our planned start in order to run the traditional 12K course. So excited!!

The first 6K wave start time has been moved to 6:30 p.m. 6K participants will start first followed by the 12K participants at 6:41 p.m. Your wave start time will be assigned by May 28th. You must start during your assigned wave period. Waves of 100 will start every 1 minute, with a 2 minute break every 2 waves to accommodate downtown vehicle traffic. 100 will be placed on the start line, then the next wave will be staged behind, with the next one on call. It is up to you know your start time, be aware of the wave schedule and to listen to starting announcements. Masks are required both before and after you run in order to comply with insurance provider requirement, so be prepared to mask up any time you are not running.

6K Wave Schedule:
6K Wave 1: 6:30 p.m. – Bibs 2001-2100
6K Wave 2: 6:31 p.m. – Bibs 2101-2200
6K Wave 3: 6:33 p.m. – Bibs 2201-2300
6K Wave 4: 6:34 p.m. – Bibs 2301-2400
6K Wave 5: 6:36 p.m. – Bibs 2401-2500

12K Wave Schedule:
12K Wave 1: 6:41 p.m. – Bibs 1-100
12K Wave 2: 6:42 p.m. – Bibs 101-200
12K Wave 3: 6:44 p.m. – Bibs 201-300
12K Wave 4: 6:45 p.m. – Bibs 301-400
12K Wave 5: 6:47 p.m. – Bibs 401-500
12K Wave 6: 6:48 p.m. – Bibs 501-600
12K Wave 7: 6:50 p.m. – Bibs 601-700
12K Wave 8: 6:51 p.m. – Bibs 701-800

Start Layout & Flow


We will have a live DJ at the finish line and live music on course.

**5/26 UPDATE** We will be serving wraps from the Bear Tooth which are easier to handle safely at the finish area.

And!!!!!! pending our final alcohol permit approval from the Alaska & Marijuana Control Office, we have plans in place to get you tasty Bear Tooth beverage after you finish!!!! We’ll have an expanded area for the beer garden and request that you remain as distanced as you can from other outside your social circle. You must keep your mask on when not actively running, eating, or drinking while you enjoy the summer evening.


The top 3 overall men and women 12K finishers receive awards. Awards/Prizes are TBD.
The top 3 overall men and women 6K finishers receive sponsor gift cards.
**The top 3 awards winners must run from the elite wave**

Age class winners for both races will receive a prize. You must be present to pick it up or we might just pass it on to someone!
Age classes: 1-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Bag Drop – Open @ 5:30pm Closes Promptly at 6:45pm

There will be a bag drop located in on 8th Ave near Skinny Raven. You can drop your extra clothes here and they will be moved to the finish for you. Once your bag is given to our staff, you WILL NOT be able to retrieve it until you finish.


Parking is available in the downtown parking garages and street. On street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. There is no parking allowed on the race route. There will be limited parking available on the Park Strip.

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.

*Registration fees are non-refundable. 


Virtual Events and Results

A virtual run/walk is an event that you can complete anytime or anyplace during a specified period! The best part of a virtual event is convenience – you decide what works best for you.

The timeframe to complete your run is May 21st to June 4th. Get out on the trails or your favorite neighborhood loop and don’t forget to post a selfie on our Facebook Page when you have completed your run. Tag Skinny Raven Sports and use #twilight12K

Easy steps to having an awesome virtual event:

  1. Log into your RunSignup profile and view and/or download your personalized virtual bib for a keepsake and for your day pass to The Alaska Club. Virtual bib numbers will be assigned on May 19th.
  2. Complete your distance! You can run your favorite route on the trails, in your neighborhood, at the gym, or under the late night sunset.
  3. Post your finish. You can do this from the manual results upload at this link. (Using this method, you can indicate that you finished, but choose not to input your time)
    Or you can use the RaceJoy app. This fun app allows you to:
    • Automatically track your progress and distance on any course you choose.
    • Automatically post your results to the online event results
    • Allow your family and friends to track your progress and send you cheers.
    • Hear GPS progress alerts and pre-set cheers as you complete along your route
  4. Download your finisher certificate on personal your results page.
  5. Join us for packet pickup Or select a shipping method and your bib and shirt packet will be mailed to you. You can select or change a shipping method after the fact by managing your registration prior to April.
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    We will begin mailing packets to virtual participants who request shipping the last 1-2 weeks of May.
    Here are your 3 packing picking options:
    1. Come to a packet pickup listed above to get your packet: FREE
    2. Have your bib and shirt shipped within the State of Alaska shipped: FREE
    3. Have your bib and shirt shipped shipped OUT of the state of Alaska to the lower 48 states or Hawaii, $5:00secret break
    Manage your shipping options here. Click “Manage Registration” then “Add-ons”. Tutorial here.
  6. For complete virtual FAQs answers, please click here!

Virtual Run Safety Policy

Participants must abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at:  Participants must also follow local, state and federal regulations regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19 for their region. Participant must abide by all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road.  If there is no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available participants must run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic.

Changes, Deferments, and Refunds

Because your health and comfort with our event is paramount, we are offering the option to swap between the in-person and virtual events, defer to 2022, or defer to another 2021 Skinny Raven event so long as the request is submitted prior to March 13, 2021. Click here to manage your registration. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please email our race directors at with any questions regarding these policies.

Registration and  Athlete Updates



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12K Records: Women – 40:24 – Caroline Kurgat (2019)     Men – 37:07 – Marko Cheseto (2010)
6K Records:   Women – 21:07 – Denali Strabel (2016)  Men – 18:27 – Jake Moe (2018)