The race was established in 1996, making the 2018 race the 23nd annual running. It is a United States Track & Field (USTAF) certified 5-mile course which follows the Chester Creek greenbelt paved trail. Participants may choose to run or walk. In the 5 mile timed event awards are given to age group winners, top male and female finishers, overall cancer survivors winner, and team awards. The race also has a 2-mile walk route. Events are open to men, women, children, and families. Teams and Military are encouraged to join.
The Alaska Men’s Run is an IRS 501 c3 Corporation. This event is one of the oldest activities within the State raising funds and awareness by using the race entry fees to fund educational activities, health awareness, promote early detection of prostate and testicular cancer, and provide financial aid to men with these cancers. All proceeds stay in Alaska.
We will consider any group that provides moral support and information, does research, or any other activities related to prostate and testicular cancer. The Alaska Men’s Run is for organizations requesting up to $5000 grants. We are an all-volunteer organization.
The Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Awareness Group supports and benefits from the activities of the Alaska Men’s Run each year. We have sent volunteers from our group to the race for the last several years to help them on race day.
For 2015, the race had 424 signed up to run or walk; 158 men and 114 women ran and 152 were walkers. 13 cancer survivors participated.