October 5, 2018 | Barb Huntley
The outdoorsy people of Alaska do a great job of putting on outdoor fitness events all year round and fall is a wonderful time of the year to get outside and be active. Fitness isn’t as hard when you have organizations putting on fun, active events. We suggest you try one of these out!

Weekly Evening Hike – Hosted by Alaska Outdoors, the members get together for weekly hikes on Monday and Thursday evenings. These social hikers hit the trails year-round, with a different route each time and with locals leading the way.
Monday hikes are easier, and follow wide, flat established trails of between 3.5 and 4.5 miles, perfect for beginners and families with kids. Thursday hikes are moderate difficulty. No advance registration required, just meet at the trailhead. Hike starts at 6:35 p.m. sharp! $1 donation for non-members. Membership $20.

Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series - A fall family tradition. These fun runs are like no other in Anchorage. Rain, snow, sleet, hail or wind, weather permitting these races are rarely cancelled. Whether you are a competitive runner or just want to get out and see a new trail or meet new friends, this is the event for you. Three separate race courses are set each week at a different location around town, including the
kids, recreation and competitive divisions. The kids and recreational courses tend to stay on well-used trails, but the competitive courses have wild curves, occasionally following streams, game trails or other surprises. Register online or on race day on site from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

¬September11 - Alaska Pacific University
¬September 18 - Chugiak High School
¬September 25 - Service High School
¬October 2 - Russian Jack Springs North
¬October 9 - Kincaid Park
¬October 16 - Bartlett High School
¬October 23 - Service High School
¬October 30 - Kincaid Park Costume Run and Awards Banquet: Come out wearing your Halloween costumes. Awards celebration and banquet - bring your favorite dessert. Pizza will be provided.

Skinny Raven Pub Runs - Lace 'em up every Tuesday at 6 pm for a free, social run in Anchorage. Each run is about 5K, starts at Skinny Raven downtown, and ends at a local pub. It's not a closed course; be sure to observe lights and stay on sidewalks and trails. Feel free to start before the “official” start time.

2018 AFX: Alaska Fitness Expo
The Alaska Fitness Expo is the largest amateur sporting event in Alaska and the premier showcase for strength sports and athletics in the state. This year’s event will take place October 13th at Dena’ina center from 10 am-6 pm, with the evening Crystal Cup beginning at 6 pm. Expo admission is sold at the door, $15.  Evening tickets for the Crystal Cup are $40 GA/$75 VIP.  VIP are the first three rows, and the only reserved seats in the house.  General Admission is first come, first serve. There will be Military, Senior and Student discounts available only at the door.


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