Anchorage Mile

Anchorage Mile

August 15,

Anchorage, AK

Stay tuned for 2015 info! The Anchorage Mile begins in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on the south side of the Delaney Park Strip at the intersection of West 10th Avenue and G Street.

The Anchorage Mile is also a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event, showcasing the best Miles across the country and throughout the year.

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Anchorage Mile

August 13, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Anchorage Running Club's Big Wild Life Runs race committee member Wallace "Wally" Wilson on launching a Mile in Alaska and welcoming runners from the Lower 48. The second Anchorage Mile is slated for Saturday, August 16.

By Bring Back...

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State Mile Guide: #49 Alaska

July 22, 2014

Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Capital: Juneau
Motto: North to the Future

Alaska is one of only a handful of states in which no native athlete has broken the 4 minute Mile barrier on its soil. Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break four, breaking the beam in 3:59.06 in Portland,...

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A Mile in my shoes

July 02, 2013

Big Wild Life Runs gets A-plus for bringing back iconic race; "More than 30 years later, I remember this as a Chariots of Fire moment"

By Melissa DeVaughn, Alaska Coast magazine

I still remember the first time I ran the Mile. I was in fifth grade, and Mrs. Foster, my teacher, challenged our...

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As American as apple pie: Anchorage brings back the Mile

July 02, 2013

Following national trend, this new race should draw a crowd

By Rebecca Coolidge, Alaska Coast magazine

Lately it seems as though you can’t pick up a running publication or visit a running website without seeing articles or chatter about the Mile run. The Bring Back the Mile campaign has been...

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