Midnight Sun Run
[Runners in the Midnight Sun Run in 1997 are
caught by the camera in Alaskaland (later
renamed Pioneer Park). Photo by Julie Coghill.]
The third Saturday in June is usually the date scheduled for the Annual Midnight
Sun Fun Run.
America's farthest north 10k run usually begins at 10 p.m. (yes, that is in
the evening; it is not a typo) and is sponsored by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
This third-largest foot race in Alaska attracts more than 3,000 runners from
around the state and the Lower 49. It has become a tradition of sorts among some
participants to wear costumes, for which prizes are awarded.
The race starts at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center, winding through residential neighborhoods,
and finishing at Alaskaland. Exact dates and times can be found on
our Activities Calendar. Visit our page of other Midnight
To run this race also takes about 75 volunteers, who will
receive a free limited edition Midnight Sun Run Volunteer
t-shirt. Needed are start line monitors, finish line
recorders, finish line chute handlers, and finish area litter
patrols. To volunteer or obtain further information, contact Terry Strle on the Midnight
Sun Run Hotline at 452-6046.
In 2000, Registration Forms were available at: