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Midnight Sun Run

Midnight Sun Run 1997[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 Sun Events.

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:

All Weather Sports Eielson AFB Physical Fitness Ctr. Beaver Sports
Sam's Club Fairbanks Athletic Clubs Jungle Gym
FT. Wainwright Physical Fitness Ctr. Daily News-Miner Offices (Fbks & NP) Team Cutters
Family Shoe Impact Sports Jazzercise The Espresso Place


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