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19th annual Run for the Refuge race results

Posted by Northern Center at Jul 21, 2015 03:45 PM |

On Sunday, July 19 the Northern Alaska Environmental Center (Northern Center) celebrated the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic Refuge) with over 100 runners and spectators at the 19th annual Run for the Refuge.

FAIRBANKS, AK—On Sunday the Northern Alaska Environmental Center (Northern Center) celebrated the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic Refuge) with over 100 runners and spectators at the 19th annual Run for the Refuge. The race was held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski trails and was supported by several local businesses, including gold level sponsors Sports Authority, Warbelow’s Air Ventures, and Nomadic Stars. This event, held every year since 1997, was established to raise awareness in the community about the significance of the Arctic Refuge. 

The Arctic Refuge is home to over 200 bird species, the Porcupine caribou herd, and all three North American bear species. The habitat integrity and intact ecosystems that these animals depend on is vital for their continued survival. The cultural and subsistence value of the Arctic Refuge and its coastal plain cannot be overstated—for the Gwich’in people it is the sacred place where life begins. In January, President Obama highlighted the significance of the Arctic Refuge by recommending to Congress an additional 12.28 million acres be designated Wilderness. 

The men’s 10-kilometer race winner, Ross MacDougall finished the race in 36 minutes 21 seconds, followed by Peter Alden who came in at 39 minutes 48 seconds. In third place was Andrew Walter in 41 minutes 49 seconds. The first place finisher received a Warbelow’s Air Ventures round-trip flight voucher for anywhere the airline flies. 

Grace Weller captured the women’s 10-kilometer race in 45 minutes 7 seconds. She was followed by Mishelle Nace in 51 minutes 37 seconds and Portia Collette in 53 minutes 1 second. The women’s first place finisher also received a Warbelow’s Air Ventures round-trip flight voucher. 

Christian Souders won the youth 10-kilometer race in 53 minutes 12 seconds. 

The 5-kilometer men’s race was won by Charlies Parr in 22 minutes 35 seconds. The women’s 5-kilometer race was won by Emily Hogeland in 29 minutes 4 seconds and the youth winner of the 5-kilometer race was Waker Jones (finishing 6th overall) in 27 minutes 59 seconds. These first place winners received a pair of Brooks Running shoes and a Prospector Outfitters gift card. 

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RACE RESULTS

10K Women: 1. Weller, Grace, 45:07.15; 2. Nace, Mishelle, 51:37.72; 3. Collette, Portia, 53:01.95; 4. Batchelder, Cathi, 53:10.50; 5. Mauchet, Amanda, 58:04.73; 6. Dillard, Kara, 58:17.90; 7. Witherington, Hannah, 59:17.62; 8. Gever, Rebecca, 59:31.83; 9. Vriesman, Melanie, 59:32.27; 10. Webb, Ashley, 1:00:19.97; 11. Wall, Stephanie, 1:01:05.45; 12. Hiltert, Katie, 1:02:48:20; 13. Kvapil, Rachael, 1:03:21.70; 14. Ott, Kaithryn, 1:04:59.65; 15. Kidd, Janet, 1:13:21.20; 16. Stuby, Lisa, 1:20:46.29; 17. Norman-Dao, Elizabeth, 1:22:24.83; 18. Kowalski, Louise, 2:04.43.15; 19. Boudreaux, Marie, 2:04.43.19

10K Men: 1. MacDougall, Ross, 36:21.64; 2. Alden, Peter, 39:48.35; 3. Walter, Andrew, 41:49.68; 4. Sackinger, Bruce, 42:06.40; 5. Kiely, Don, 47:50.02; 6. Lindley, Walter, 47:55.85; 7. Emers, Mike, 48:09.01; 8. Grage, Sven, 48:50.77; 9. Tape, Ken, 49:30.34; 10. Hooper, Michael, 52:38.15; 11. Hooper, David, 52:54.15; 12. Newberry, Nick, 53:13.18; 13. Mayer, John, 54:20.44; 14. Coskey, Owen, 55:10.04; 15. Scott, David, 55:20.74; 16. Schneider, Paul, 55:58.61; 17. Norman-Dao, Dallas, 1:00:01.35; 18. Hussey, Arthur, 1:03:05.99; 19. Saiet, Eyal, 1:04:59.95; 20. Deaver, Brian, 1:05:01.11; 21. Deaver, James, 1:07:04.19; 22. Pohl, Gary, 1:07:41.77

10K Boys (12 & Under): 1. Souders, Christian, 53:12.77; 

5K Women: 1. Hogeland, Emily, 29:04.82; 2. Farrell, Cora, 29:40.23; 3. Wilkinson, Kyla, 29:51.09; 4. Foster, Louise, 30:12.32; 5. Coskey, Isabeau, 30:21.81; 6. Interrante, Annyssa, 31:53.66; 7. Adams, Morgan, 33.43.60; 8. Daley, Janet, 35:35.95; 9. Post, Karen, 38:30.52; 10. Burrell, Kari, 38:45.54; 11. Smith, Susan, 41:57.80; 12. Frank, Crystal, 42:24.72; 13. Carney, Shayla, 42:25.54; 14. Jones, Elizabeth, 42:34.36; 15. Weaver, Laura, 44:52.88; 16. Green, Dayna, 49:54.83; 17. McCranie, Elizabeth, 50:43.51; 18. Swagerty, Beverly, 56:08.25; 19. Crain, Stephanie, 56:23.39; 20. Jones, Susan, 56:52.07; 21. Hill, Mimi, 58:16.94; 22. Hill, Clare, 58:17.29; 23. Wood, Nancy, 1:14:27.71; 24. Williams, Judy, 1:27:54.17; 25. Shimokura, Gayle, 1:26:20.68; 26. Potter, Joyce, 1:27:52.07; 27. Mazurek, Nancy, 2:08.35.12; 28. Zalar, Mary, 2:08.35.14

5K Men: 1. Parr, Charlie, 22:35.99; 2. Koegle, Adam, 23:00.20; 3. Ross, Wildermann, 25:26.22; 4. Wighs, Robert, 26:41.78; 5. Ritchie, Robert, 27:39.86; 6. Saccone, Michael, 30:50.94; 7. O'Hara, Lars, 31:23.13; 8. Swagerty, Christopher, 33:16.56; 9. Lynch, Leon, 33:32.97; 10. Kenaston, Lee, 36:30.35; 11. Lee, David, 47:54.05; 12. Crain, Jason, 56:24.37

5K Girls (12 & Under): 1. O'Hara, Anne, 31:37.28; 2. Shimokura-Lee, Maya, 1:26:20.05

5K Boys (12 & Under): 1. Jones, Waker, 27:59.83; 2. Jones, Holden, 42:32.74; 3. Weaver, Jack, 44:51.47; 4. Shimokura-Lee, Justin, 47:53.55; 5. Dickman, Gatlin, 1:01:20.21

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