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Run For The Refuge 2011

Join us on a fun effort to protect and celebrate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by participating in the 15th Annual Run for the Refuge. Wilderness provides cultural, spiritual, symbolic, wildlife, ecological, scenic, and recreational values, which make the Arctic Refuge a place worth protecting with the strongest measures.

Run For The Refuge 2011

Click on our Logo to download the 2011 Brochure!

2011 Race Results!

 

View Racers and Finish Times here

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Story here

Check out the Race Map here

Day-of-Race-Schedule

SUNDAY, JULY 31st

UAF West Ridge Ski hut

11:30 am – Bib pick-up and Registration

12:30  pm - Costume Contest Judging

1:00 pm – Race Begins

2:30 pm – Prizes!!

Why Run for the Refuge?

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the crown jewel of Alaska’s wild heritage. It was established in 1960 and is the only refuge specifically designed for wilderness purposes.

The Arctic Refuge is home to over 200 species of birds, 37 species of land mammals, 25 species of fish, and 8 marine mammals. It is home to the Inupiat people who thrive along the Arctic coast and the Gwich’in people of the Interior. The Gwich’in call the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain “the Sacred Place Where Life Begins” and depend on it to fulfill their most basic physical, cultural, social, economic, and spiritual needs.

The Refuge spans across boreal forest, Brooks Range peaks reaching the Arctic Ocean coasts. The Coastal Plain is its beating heart and it has been repeatedly threatened by dirty oil and gas development and exploration. Oil exploration and development of any sort undermines the purposes of this very unique wildlife refuge.

Wilderness provides cultural, spiritual, symbolic, wildlife, ecological, scenic, and recreational values, which make the Arctic Refuge a place worth protecting with the strongest possible measures.

Join us on a fun effort to protect and celebrate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by participating in the 15th Annual Run for the Refuge.

We invite you to dress for the occasion in costumes and embody one of these Arctic Refuge animals:

-Arctic Tern

- Polar Bear

-Caribou

On the race route through Fairbanks’ own boreal forest, you’ll learn about these animals and their home.

 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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