Register for Big Wild Life 2-K for free [Running]

August 17, 2012
Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Healthy Futures wants you to run.

So much so that the program is supporting Saturday’s Big Wild Life 2-K Run downtown on the Delaney Park Strip by covering the entry fee costs, but runners still need to register.

Click here to register.

The 10 a.m. race will be followed by family fun activities on the Park Strip near 10th and E Streets.

Several world-class Alaska athletes will be on hand to cheer on the racers and host the Healthy Futures booth. Kids and parents alike are welcome to come by and challenge themselves on the obstacle course and meet NHL hockey players Joey Crabb and Tim Wallace, NCAA long jump national champion David Registe and 2014 Olympic speed skating hopeful Liam Ortega.

Kids may pick up their bibs at the Dena’ina Center today from 3 to 7 p.m. or tomorrow morning from 9 to 9:30 before the race.

Main sponsors for the event are the Children’s Hospital at Providence, Humpy’s, Skinny Raven, Snow City Cafe and Moose’s Tooth.

Healthy Futures is an Alaskan based, statewide grassroots initiative founded in 2003 by two parents, the late Bonny Sosa Young and her husband Sam Young. Bonny and Sam were concerned with the growing obesity epidemic in Alaska and felt if they stood by doing nothing, they were part of the problem versus the solution.