• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
2m 2s

Get Out: Tuesday Night Pub Runs

By Brett Shepard 10:56 PM April 3, 2014

Pub run

ANCHORAGE –

Are you looking for a fun and free way to get outside, make some new friends  and get in shape? Then the Tuesday Night Pub Runs might be the event for you.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the run has a rolling start between 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday night at Skinny Raven Sports.

Since 2012, Skinny Raven and McGinley’s Pub have been putting on the free pub run. It begins each at Skinny Raven and end at McGinley’s, with new 5 km routes each week.

“We chose to end at the pub because it was someplace that would bring everyone together,” said Emma Bohman of Skinny Raven.

The first run in 2012 only had about 40 people, but now hundreds show up each week, even during the heart of winter, Bohman said.

“Even when it’s ten below or there’s fresh snow we still have a hundred to two hundred people showing up,” she said.

The best part about this event is that it’s not geared just to the hardcore runner; this is an event for everyone to enjoy.

“We’ve had a lot of people that don’t normally participate in running events, but saw the social aspect of this and it really captured their hearts in terms of wanting to participate,” said John Clark of Skinny Raven.

Ed Hills is one of those runners whose heart was captured and running has really changed his life.

“I smoked for years and quit smoking and even after about five years of not smoking, walking up the stairs at the Sullivan Arena I was out of breath,” he said.

Hills decided to change his lifestyle and this week he celebrated his 60th pub run.

“I’ve lost a little weight in the process,” he said. “I’m able to climb stairs and just be able to move around again. Yeah, it made a huge difference in my life.”

At the end of the run, Hills and the other runners celebrated the exercise and refueled with some food and beverages.

“Well, it wouldn’t be an Alaskan adventure if you didn’t have a beer as motivation to finish,” said first-time runner Daisy Morgan.

For more information on the weekly pub runs you can visit their Facebook page or the Skinny Raven website.

If you have any ideas for the Get Out series, email me at bshepard@ktva.com.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Driver killed in crash at C and Dimond identified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 11, 11:00

    Updated at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 The driver killed in a single-car rollover Feb. 5 near the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and C Street has been identified as 27-year-old Frank Bavilla III. According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department, his remains were identified by the state medical examiner and the cause […]

  • Sports

    Dimond High School hockey aims for milestone — for coach

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 10:38

    ANCHORAGE — The Dimond High School hockey team is going in the same direction. At tournament time, that’s a good thing. But this weekend’s run at a state title is about more than another championship. In this case, getting off to a good start has a double meaning. First, it will get them that much […]

  • News

    Sled dog race returns to Fairbanks’ Mushers Hall

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:24

    The GCI Open North American Championships will start and finish at the Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for the second straight year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that officials with the Alaska Dog Mushers Association announced Tuesday that they are moving the March 18 event from the city’s downtown area and back to the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds. […]

  • Crime

    Inmate suffers life-threatening injuries at Kenai prison

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:20

    An inmate at a prison in Kenai was transported to Anchorage after suffering life-threatening injuries in an assault. Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna just before 4 p.m. Tuesday received a report of an assault involving two inmates at Wildwood Correctional Center. One inmate was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and then medically evacuated […]

  • Crime

    Shotgun shooting leaves man wounded in Anchor Point

    by Associated Press on Feb 11, 9:14

    Alaska State Troopers are investigating a shooting on the Kenai Peninsula that left a man wounded. Troopers at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday received a report of a man admitted to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with gunshot wounds. Investigators determined the man had been shot multiple times with a shotgun at a home in Anchor Point […]

  • Politics

    Changing the game: ‘Dave & Buster’s bill’ passes Senate

    by Liz Raines on Feb 11, 8:45

    Senate Bill 157, also known as the “Dave & Buster’s bill,” unanimously the Senate Wednesday afternoon. It amends Alaska statutes on electronic gaming devices to include specific language allowing the trading tickets and tokens for items like candy and “electronic novelties.” The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Lesil McGuire of Anchorage, called the bill a simple […]

  • News

    App to help Alaskans fight climate change goes global

    by Emily Carlson on Feb 11, 8:11

    A grassroots effort to fight climate change in Alaska is so successful, it’s now being used on smartphones around the world. The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Wednesday afternoon for their work on the Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO), an app you can now download to your smartphone. The EPA presented […]

  • News

    ‘Schools on the Edge’ Part Three: Clark’s Point

    by Daniella Rivera on Feb 10, 23:30

    In Clark’s Point, snow or sun, children in the village play outside. Mariano Floresta can’t help but smile as they show off an old metal shelf they’ve turned into a makeshift sled. But he remembers a time when there were more laughing faces, more families and a school. In 2012, enrollment at the Clark’s Point […]