With the nights starting to get a little cooler and darker and school beginning next week, the summer season is unfortunately starting to run out. We all want to make the most of it while it lasts. Tuesday Julie Saupe with Visit Anchorage joined Daybreak with a list of some events to keep us on our toes through the month of August.

 

The Anchorage Running Club has organized the “Big Wild Life Runs,” which take place Aug. 15 and 16:

 

KIDS 2K: Saturday, Aug. 15

Children’s Hospital at Providence Kid’s 2K Run, Family Health & Safety Day

Location: Delaney Park Strip near Ninth Avenue and G Street

Time: 9:30 a.m.

 

Anchorage Mile: Saturday, Aug. 15

Start: 10th Avenue and H Street

Time: first heat at 10:30 a.m.

 

United Physical Therapy 49K Ultra: Sunday, Aug. 16

Start/Finish: Sixth Avenue and F Street

Start Time: 8 a.m.

 

Moose’s Tooth Marathon: Sunday, Aug. 16

Start/Finish: Sixth Avenue and F Street

Start Time: 9 a.m.

 

Bear Tooth Marathon Relay: Sunday, Aug. 16

Start Time: 9 a.m.

Start/Finish: Sixth Avenue and F Street

 

Skinny Raven Half Marathon: Sunday, Aug. 16

Start/Finish: Sixth Avenue and F Street

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

 

Snow City Café 5K: Sunday, Aug. 16

Start/Finish: Sixth Avenue and F Street

Start Time: 10 a.m.

 

Last chance for registration is Friday and Saturday at the race expo inside the Dena’ina Center.

 

Fast forward to the end of the month, the Alaska State Fair returns Aug. 27 – Sept. 7 at the fairgrounds in Palmer. This year’s theme is “Dig In.” There will be tons of exhibits, lots of rides, huge concerts and, of course, the cabbage weigh-off on Sept. 4.

 

This year’s concert lineup includes:

 

• Blood, Sweat and Tears

• Daughtry

• Comedian Jim Gaffigan

• Portugal. The Man (originally from Wasilla!)

• Garrison Keillor

• 3 Doors Down

• Pat Benatar

• Kacey Musgraves

 

Special trains run round trip from Anchorage, Friday – Monday. Adults ride for $14 and children ride for $10.

 

 

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