KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Running Club is organizing 5k and 10k fun runs on Aug. 7 during the 46th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival weekend.
“We have new routes this year, to reflect the new Blueberry Festival location,” according to an email from Katie Sivertsen, a member of the Ketchikan Running Club board of directors.
Both races start and finish at the intersection of Mission and Main streets. Runners will run down Main, cross Mill Street at the intersection, and continue south on the water side of Stedman Street into South Tongass Highway.
“5k runners will turn around near Doyon's Landing, and 10k runners will turn around in the neighborhood of Shoup Street,” Sivertsen wrote. “This is a simple out and back, so runners will stay on the water side, run south, and return exactly the way they came.”
Both races are scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 7.
Registration for both races is available online on the club’s website at ketchikanrunningclub.com. There also will be an in-person registration and race bib/technical race T-shirt pickup on Aug. 6 at the Cape Fox Lodge. The available pick-up times on Aug. 6 will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to club information.
“There will be no race day registration,” Sivertsen wrote, “but we will have race day bib and T-shirt pick up from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the start line.”
The race fee includes a technical race T-shirt — in addition to a finisher's medal made by Leif Sivertsen of Bigfoot Pottery — at the finish line.
“KRC is very grateful for PeaceHealth sponsoring this event,” Sivertsen wrote, adding that Ketchikan H2O and Cape Fox are providing support also.
Race information is available on the Ketchikan Running Club website. Individuals with further questions or with an interest in volunteering can contact Sivertsen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.