Oktoberfest 2018

The Anchorage running club distributed monies raised through entry fees and donations from the Oktoberfest 5K and 10K runs held on September 22, 2018. The Brother Francis Shelter and Bean's Cafe were each presented with a check in the amount of $4850. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: David Rittenberg, Brother Francis Shelter Program Director, ARC board member Cassey Bradley-Leonardis, Lisa Aquino, Executive Director Catholic Social Services and Melanie Clark ARC board member.

Congratulations to the ARC board and race director for once again making this annual charity event a huge success!

 


Spring Clinics

It's time to start thinking about your running and training goals for 2019. The club is once again hosting a series of clinics this spring that will help you achieve those goals. Here is the schedule of this year's events and a brief description of each. The clinics are free to club members.

February 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Mason McCloskey DC, CSCS        Shin Splints & Plantar Fasciitis
Location: Special Olympics Alaska at 3200 Mountain View Dr, Anchorage, AK 99501 in the 2nd floor conference room
This presentation will explore the common running pains associated with shin splints and plantar fasciitis/fasciosis. We will discuss why it is painful, common causes, and how you might treat or even prevent these common diagnoses. 

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm     
Marie Sternquist     Nutritional Strategies: Training vs Competing
Location: Bayshore Clubhouse at 3131 Amber Bay Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515
The performance difference-a talk on the facts/myths of carb loading and how to structure nutrition for the different phases until race day.

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Ed Gross, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Location: Special Olympics Alaska at 3200 Mountain View Dr, Anchorage, AK 99501 in the 2nd floor conference room
Wonder what a personal trainer can do for you?  Provide you encouragement and motivation to stick with your programs and to achieve fitness objectives. Personal trainers are able to deliver safe, effective, and interesting workouts to the clients they serve. Find out how they can help you progress as a runner.

March 7, 2019 @ 6:45pm
Cassey Bradley-Leonardis  Yoga For Runners
Location: Moxie Studio 4105 E Turnagain Blvd, Ste. H
A yoga session designed for runners who may not be familiar with yoga and its benefits- stability (strength), mobility (flexibility), and improved breathing.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Marie Sternquist     You Can’t Compete If You’re Injured
Location: Bayshore Clubhouse at 3131 Amber Bay Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515
Nutritional strategies to support joint and muscle health. A talk on basic inflammatory processes and why reducing sources of inflammation is vital, emphasis on athletic needs.

March 25, 2019 @ 6:45pm
Tara Lampert, Safety Instructor   Safety & Self Defense
Location: Moxie Studio 4105 E Turnagain Blvd, Ste. H
This workshop specializes in Situational Awareness, Risk Reduction, OODA Loop Training, & Self-Protection Layering. Not only is this workshop beneficial as an avid runner, but also in your daily life.

April 3, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Mike Wahlig PT, DPT, OCS, COMT         Strength Training For Runners
Location: Select Physcial Therapy 10325 Old Seward Hwy, Ste. 201
Strength training is an essential supplement to a runner’s roadwork because it strengthens muscles and joints, which can improve race times and decrease injury risk by strengthening muscles and connective tissues; helps you run faster by improving neuromuscular coordination and power; and improves running economy by encouraging coordination and stride efficiency. Mike will provide demonstrations with active participation.

April 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Skinny Raven                  Intro To Running
Location: 800 H Street
Focusing on gait analysis, proper shoe fitting & answering Qs about essential gear for ARC members.

 


2019 Scholarships

 

The Anchorage Running Club will award up to five $3,000 scholarships in 2019. Anchorage high school graduating seniors who are runners are eligible to apply. The deadline for 2019 applications is March 8. Visit the scholarship web page for more information and application.