Anchorage Running Club is committed to being a positive force in our community, fostering healthy behavior and promoting an active lifestyle. One of the ways we achieve these goals is through our annual Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is funded by proceeds from ARC’s races, especially RunFest.

This year, we have awarded one $3000 scholarship to Dimond High School runner and 2021 graduate Ian Cruickshank.

Ian Cruickshank

Dimond High School

Selected from a group of outstanding applicants, Ian was chosen for his academic excellence, commitment to community service and passion for running.

“I am so grateful to have found a love for running here in Alaska; not only has it physically made me better, but the friendships and relationships I have gained from the running community in Anchorage are forever, and have made me proud to be a runner.”

College Plans: Study Political Science/Pre-Law at Gonzaga University.

School & Community Service: Dimond H.S. Commissioner of School Spirit. Member of National Honor Society, Zonta and Key Club. Announcer for high school races held at Dimond.

Running Experience: Varsity XC and track teams. Most Inspirational Runner junior and senior. years. XC Team Captain senior year.

Work and Entrepreneurship: Ian is working this summer at Skinny Raven, but he has also been co-owner of a lawn maintenace and trash-hauling service and created a re-sale and consignment business.