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Special Olympics Alaska Unified Running Club to Participate in One of Alaska’s Oldest Races

Alaska Distance Classic August 5


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Special Olympics Alaska Unified Running Club at the 2016 Alaska Distance Classic.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – On your mark, get set, go! The Alaska Distance Classic will take place this Saturday at the APU Atwood Center at 9 a.m. Formerly known as the Alaska 10K Classic, The Alaska Distance Classic will consist of a 5K, 10K, and a Double-Up, where runners can participate in the 5K and 10K, and earn a special finishers award. This race will bring individuals from all over Alaska as they participate in one of Alaska’s oldest races.

Participating in the 5K and 10K will be the Special Olympics Alaska Unified Running Club.

The Unified Running Club is an inclusive walking/running program that meets once a week to walk/run at a different trail in Anchorage. About 20 individuals with and without intellectual disabilities and with all levels of experience participate in the running club.

“The Special Olympics Alaska Unified Running Club has been preparing since the spring and we look forward to participating with the community in this exciting event,” said Special Olympics Alaska Vice President/COO Nicolle Egan.

The Alaska Distance Classic is hosted by Skinny Raven Sports with proceeds from this race supporting Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide. For more information or to register visit www.skinnyraven.com.

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