Beach Lake Jamboree gives young athletes room to run

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:45
  • Runners hit the trail during the Beach Lake Jamboree races on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at Chugiak High. (Start photo by Matt Tunseth)

This year’s Beach Lake Cross-Country Running Jamboree will be held Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m. at Chugiak High.

Each year hundreds of children hit the trails for the event, which features races for kids ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. Distances will be 1/4 mile for preK, 3/4 mile for Kindergarten, 1 mile for 1st/2nd graders, 1 1/4 mile for 3rd/4th graders and 1 1/2 miles for 5th/6th graders.

Students are encouraged to register for the event and fill out a waiver at their home school, though there will be a late registration table set up at the event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All participants will receive a medal.

The jamboree is sponsored by the Anchorage School District and Healthy Futures. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

Schedule of races:

5 p.m. - National Anthem and welcome

5:15 p.m. - Kindergarten girls and boys

5:45 p.m. - 1st/2nd grade girls

6 p.m. - 1st/2nd grade boys

6:15 p.m. - Tot trot (for PreK siblings)

6:30 p.m. - 3rd/4th grade girls

6:45 p.m. - 3rd/4th grade boys

7 p.m. - 5th/6th grad girls

7:15 p.m. - 5th/6th grade boys

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