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July 23
The fish are running and so should you

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When you bike, you need wheels. When you swim,
you need water. When you KikkanHollyFishRunningSoShouldYou07.23.2014.jpgski you need snow and boards under your feet. But when you run, you need little more than the right attitude.
 
“You can cover distance, you can do it anywhere, and you don’t need equipment to do it,” said Olympic skier Kikkan Randall, who also won the 2011 Mount Marathon trail race.
 
“And,” added Holly Brooks, the current Mount Marathon champ, “You never know when it’s going to come in handy.”
 
Like when you go from freeze to speed when playing tag, capture the flag, soccer and “keep-up-with-the-dog.” Truth is, you can jog or run anywhere – on trails, tracks, treadmills, playgrounds, grassy fields, sand, and mountain scree.
 
Running can also propel you into fun and unexpected territory. Randall got into skiing to stay in shape for cross country running, and later carried that momentum from Mount Marathon to Sochi, Russia – where she raced in the 2014 Winter Olympics where Holly did the same, and many other athletes and Alaskans integrate running into their journeys.
 
The fish are running and so should you. Check out the Alaska Runner’s Calendar for outdoor events and fun runs throughout Alaska. Here’re a few upcoming highlights from the list: