June 15 – 5th Annual Wild For Conservation 5K & Virtual Race

Join us Saturday, June 15th, 2019 as we run, walk, skip, and stroll in the name of conservation! 

The race will be held on the Airport Dike Trail. The route follows along the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge and looks out over the Mendenhall Peninsula. On the Peninsula alone, SEAL Trust has worked with 11 different property owners to protect over 30 acres of land as a part of our Accreted Lands Project.

Mareta Weed and Kat putting some pavement behind them. Thanks to Darla Orbistondo for the great photo!

–  8AM – Race day registration and bib pick-up begins
–  9AM – Race start
–  $20 to register (Pups run for free!)
–  The first 50 registrants get a free race pint glass!
–  This is a 5K-9 friendly event! Bring your leashed 4-legged runner along!
–  This is a Nugget Alaskan Outfitter Cup (NAOC) race.

Unfortunately, there are no restrooms available at the Airport Dike Trail. Please plan accordingly!

Snacks and water will be available for all competitors, while supplies last.

Can’t make it to the race on June 15th? No problem! You can still support the Southeast Alaska Land Trust by running or walking the Wild for Conservation 5K virtually! The price is $20 for the Virtual Race and you can register up until Saturday, June 22nd, a full week following the on-location race!

How does the Virtual 5K work? To register, follow this link and choose the “Virtual Race” option. Once you register and pay, we’ll e-mail you a race bib to print out and wear while you’re racing. You decide the day and time, and the best part is that you get first place! Complete the 5K distance any time between now and June 22nd.

How do you know if I’ve actually completed the 5K? We’d love it if you’d post a fun running or walking photo of you and your 4-legged friend on our Wild for Conservation 5K Facebook page. Please include a time, GPS map of your race route, or other link to “prove” the 5K. You can also send us an email at info@setrust.net to let us know you’ve completed the 5K. Finishers who post a photo on the Wild for Conservation 5K Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for one of the race pint glasses!

What are you waiting for? Register now!

Many thanks to the Alaskan Brewing Company for providing prizes for this event.
Make sure to show this business some love!


THANK YOU for participating in the Wild For Conservation 5K and Virtual Race, and for helping to keep Alaska WILD!