Course Details

40th Annual Midnight Sun Run 10K
June 18th, 2022 – 10PM

Starting Line

The Start Line, sponsored by Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks, is packed with pre-race fun, including live music, disc golf courtesy of the Fairbanks Disc Golf Association and an aerial silk performance by Golden Heart Performing Arts. Visit the Kids Zone for games and a coloring contest, and the Out-of-Towners tent for information. Sign up for the Costume Contest at the Costume Contest tent. Participate in a pre-race warm-up led by Golden Heart Performing Arts. Check your gear at the Gear Check, then pick it up at the Finish Line. Listen for emcee Rocky Barnette throughout the evening!

Time Event Location
4pm – 9pm Registration and Bib Pickup UAF Patty Center
7:30pm Starting Line Activities UAF Patty Center
10:00pm Race Start Time UAF Patty Center

PARKING & SHUTTLES: Race participants can park at either end of the race and use the free shuttle service provided by Princess Cruises & Tours.

Start Line Parking at West Valley HS (short walk to Start Line)
Post-race Shuttle Bus Schedule from Pioneer Park to UAF-Fairbanks St.
People can find the shuttle by walking out the main entrance of Pioneer Park toward the road. The shuttles will park near the city bus transit stop.
11:30 p.m., 12 midnight, 12:30 a.m., 1:00 a.m.-last bus.

Please arrive at the bus stop early and be mindful of all posted parking restrictions.
Car pool if you can.

SAVE MONEY & SKIP THE LINES! Early registration is now available online. Registration fee increases June 1st.

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Finish Line

The Finish Line, sponsored by Umialik Insurance Company and RISQ Consulting, is located directly in front of the Square Dance Hall inside Pioneer Park. Runner Services, provided by LifeMed Alaska and the Center of Intrinsic Alignment (CIA), include fresh fruit, water and Gatorade. Massage and stretching assistance provided by CIA. The first 3,000 participants to cross the Finish Line will receive a finisher medal. If you’re 21 and older, be sure to visit the Beer Garden, hosted by the Alaska Salmon Bake and featuring beer from local breweries HoodDoo Brewing Co., Lat 65 Brewing Co., and Black Spruce Brewing Co.

PARKING & SHUTTLES: Race participants can park at either end of the race and use the free shuttle service provided by Princess Cruises & Tours.

Finish Line Parking at Carlson Center – Take shuttle bus from Carlson Center to UAF-Fairbanks St, short walk to Start Line
Pre-race Shuttle Bus Schedule from Carlson Center to UAF-Fairbanks St. 7:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:15 pm – LAST BUS

Please arrive at the bus stop early and be mindful of all posted parking restrictions.
Car pool if you can.


Race Course

The Annual 10K Midnight Sun Race will start at the UAF Patty Center at 10PM. From there, racers head West from the Patty Center down Thompson Drive, then cross Geist Road to Loftus Road. The race will turn East onto Birch Lane to Wilcox Ave. At Wilcox Ave. racers will turn North and continue to Geist Road then turn back to the East at Geist Road. Racers cross University Ave. then run South in a closed lane on University Ave. to Geraghty Ave. Racers will turn to the East onto Geraghty Ave. *then immediately right onto Marlin St. then back to Geraghty Ave.* where the course continues to Bartlett Ave. From there the route is Bartlett Ave. to Park Drive to Riverview Drive to Sunset Drive around to Ivy Drive then East on Riverview Drive to the Peger Road bike path underpass. Racers follow the bike path under Peger Road to Pioneer Park and the finish line.

*Please note: The course will have a minor change to accommodate construction on Geraghty Ave. The Finish Line will still be in front of the Dance Hall at Pioneer Park. The Start Line will be adjusted to ensure a 6.2 mile / 10K course. Mile markers will see adjustments, as well.

2022 MSR Updated Course Map

Bib & T-shirt Pick-up

Bib and t-shirt pick up will be June 15th, 16th and 17th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Team Cutters – 2950 Airport Way.
Questions? Call Wendy at 907-456-8901 or email racedirector@fra-alaska.net