In by Alex Bourne

Race participation was up to 1,500 runners and walkers, and for the first time since the inaugural run, first place went to a local runner. Fairbanks schoolteacher Bob Murphy, a legend among Fairbanks runners, won the race with a time of 31:10. While happy with his time, Murphy told the News-Miner that he probably would not have gotten the victory had Outside runner Scott Williams not entered in the costumed division with Gary Finelli as the Blues Brothers. The duo of Williams and Finelli tied for second with a time of 32:50. Meanwhile, on the woman?s side, the current race record was made, as Outside runner Kellie Cathey smoked the competition with a time of 33:57.