In by Alex Bourne

In 1988 the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Midnight Sun Run was born, as the newspaper came on board as the main sponsor. About 2,200 participants joined the run, which has now earned a reputation as being the premier race in the state of Alaska. Victories that year, as was so often the case, went to Outside runners, with the men?s victory recorded by Jed Hopfensperson in 30:10 and the woman?s victory going to Pam Clifford with a time of 35:24.