1984

In by Alex Bourne

In 1984 the Midnight Sun Run became an actual midnight sun as the start time was moved to 10p.m. The 1984 race was a truly memorable one, as it featured the debut of the costumed division, which was won that year by Bob Ritchie and Joe Kiff, who entered the race as a canoe. Race director Mike Styles said the …

1983

In by Alex Bourne

Ironically, the very first Midnight Sun Run had very little to do with the midnight sun, as it started at 9:05 a.m. the morning of June 25th, 1983. Close to 350 runners participated in the inaugural race, which, like today, started at the UAF Patty Center. The course was slightly different than the one used today, and the finish line …