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The Visitor Industry Charity Walk (VICW) celebrates tourism’s commitment to community with a fun event that raises money for local nonprofits. Travel businesses of all sizes support local communities and charities with financial contributions, auction items, door prizes, volunteers and more. The Anchorage VICW begins and ends downtown at the Dena'ina Center.

Registration fees

Kids under 5 = no bib required Closed

5k Walk

  1. Free
    Jan 2 - May 12

Adult (18 and older) Closed

Registration closed
  • 5K Walk

    1. $35.00
      Jan 2 – May 7
    2. $45.00
      May 8 – May 12

Children (age 5-17) Closed

Registration closed
  • 5K Walk

    1. $20.00
      Jan 2 – May 7
    2. $30.00
      May 8 – May 12

PREMIUM SPONSOR ($10,000 value)

Event Supporters ($2,500 cash sponsor)

Bib pick up

There is no onsite registration.

Are you on a team?

if so, your Team Leader was assigned to pick up your bib.  Your Team Leader will contact you about when and where to get your bib. 


Not on a team?

avoid the wait and pick up your bib at Visit Anchorage before Friday

you need to pick up your bib at Visit Anchorage (524 W Fourth Ave/the Historic City Hall building) from Noon-5pm on WED/May 11th or THURS/May 12.

*If you register after 5pm on May 12, you will need to pick up your bib at the Dena'ina Center starting at 4:30pm on the day of the walk.

There is no onsite registration.

Things to remember & Deadlines

  • The ability to join a team closed at midnight on May 8th. 
  • There must have been at least two people on a team (including the Team Leader).
  • Individual registration remains open until the walk begins, however higher rates now apply.
  • There is no onsite registration.
  • Please keep dogs at home for the safety of your pets and soles of your fellow walkers :)
  • Pets are not allowed in the Dena'ina Center.
  • No roller blades, bikes, scooters or skateboards.
  • Strollers and child carriers are allowed.

How are funds used?

If you are on a team, here is how the funds are used:

$10 from each child registration and $15 from each adult registration is used to cover the cost of the walk. The remainder goes to the charity (registered 501c3) selected from the left side of the page/as indicated in parenthses in your team name....see the "View Teams" button for examples.

If the charity (registered 501c3) of your choice is not listed, please contact the coordinator at the bottom of the page.

If your team does not select a charity, the funds will go to cover the cost of this year's walk and serve as seed money for next year's walk.

All funds will be calculated and dispersed after the event. Teams have until the end of the 2016 calendar year to collect/provide charity documentation.

All online fundraising is given to the charity selected (minus any processing fees).

If you are not on a team:

registration fees help cover the costs of this year's charity walk as well as serve as seed money for start up costs for next year's event.


Note:as of 3/15/2016 > processing fees are based on per transaction:

DONATIONS: all donations to charity incur a 5% fee (I.E. charities receive the donated amount less the fee, which is collected by the website host RaceRoster)

UPDATE: thanks to our generous sponsors and individual walkers, all charities will receive the full amount donated (ie the final checks they receive will not be less the processing fee)....thank you sponsors and individual walkers!

REGISTRATIONS: each registration incurs a 6.5% fee plus $1.25 processing (which is collected by the website host RaceRoster)

The who, what, where, and how


It’s a "graze to raise"

Enjoy food and fun while raising funds to support a charitable organization!
It's easy - just sign up as an individual or as part of a team.


Walk along the 5k downtown route nibbling tasty treats donated by local restaurants and businesses, then join the WOW event for more food, games, door prize drawings, music, dancing, a beer garden and fun.

*route map to be posted at a later date


You can make a difference by donating to your favorite charity or by donating to support a friend or family member participating in the walk.

*no cash or checks will be accepted the day of the walk

*team supported charities must be a 501(c)3


WOW Event!

The walk begins and ends at the Dena’ina Center – and it ends with a bang! Desserts galore, games, music, dancing, and pockets of family-friendly fun activities fill the room. And there will be prizes! Raffle prizes, prizes for fund raising, even prizes for just walking through the door!

Contributors....$38k in donated prizes & gifts


Alaska Aviation Museum

Alaska Sealife Center

Anchorage Convention Centers / SMG of Alaska, Inc.

Air Liquide

Alaska Aces

Alaska Backcountry

Alaska Botonical Gardens

Alaska Destination Specialists

Alaska Dinner Factory

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Event Services

Alaska Heritage Tours

Alaska Horseman Trail Adventures

Alaska Travel Adventures

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Alaska Railroad Corporation

Alaska River Adventures

Alaska Sea Kayakers

Alaska Starfish Company

Alaska Tour and Travel

Alaska Wildberry Factory

Alaska Wildland Adventures

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Alaska Zoo

All Alaska Tours

Allure Day Spa and Hair Design

Anchorage City Trolley

Anchorage Convention Centers

Anchorage Downtown Partnership

Anchorage Marriott Downtown

Anchorage Museum

Arctic Circle Enterprises

Arctic Valley

Ascending Paths

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Bake Shop

Bear and Raven Theatre

Bird TLC

Biscotti's Espresso

Bouncin Bears

Brenda McKinley RMG Real Estate

The Bridge Restaurant

Cabin Fever

Cafe D' Arte

Carhartt Brothers

Carpet Masters

Chair 5 Restaurant

Chugach Adventure

City Diner

Club Paris

Copper Whale Inn

Creative Light and Sound

Crow Creek Mine

Crowne Plaza Anchorage Midtown

Dan Shepard Photography

David Green Furriers

Denali Bluff Hotel

Denali Dream Soaps

Denali Grand Hotel

Denali Zipline Tours

Dimond Center

Don the Magic Guy

Fair Hair

Fairbanks Springhill Suites

Glacier Brewhouse

Golden Corrall


Happy Trails Kennels

Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage

Helly Hansen

Hilton Anchorage

Hilltop Ski Area

Horse Drawn Carriage Co.

Hotel Captain Cook

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

K2 Aviation

Kaladi Bros. Coffee


King Career Center

Knightly Tours


La Mex


Lifetime Adventures

Logistics, LLC

Lucky Wishbone

Mahay's Riverboat Service

Major Marine Tours

Miss Alaska USA

Modern Dweller's Chocolate Lounge

Municipality of Anchorage

Musk Ox Farm

Olive Garden


Party World

Peanut Farm


Phillips Cruises and Tours

Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Polar Bear Gifts

Premier Alaska Tours

Princess Tours

Red Carpet Events

Red Robin

Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge #8

River's Edge Resort

Rust's Flying Service and Alaska Glacier Tours


Salad Box

Salmon Berry Tours

Seavey's IdidaRide Dog Sled Tours

Sevigny Studio

Seward Windsong Lodge

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel - Ice Spa

Shuzy Q

Snow City Cafe

Sourdough Mercantile

Stan Stephen's Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

Stony Creek Canopy Advetures

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking

Talkeetna Air Taxi

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Tastee Freez

Tons of Fun Entertainment


TruBlue Theraputic Studio

Twisted Baloons

Visit Anchorage

Within the Wild

Workplace Massage

Confirmed food vendors for 2016

49th Street Brewing: pretzels & cheese, root beer

Alaska Airlines: popcorn & snack mixes

Anchorage Downtown Partnership: bottled water

Anchorage Marriott Downtown: beef & bean burritos

Aramark: assorted cookies & dessert bites

Cafe D' Arte: gourmet drip coffee, marbled cold brew coffee, Davinci Invigorators

CIRI Alaska Tourism: chocolate chip cookies

Dena'ina Center: chili con carne with jalepeno fried polenta

Frito Lay: chips

Gallo's Restaurant and Cantina: chips & salsa

Gumbo House: ceasar salad

Hard Rock Cafe: twisted mac & cheese bites

Hilton Anchorage: Gourmet snack mix

Hotel Captain Cook: hot dogs, corn on the cob

House of Bread: bread bites

Humpy's Alaskan Alehouse: choc-covered strawberries

Kenai Fjords Tours: chocolate chip cookies

La Cabana Mexican Restaurant: chips & salsa

Logistics: popcorn, cotton candy and sno cones

McGinley's Irish Pub: shepherd's pie

Moose's Tooth: bite-sized treats

MSI: cookies

Raven's Perk: savory meatballs

Sourdough Mining Co: fritters

Texas Roadhouse: pulled pork sliders

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Michelle Keller $2,000.00
2 Susan Freie $1,200.00
3 Diane Mathisen $500.00
4 Molly Hickox $500.00
5 Pamela Manderson $500.00

Top Teams


Beacon Hill - 5k for 8K





Cisc 06boys (Cook Inlet Soccer Club)

Raised: $2,500.00


Lutheran Social Services of Alaska

Raised: $1,250.00


MCA Burkina Faso Team





Programs for Infants and Children, PIC

Raised: $600.00

Top Fundraisers


Michelle Keller

Raised: $2,000.00


Jessica Allison





Alan Budahl

Raised: $1,250.00


Charity Carmody





Craig Wilson





Event Schedule

  • May 7 11:59 PM AKDT - Ability to join a team ends

  • May 12 5:00 PM AKDT - Last chance bib pick up - individual (not part of a team)

  • May 12 6:00 PM AKDT - Walk begins

Contact Information

Event Location

Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, United States

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