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.
It’s a "graze to raise"
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 team, or by pledging to a friend or family member participating in the walk.
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 (which must be indicated in parentheses in your team name)...IE Tourism Trekkers (for Visit Anchorage Helping Anchorage)
If the charity (registered 501c3) of your choice is not listed on the left side of the page, please contact the coordinator at the bottom of this 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 2017 calendar year to collect/provide charity documentation.
All online fundraising is given to the charity selected.
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.
REGISTRATIONS: processing fees are based per transaction. Each registration incurs a 6.5% fee plus $1.25 processing (which is collected by the website host RaceRoster)
DONATIONS: thanks to our generous sponsors and individual walkers, charities receive the full amount donated (ie the final checks they receive will not be less the processing fee)....thank you sponsors and individual walkers!
Knightly Tours ($500)
Alaska Wildland Adventures, Inc. ($250)
All Alaska Tours ($250)
Alaska Adventure Media/COAST Magazine
Alaska ATV Adventures
Alaska Aviation Museum
Alaska Destination Specialists
Alaska Dinner Factory
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska Horseman Trail Adventures
Alaska Sea Kayakers
Alaska Sealife Center
Alaska Tour & Travel
Alaska Travel Adventures
Alaska Wild Berry Factory
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Arctic Circle Enterprizes
Bear and Raven Theatre
Crow Creek Mine
Denali Raft Adventures
Denali Zipline Tours
Embassy Suites Anchorage
Flying Dutchman European Pastry Shop
Golden Wheel Amusements
Happy Trails Kennels
Harbor 360 Hotel
Hotel Captain Cook
Mahay's Riverboat Service
Major Marine Tours
Moose A'la Mode
Musk Ox Farm
Ohana Media Group
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Premier Alaska Tours
Salmon Berry Tours
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking
Talkeetna Air Taxi
Within the Wild
|6||WILLOWRIDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC||$300.00|
|7||Rust's Flying Service||$250.00|
YOUR FACES (for Kids Kitchen)
Lutheran Social Services of Alaska
Traveling Troop 65 (for Girl Scouts of Alaska)
Friends of Bean's (Bean's Cafe)
CISC 06B (for Cook Inlet Soccer Club)
Programs for Infants and Children
Alaska Airlines (Employee Assistance Fund for Alaska Airlines)
A Force for Wishes (Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington)
May 7 11:59 PM AKDT - Ability to create or join a team ends
May 10 09:00 AM AKDT - Team Leader bib pick up day at Visit Anchorage (9am - 7pm)
May 12 04:00 PM AKDT - Individuals (not part of a team) bib pick up at Dena'ina (4-6pm)
May 12 06:00 PM AKDT - Walk begins at Dena'ina Center