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.
May 10 09:00 AM AKDT - Team Leader bib pick up day: (9am-7pm) at Visit Anchorage, 524 W Fourth Ave. (we are in the Historic City Hall...up the stairs on Fourth Ave....not the Visitor Information Center).
May 11 08:00 AM AKDT - Individuals (not on team) bib pick up: (8am-5pm) at Visit Anchorage, 524 W Fourth Ave.
May 12 04:00 PM AKDT - Individuals (not on team) last chance bib pick up: (4-6pm) at Dena'ina Center, 600 West 7th Ave.
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)
Denali Federal Credit Union ($250)
The Sourdough Mercantile, Inc. ($200)
49th State Brewery
Alaska Adventure Media/COAST Magazine
Alaska ATV Adventures
Alaska Aviation Museum
Alaska Destination Specialists
Alaska Dinner Factory
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Horseman Trail Adventures
Alaska Photo Treks
Alaska Railroad Corporation
Alaska River Adventures
Alaska Sea Kayakers
Alaska Sealife Center
Alaska Starfish Company
Alaska Tour & Travel
Alaska Travel Adventures
Alaska Wild Berry Factory
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Aramark Parks and Destinations
Arctic Circle Enterprizes
Bear and Raven Theatre
Big Swig Tours
Chair 5 Restaurant
Clarion Suites & Quality Suites
Crow Creek Mine
Crowne Plaza Anchorage Midtown
Dan Shepard Photography
David Green Master Furrier
Denali Bluffs Hotel
Denali Outdoor Center
Denali Raft Adventures
Denali Zipline Tours
Embassy Suites Anchorage
Extreme Fun Center
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Flying Dutchman European Pastry Shop
Girdwood Bike Tours
Golden Wheel Amusements
Happy Trails Kennels
Harbor 360 Hotel
Hard Rock Cafe' Anchorage
Hilltop Ski Area
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Captain Cook
Hump's Great Alaska Alehouse
Inlet Tower & Suites
Kaladi Bros. Coffee
Knik River Lodge
Kobuk Coffee Co.
Lahn Pad Thai Downtown Express
Lazy Otter Charters
Mahay's Riverboat Service
Major Marine Tours
Middle Way Cafe'
Moose A'la Mode
Municipality of Anchorage
Musk Ox Farm
Ohana Media Group
ONDAGO DJ Entertainment
Paint a Scarf
Peppercini's Deli House
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Premier Alaska Tours
Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge #8
Rodeway Inn Voyager Hotel
Rust's Flying Service and Alaska Glacier Tours
Salmon Berry Tours
Segway Tours of Anchorage
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel / Ice Spa
Skinny Raven Sports
Snow City Cafe
Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
Stony Creek Canopy Adventures
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking
Talkeetna Air Taxi
The Lakefront Anchorage
The Sourdough Mercantile
Three Barons Renaissance Fair, Inc.
Two Fish Gallery
UAA Department of Athletics
Within the Wild
|2||Neal and Jana Rea||$500.00|
|5||The Dallaportas Crew||$500.00|
|9||WILLOWRIDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC||$300.00|
YOUR FACES (for Kids Kitchen)
Friends of Bean's (Bean's Cafe)
Traveling Troop 65 (for Girl Scouts of Alaska)
Lutheran Social Services of Alaska
Programs for Infants and Children
CISC 06B (for Cook Inlet Soccer Club)
King Cove Women's Club
Special Olympics Alaska
MCA Fine Arts (Muldoon Community Assembly of God)
May 7 11:59 PM AKDT - Ability to create or join a team ends
May 10 9:00 AM AKDT - Team Leader bib pick up day - (9am-7pm) Visit Anchorage, 524 W Fourth Ave.
May 11 8:00 AM AKDT - Individuals (not on team) bib pick up: (8am-5pm) Visit Anchorage, 524 W Fourth Ave.
May 12 4:00 PM AKDT - Individuals (not on team) last chance bib pick up: Dena'ina 4-6pm
May 12 6:00 PM AKDT - Walk begins at Dena'ina Center & ability to donate ends