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( 2017 Anchorage Visitor Industry Charity Walk )

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"

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 team, or by pledging to a friend or family member participating in the walk.

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


Bib pick up instructions depend on if you are on a team or not. If you are on a team, your Team Leader is designated to pick up your bib and distribute to team members. Team Leaders decide how and when to distribute bibs to their teams. If you are not on a team, you have two opportunities to get your bib. In either case see the times below:
  • 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.

Things to know

  • There is no on-site registration the day of the event.
  • Individual registration and fundraising remains open until the walk begins. Team registration ended at midnight May 7; those who registered after that deadline will have paid the higher rate and be listed as individuals.
  • No cash or checks can be accepted at our offices, or on the day of the walk.
  • 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.

PREMIUM SPONSOR ($10,000 value)


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 (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.


Processing fees:

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!

CONTRIBUTORS - corporate cash donations

Knightly Tours ($500)

Alaska Wildland Adventures, Inc. ($250)

All Alaska Tours ($250)

Denali Federal Credit Union ($250)

The Sourdough Mercantile, Inc. ($200)

CONTRIBUTORS - prizes & in-kind services or products

49th State Brewery

Alaska Aces

Alaska Adventure Media/COAST Magazine

Alaska ATV Adventures

Alaska Aviation Museum

Alaska Backcountry

Alaska Destination Specialists

Alaska Dinner Factory

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Alaska Horseman Trail Adventures

Alaska Mint

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

Alaska Zoo

Alpha Media

Anchorage Distillery

Anchorage Marriott Downtown

Anchorage Museum

Aramark Parks and Destinations

Arctic Circle Enterprizes

Arctic Valley

Ascending Path


Bear and Raven Theatre

Big Ray's

Big Swig Tours

Bouncin Bears

Bridge Restaurant


Cabin Fever

Carpet Masters

Chair 5 Restaurant

City Diner

Chugach Adventure

Clarion Suites & Quality Suites

Club Paris

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

Dimond Center

Double Musky

Embassy Suites Anchorage

Extreme Fun Center

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Flying Dutchman European Pastry Shop

Girdwood Bike Tours

Glacier Brewhouse

Golden Corrall

Golden Wheel Amusements


Happy Trails Kennels

Harbor 360 Hotel

Hard Rock Cafe' Anchorage

Helly Hansen

Hilltop Ski Area

Hilton Anchorage

Holiday Inn Express

Hotel Captain Cook

Hump's Great Alaska Alehouse

Hyatt House


Inlet Tower & Suites

K2 Aviation

Kaladi Bros. Coffee


Kincaid Grill

Knik River Lodge

Kobuk Coffee Co.

KTVA Alaska

Lahn Pad Thai Downtown Express

Lazy Otter Charters

Lifetime Adventures

Logistics, LLC

Lucky Wishbone

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

Peanut Farm

Peppercini's Deli House

Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Putter's Wild

Premier Alaska Tours

Princess Tours

Raven's Perch

Red Robin

Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge #8

Rodeway Inn Voyager Hotel

Rust's Flying Service and Alaska Glacier Tours

Sacks Cafe

Salmon Berry Tours

Segway Tours of Anchorage

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel / Ice Spa

Shuzy Q

Skinny Raven Sports

Snow City Cafe

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises

Stony Creek Canopy Adventures

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking

Talkeetna Air Taxi

Tastee Freez

The Lakefront Anchorage

The Sourdough Mercantile

Three Barons Renaissance Fair, Inc.

Two Fish Gallery

UAA Department of Athletics

Visit Anchorage

Westmark Anchorage

Within the Wild

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Knightly Tours $500.00
2 Neal and Jana Rea $500.00
4 Diane Mathisen $500.00
5 The Dallaportas Crew $500.00
6 Judy Weimer $300.00
7 Connie Newton $300.00
8 Joanne Bennett $300.00
10 Mary Hart $300.00

Top Teams


Beacon Hill





YOUR FACES (for Kids Kitchen)

Raised: $1,050.00


Friends of Bean's (Bean's Cafe)

Raised: $845.00


Traveling Troop 65 (for Girl Scouts of Alaska)

Raised: $750.00


Lutheran Social Services of Alaska

Raised: $700.00


Programs for Infants and Children

Raised: $575.00


CISC 06B (for Cook Inlet Soccer Club)

Raised: $500.00


King Cove Women's Club





Special Olympics Alaska

Raised: $400.00


MCA Fine Arts (Muldoon Community Assembly of God)





Top Fundraisers


Bonnie Tillman






Raised: $900.00


Phoenix McChesney-...





Kimberly Ballard





Michelle Keller

Raised: $500.00


Ron Jones





Miranda Hansen





Joanne Bennett

Raised: $300.00


Sarah Arts





Judy Weimer

Raised: $300.00

Event Schedule

  • 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

Contact Information

Event Location

Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, United States

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