The idea for a run was first conceived by Dillingham Police Department (DPD) Officer Anthony (Tony) Jones as a way to bring the community together and to raise money for SAFE. Tony was also dedicated to teens in need of positive role models.  On 02/12/1992, while Tony was on duty, he was fatally shot in downtown Dillingham by a troubled youth. Dillingham was wrapped in shock and grief.

One way DPD honored Tony’s memory was by proceeding with his idea for a run.  DPD Chief Ralph Taylor consulted with SAFE Executive Director Ginger Baim, and the first Run, named Tony’s Annual Run Promoting SAFE (TARPS), was born in May, 1992.  It was unknown if Tony had a name picked out for the Run, but by naming it after him, coordinators sought to increase public awareness of the devastating effects of violence, and continue his efforts to promote non- violence. Now, Alaskans from Aleknagik, Anchorage, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Homer, Manokotak, New Stuyahok, and Togiak have participated over the years, as well as visitors from Indiana, Texas, Wisconsin, and England. In keeping with local tradition, potlucks are held after the Run.

Join us in promoting non-violence—sign up or volunteer for Tony’s Run!

Registration Fees

10K (6.2 miles)-walk, run, or roll Closed

Register a min. of 2 people in 1 transaction and additional participants are free. Same day registration starts at 10am at starting line for $35 each, or group discount.

5K (3.1 miles)-walk, run, or roll Closed

Register a min. of 2 people in 1 transaction and additional participants are free. Same day registration starts at 10am at starting line for $35 each, or group discount.

What's New for 2017

Nick Schollmeier is the Coordinator.

The start and finish line is at the Dillingham City Schools parking lot, close to the Elementary School.

The potluck is at the Dillingham Elementary School gym, or maybe outdoors if the weather allows.

The courses are entirely on City streets and the Kanakanak Road MUP.

There is no 20k course.

There are no shirts.

You can pre-register until 10pm 09/16/17, or register at the starting line (same price as 09/16/17). Cash or check at the starting line (no credit cards).

Check-in is inside the Dillingham Elementary School (includes number pick up).

2017 Sponsors

Arctic Chiropractic Center, Dillingham

Bigfoot

N&N Market

Stay Cool In Maine

Past Times, Records, Photos

Check out past Tony's Run times, records, and pictures at: www.safebristolbay.org/tony-s-run-home.html

Registration Rules

1. All participants must register, regardless of age.

2. Participants under age 12 require supervision of participants age 12 or over, who must also register.

2. One course and one mode per participant (it's not a duathlon or triathlon).

3. If participants require non-motorized support to move with them, then support must also register.

5. Pick up numbers or bike tags at starting line on Race day at start/finish line.

6. Registration fees are non-refundable.

7. Online registration closes Saturday, 09/16/17, 10:00 pm. 

9. Same day registration at the starting line is 10:00 am-11:30am (SAFE accepts cash, checks, and credit cards).

Course Rules

1. Pin numbers on front.  Attach bike tags on bike handlebars, facing front.  Helmet label goes on front of helmet. Wear numbers or bike tags while on route.

2. Participants walk, run, or roll on the paved right side of the MUP, except when passing, identical to how motorized vehicles move on roadways.  At the course turnarounds, they turn around the cone from the cone's right side to the cone's left side.

3. Dogs are allowed if they are physically and visibly connected to handlers and under control.  Handlers scoop their dog's poop into bags or containers and dispose of bags or containers into their own garbage cans. 

4. Helmets are required for all rollers.

5. Non-motorized modes only.

6. Aid stations are at the two turnarounds.  Water is provided.

7. Park vehicles so not to block driveways and visibility. 

8. Event is not cancelled because of inclement weather, unless start/finish line conditions are hazardous to registrants/volunteers (i.e, flooding).  Coordinator will notify local radio station, KDLG, to broadcast cancellation message in that event. 


5k (3.1 miles) Course Details

5k (walk, run, or roll) start time is 12:00pm.  Check-in starts at 10:00 am. 

Start/Finish will be in the Dillingham City Schools parking lot, by the Dillingham Elementary School. Course is an Out and Back type. The two roads in downtown, Seward and D Street, have sidewalks on only one side of the road.  The Seward Street sidewalk is on it's west side, and the D Street sidewalk is on it's north side.  Walkers and runners use the sidewalks both outbound (moving with traffic) and inbound (moving facing traffic).  Rollers use the road shoulders moving with traffic. 

Course turns right onto Seward Street from the parking lot, and past the Dillingham Middle School/High School, Bristol Bay Campus, and Dillingham Public Library.  At the Stop sign, course turns right onto D Street, then past the Dillingham Public Library and Department of Public Safety, to Kanakanak Road.  Course crosses Kanakanak Road at the Stop sign (Firehall is on the left) to the Kanakanak Road Multi-Use Path (MUP). On the MUP, participants move on the right side of the yellow line in the direction of travel, then turn left around the turnaround cone just past the Wood River Road intersection. Course continues back to downtown, crossing Kanakanak Road onto D Street from the MUP, then turning left onto Seward Street.  From Seward Street, course turns left into parking lot.

 

10k ( 6.2 miles) Course Details

10k (walk, run, or roll) start time is 12:00pm.  Check-in starts at 10:00 am. 

Start/Finish will be in the Dillingham City Schools parking lot, by the Dillingham Elementary School. Course is an Out and Back type. The two roads in downtown, Seward and D Street, have sidewalks on only one side of the road.  The Seward Street sidewalk is on it's west side, and the D Street sidewalk is on it's north side.  Walkers and runners use the sidewalks both outbound (moving with traffic) and inbound (moving facing traffic).  Rollers use the road shoulders moving with traffic. 

Course turns right onto Seward Street from the parking lot, and past the Dillingham Middle School/High School, Bristol Bay Campus, and Dillingham Public Library.  At the Stop sign, course turns right onto D Street, then past the Dillingham Public Library and Department of Public Safety, to Kanakanak Road.  Course crosses Kanakanak Road at the Stop sign (Firehall is on the left) to the Kanakanak Road Multi-Use Path (MUP). On the MUP, participants move on the right side of the yellow line in the direction of travel, then turn left around the turnaround cone at the end of the Kanakanak Road MUP (where Aleknagik Lake Road intersects with Kanakanak Road). Course continues back to downtown, crossing Kanakanak Road onto D Street from the MUP, then turning left onto Seward Street.  From Seward Street, course turns left into parking lot.


Post-Run

1. No awards will be given and times will be posted on SAFE's website within 72 hours.

2. Potluck (free) will be held in the Dillingham Elementary Gym from 1:00-4:00 pm.  If you'd like, bring a dish to share. Contact Gregg Marxmiller, SAFE's Outreach Coordinator, if you'd like to help with the potluck. His number at SAFE is 907-842-2320 and his email is outreach@safebristolbay.org.

3. There are no shirts this year.

Coordinator's Corner-How to Coordinate Tony's Run

How To Coordinate Tony’s Run for SAFE (2017)

SAFE contacts:   Gregg Marxmiller, Outreach Coordinator (coordinates Tony’s Run potluck)

                       907-842-2320, outreach@safebristolbay.org

                       Lisa Haggblom, Records Analyst (coordinated Tony’s Run course 2002-2016)

                       907-842-2320, records@safebristolbay.org

Electronic Tony’s Run stuff is in 3 places-SAFE’s website, RaceRoster (registration), and SAFE’s server.  SAFE’s equipment can be used to access Tony’s Run stuff and for printing.  Coordinator contacts L. Haggblom for access.  Physical Tony’s Run stuff is at SAFE.

 Date:             The first Sunday after moose season ends, 09/15, followed by potluck.

Distances:        5k and 10k

Mode:              Walk, run, roll, all non-motorized

Location:          Dillingham City Schools parking lot, downtown Dillingham, Seward and D Street, Kanakanak Road Multi-Use Path (MUP). Potluck in parking lot, with elementary school as backup location.            

Start:               Noon, registration starts at 10am.

Course Type:    Out and back, with half-distance turn arounds

Volunteers:       8 for course, plus people (around 12) to bring food to the potluck

Advertisement:  SAFE’s website, RaceRoster, Facebook (SAFE and Dillingham Community pages), printed matter is optional.

Sponsors:         For potluck-N&N Market, AC, Bigfoot, and Arctic Chiropractic (for neck chair massages)

Supplies:          Numbers (Rainbow Racing)                                              

Timeline

May

  1. Contact Dillingham Police Department (DPD), 842-5354, for assistance with alerting motor vehicle operators of participants crossing Kanakanak Road at D Street intersection.  Even though it’s a signed pedestrian crosswalk, the pavement is not marked.  The speed limit is 25mph, but some drivers speed.  Stay in touch with them through event day.
  2. Contact Dillingham City Schools for permission to use their parking lot for the start and finish, and to use the elementary school as an indoor venue for the potluck if required. Determine rental fee if applicable.

June

  1. Copy Race Roster event, rename, and update with changes.  Target live registration is 07/01, but can be live months prior to this. Update notification messages that will be sent once registration closes. Update volunteer data as needed.
  2. Advertise electronically and repeat to event day.
  3. SAFE staff updates SAFE’s website.

July

  1. Contact potluck sponsors-see their usual donations in the Tony’s Run stuff on SAFE’s equipment.
  2. Update volunteer duties and print 5 copies for clipboards in totes.
  3. Contact people to volunteer on the course and to bring dishes to the potluck.
  4. Check tote supplies-SAFE purchases more if necessary.

August-continue all above

September

09/01

  1. Reserve SAFE tables for course (1 each at the two turn arounds and 2 at the start/finish line, total of 4) and additional tables for potluck.

09/10

  1. Pick up totes and small cones from SAFE.

Day before Event

  1. Pick up tables from SAFE. If tables are not outside under stairs, staff will need to open the SISTR Room outside door.
  2. When registration closes, export participant list (to Excel, as one option), then modify spreadsheet to be used at start/finish line.  Recommended to differentiate between 5k and 10k participants, for easier check-in. Print 5 copies of this and put in clipboards in totes. Write participant information on their bib numbers and bike tags.  Can add their assigned numbers to race roster. Put numbers in Ziploc bags according to mode and course, and put in start/finish tote.

Event Day

  1. At 9am, set up start/finish line and course with totes, tables, small cones, pennant flags, chalked turnaround arrows and marked start/finish line (recommend spray paint).
  2. At 10am, check in participants. Record times of finish. Close course after last participant finishes.  Enjoy the potluck. Bring everything back to SAFE and put everything but tables in room 109 in entryway (easy to get to and shelter advocate can open outside door). Tables can go under SISTR room stairs or into SISTR room depending on if staff can unlock that outside door.

Day after Event

  1. Calculate run times in Excel spreadsheet (see prior year) or add formula to current spreadsheet to calculate. Enter data into Tony’s Run database.  Query and add data to SAFE’s website. Save pictures to SAFE’s equipment, edit them, and add to SAFE’s website. 

 

 

Event Schedule

  • September 16 10:00 PM AKDT - Registration deadline

  • September 17 9:00 AM AKDT - Nick sets up turnaround (aid stations), and start/finish line

  • September 17 10:00 AM AKDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • September 17 10:00 AM AKDT - Bib Number Pick Up

Contact Information

Event Location

Dillingham, AK

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