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Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day, runs through Labor Day

    May 25, 8:00 AM

    HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2015. For ages 5 and above. Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center. Hike, bike, or run on foot, 3 or more of the trails listed on the reverse side of this card. Valdez Trail information is available in the Parks and Recreation Summer Trail Map Guide or online at: www.ci.valdez.ak.us/parks&trails. Log the date you hiked each trail on the reverse side of this tracking card. Turn in your completed trail card at the Parks & Rec Office at the Civic Center or log on to www.ci.valdez.ak.us/HAWKtrailscard to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 8, 2015. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize. Those who hike all 10 Trails will be entered into a bonus prize drawing!

  2. Annual Bite Back Runs 10AM at Kelsey Dock

    May 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ John Thomas Kelsey Municipal Plaza

    The Annual Bite Back Run is a favorite among local runners. This run is co-sponsored by Sheri Beck, on behalf of Compassion International, and Valdez Parks & Rec. All proceeds benefit Compassion International's Malaria Fund. Runs begin with a Kids 1 Mile run from John Kelsey Dock and past the Civic Center. Immediately following the Kids run is the 5K Fun Run, route beginning and ending at John Kelsey Dock. Registration will take place from 10:00-10:40AM on race day on location. Cash and check only.