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Special Events, Programs & Activities
Parks and Recreation works closely with many community organizations to support programs and activities year-round. You’ll see our staff involved with all of these fun events. Check our full Parks & Recreation calendars for all the latest and greatest happenings in Valdez! 

Register Online HERE for a Parks & Rec Event!

Download our full 2015 Summer Catalog- full of our summer offerings for you and your family! Everything from fun runs, to summer camps, to an adult kickball tourney. *This is a large document- it will take time and data to load.
January
  
2015 Valdez Races Series

  Rock Wall Grand Opening            

  Valdez Qaniq Challenge- 2 day XC Ski Race

  Healthier You

  Neon Northern Lights Snowshoe Race (1 Mile)   

February
  Kayak Jousting-Frosty Fever 

  Zipfy Mini-Luge Slalom & Kids Drag Races -Frosty Fever
            
120/Kitty Cat Snow-X - Frosty Fever

  Snowtown Ice Classic

March
  Pot-O-Gold 5K Fun Run

  Valdez Winter Games    

April 
  
Beacon & Eggs Hunt

  Slush Cup

  Spring Surprise 5K Scavenger Hunt Race Results

May-
National Bike Month
             
 10K Bike Valdez Race
             
 Summer Sign-Up Fair               
             
  CycloFemme Bike Ride

  Community Clean Up Day 

  HAWK (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day- through Labor Day
 
  5th Annual Bite Back Runs  (Poster-PDF)
       
June-
National Trails Month

  
Summer Fun Camps
            
  Summer Art Contest
            
   HAWK Mt. Bike Race
(Poster- PDF)

  HAWK Half Marathon
(Poster- PDF)

  Valdez Arbor Day - June 14 (Poster - PDF)

  Midnight Fun Adult Kickball Tourney

July-
National Parks & Rec Month

  Summer Fun Camps

  Uncle Salmon's Freedom Run

  July 4th Festival  

  Pink Salmon Festival

August
  Gold Rush Days 
  More GRD Events

  CVT High Five Triathlon

  Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races

  Rock & Roll 5K & 10K Races 2014 Results

                
    September
     
    Labor Day Fun Runs 2014 Results
                   
      HAWK (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)

    October
      
    The Running Dead 5K Zombie Obstacle Run 2014 

      Children’s Halloween Party at the Library         

      Halloween Carnival

      Haunted House
     

    November
      
    Book and Basket Auction
                
      Brush Busters- Brush Cutting at Salmonberry Ski Hill

      Turkey Trot Family 5K Run  *2014 Results*
               
      Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    December
      
    Ugly Sweater Walk, Run, & Ski 2015
                
    Deck the Halls - Festive Homes Contest
                

    2015 Valdez Race Series
    2015 Valdez Race Series List of Events
    We are happy to introduce the new Parks & Recreation Valdez RACE Series- with new runs, xc ski, snowshoe, and bike races included! And of course, we will still be sponsoring our annual fan favorites, like the Bite Back Runs, Uncle Salmon Fun Runs, and Labor Day Family Fun Runs.

    New in 2015, we will also be including a $5 registration fee for all Parks & Rec Races, which will go toward prizes, new racing equipment, more up-to-date racing technology, as well as funding for new races and runs!

    2015 H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)
       
    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/parksandtrails. 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!

    #HAWKTrails Social Media Challenge
    We want HAWK to go viral! Every time your hike, bike, or run a HAWK trail, take a photo or video and tag it #HAWKTrail and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine! If you post your photo to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ValdezAlaskaFun) in public setting with the tag #HAWKTrail, you will be entered into a separate HAWK 2015 prize drawing and your photo may end up on the cover of our HAWK advertising in 2016! Winners will be announced on the Parks & Rec Facebook page and this website; and prizes will be awarded after September 8th.

    Additional Information

    Find more information, check out the Parks and Recreation quarterly newsletter. 
    Any questions, please call the Parks & Rec Office at (907) 835-2531 or email the Parks & Rec Events Coordinator, Sarah Jorgenson-Owen.