Fourth of July

Zoe Bigley leads Janel Day in the Fourth of July, 10K Run and Walk last year in Kodiak. Bigley won the women’s race in 44 minutes, 47 seconds. (Derek Clarkston photo)

Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10-Kilometer Run and Walk is Saturday.

The free 6.2-mile race begins at the Coast Guard base entrance at 9:30 a.m. and ends at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center.

The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation race has been an island tradition since 1980.

The course is in honor of longtime Kodiak city pool manager Steve King, who would make the walk every Fourth of July.

The men’s course-record belongs to Joe Alward who clocked a time of 33 minutes, 2 seconds in 2002.

The women’s record belongs to former Kodiak High School great Kristi Waythomas (Klinnert) with a time of 37:50 in 1989.

Official records for the race only date back to 1987.

Levi Fried captured last year’s men’s title in 36:42, while Zoe Bigley topped the women’s field in 44:47.

Registration for the race ends 15 minutes before the 9 a.m. walkers start.

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