There will be a Fourth of July fun run in Kodiak after all.
Days after the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department announced the cancellation of its annual 10K race, the Kodiak High School cross country team unveiled a community 5K run.
The run begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and starts and finishes at the downtown Harborside.
“Masks are appreciated while ‘hanging out’ before and after the race, but not necessary during the run,” a post on the team’s Facebook page read.
The 5-kilometer course is stroller approved.
The race is free, but donations to the 2020 Kodiak cross country team are welcomed. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.
This is the first time the Fourth of July 10K will not be happening since debuting in 1980.
“The fact that the Fourth of July parade is not happening, it just seemed — with all the things that Parks and Rec has going on —that this would be the year that we took a break from it,” said Corey Gronn, Parks and Recreation director.
Former Parks and Recreation Director Ian Fulp told the Daily Mirror in 2012 that a Coast Guard captain helped create the race in 1980.
The Bear Valley Golf Course is hosting a Red, White and Blue Tournament on Saturday.
The 18-hole, two-person scramble (best ball) begins at noon. Tee times are available until 2 p.m.
A hole-in-one on No. 7 will is worth $10,000.
To sign up, contact the golf course at 487-5323.