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Explore Fairbanks hosts Chena River charity walk

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 4:14 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Fairbanksans looking to get out and enjoy the summer weather have an opportunity to do so while supporting local non-profits.

On Friday, May 14th, Explore Fairbanks will host the Visitor Industry Walk for Charity.

During this event, participants walk along the Chena River in Fairbanks, passing places of historical interest.

Registration fees will go to the participating non-profit of the walker’s choice.

According to Charity Gadapee, Directer of Visitor Services and Partnership Development with Explore Fairbanks, 36 non-profits have signed up so far.

Gadapee said the walk will “start and end at Pioneer Park. We are going to do it as a self-guided walk, historical walk along the riverfront, down to the Barnette Bridge downtown. You get to choose the distance you want to go. We’re going to have mile markers at one, two, three, and then the Barnette Bridge at the turnaround point.”

Since its inception, the event has raised $380,000 for local non-profits.

Those wishing to take part in the walk can register in-person at Pioneer Park Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Food packs will be distributed at the start of the route. These packs contain donations from Bread Line, Inc., the Westmark Fairbanks and Alaska Airlines.

Walkers can download an app which provides narration on the journey, or use a printed map of the route.

More information about the event can be found here.

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