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Our programs are offered inside Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (HMCC) to women who are incarcerated and on the outside once our runners are released.


      Running Free on

            the inside

Running Free has a year-around presence at Hiland Correctional.  Fifteen volunteer coaches hold practices three times a week in a winter session that runs January - May and a summer session that runs June - October.  The winter session culminates in a 5K and 10K race and the summer session culminates in a 5K, 10K and half-marathon race.  In the shoulder season, November - December, there is a conditioning session.

       Running Free on

           the Outside

Once our runners are released, we welcome them into the Anchorage running community.  We pay for race entry fees for three years, provide a pair of shoes and a jog bra, and outfit them in running gear from our collection of donated gently-used running clothes (also known as Jackie's Closet).

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Peak a Week

In the summer of 2020, we held our first Peak a Week program. It was a very small group of coaches and just one released runner.  We have been recruiting for this summer's program and we already have 8 released runners who are excited to hike a different peak each week this summer.  We are still getting the word out, so if you have been released from Hiland and want to participate, contact us.  Stay tuned for our schedule of hikes and pictures of our adventures!

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