With over 20 years of experience, The Alaska Running Academy(ARA) is your secret to success. The academy is owned and operated by Doug Herron, one of Alaska's most successful runners and coaches. He competed at all levels including internationally. His programs have produced numerous state champions. Some of his teams were ranked among the top 20 teams in the United States. If you are looking for a way to reach your goals look no further. The mission of ARA is to promote the sport of running, raise the level of performance statewide and to ultimately help you open the door to your success.
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Be a part of our club. Our goal is to provide a place for competitive age group athletes to train, compete and excel. We want to see an increase in local and out of state competition. Our mission is to become a true track club where athletes of all ages can train and compete at all levels. Ultimately, we will have coaches to cover all disciplines. Like other track clubs in the U.S., we want to be the premiere club where we develop our local talent and help them compete outside of of Alaska.
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West Valley Girls HS Cross Country Team Ranked #1 in NW US/ #9 US
Jani Lane #2 All Time 1:51.82 800m/Top 15 US 2011
South HS Girls 4X800m Team 2011 State Champions/#2 All-Time in Alaska State Meet History
Daquon Brunson #2 All Time 400m in Alaska HS history
Jake Bartholomy Bartlett-State Champion 800/1600m/Penn State/USAT Member and Iron Man qualifier
West Valley Boys 4X800m state record holders 2002/2003
West Valley Girls 4X800m State Record Holders 2005(still stands)
Ben Mercer/ West Valley/ state champion
Michael Jordan North Pole HS/ State Champion 800m/1600m 2004/Penn State
Maggie Callahan/West Valley/State Champion/Pac-10 Champion University of Arizona 2011
Samantha Davis/West Valley/State Champion 800m/10:56 3200m/4:57 1600m/University of Reno/ WAC Freshman of the Year in XC/ 17:50
Gabrielle Todd/Bartlett/400m State Champion/Tennessee State
Jessica Todd/Dimond/State Championship 4X800m/ University of Colorado Colorado Springs
South High School Girls Cross Country team #2 state cross country 2010
Elle Arnold/Grace/#1 Small Schools state champion 2011
Jenette Northey/Region IV Cross Country Champion/#2 Alaska State XC Runner 2010
Max Romey/Service HS/ 2011 #2 at state championships