May 13, 2023


Talkeetna Alaskan LodgeTalkeetna, AK view on map


Heather Johnsonheatherl.johnson@lung.org907-891-7444

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Man and woman with their bicycles

Thank You Trekkers

On May 13th, 200 riders hit the roads in Talkeetna, Alaska for one amazing ride in the shadow of Denali. The 10-mile and 26-mile riders enjoyed sunny spring day on the bike path while our 60-mile and 100-mile riders tackled a grueling headwind on the Parks Highway. Riders, families, friends, sponsors, and volunteers gathered for an incredible weekend, helping to raise almost $250,000 benefiting the American Lung Association. Thank you for supporting clean air and lung health in Alaska!

If you still want to support a rider there is plenty of time! The event website will be open for donations until June 14th.

SAVE THE DATE for May 11, 2024, as we look to celebrate the 40th Clean Air Challenge.


Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $329,200.00

Top Participants

Total number of participants: 187
    1. Crushed It Personal Gift Patty Ginsburg - $11,898.00
    2. Rock Star Personal Gift Sherry Price - $8,001.00
    3. Fundraise Hard, Ride Harder Personal Gift Molly McCammon - $7,345.00
    4. Fundraise Hard, Ride Harder Personal Gift Steve Lindbeck - $6,665.00
    5. Fundraise Hard, Ride Harder Personal Gift Kenneth Thomas - $6,637.00
    6. Milestone Personal Gift Lisa Fink - $4,500.00
    7. Milestone Personal Gift John Hendrix - $4,300.00
    8. Milestone Personal Gift Julie Saddoris - $3,581.00
    9. Milestone Personal Gift Frank Jeffries - $3,000.00
    10. Milestone Personal Gift Ray Dinger - $2,893.00

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    Top Teams

    Total number of teams: 24
      1. Team Patty & Molly - $34,108.00
      2. Run Wild Fitness - $33,866.00
      3. Team Nunatak - $17,088.00
      4. Pedal to the Medal - $14,267.00
      5. SLR Air Heads - $12,254.00
      6. FedEx Alaska - $10,201.00
      7. MSHF - $7,662.00
      8. HEX Cook Inlet/ Furie - $7,323.00
      9. Vicious Cycles - $3,993.00
      10. BP Alumni & Friends - $3,350.00

      Why We Need You in the Fight

      In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.


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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Presenting Sponsor

      Matson Navigation Company

      Mission Sponsor

      Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute

      Platinum Sponsor

      Enstar Natural Gas Company Dr. John Yordy & Magdalena Acevedo de Yordy Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

      Gold Level Sponsors

      CRW Engineering Alyeska Pipeline Providence Alaska Medical Center Mat-Su Health Foundation

      Silver Level Sponsors

      Credit Union 1 Doyon Limited

      Event Partners

      Denali Brewing Bicycle Shop Revelate

      National Sponsors

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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