Series of running events on deck for a warm weekend

FAIRBANKS, AK-This weekend will be a weekend for running. Saturday morning at Pioneer Park at 10 a.m. will be the Run of the Valkyries. The 8K race is sponsored by Opera Fairbanks and First National Bank of Alaska. This is the fourth Flint Hills Cup Event race. There will also be prizes and a costume contest.

Also on Saturday is the Sourdough Triathlon which starts at 10 am at 31 Mile Steese Highway. That will be a true endurance test with a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike course and a 13.1 run mile run.

Then on Sunday at 10 a.m. it's known as the toughest short distance race in the Interior. The 13th Annual Ester Dome Ass Kicker. This is the fourth event in the Trail Series and is a 6.75 mile race at the Ester Gold Camp.