Fairbanks' most popular race is loved around the world

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska Around 4,000 people run the Midnight Sun Run each year. Many of the runners come from Fairbanks and around the state of Alaska. But not everyone is from Alaska.

Inge Ackerman who lives in Florida but is originally from Sweden, ran the race in 2010. She said she has run over 20 destination races and the Midnight Sun Run is definitely one of her favorites.

The Midnight Sun Run draws people from around the world to participate in the late night race. This year’s race already has people registered from 44 states. They are only states missing are Montana, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

The race has also seen international travelers sign up from 11 countries -- including Chile, Serbia, Macedonia, Sweden and Australia.

Inge Ackerman who lives in Florida but is originally from Sweden, ran the race in 2010.

She said she has run over 20 destination races and the Midnight Sun Run is definitely one of her favorites.

"You run and it's light and it's festive and I thought it was very fun when you went through the neighborhood where all the... close to the college, close to the university where you run through the neighborhood with all the people outside cheering you on and so forth," Ackerman said.

The race is starts Saturday at 10 p.m. and there is still time to register no matter where in the world you are from. To sign up go to midnightsunrun.net .