Fairbanks Buzzes Over 27th annual Mosquito Meander

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Over 300 participants were swarming the race course at the 27th annual Mosquito Meander this morning.

The 5 kilometer race began at Pioneer Park, with a loop around 4th avenue and going along the Chena River before circling back to the Park.​

The family fun event benefited the Resource Center for Parents and Children.​

32-year-old Megan Binkley finished first in the women's division, clocking in just under 20 minutes at 19 - 58.​

Former West Valley cross-country state champion, Ti (Ty) Donaldson, was your overall winner, crossing the finish line at 16 minutes on the dot. Donaldson is currently a Nordic Skier at Montana State, who competes against U-A-F in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association.​

While we were not able to track down Binkley, who continued running beyond the finish line, but we were able to catch up Donaldson after the winning performance.​

"It was a really nice day for it, not too hot, not too cold. Just being able to go out and run a hard effort, fast race, it felt pretty good. I have been trying to work on my shorter distance running lately, so it felt good to see how that felt. Solid day," said Donaldson.
Up next on the race schedule, the 7 and 3 quarter mile Wickersham Dome Trail Run, beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow.