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.
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Up next on the race schedule, the 7 and 3 quarter mile Wickersham Dome Trail Run, beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow.