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Special Events, Programs & Activities
Parks and Recreation works closely with many community organizations to support programs and activities year-round. You’ll see our staff involved with all of these fun events. Check our full Parks & Recreation calendars for all the latest and greatest happenings in Valdez! 

Register Online HERE for a Parks & Rec Event!

Download our full 2015 Summer Catalog- full of our summer offerings for you and your family! Everything from fun runs, to summer camps, to an adult kickball tourney. *This is a large document- it will take time and data to load.
 Valdez Qaniq Challenge- 2 day XC Ski Race

Healthier You


  Zipfy Mini-Luge Slalom & Kids Drag Races -Frosty Fever
  120/Kitty Cat Snow-X - Frosty Fever

  Snowtown Ice Classic

  Pot-O-Gold 5K Fun Run

  Valdez Winter Games    

Beacon & Eggs Hunt

  Slush Cup

  Spring Surprise 5K Scavenger Hunt 

National Bike Month
 10K Bike Valdez Race
 Summer Sign-Up Fair               
  CycloFemme Bike Ride

  Community Clean Up Day 

  HAWK (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day- through Labor Day
6th Annual Bite Back Runs 
National Trails Month

Summer Fun Camps
  Summer Art Contest
  HAWK Mt. Bike Race

   HAWK Half Marathon

  Valdez Arbor Day

  Midnight Fun Adult Kickball Tourney
National Parks & Rec Month

  Summer Fun Camps

   Uncle Salmon's Freedom Fun Runs (5K & 10K) 

  July 4th Festival  

  Pink Salmon Festival
Gold Rush Days:
Kids Dive for Gold


Gold Rush Days:
Kids Scavenger Hunt

  CVT High Five Triathlon

Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races

Rock & Roll 5K & 10K

    Labor Day Family Fun Runs 
      HAWK (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) Ends

    HAWK Finale
    Brush Busters - Brush Cutting at Salmonberry Ski Hill

     The Running Dead 5K Zombie Obstacle Run

    Children’s Halloween Party at the Library         

     Halloween Carnival

    Haunted House 

    Book and Basket Auction

      Turkey Trot Family 5K Run 
     Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Ugly Sweater Walk, Run, & Ski
    Deck the Halls - Festive Homes Contest

    2015 Valdez Race Series
    2015 Valdez Race Series List of Events
    We are happy to introduce the new Parks & Recreation Valdez RACE Series- with new runs, xc ski, snowshoe, and bike races included! And of course, we will still be sponsoring our annual fan favorites, like the Bite Back Runs, Uncle Salmon Fun Runs, and Labor Day Family Fun Runs.

    New in 2015, we will also be including a $5 registration fee for all Parks & Rec Races, which will go toward prizes, new racing equipment, more up-to-date racing technology, as well as funding for new races and runs!

    2015 H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)
    HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2015. For ages 5 and above. Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center. Hike, bike, or run on foot, 3 or more of the trails listed on the reverse side of this card. Valdez Trail information is available in the Parks and Recreation Summer Trail Map Guide or online at: Log the date you hiked each trail on the reverse side of this tracking card. Turn in your completed trail card at the Parks & Rec Office at the Civic Center or log on to to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 8, 2015. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize. Those who hike all 10 Trails will be entered into a bonus prize drawing!

    #HAWKTrails Social Media Challenge
    We want HAWK to go viral! Every time your hike, bike, or run a HAWK trail, take a photo or video and tag it #HAWKTrail and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine! If you post your photo to our Facebook page ( in public setting with the tag #HAWKTrail, you will be entered into a separate HAWK 2015 prize drawing and your photo may end up on the cover of our HAWK advertising in 2016! Winners will be announced on the Parks & Rec Facebook page and this website; and prizes will be awarded after September 8th.

    Additional Information

    Find more information, check out the Parks and Recreation quarterly newsletter. 
    Any questions, please call the Parks & Rec Office at (907) 835-2531 or email the Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Wendy Clubb.

    The second annual Festive Homes Contest is now open for registration! Show your holiday spirit by decorating and lighting up the outside of your home. Read on...
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