by Jennifer Zilko
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - It's not everyday dancing butterflies, a cow or life-size condiments strap on skis.
But every year they come out Kincaid Park for a very special race.
The 12th-annual Ski for Women race drew 1,500 entrants Sunday.
The race not only let women dress up in everything from Energizer bunny costumes to bikinis but also benefited organizations that help women in crisis.
Sally Burkholder started the race with her friend Ann Mize 12 years ago as a way to get more women racing.
It seems to have worked.
"The first year we ordered 200 race bibs and thought we'd be lucky if there were 200 people and 700 people signed up," Burkholder said.