ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Ski for Women is now taking names for this year's event, as registration opened Thursday for the 16th annual benefit slated to run Sunday.
Organizers say the race, which donates its proceeds to organizations working toward ending the cycle of domestic violence in Alaska, is a fun way to fundraise.
"Last year we received a grant of $7,000 (from the race)," said Solveig Pedersen with YWCA Alaska.
Women of all ages, and skill levels are invited to participate.
"Lots of women are basically just walking on their skis and chatting away as they go around," said co-founder Ann Mize.
The event has raised over $1 million since it began, according to its website.
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