With over 20 years of experience, The Alaska Running Academy(ARA) is your secret to success. The academy is owned and operated by Doug Herron, one of Alaska's most successful runners and coaches. He competed at all levels, including internationally. His programs have produced numerous state champions. Some of his athletes and teams were ranked among the top 20 in the United States. If you are looking for a way to reach your goals look no further. The mission of ARA is to promote the sport of running, raise the level of performance statewide and to ultimately help you open the door to your success.