Every Hour Spent Outside Counts!

This brand-new program encourages Alaskans of all ages to get outside and enjoy all that our beautiful state offers. 500 Hours of Play in AK is a self-paced challenge that runs January 2–December 31, 2023. Prizes will be awarded throughout! Open to all service members and military families based in Alaska. Registration is going on now.

Track your hours! Click the button below to download one of four scenic PDF trackers.

Click the button below to see for our 500 Hours of Play leaderboard!

Share your adventures with us using #500HoursofPlayAK and by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram.


Earn a fun prize for every 100 hours spent outdoors! Contact ASYMCA of Alaska at events@akasymca.org to collect your prize.

Prizes are available to all participants who complete 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 hours of outdoor time.

Have you met your first 100 hours? Enjoy a fun beverage from Soda & S'mores (Anchorage) or Sunrise Bagel & Espresso (Fairbanks) on us!


Event registration opens May 1! Open to 500 Hours of Play participants. Scroll below to sign up for 500 Hours of Play, then check back May 1 to register for these fun events!

May 21: Hike Meetup at Powerline Trail w/ Danika from Girl in Alaska and Derek from Looking for Summits (no charge; $5 permit fee or state parking pass required at trailhead. Must be registered for 500 Hours of Play.)

July 16: 3/4 Day Salmon Fishing with Chadwick's Fishing Guide Service & Danika from Girl in Alaska ($100/person; open to active duty female service members. Must be registered for 500 Hours of Play.)

July 16: 1/2 Kenai Sockeye Fishing with Mark Glassmaker from Alaska Fishing ($100/person; open to female spouses of active duty military. Must be registered for 500 Hours of Play.)


Summer Program Registration



PDF Trackers


This program is made possible by a grant from the Healthy Communities program of the Alaska Community Foundation.