Andrew Harrington

Fairbanks, Alaska

Age 40


October 28, 2020
Fairbanks, Alaska


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Andrew Moore Harrington, a talented endurance athlete, dedicated coach and community volunteer, passed away in the evening on Oct. 28, 2020 at age 40. Drew leaves behind a spirit of civic duty, not only in regards to the trails he groomed, maintained, skied, ran, hiked and walked his dogs on, but...

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November 12,
I remember meeting Drew the first time when he came to Cleveland with Molly to visit her grandmother, "Grand Mary".
Drew was always the gentleman who was kind and conscious to everyone who required his attention. He was a good listener and gave a gentle smile and a head nod to affirm you.
I always thought Molly was so blessed to have found him. He was a rare treasure.
My heart goes out to all who love him and are missing him. One thing is...

This photo is from 2015 when we had a Tuesday night running group reunion when Maria and I were back in Fairbanks for a visit. The last time we saw Drew. I first met Drew in 2009 and soon realized he was a passionate trail runner and loved everything about the trails, the people and the land we use. I remember Drew as a caring person, trail passionate and an organizer. I have done just a few races with Drew - like the Equinox marathon and Run for the refuge. This was "shorter, flat...

Drew was an amazing person to know and work with. I thought of him as a little brother. My heart is broken for his wife and family. He will surely be missed.....

Drew was such an incredible guy. He welcomed Johanna and I into his community after we arrived in Fairbanks in 2009. I remember him as incredibly humble, good natured, and a true inspiration. His commitment to backcountry adventures felt unbridled and incredibly impressive. I remember when he had started dating Molly and it was obvious that they were great together. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Molly and Drew's family will be in my thoughts.

Thank you for all you did for Fairbanks, Drew. We are a better community, better people, because of your work.