Happy Run

Every Monday - Rain or Shine!! ~ Meet at Active Soles

  • Run Starts @ 6:00pm SHARP
  •  PLEASE Register Online at or come early to the store. 

The course alternates every other week between two routes that run through down town Palmer. To see the routes, go to:! All routes end at the Palmer Ale House 

FREE RAFFLE AT THE END OF EVERY RUN @ 7:00PM! Including a Pizza Giveway provided by Palmer Ale House !! Follow the Theme and get an extra raffle ticket. Find the Themes by simply signing up for our newsletter OR Liking us on Facebook. 

 - All ages and abilities!! Please come and Bring a Friend and Make Your Monday Exercise a Happy and Healthy start to your week! 

When: Every Monday @ 6pm - RAFFLE @ 7PM


642 S Alaska St Suite 100
Palmer, Alaska 99645

How to register:   Click here to register 

Active Body Downtown Gym

This is not your same old gym experience: walking in and staring at a bunch of cold sweat drenched equipment. You will find smiling trainers ready to help you look better, feel better, and live better.

Look forward to your workouts when you join us for one of our exciting and motivating group sessions. It's not just about looking your best, it's about finding the best version of yourself.

To view our class schedules, gym times, rate, and more please click here.

Soles in the Backcountry Mountain & Adventure Challenge -

Actives Soles designed a book to help adventure seekers to get outside in the Mat-Su Valley and experience what it has to offer. Our book suggests 20 Target Adventures, 5 Adventure Hikes and 6 Mountaineering Summits to complete. We give the community 5 months to complete the book and then we celebrate with a party at the end of the season with raffle prize drawings, awards ceremony and presentations from outdoor enthusiasts in our community. Our vision for the book is to inspire the community to discover the trails, parks and adventures that await them in the Mat-Su Valley.

When: Monday-Friday

Where: 132 West Arctic Ave.
Palmer, Alaska 99645
991 Hermon Road
Wasilla, AK 99654

to learn more click here:

Nunataq Snowshoe Challenge

This is a 3 part, 5k race series through-out the winter. The first race is held at the end of December in Hatcher Pass with an uphill out and back course around summit lake, the second and third races in the series will be held in January and March at the location for the Future Hatcher Pass Alpine Experience Ski area at mile 6.5 of the Hatcher Pass Recreation Area. The last race in the series will include a 10k option for those looking for a bigger challenge to end their snowshoe racing season. Snowshoe RENTALS are available at ACTIVE SOLES for $25 a day, also a limited variety of snowshoes will be available for runners who do not own any at a first come, first serve basis (RACE DAY ONLY). $50 dash for cash Men's and Women's event will precede every race for an opportunity to win your entry fee back. The "DASH FOR CASH" will be no longer that 50 yards!

Thursday Night Race Series

Coming Soon

Mat-Su Running Club

The MatSu Running Club is a non-profit organization that helps its members meet personal goals while increasing the joy and satisfaction of running.April-September, runners meet twice a week, on Tuesday evening (Women only) or Wednesday evening (Coed) for a track session and Thursday evenings for a coed trail run. 

For more details and registration head over to their website! Registration for 2018 is now open.

Settlers Bay Solstice 5K

Coming soon!

Palmer Winter Triathlon

This race consists of a 16k Bike, 6k Run, 600-yard swim. Depending on conditions we may recommend studded tires for the bike ride and studded shoes for the run because of the winter snowy/icy conditions on the bike path and road. The Swim will take place in the Palmer Pool at the end portion of the race. It is a fun triathlon held in a backwards direction and introduces racers to a different type of climate in cold conditions. Hot chocolate and medals are provided to each racer.

Green Day Gallop

5k, 10k and Half Marathon hosted in downtown Palmer, AK
Sunday, March 18th @ 2:30pm from the Palmer Pavilion (downtown Palmer)
$25 entry fee for all races - there is a $2.50 surcharge for signing up - if you would like to purchase a T-shirt it will be an additional $3 - making the total cost of the race $30.50.

 Link for registration:  

The course is run through downtown Palmer - the half marathon route follows the outer springer loop system

Please see the other course's on our Facebook Event page @