Activities


Happy Run

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

  • Run Starts @ 6:00pm SHARP
  •  PLEASE Register Online at http://happyrunak.com/ 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: Happyrunak.com! 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

Where: ACTIVE SOLES PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR 

642 S Alaska St Suite 100
Palmer, Alaska 99645

How to register:   Click here to register 

Active Body Downtown Gym

We have been serving Palmer, Wasilla, and the surrounding areas of the Matanuska Susitna Valley since December 2008. Our goal is to fit you with the appropriate shoe for walking, running, hiking, working, or casual comfort. We have a treadmill that you can use to "test drive" your shoes before you purchase. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and our 30 day return policy reflects that guarantee. We also offer a Performance Shoe Card and when you have purchased 6 pairs of shoes, your 7th pair is free!

To view our class schedules, please click here.

Soles in the Backcountry 

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  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.

Come grab an Adventure Book at Active Soles during store hours or check out our SITBC website for more infromation. 

When: Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm 

Where: 642 Alaska St #100 
Palmer, Alaska 99645

For more information clink on the link to go to our website:   https://soles-in-the-backcountry.webnode.com/

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

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.

Mat-Su Running Club

Coming soon!

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 @ 2:00pm from the Palmer Pavilion (downtown Palmer)
$25 entry fee for all races
 

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

Registration for the event will be live in January 2018!

Green Day Gallop Flyer