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, Dogs and Strollers are Welcome!! 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 

Spinning Class

  • Monday: 5:30am with Alisa- "Cycle Core" -Group Cycling & Strength, Core Conditioning  
  • 12:00pm with Deanna- "Cycle Core" - Group Cycling & Strength, Core Conditioning 
  • 5:30 pm with Carla - "Suck It Up Buttercup" - 1 hour of Group Cycling                                                                      
  • Tuesday: Please check out for strength and conditioning classes on Tuesdays                                                       
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm with Deanna - "Lactic Lunch" - 1 hour of Group Cycling                                                                            5:30 pm with Kate - "Pedal Power" - 1 hour of Group Cycling                                                                                     
  • Thursday:  5:30 am with Anne - "Get your rear in gear" - Group Cycling & Strength, Core Conditioning                                
  • Friday:   5:30 am with Alisa  - "Cylce Core" - Group Cycling & Strength, Core Conditioning                                                               

When: Monday-Friday

Where: 642 S Alaska St Suite 209
Palmer, Alaska 99645

How to register:   Call (907) 746-3700 or check in at

Soles in the Backcountry Mountain & Adventure Challenge -

The Summit Series includes 6 mountains chosen each year and announced to the public in May. Climbers have from May to October to climb the 6 peaks to receive a trophy, medal and t-shirt. If you reach the top of 5 mountains you will receive a medal and if you complete 4 out of the 6 you will receive a T-shirt. Please like us on Facebook at Soles in the Backcountry for more information on the Challenges and start dates! 

The Adventure Challenge consists of 10 regular events that you can particpate in and 5 bonus events - these events are chosen and released in May. Participants have until October to check off all the events from their book - examples of these events are things like climbing the Butte, riding your bike at Eklutna lake, joining an active club in the Valley etc...

The cost to particpate is $5 to purchase an adventure book and $5 for the end of the season party in October - these challenges are meant for the entire community and is a family based event. Please join us for an advenutre filled Summer!

When: Monday-Friday

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

How to register:   To register click here

Valley Women's Running Group

VWRT meets April through August at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings at Colony High School Track for coached track workouts.

The 2015 membership fee is $140 for the season.

Thursday is Trail Night! Coordinated by VWRT members, these low key, fun, informal trail runs allow you the opportunity to get to know some of your VWRT members, and the great trails we have access to here in the Valley.

See our website at

See our facebook at

Nunataq Snowshoe Challenge

Next race is December 26th @ 11:00am - Participants in the first race receive a FREE shirt

 Same day registration is available, however we strongly recommend you go to to register online and save $5! 

Please go to for current race course conditions and updates. 

11:00 @ starting line for all participants separate men and women sprint
$$$$$$$ 50 cash winner pay-out $$$$$$$$

The DASH FOR CASH happens right before 5k/10k races begin

Race shirt and Awards for age divisions in both male and female categories

$25 online registration @, $30 day of race registration [cash only]


Active Soles RENTS SHOES $25 / 24hours

December 26th

Hatcher Pass - Road to Summit Lake 

Meet at Hatcher Pass Lodge for Registration and Bib Pick up 

 Mandatory Race meeting at 10:45am 

Kids 1k then 50 yrd DASH FOR CASH starts ON THE CLOCK @ 11:00am - 5k / 10k start immediately after 

February 20th 
Government Peak Recreation Area

 Meet in parking lot for Registration and Bib Pick up

 Mandatory Race Meeting at 10:45am 

March 19th 

Hatcher Pass Recreation Area - Independence Mine to Gold Cord Lake


Meet at Hatcher Pass Lodge for Registration and Bib Pick up 

 Mandatory Race meeting at 9:45am 

Kids 1k then 50 yrd DASH FOR CASH starts ON THE CLOCK @ 10:00am - 5k / 10k start immediately after 




 DECEMBER 19TH 2015- WINTER SOLSTICE RACES - - 5k, 1/2 Marathon and Full Marathon Distance 

 DECEMBER 26TH 2015 -NUNATAQ SNOWSHOE CHALLENGE - - 1k Kids race (FREE), 5k, 10k, 50 yard Dash for $50 Cash