Upcoming Events

October 5th, 2019

Autumn Gold

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Lazy Mountain area

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October 5th, 2019

Autumn Gold

Take in the beautiful fall colors of the MatSu Valley from McRoberts Creek and Lazy Mountain while getting a serious trail run done.


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10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Lazy Mountain area

November 29, 30 & December 1st, 2019

Boycott Black Friday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Wendt Road Trailhead

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November 29, 30 & December 1st, 2019

Boycott Black Friday

Escape the commercialism of this weekend with an up-to 3 day running retreat! (OK: you can go shopping if you want, just choose 1 or 2 days.)


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8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Wendt Road Trailhead

April 4, 2020

Valley Thaw Out Races

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wasilla, AK: Palmer Hay Flats

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April 4, 2020

Valley Thaw Out Races

Second running of the Valley Thaw Out Races! Celebrate the impending summer in the Valley with this course that celebrates mountain views and the Palmer Hay Flats/ Rabbit Slough.


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10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wasilla, AK: Palmer Hay Flats

July 11th, 2020

Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow, AK: Willow to Independence Mine

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July 11th, 2020

Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay

The 2020 Hatcher Pass Marathon & Relay is planned to be held on July 11, 2020.  It's the 10 year anniversary!


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7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow, AK: Willow to Independence Mine

August 1st, 2020

Archangel Marathon and Relay

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Independence Mine to Willow

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August 1st, 2020

Archangel Marathon and Relay

Back for year 2!  Downhill (mostly) route through Hatcher Pass.  Be extra tough and finish at both for the Gold Mint Challenge!


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7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Independence Mine to Willow

Event Pages

Valley Thaw Out Races

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Returning in 2020: The 5k, 10k and half marathon that runs along the Palmer Hay Flats and gets serious mountain views framing the Valley

Hatcher Pass Marathon & Relay

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 Want to climb?  This uphill marathon in beautiful Willow, Alaska is it! The route follows Willow Fishhook road (aka Hatcher Pass Rd) up and over the summit, and finishes at the Independence Mine State Historical Park parking area.

Archangel Marathon and Relay

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Dream of how different Hatchers would feel running in reverse?  This is the time and place.  Back for our second year!

Autumn Gold

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Lazy Mountain to McRoberts shack via an assortment of trails.  Wanna climb?

Boycott Black Friday

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Friends and fun in the moose range on the Wendt Road trails while escaping the craziness of the holiday season