Upcoming Events

April 6th, 2019

Valley Thaw Out Races

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wasilla, AK: Palmer Hay Flats

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April 6th, 2019

Valley Thaw Out Races

Inaugural 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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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wasilla, AK: Palmer Hay Flats

July 6th, 2019

Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Willow, AK: Willow to Independence Mine

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July 6th, 2019

Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay

The 2019 9th annual Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay will be on July 6th 2019. Registration is open!


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9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Willow, AK: Willow to Independence Mine

August 4th, 2019

Archangel Marathon and Relay

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Independence Mine to Willow

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August 4th, 2019

Archangel Marathon and Relay

Inaugural Archangel Marathon and Relay and Gold Mint Challenge.


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9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Independence Mine to Willow

October 5th, 2019

Autumn Gold

9:00 am - 12:00 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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9:00 am - 12:00 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!


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8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Palmer, AK: Wendt Road Trailhead

Event Pages

Valley Thaw Out Races

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Coming April 6th, 2019!   The inaugural 5k, 10k and half marathon that runs along the Palmer Hay Flats.

Hatcher Pass Marathon & Relay

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 The 2019 9th Annual Hatcher Pass Marathon & Relay is a low-key, uphill marathon in beautiful Willow, Alaska.  The route follows Willow Fishhook road (aka Hatcher Pass Rd) all the way over the summit, and finishes at the Independence Mine State Historical Park "Bowl" parking area. 

Archangel Marathon and Relay

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The first ever Archangel Marathon and Relay!  Dream of how different Hatchers would feel running in reverse?  This is the time and place.

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.

Fundraising!

Help a great cause???

This part isn't Happy Malamute related, but it KIND of is :)  


I'm (Natalie, that is) going back to the Chicago Marathon in 2019.  I've run a lot of races, but adore Chicago and completed this race in 2016 and 2018.  


Next year I'm taking a leap of faith and fundraising for the VERY FIRST TIME!  

I am officially on Team Fox, supporting research for Parkinsons Disease.  Our family has been personally touched by this disorder and its far reaching consequences.  


I know there are a LOT of funds out there asking for donations.  Choose with your heart.  I just know that there is so much that isn't known about PD and I would love to see people regain their independence, both as a family member and as a RN.


We've included the direct link to my individual fundraising page below.  

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Race director cause:

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