Welcome to the MatSu 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. 

Here is your Monthly Training Plan for July:

This Week's Trail Run:

The trail run this week is Settler's Bay Coastal Trails.

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As always, feel free to contact one of us if you have questions.  

Coach Rhonda ~ 355-6258 (coachknopp@yahoo.com)

Coach Norm ~ 355-2174 (coachrousey@hotmail.com)

To our Members,

We are fast approaching what would be the end of our season. I first want to say thank you to all of you who have continued to support the club even in this off year. Our club would simply not exist without members like you! Next, another huge thanks to our board members and coaches who have had some incredibly hard decisions to make this year and who have helped us adapt things into an online format to keep our members out there running.

The end of the season calls for a change in board members as many of them have reached the end of their term. This year we are losing 5 board members and will need to have those positions filled by September. If you have any interest in being on our board, we would love to hear from you! We will have some exciting new things in store as we make a plan for a comeback season next year and we want your ideas and your enthusiasm for the club to be put to good use! Please email a photo and brief bio to matsurunningclub@gmail.com if you are interested or if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Heidi Quinn

MSRC President

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  • Regular Adult Season: April-early August, members meet each Tuesday at Colony High School at 6pm for our weekly track session. Once the trails are dry, we will offer weekly coed trail runs on Thursday evenings through out the Valley. The fee is $140. Our first two track sessions of the season are free! Don't forget to tell your friends!
  • Junior Group: We also offer a Junior Group June-July at Colony High School. Ages 10-13 Tuesdays @ 4:30pm, Ages 14-18 Tuesdays @ 6pm. Fee is $100.*
  • Extended Adult Season: 6 weeks, mid August-September, members meet Tuesdays at 6pm at various locations within the valley for track & trail sessions. Fee is $60*.

We welcome all juniors ages 10-18. The fee is $100* and the season runs for 8 weeks on Tuesdays for ages 10-13 and Tuesdays for ages 14-18. Check back in the Spring of 2020 for more information about our Junior Group and registration!

*Our club is proud to offer a $25 Scholarship discount per child for multi-children families.

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A Few Reminders

  • During April, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Colony High School, please meet at the faculty parking lot rather than the track due to soccer games on the fields.
  • Remember to bring a watch, preferably digital, though doesn't need to be fancy.
  • April can still be chilly and windy, make sure to dress in layers with hat, gloves, jacket and pants.
  • Check Coaches Corner for tips on this week's run!

* Due to our club's limited operating budget we impose a 3.5% surcharge on credit card payments that is not greater than our cost of acceptance. All registrations must be completed online. Payments may be made online with a credit card or in person to our treasurer with personal check or cash. Please see a Board member if you have difficulty registering.  We're here to help!

Need New Gear?

Active Soles

They have been serving Palmer, Wasilla, and the surrounding areas of the Matanuska Susitna Valley since December 2008. Their goal is to fit you with the appropriate shoe for walking, running, hiking, working, or casual comfort.

Location: 642 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645             Phone: (907) 746-0600                    http://www.activesoles.net

Backcountry Bike & Ski

The Matanuska Valley's premier headquarters for all things bike and ski; featuring expert sales, expert service and expert advice.

Location: 132 West Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645     Phone: (907) 746-5018                    http://backcountrybikeandski.com/

All Abilities

The MatSu Running Club welcomes runners of all ability levels.  Whether you are a new, veteran, or returning runner - you are welcome!  Fast, slow, or somewhere in between - join us!


The MatSu Running Club offers weekly coached track workouts April through August.  The CoEd Group meets every Tuesday at 6 pm.


Reach your running goals with support and encouragement from men and women of every ability level.

Trail Nights

Join us for fun and informal Thursday night trail runs at locations around the Valley.  Trail nights will begin when the trails dry out and will continue through September. 

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