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.

  • 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*.

Hi Members,
As promised, we want to keep you all up to date on our upcoming events and activities during this time. Your board members and coaches have been in discussions over the past week and while so much is still unknown there are a few decisions we have had to make.

The following is a list of our events that have been POSTPONED:

April 7: Informational Meeting - POSTPONED (TBA)
April 14 & 16: Beginners Clinic - POSTPONED (TBA)
April 21: Regular Season Start - POSTPONED (TBA)

In short, all April activities have been put on hold until we have an all clear from the powers that be to meet again safely. Our hope is that come May we will be able resume the season as planned and at that time we will update you with new dates for the above events.
If you have already signed up for the regular season, that's ok. Once we determine when we can start we will adjust membership costs accordingly. If you have signed up for the WLTRO 5K, we ask that you wait until we have set a new date and at that point you will have the option to request a refund if you can't attend.

Please know that we are doing the best we can to navigate this new situation and want nothing more than to have all of us out running together as soon as it is safely possible to do so. Make sure you are following us here, on Instagram or checking our website for the latest updates and to stay connected with us. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Rhonda, myself or any of the board members at matsurunningclub@gmail.com.

Coach Rhonda will also be sending out a follow up email later this week to our current members with some important Do's and Don'ts for running during this time!
Thank you again for your patience and we hope you are still training and staying healthy!

-Heidi Quinn
MSRC Board President

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!

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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 Valley Women's Running Team meets Tuesdays and the CoEd Group meets Wednesdays. 


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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