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.
To our MSRC members,
After much consideration and thought the MatSu Running Club board has ultimately made the decision to cancel the 2020 MSRC season. The mission of MSRC has always been to provide a safe and fun group environment for runners of all abilities. We simply cannot attain this goal and still meet the guidelines and provisions put out by both the state and our own private insurance holders.
We know this news comes as a disappointment to many of you and we share your feelings in that. Our board members and coaches are still very much committed to this club and to our runners. We are working to provide a more virtual type of training for any of our runners that are interested which will be explained below.
1. Monthly Training Plan:
Our coaches have put together a training schedule for the month of June that will describe what your daily runs each week should look like. We have attached a copy of this below for you to print out or save. If you have any questions about this plan or the workouts please reach out to one of our coaches.
2. Weekly Trail Run:
Each week we will post a different trail to run. These will not be club sanctioned or a specified group workout but you are free to gather a small group of your own running friends to run it with. If you are looking for a small group or another person to run the trail with, please post that on our FB page. Our hope is that we are still able to keep runners connected during this time. We also encourage you to share/post your trail run with the route and times.
3. Running Activities:
Similar to what we did for the month of May, twice a month we will post a fun running activity for you to complete. We will describe these in more detail when they are posted but we will still be doing prize drawings for completing these and posting your results.
Please make sure that you are following us on at least one of these platforms to keep up to date with the activities, workouts and runs that we will be posting:
- FB - MatSu Running Club (private group page)
- Instagram - @matsurunningclub
- Remind App - @matsuru
- Website - matsurunningclub.org
If you have already registered for the 2020 season we will be emailing you soon. You will have three options in regards to your club fees:
Most importantly, our coaches and board members will continue to be available to you during this time. If you have any questions regarding training or workouts or finding people to run with, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
We thank you again for your continued support of the MatSu Running Club and look forward to running with you in 2021.
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.
* 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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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!
CoachingThe 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.
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.