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 (women only) or Wednesday (coed) 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. Your first two track sessions 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 Wednesday @ 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*.

Extended season is now open for registration! This is open to all adults, you don't have to be a current member to join! The season will be 6 weeks long and the fee is $60*. Men, women, beginners, advanced, current as well as non-MSRC members. Grab a friend and join us! We will meet on Tuesdays, with the first session starting on August 20th!

Thank you for a great 2019 season! We had a lot of fun and look forward to another great summer of running next year! Our season runs from April to August, check back in 2020 for registration to open! The membership fee is $140 for the Regular Season.*

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2019 Who Let the Runners Out 5k! Click the link above for this year's results! Also, a big thank you to these businesses who helped make this race happen: NonEssentials, Active Soles Performance Footwear, and the City of Palmer!

Thank you Juniors for an awesome 2019 season! 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 Wednesdays for ages 14-18. Check back in 2020 for more information about our Junior Group and registration!

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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 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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