Soles In The Backcountry (SITBC) is a project that AKtive Soles started with the hopes of encouraging our community to become more familiar and comfortable in our own backyard. SITBC is an adventure book that includes adventures of varying levels.


May 1st – September 30th, 2021

Annual Bash

Monday, October 4th 2021 at 7:00 pm

@ Palmer Ale House (be prepared for outside or inside)

*See more details below


Visit us at AKtive Soles to purchase your 2021 Adventure Book. We are located in the Koslosky Center in downtown Palmer.

Enjoy your summer by exploring Alaska with your Adventure Book as your personal adventure planner!

Swag, Raffle & More

Swag: With your book you will receive a logoed quick dry Brooks t-shirt, for you to enjoy on all of your adventures.

Raffle: We will be having raffles throughout the SITBC season. Your book is your numbered raffle ticket. Raffles include shoes, headbands, shirts, gift cards and more.

*All raffles were donated by local businesses (vagabonds, nonessentials, poppy lane and many more) as well as the companies/brands we work with at AKtive Soles (Hammer Nutrition, Hoka, Altra, Saucony and more).

Annual Bash

To celebrate ALL AKtive Soles events that happen throughout the season we will be hosting a gathering on Monday, October 4th 2021 at the Palmer Alehouse at 7:00pm following the happy run. Please join the Happy Run to qualify for the Monday night raffle.

Drink Ticket: Bring your Adventure Book on October 4th, to the Thank You Event, to receive your FREE Palmer Alehouse drink ticket. 1 ticket per book.

There will be food for purchase at the Ale House however, if you would like to order from the full menu you must be seated by the host at the patio or the front door.

Vertical Challenge

New this year is the Soles in the Backcountry Vertical Challenge!  * Must purchase book to compete/ win prizes (we will check).

1. Sign up for free at

2. Climb any mountain, run any trail and track your vertical gain.

3. Log into

4. Follow instructions using “how to submit activities” tab.

5. Top male and top female participants will win a $50 Aktive Soles gift card.

6.  You have until October 1st at 8pm to submit your activities.

Featured Photos

If you would like the chance to see your photos featured on the AKtive Soles facebook or instagram page please email your photos to

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