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, 2023

Annual Bash

Monday, Oct. 2nd

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

*See more details below


Visit us at AKtive Soles (May 1st- September) to purchase your 2023 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 (2021)

Swag: With your book you will receive custom Boco Gear hat to rep during your summer 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.

Discount: You will receive one stamp for each activity you complete. For every five stamps you will be eligible for a 5% discount off one item at AKtive Soles. You can redeem your 5% discount up to six time OR use as a combined discount for up to 30% off one item.

You will also receive 3 coupons for local Palmer businesses: The Fern AK, Big Dipper Homemade Ice cream and 203 Kombucha!

Annual Bash (2023)

To celebrate ALL AKtive Soles events that happen throughout the season we will be hosting a gathering on Monday, October 2nd 2022 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 2nd, 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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