Sunday, September 8th


Race Start Times
50k: 8:00AM
25k: 8:30AM
10k: 9:00AM
5k: 9:30AM
1.5 miles: 10:00AM

Day of Bib Pickup:
50K: 7-7:30AM
25K: 7:30-8AM
10K: 8-8:30AM
5K: 8:30-9AM
1.5 mile 8:30-9:30AM

Early Bib Pickup:
Thursday, September 5th
AKtive Soles – WASILLA
984 N Meridian Pl, Suite D



Matanuska Lakes
4376 S. Glenn Highway
Palmer, AK

Race Description/Details


Join us at Matanuska Lakes State Rec Area for an exciting day of trail running!

Whether you are a seasoned trail runner or a beginner taking your first steps into the world of trail running, this event is designed to embrace all ages and abilities, with varying distances to suit your preference. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself, push your limits, and discover the power within you. We encourage you to bring your family, friends, and colleagues to join in the fun!

All races will start and finish at the campground area of Mat Lakes Rec Area and will start every 30 minutes beginning with the 50K at 8:00AM.


2024 COST

Kids 1 mile: $20.00

5K: $40.00 until July 31st
$50.00 August 1st-August 31st

10K: $50.00 until July 31st
$60.00 August 1st-August 31st

25K: $75.00 until July 31st
$85.00 August 1st-August 31st

50K: $100.00 until July 31st
$110.00 August 1st-August 31st

Aid Stations & Course Markings

Aid stations will be provided for the 25K and 50K distances. Water stations will be available for 5K and 10K distances. Runners for all races will be expected to carry their own water bottles for refilling.
Race courses will be marked with directional signs and trail flags. Course maps will be emailed to registrants prior to race day. (See communication below)


Bibs: Bibs MUST be visible on the front of the body at all times.  If wearing layers be prepared to adjust your bib as needed.

Headphones: We highly recommend NOT wearing headphone for the safety of you and other racers.

Dropping Out: Runners may only drop at an aid station checkpoint.  In order to drop out find an aid station volunteer to record your drop.  This will help us avoid unnecessary search efforts.
No Littering: Trash receptacles will be available at all aid stations. Please do not dispose of trash outside of the aid stations.
Sportsmanship: Poor Sportsmanship will not be tolerated toward any participant, volunteer or worker. This can result in immediate disqualification.
No Dogs: Although we would love to see everyone’s dog they are not allowed on the course due to safety for other participants, you and your dog.
Volunteers: Please thank any volunteer you see during your time at our event. They are simply amazing and make this race possible!

Cutoff Times

Cutoff Times: 50K cutoff of 4 hours to the halfway point (Mat Lakes). Total 50K cutoff time of 8.5 hours (4:30PM). 25K total cutoff time of 5 hours (1:30PM).


Finisher Awards:

– Finisher’s Medal (Given to each participant after completing their race on Sept. 10, 2023. No virtual option.)
– Top Three Men’s/Women’s Finishers from each race.
– Top Three Men’s/Women’s Para Division from each race

Race Sponsors