_ The 2022 Valley Thaw Out:
The MatSu Running Club is thrilled to being taking over this great event from Happy Malamute Running. Come join us as we celebrate the start of the running season with the new Valley Thaw Out races! The race will still offer the traditional 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon distances but has moved to Palmer and will be back on the road.
All races will start and finish at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm on Bodenburg Loop. Runners for all events will start from Pyrah's and turn left onto Bodenburg Loop Rd.
5K: Course will be an out and back on Bodenburg Loop.
10K: Runners will head out on Bodenburg Loop until they reach the Glenn Highway, they will then turn RIGHT onto the bike path and run down to the next Bodenburg Loop Rd where they will turn RIGHT again and follow the road back to Pyrah's.
Half Marathon: Runners will head out on Bodenburg Loop until they reach the Glenn Highway, they will then turn LEFT onto the bike path and continue on the bike path until the turnaround by Virginia Ave. From the turnaround they will take the bike path to the SECOND Bodenburg Loop Rd where they will turn RIGHT and follow the road back to Pyrah's.
Half Marathon: 10:00AM
We will not be closing traffic to Bodenburg Lp Road. Runners will run on the shoulder against traffic. Race volunteers will assist with any crossings and blind corners. Due to these conditions there will be NO strollers or dogs allowed the course. Failure to adhere to these regulations may result in a disqualification and/or removal from the race.