Valley Thaw Out Races

Back April 03, 2021 April 04, 2020 Cancelled April 06, 2019
April 03, 2021

You are not imagining this: yes, it’s the SAME information we had here for the (attempted) 2020 event!  As always, please use the link on this page to navigate to our main website for all the race details.  Dates have changed, times have not.  We are also going with another amazing hoodie for the 2021 race (design still stored in my brain for now.)

Spring in the MatSu Valley… can you think of a better reason to get out there and kick off the racing season with a bang?  Come celebrate the beginning of longer daylight, milder weather, less snow and ice, and just all things that are beautiful Alaska summer with us.  

What’s your distance?  Valley Thaw Out Races offers you the option of 5k, 10k, or half marathon!  All three events start and finish at Machetanz Elementary.  Staggered start times ensure most runners won’t feel alone out there.  Did we mention the views of the mountains framing the Valley and the uniqueness of the Palmer Hay Flats views?

For the 2021 event:  should the world implode yet again or anything else out of our control mean it’s not happening… well, that’s just too much list making and deferring for our liking.  In that case, we will issue refunds of the registration cost.  This does not apply if you simply change your mind.  Disaster: refund.  Change of heart: no refund.

All the race details and much more information is available on our website.  See link.


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]




Half Marathon

April 03, 2021 (Saturday) - 10:00
13.1 miles


April 03, 2021 (Saturday) - 10:45
6.2 miles


April 03, 2021 (Saturday) - 11:00
3.1 miles

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