This summer, get out and enjoy some of your favorite hiking trails and win as part of the Soles in the Backcountry event from AKtive Soles Performance Footwear in Palmer.

The event runs through September and features many popular hikes, outdoor adventures and this year, a vertical challenge. To participate, people can stop by AKtive Soles in Palmer and pick up the Adventure Book for $15. Not only can you participate in the challenges, but you'll receive a souvenir hat as well. Throughout the summer, AKtive Soles is holding raffles, giving you chances to win throughout the duration of the event. The Adventure Book is a great way to plan your summer adventures!

New this year is the Vertical Challenge. Once you purchase your book, you can register and track your vertical feet and log them through an online portal. The top male and female will win a $50 gift card.

The challenges end on September 30, but the fun doesn't stop then. The end-of-summer bash takes place on Monday, October 3 at the Palmer Alehouse at 7 p.m. All Soles in the Backcountry participants receive a complimentary drink ticket at the thank-you event.

AKtive Soles hosts races and events throughout the summer. Every Monday, the Happy Run starts at the store and ends at Palmer Alehouse, starting at 6 p.m. On July 16, the AKtive Backyard One More Loop race takes place, and on August 6, the Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay event happens.