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ButteAthlon

Do you love wide open spaces and clean country air? What about a good challenge? Join us for the annual 'ButteAthlon' in the Butte area of Palmer. This triathlon starts at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm and takes in the breathtaking views of Pioneer Peak, Knik Glacier, open farmlands and a complete panoramic of the Mat-Su Valley. There is nothing traditional about this triathlon as it includes a Run/Climb/Bike in one of the most scenic areas of the valley. Run from Pyrah's farm to the Butte for an exciting climb with astounding views at the top. Climbing begins on one side with a groomed stair-stepped trail to the top and descends the other boasting a more rugged terrain. Run back to the farm where the bike portion of the race begins with not one, but two turns around Bodenburg Loop for a finish at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm. New this year is that stair splits are recorded this year! Be the fastest up the stair side of the Butte and get crowned King or Queen of the Butte!


Run The Butte Bonus Challenge!
New this year, run The Butte! This new category is for those of you who may have speedy feet and gift to climb. We are combining the run and climb portion of the race and leaving off the biking aspect to see who can do it the fastest.

Register at the Link Below:
https://www.active.com/palmer-ak/running/distance-running-races/triathlon-event-butteathlon-2020


FARM FUN RUN
Do you love the idea of a race but maybe a triathlon is a little out of reach for you this year? Don't sweat it (well, maybe just a tiny bit) because we have just the activity for you! Come join us at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm for a 5K Farm Fun Run (or walk, or stroll). Adventurers of all ages can enjoy this full scale tour of our farm while getting a little exercise too. We promise the views won't disappoint. A portion of the proceeds will fund educational scholarships for Mat-Su Valley graduating High School Seniors. Come prepared for all weather conditions. Children and all-terrain strollers are welcome; however, standard 'city slicker' strollers may have a hard time on farm terrain.

Event start times:
Farm Fun Run, July 17, 7 p.m.

Triathlon, July 18, 8 a.m.

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