ButteAthlon is a two-day event, one race on each day of the Strawberry Festival.
We start first with the Farm Fun Run on June 23rd (race starts at
7:00PM) which provides a great opportunity for all to tour the farm in a
5k around the property. The second race is the Pièce De Résistance-the
ButteAthlon Triathlon! This event takes place on June 24th (race
starts at 8:00AM) starting at the farm as well. This is not your
grandma's triathlon (no offense grandma:) It is a bit unorthodox in it's
structure for a triathlon in that it combines a Run/Climb/Bike format.
There are super awesome prizes and each participant gets a premium
goodie bag. Hurry and register-space is LIMITED!!
We are soooo excited to kick off our Strawberry Festival festivities with this exciting race!
(For more information on the races please see below..)
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, Alaska. 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.
Premium bags for each participant. Registration is limited.
Run- approx 4 3/4 mi Climb- 881' summit Cycle- 12.4 mi
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.*