Running Shop Wasilla AK

Local resource for running shops in Wasilla. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Sports Authority
(907) 373-9889
Cottonwood Creek Place, 1841 E. George Parks Highway
Wasilla, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bill`s Cat House
(907) 892-7875
South Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AR
 
Pippel Insurance Agency
(907)745-3261, (907)745-8417
Mi 3.2 Palmer-Wasilla Hwy
Palmer, AR
 
Team CC - Eagle River Store
(907) 694-3200
13140 Iris Way
Eagle River, AR
 
Alaska Walking Store
(907) 272-7016
320 W Fifth Ave #334
Anchorage, AK
 
Sea & C Marine
(907) 892-6250
Mi 3 Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AR
 
Funny Farm Bar & Liquor
(907) 745-4597
Mile 38.5 Glenn Highway
Palmer, AR
 
Alaska Mobile ATV Repair
(907) 694-7667
Hiland Drive
Eagle River, AR
 
Skinny Raven Sports
(907) 274-7222
800 H St
Anchorage, AK
 
Peter Glenn Of Vermont #70
(907) 349-2929
1520 O''Mally Rd
Anchorage, AK
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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Equinox Marathon
September
Fairbanks, AK
racedirector@equinoxmarathon.org
http://www.equinoxmarathon.org
The Equinox Marathon starts, and ends, on the soccer field close to the Student Rec Center and the Patty Center Gym on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The course quickly climbs approximately 200 feet to Yukon Drive, where runners and hikers take a right turn and proceed on Yukon Drive to Kuskokwim Drive and another slight hill climb before heading downhill on Kuskokwim Drive and turning into the woods - at this point you are ? of a mile into the course. The course runs on trails for approximately ? of a mile until you head out onto the bike path next to Ballaine Lake - only to quickly turn back into the woods and follow trails along a rolling course that eventually takes the participants out to the intersection of Yankovich Road and Ballaine Road {approx. Mile 2.4 of the course}. Runners are only on Ballaine Road for 2/10 of a mile before they turn back into the woods and onto trails that cross Kittiwake Drive and then Sandpiper Drive. Mile 3 is just before coming out to Ballaine Road again. The course follows Ballaine Road. for approx. .3 mile then heads back onto the trail and begins a gentle climb as it crosses Sparrow Court, continuing on a rolling trail to Kittiwake Drive and Mile 4 of the course. The course has runners crossing Dalton Trail before heading into single track trail across of what is now Magoffin Highlands, a subdivision with a trail easement that extends to the east boundary of the Musk Ox Farm (aka Large Animal Research Station --- LARS).
Humpy's Classic Marathon
August
Anchorage, AK
bwlr@anchoragerunningclub.org
http://www.humpysmarathon.com/
BIG WILD LIFE RUNS CHANGES COURSE: One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Big Wild Life Runs is a change in course structure to better support the thousand or so individuals who will participate in 2010. Heidi Beer, the BWL Runs committee member entrusted with much of the course design, says that the Anchorage Running Club made the decision to alter the BWL courses to pull the focus downtown, where a common start and finish will provide racers and spectators with needed space. "We want to encourage everyone to make a day of it," Beer says. "Like an Italian piazza, we're offering food, music, and tons of room for people to cheer on the racers." It's about community as much as racing, for sure.
ConocoPhillips Mayor's Marathon
June
Anchorage, AK
track@uaa.alaska.edu
http://www.mayorsmarathon.com
Prince of Wales Island International Marathon
May
Craig, AK
powmarat@powmarathon.org
http://www.powmarathon.org
Members of the Prince of Wales Runners Club-member of the Road Runners Club of America-which provides race insurance and 501c3 status -and non-member volunteers from Prince of Wales Island help organize the Prince of Wales International Marathon.Prince of Wales Island, located in southern Southeast Alaska, is the third largest island in the United States. It is home to ten communities whose residents share the mountains, rivers, and forests with a wide variety of wildlife including eagles, deer, elk, bears, and many other species, some of which runners of the marathon are sure to see as they traverse the island. Prince of Wales is especially active during the summertime when salmon return to their streams to spawn.
Southeast Road Runners Frank Maier Marathon
July
Juneau, AK
bribezenek@gmail.com
http://www.southeastroadrunners.org/marathon.htm
This is a small town, USTAC-certified, out-and-back, sea level, moderately hilly, marathon run on the lightly traveled two-lane paved Douglas and North Douglas highways in Juneau Alaska. The course has been compared in difficulty to the course for the Boston Marathon. This Southeast Road Runners sponsored event is run the first Saturday in August. The scenic course offers views of mountains, glaciers, forests, and the ocean. The start/finish is at the new picnic shelter at Sandy Beach, Savikko Park, in Douglas. Most marathoners come from out-of-town and out-of-state. Custom etched-glass awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men- and women-finishers in open and masters (40+) age divisions! Finisher medal and T-shirt, complete results, and, if your lucky, an on-course photo for all marathoners.