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 two turns around Bodenburg Loop for a finish at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm.

Run- approx 4 3/4 mi
Climb- 881' summit
Cycle- 12.4 mi


The ButteAthlon is a two-day event, one race on each day of the Strawberry Festival.
We start first with the Farm Fun Run on the evening of July 12th (race starts at 7:00PM) which provides a great opportunity for everyone to tour the farm in a 5k around the property.
The second race is the Pièce De Résistance-
the ButteAthlon Triathlon
This race takes place on the morning of July 13th (race starts at 8:00AM). All participants start at the farm and run, climb, and bike their way to the finish line.
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 the Run/Climb/Bike format instead of including the typical swim leg. But we dare you to find a better race out there that gives you a better experience. Of course there are super awesome prizes for the winners 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!

You can register for the 2019 races at the link below:
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.