The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

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Annual Membership is $15 for individuals and $20 for families.

Important information from Road Runners Club of America: 

Q. Does the RRCA's General Liability Insurance Program cover a member if someone claims they get Covid-19 from participating in an activity? 

A.  The General Liability policy provided by the RRCA for its members will defend claims of negligence if someone sues an event, club, or coach saying they got Covid-19 at the event, club program/run, coached program/run. The burden of proof that an illness was actually contracted at an event will be a challenge in a lawsuit. Managing risk to avoid a clam of negligence makes it imperative for race directors and run organizers put plans in place for sanitation, physical distancing guidelines, updated waivers, etc. that are in accordance with local and state health department recommendations.  Good plans, along with waivers that specifically include Covid-19 risk acknowledgement (RRCA waiver samples are updated), are a first line of defense if an event, club or coach were to be sued for a claim of negligence if someone test positive following participation after an event or organized run or group activity.


Q. Is Covid-19 covered under accidental medical insurance?

A. We are aware that USA Triathlon issued a statement on accidental medical and Covid-19 not being covered.  It is important to understand that communicable disease has never been included in the accidental medical insurance coverage.  So naturally, Covid-19 is not included, and this is not a policy change. The point of this insurance is to cover a participant in the event of a physical accident, such as: a fall with broken bones; being struck by a car or object on course (falling signs); or other accidents that result in physical harm.  Keep in mind, this coverage is not general health insurance for an uninsured participant.  The coverage is supplemental to a participant's own health insurance coverage and is designed to make a participant financially whole to prevent a lawsuit if an injury is incurred during an event.  

Stryders in the Spotlight in the Latest Issue of 

Adirondack Sports. Article by Laura Clark, of course.

New: Stryders Masks! Supply is limited.

Stryders Book Club 

Tuesday, December 1

This month we are discussing two books;

please come even if you've only read one or parts of each.

6 pm on Zoom.

(For past and future selections, see About Us--Book Club)

Upcoming events

Saratoga Spa State Park

Come run with us

Wednesday Evening Workouts and Winter runs

November – March, 6:00 pm. Meet at Woodlawn Avenue parking garage adjacent to Country Corner Cafe for run around Saratoga Springs. Distances vary, depending on runners' choice. Walkers welcome. (Due to liability concerns we ask that members only, and no guests, attend Stryders group events)

April – October, 6:00 pm.  Meet at the Stryder bench across from the Spa State Park Little Theatre parking lot for speed or hill work. Feel free to meet up after the workout at R. S. Taylor & Sons Brewery Tap Room (if available). (Due to liability concerns we ask that members only, and no guests, attend Stryders group events)


Walkers and runners at 8:30 am. Usual location is the Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park; alternate location is the Spa State Park Little Theater Parking Lot. If you don’t find us at one, check the other! When we're able you can bring your own mug or carafe for coffee, as we are trying to reduce our reliance on disposable cups. If you partake of the doughnuts and coffee, please donate in the cup provided, as this service is entirely funded by member donations. (Due to liability concerns we ask that members only, and no guests, attend Stryders group events)


Join Lee and Neil and other Stryders who like to sleep in for this fun run at 12:00 pm most Sundays. Runs and locations announced exclusively on their Facebook page. (Due to liability concerns we ask that members only, and no guests, attend Stryders group events)

Monday evening trail RACE series

During the summer months the Saratoga Stryders host the “Camp Saratoga Fun Run Series.” This is a five race series held at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s Camp Saratoga. The race course is 5K in length on wooded trails at the beautiful 310 acre parcel. 

StryderS Grand Prix Series

This series encourages Saratoga Stryders members to engage in fun, friendly, and inclusive competition; become more involved in volunteer activities; and actively participate in enticing non-members to join the club. Oh, and you may also win some cool awards in the process!

At a Glance

Saturday Mornings, 8:30 am, Warming Hut, Saratoga Spa State Park (Members)

Wednesday Night Downtown Run - 6:00 pm. at Woodlawn Avenue parking garage (Members)

The Saratoga Stryders, a 501 (c) (3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Club of America, are

a group of enthusiastic runners based in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

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