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

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.  Established in 1984, our goal is to promote fitness through running and related sports, to educate the community about the benefits of these activities, and to provide a bond for both serious and recreational runners. Our membership includes all ages and abilities, and our program is broad enough to accommodate the interests of everyone – from beginning walkers and runners to veteran marathoners.  Though organized for our membership, our runs are open to the general public.   Come take us for a test run!

Camp Saratoga 5K Series is in full swing! We had a record turnout for the first race on Monday, June 25: 118 people! Come join us every other Monday for the remainder of the series at Wilton Wildlife Preserve. Note: This year the 4th race, August 6, is part of our Grand Prix series, not the 5th and final race. The remaining race dates at Camp Saratoga are July 9, July 23, August 6, and August 20.

The 5K trail run starts at 6:15 p.m. sharp and the series includes the Ironman and Ironwoman award for the male and female runners with the lowest cumulative time for the five races and most improved awards for participants who complete each of the five races. The race is on wooded trails in the beautiful 310-acre Wilton Wildlife Preserve and you can’t beat the $5 entry fee.

Everyone must register, sign a waiver and include an emergency contact (with number) to participate. A raffle is held at the end of each race with many “wonderful” but cheap prizes awarded.

Expect to add 10% to 20% to your best 5K road course time. There are no water stops on the course, but water is available at the finish.

Upcoming events

Saratoga Spa State Park

Come run with us

Wednesday Evening Workouts and Winter runs

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. Last Wed of the month meet at Saratoga Springs HS track.

November – March, 6:00 pm. Meet at R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery Tap Room, Congress Plaza. Meet in the parking lot and run around Saratoga Springs.

Saturday Morning Recreation Run

8:30 am start.   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! New for 2018: Pace groups! These will be loosely organized and you are still free to run or walk with whomever you want.

Monday evening trail 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. 

Stryder 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!

Latest news

The start of spring - and into the summer and fall - means it's time to transition back to the Saratoga Spa State Park for Wednesday Night Workouts. The coached and organized workout starts promptly at 6 PM every Wednesday in the grass near the Little Theater parking lot. The last Wednesday of each month is a track workout at Saratoga Springs High School.

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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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