The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

What's new on our website? Stryders gear is here, top menu!

Book Club and Strydewrite can now be found under "About Us"

We are hatching plans for virtual fun--please join to receive our newsletter!

Our first Zoom meeting! 4-14-2020


Road Runners Club of America Statement on Events and Group Runs (May 6)

First and foremost, please draw on expert medical advice from the CDC and from your state and local public health agencies.  Know what's going on in your community. The CDC has a listing of all State Health Departments, which is a quick and easy resource to help you find information for your community.

We offer the following recommendations as restrictions ease around the US:

·       Be prepared for a slow phase-in of return-to-activities in your community. Keep in mind state officials may say one thing, while your county or city officials may say something else based on local conditions.

·       This is not a like a fire drill where everyone will get an "all-clear," "return to normal" directive in May. Take your time to work with local officials to understand when you will be allowed to host group runs and produce your race(s).

·       You may find that communities will start to allow for small group gatherings of 10-25 people before allowing events over 100 people. This may present an opportunity to implement some small, controlled group runs to test updated sanitation efforts to implement at future events and larger group runs.

·       Avoid group selfies on social media for the next month if your reduced restrictions allow for gatherings of 10 or more. It will help maintain/improve the nationwide example of runners being responsible community leaders if we continue to promote physical distancing.

·       Plan, plan, plan - utilize the "Looking Forward: Guidelines for Events" for helpful tips.

·       Update your waivers if you do virtual runs. For all events and group runs you will host post-pandemic, we recommend addressing Covid-19 and other diseases in your waiver moving forward.

Notice regarding virtual events:  Many events scheduled between now and June are moving to virtual options. There are a variety of resources available for hosting virtual events.  If converting a pre-planned event to a virtual offering, RRCA recommends updating your event waiver if you move to a virtual run and utilize an updated sign-up for capturing virtual run data/results.  If you host a virtual run, we recommend that your organization maintain insurance to cover your organization in the event of a claim of liability.  Information about insuring virtual events, including fees, can be found under each membership category.





Stryders Book Club 

Tuesday, June 2

6 pm on Zoom

(see About Us--Book Club)



Upcoming events

Saratoga Spa State Park

Come run with us

Wednesday Evening Workouts and Winter runs
(Postponed indefinitely)

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. (We will provide an update on future workouts soon)

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 RUN/WALK 

(Postponed indefinitely)

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! Please 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. 

STRYDERS MIX IT UP RUNNERS 

(Postponed indefinitely)

Join Lee and Neil and other Stryders who like to sleep in for this fun run at 11:00 am most Sundays. Runs and locations announced exclusively on their Facebook page. (Postponed indefinitely)

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. 

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 (Postponed indefinitely)

Wednesday Night Pub Runs R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery

6:00 pm. (Postponed indefinitely)

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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