The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

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


We weren't able to celebrate Global Running Day together this year but that didn't stop the fun from a safe distance!

New! Monday Trail Series 6:15 pm:

July 20: Kalabus Perry Directions: The trailhead parking lot is 99-1 Gailor Road, Saratoga Springs. Plug it into your GPS. Basically you’ll take Route 29 out of town and turn left shortly after passing Farmer’s Daughter onto Homestead Road, then another left on Gailo

July 27: Saratoga Spa State Park 5k course trail preview

Aug. 3: Hennig Preserve

Aug. 10: Luther Forest Tech Park

Aug. 17: Daniels Road

Aug. 24: Lake Bonita/Lake Ann

Aug. 31: Skidmore Woods

Live group events are back - Wednesday Night Workout, Saturday Run/Walk and more.

Stryders Virtual Trail Race – August

The fifth virtual race – remember if you run in four of the five you receive a Stryders buff – will be a 3-mile trail race. Signup information will be sent out soon but the key things to know are:

• Run the 3 miles between August 8-15 at any trail you choose. (Saratoga Spa XC and Wilton Wildlife courses are both about 3 miles).

• No flat trails allowed, but major hill climbs are not necessary.

• Does my trail have a hill? Yes – Ok; No - Try again.

• Does my trail have some rollers? Yes – Ok; No – Try again.

• Bonus volunteer point offered for male/female with highest elevation gain (if you can prove it on Garmin/Strava/MapMyRun/etc.)

• Proceeds from the race will be used similar to Stryders Camp Saratoga Trail Series with donations to Wilton Wildlife and Friends of the Saratoga Spa State Park.


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

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



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 Book Club 

Tuesday, August 4

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
(Members)

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)

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 (MEMBERS)

Walkers at 8:30 am; Runners at 9:00 am to help keep density at a minimum before, during and after.   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)

STRYDERS MIX IT UP RUNNERS (MEMBERS)

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 Workouts

6:00 pm. at Saratoga Spa State Park (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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