The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

Welcome to the Stryders Book Club!

The Stryders Book Club will resume on the first Tuesday of the month. 

Upcoming Selections

October 5  Running with the Buffaloes, by Chris Lear

November 2  Out & Back, by Hillary Allen

December 7  Running with the Kenyans, by Adharanand Finn

January 4 Running Flow, by Mihaly-Csikszentmihalyi

Previous Selections


January 7: Running with Sherman, by Christopher McDougall

February 4: Finding Gobi, by Dion Leonard

March 3: Run, by Ann Patchett

June 2: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, by Deena Kastor

July 7: Spirit Run: A 6,000 Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land, by Noe Alvarez

August 4: What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson

September 1: Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Pharr Davis

October 6: Race across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies by Charles B. Kastner

December 1: We are discussing both of these titles this month; please come if you've read either one.

Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness, and Balance in Your Running by Emelie Forsberg, with photos by Kilian Jornet (November selection is a week early so as not to conflict with the Election.)

Women Who Hike: Walking with America’s Most Inspiring Adventurers, by Heather Balogh Rochfort


February 2: Pedaling Revolution, by Jeff Mapes

March 2: Bravey, by Alexi Pappas

If you'd like to vote on the selection, come to one of our meetings! At the end of each meeting, we select the book for the month after next. 

Come prepared to discuss your reactions, any takeaways that you find especially valuable, anything that surprised you, or anything else that comes to mind. You may read it on paper, Kindle, or listen to it; no need to purchase or to bring it with you unless you find it helpful. Feel free to bring a friend! Nonmembers are welcome (but they will be encouraged to join the Stryders).

April 6: Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon, by Elizabeth Clor

May 4: The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running, by Adharanand Finn

September 7: Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 pm on the tables outside the Wired Coffee Shop in the Park.  In the event of rain, bring a chair and we will meet under the portico.  Bring along some ideas for books you would like to discuss this coming year.  Also think about where we would like to safely meet in October, as by then it will be "too dark in the park."


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