The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

Welcome to the Stryders Book Club!

We are Zooming at 6 pm on First Tuesdays! There is no need to register. Instead, we reuse the same link each month. Just click on this when the meeting is scheduled to start. The book club is open to nonmembers as well. When we are all fully vaccinated, we can consider moving back to the Palette Cafe, if that aligns with the cafe's policies and our club policies. This might be possible by June; for April and May, we will continue on Zoom.

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Upcoming Selections

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

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).


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The Saratoga Stryders, a 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. P.O. Box 1467, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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