The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY
Walk, jog, run with the Stryders every Saturday throughout the year. Coffee, donuts and conversation follows.
We usually meet at the warming hut. The alternative location is the Spa Little Theater parking lot.
Alternative Location dates:
June 3, 17, 24
Tonight we’re back at Saratoga Spa State Park to run the Five Mile Trail. If you have never run this trail before, it is a broad mixture of trail surfaces that even includes a stair workout!
Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.
Elevation Gain: 260+- feet
Distance: 5 miles
Where: We will meet at Stryder bench on the field, the same place the Wednesday night workouts are held.
Here is the map.
The KP trail system is part of the Saratoga County Trails Initiative that offers some forested single track running with many switchbacks. We’ll start at the large parking lot at the end of Gailor Lane and take the orange trail with a short jaunt on the yellow trail to get some elevation gain. We’ll need to stay together as there are many intersections, especially at the #6 junction that Laura Clark describes as the Tibetan Prayer Monument (TPM) where there are multiple color trails and flagging ribbons that decorate the forest.
Elevation Gain: 610+- feet
Where: Kalabus Perry Hiking Area, 109-199 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Please join us for the annual Stryders Summer Picnic from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the MWR Community Recreation Center, 3569 Galway Road in Ballston Spa.
The club provides meat for the grill, buns and drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) and we ask attendees bring a dish to share. Please feel free to bring anything special (food or drink) you’d like for yourself, your family or others.
The MWR Community Recreation Center also features a playground and fields we can use so you can also bring your favorite outdoor game.
Family and friends are welcome. No pets please.
The facility features a covered pavilion so we are a GO rain or shine.
Grilling starts around 2 p.m. - hope to see you there.
This time we’ll head a little further south to cruise the LFTP trails. These trail are twisty as they are used mostly by mountain bikers. Like the KP trails, we will need to stay close together because of the many intersections. Coach Couch, Rick Potts and myself will be the trail leads. We will meet at the HVCC Tech Smart parking lot nearest the entrance to the campus.
Hudson Valley TEC-Smart, 345 Hermes Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Rating: Easy (unless you lose the group and run around in circles)
Elevation Gain: 500+- feet
Distance: 4+ miles
Here are the Maps (Parking and Trail)
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