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    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Anywhere
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    Saratoga Stryders' Annual Meeting/Election Trivia Night

    Tuesday, March 9 @ 6 p.m.

    We're still unable to meet in person but that won't stop the Annual Meeting and Elections for the club's slate of officers. Join us for the meeting and election followed by the first Stryders "Spring Forward" Trivia Night. We'll have categories near and dear to our members' hearts - Running, Saratoga and all things Spring and Green. 

    If you turned out for the Holiday Party Trivia Night you know how much fun it can be, and we've corralled Erica Goodman to host again, along with co-hosts Lee Briggs, Cori Houry-Kling and Tom Law for what promises to be another night to remember. 

    Participants will test their knowledge during our virtual event conducted via Zoom in a team format. Once registration closes participants will be randomly placed on small teams to compete for gift cards to Val's Sporting Goods to redeem for new Stryders gear. There will be approximately 5 questions per category, with bonus points attached to some questions. 

    The formal meeting leads into the trivia, starting at 6 p.m. We hope to start the trivia at about 6:30-6:45 p.m.

    If you're not familiar with or haven't used Zoom do not fear, the hosts can walk you through it before the event. Please email president@saratogastryders.org for pre-party Zoom "training" to be conducted a few days before the event. We will also have a phone-in option.

    Pre-registration by Sunday, March 7 required.

    Please let us know if you plan to participate with someone else (spouse, siblings, children, etc.) in the same household and from the same Zoom account. That information will help us assemble the teams (which last time were 4-5 people).  


    • 05 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saratoga Spa State Park

    The first trail run this year is the Five Mile Trail at SPAC, which is also the course for the Fall Back Five in November. Get to know this trail early in the season! Starts and ends at the big field in between the administration buildings at Saratoga Spa State Park.

    Here is the trail map.

    We will meet at Stryder bench on the field, the same place the Wednesday night workouts are held.



    • 12 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd, Gansevoort, NY

    This week's trail run follows the Camp Saratoga 5K Trail course at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve.

    Here's the map:


    • 19 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • 126-146 center Line Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850
    We head back to the Hennig preserve. This is an awesome run for everyone - don’t miss out! The Hennig Preserve, located just outside of the Adirondack Park, is Saratoga PLAN’s largest nature preserve, boasting ~ 606 conserved acres of land with approximately 10 miles of trails riddled throughout. It offers native forest and wetland flora/fauna and some easy running with softer ground underfoot. We’ll run the yellow and blue loops to get around 5 miles.

    Stats:

    Rating: Easy

    Elevation Gain: 200-300+- feet

    Distance: 5+- miles

    Where: 126-146 center Line Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850. We’ll meet at the kiosk/parking area shown on the map


     

    • 26 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Lock 7 Dam Overlook, 16 Sugar Hill Rd, Rexford, NY 12148

    This is our first group trail run going to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in Clifton Park.   We are meeting at the Lock 7 Dam Overlook Trailhead or also known as Vischer Ferry Power Dam Entrance.   Once you head down from the trailhead, this trail is flat!  It runs along the old Erie Canal.  It offers great views of the Mohawk River on one side and the historic walls of the old canal on the other.   This will be an out and back trail run of approximately six miles total.

    Directions: Riverview Rd to Sugar Hill Road Extension/Vischer Ferry Power Dam Entrance - At the intersection of Sugar Hill Road and Riverview Road, if you follow Sugar Hill Road south, you'll reach a parking lot and the Lock 7 Dam Overlook. You can park there.

    Stats:

    Rating: Easy

    Elevation Gain: 262+- feet

    Distance: 5+- miles

    Where: Lock 7 Dam Overlook, 16 Sugar Hill Rd, Rexford, NY 12148

    Link to Google Map Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/n2WL813m5pJVwEGV9


     

    • 03 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Spier Falls/ Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead 190 Spier Falls Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

    This trail run will bring us to Moreau Lake State Park where we will meet at the Spier Falls "Saddle" Trailhead.   The parking area can be difficult to find.  As you go up Spire Falls Rd, you will get to the top and drop down into a "saddle", with the parking area is in on a dirt road on the left if you are coming from I-87.  From here we are going to take the Western Ridge Trail.  The Western Ridge Trail offers several great views of Hudson River.  However, this trail run is rated difficult and so runners should expect steep elevation and rocky conditions.  We will run it as an out and back, out to one of the overlooks of the Hudson River and then back.   We will be staying on the Yellow Western Ridge Trail the entire time.

    Stats:

    Rating: Difficult

    Elevation Gain: steep

    Distance: 5 +- miles

    Where: Spier Falls/ Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead 190 Spier Falls Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831

    This is the link for Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/R983H72SKUHBDPSQ6