The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

Upcoming events and local races

    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 117 sessions
    • Saratoga Spa State Park

    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:
    April   29

    May  20

    June  3,  17,  24

    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 26 sessions
    • R. S. Taylor & Sons, Congress Plaza

    Meet at R. S. Taylor & Sons Taproom in Congress Plaza at 5:45-5:55 pm.

    Runs depart promptly at 6:00 pm, so you'll want to arrive early to park, use the facilities if necessary, and gear up with vest and headlamp. Everyone must wear some sort of reflective clothing, and headlamps or handheld running flashlights are strongly recommended.

    We run up Broadway to Skidmore (roughly 3 miles roundtrip), with the option to add on the Skidmore loop (roughly 4.3-4.5 miles roundtrip). Extra loops are always an option.

    Walkers welcome! Guests welcome! (Guests of members must sign a waiver.)

    Running etiquette:

    Going up Broadway sidewalks, please run no more than two abreast.

    Skidmore loop: single file, on the left against traffic, unless you are running on the trail that goes alongside the road. Every year the campus police have to talk to us about bunching, which creates a hazard for the runners and the drivers--remember that some of these drivers are still in their teens and they may be texting in the dark.

    New Stryder members: please announce yourselves before the run so we can get to know you, and welcome!

    Running is our happy hour!


    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 157 Daniels Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Here to There Loop

    This trail run offers some double and single track running as we head up the carriage road and peel off to do the Here to There loop, then loop back around on the carriage road.  This run is a perfect meld of easy to more difficult technical trails with rock and roots that offer some wetland views along with 360 feet of elevation gain in about 4.6 miles of trail.

     We will meet at the parking area where Clinton Street intersects Daniels Road.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

     Here is the daniels road trail map-1.pdf.

     And here is a link to create directions.





    • 06 May 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 201 Wilton Rd., Corinth, NY 12822

    Lake Ann Trail Loop

    Cranking it up a notch, this trail offers more difficult and awesome fun single track running.  We’ll start at the Lake Bonita trail head parking area and head down elevation to Lake Bonita, then around to the lavender trail to Lake Ann. This trail is relatively new with some peat underfoot.  Past the lean-to, we’ll loop on to the brand-new red cardinal trail, that takes us around some serious rock formations with broken views through the trees to the east.  On the blue trail, we’ll head to the Hudson river lookout point to stop for a moment and then back up the hill and return on the lavender trail as we came in. 

     Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    Rating:  More Difficult

    Elevation Gain:  940 feet

    Distance: 6.5 miles

     

    Where:  Lake Bonita Trailhead – Morea Lake State Park, 201 Wilton Rd, Corinth, NY 12822

     

    Here is the map: 2018.04.30 lk bonita trail run.pdf



    • 13 May 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 190 Spier Falls Rd., Gansevoort, NY 12831

    If your heart rate is not 165 bpm plus in the first half mile, you’re not running!  We’ll start out on the west ridge yellow trail with a short and relatively flat warm up, then it’s straight up for a half mile or so.  We’ll continue on WR trail past intersections 10 and 6, then peel off on the orange cottage park (CP) trail at intersections 17 as we continue up and down, then to the white connector trail, then to the blue East Ridge (ER) trail, then to the Ridge Run (RR) trail to stop at the overlook.  From there, we’ll continue on RR to the green baker (BK) trail and its downhill back the parking lot.  Lots of rocks and roots here, giving us some of the most technical trail running in the area.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    Rating:  Very Difficult

    Elevation Gain:  850+- feet

    Distance: 5.2+- miles

    Where:  Spier Falls/ Moreau “Saddle” Trailhead, 190 Spier Falls Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831.

      (This parking area is back off the road – enter drive and cross under the power lines).

     Here is the Map:

     

    Here is the Google map for directions.

    • 20 May 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170
    Formally known as the Saratoga National Historical Park, the Revolutionary War battlefield includes a one-way road auto tour that is perfect for cycling and running. Today, however, we’ll be trail running the Wilkinson trail with a short off-spur to get some extra distance. Follow these directions

    and meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

     Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    Elevation Gain:  262+- feet

    Distance: 5.12+- miles

    Where:  Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170.  We can meet in the parking lot of the visitor center

    Here is the map:


    • 27 May 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 55-65 Division St, Queensbury, NY 12804

    This is a great run that offers views of the Hudson River that can only be seen from these trails. In parts you are running over wooden foot bridges, past old cemeteries, and views of the Hudson. The trail is not technical, with some ups and downs but not real steep. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.


    Location is here.

    For those coming from the south, at exit 18 turn left (west), Division street is 1.16 miles on the left (just past Papa's diner), go to the end and through the gate to park.

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 157 Daniels Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Backstretch Loop

    Daniels Road has some of the best trails here in the forest - the Chutes and Ladders, Bee and Rogue trails!  We’ll start out at the Daniels road parking lot with a short spurt to the Chutes and Ladders trail where we will be traversing up and down some significant rock formations, then to the Bee trail for more of the same, then some easier running over to the Rogue trail where we will wind our way around and around (almost ridiculously) back to the carriage trail leading to the place of beginning.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

     Stats:

    Rating:  Difficult

    Elevation Gain:  520+- feet

    Distance: 5.2+- miles

    Where:  Daniels road parking area at the Clinton Street intersection

     Here is the map:

    Here is a description of the trail, which is maintained by the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association: Daniels Road Trail.

    And here is a link to create directions.

    Parking is limited so please arrive early and carpool if possible.




    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 126-146 Center Line Rd, Middle Grove, NY 12850

    The Hennig preserve is part of Saratoga PLAN’s largest nature preserve with 600 acres of conserved land  that was donated by the Hennig family in 2010.  It offers native forest and wetland flora/fauna and some easy running with softer ground underfoot.  We'll run the yellow, red and blue loops to get near to 6 miles.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    Elevation Gain:  200-300+- feet

    Distance:

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

     Here is the map:


    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • end of North Broadway past Skidmore entrance

    Some easier, mostly double track, running here through the woods with ups and downs.  We’ll work on getting 5 or so miles here with up to 600’ of elevation gain.


    If you know these woods, come join us and be a trail lead!


    Let’s meet at the parking area at the end of North Broadway where the trail kiosk is. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.


    • 01 Jul 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Saratoga Spa State Park

    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.

    Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    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.

     

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Kalabus Perry Hiking Area, 109-199 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    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. 

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    Rating:  Easy

    Elevation Gain:  610+- feet

    Distance: 5 miles

    Where:  Kalabus Perry Hiking Area, 109-199 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      This is an approximate location.  We will meet at the very end of Gailor Lane at the large parking area.

     

    Here is the map.


     

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • MWR Community Recreation Center, 3569 Galway Road, Ballston Spa NY
    Registration is closed

    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.

    Thank you!

    • 29 Jul 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Hudson Valley TEC-Smart, 345 Hermes Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

    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

    Please arrive 15 minutes early, at 6:00 pm if possible, to allow for warming up. The run starts promptly at 6:15 pm.

    Stats:

    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) 


     

Past events

22 Apr 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #2--Wilton Wildlife Preserve
15 Apr 2019 Monday Trail Fun Run #1--Five Mile Trail at SPAC
15 Dec 2018 Jingle Bell Run and Grand Prix Awards
09 Dec 2018 Stryders Holiday Party
17 Nov 2018 Turkey Raffle Run
30 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #13 – Luther Forest Tech Park
16 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #12 – Kalabus Perry Trail
02 Jul 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #11 – 5 Mile Trail at Saratoga Spa State Park
18 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #10--Wilton Wildlife Preserve
11 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #9--Hennig Preserve
06 Jun 2018 Global Running Day
04 Jun 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #8--Daniels Road Again
28 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #7--Leon M. Steves Big Bay Preserve
21 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #6--Saratoga Battle Field
14 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #5--Spier Falls/Moreau "Saddle" Trailhead
07 May 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #4--Skidmore
30 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #3--Lake Bonita
23 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #2--Daniels Road State Forest
16 Apr 2018 Monday Trail Fun Run #1--Five Mile Trail at SPAC
16 Dec 2017 Jingle Bell Run and Grand Prix Awards
10 Dec 2017 Stryders Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
18 Nov 2017 Turkey Raffle Run
05 Nov 2017 Fall Back 5
24 Oct 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
22 Jul 2017 Stryder Summer Picinic
16 May 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Apr 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
05 Apr 2017 Wednesday Night Workouts
13 Mar 2017 Annual Meeting and Elections
04 Mar 2017 Stryder Pancake Breakfast
13 Feb 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
10 Jan 2017 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Dec 2016 Stryders Holiday Party and Gift Exchange
19 Nov 2016 Turkey Raffle Run
02 Nov 2016 Wednesday Night Brewery Runs
26 Oct 2016 Too Dark To Run in the Park
03 Oct 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
03 Oct 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
12 Jul 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
15 Jun 2016 New Location TONIGHT Wednesday Night Workouts
13 Jun 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Jun 2016 Shoe Demo Event
01 Jun 2016 Global Running Day
09 May 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
12 Apr 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
06 Apr 2016 Wednesday Night Workouts
26 Mar 2016 Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
26 Mar 2016 Saturday run Spa Little Theater
19 Mar 2016 Time Change Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
05 Mar 2016 Stryder Pancake Breakfast
08 Feb 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
11 Jan 2016 Stryder Business Meeting
09 Jan 2016 Saturday Recreational Run/Walk
06 Jan 2016 Wednesday Night Brewery Runs

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