Good morning. Happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there and a warm welcome to the start of summer to all! There’s plenty to dig into this week, and all the details are below.
Regular club events are on schedule for this week:
• Monday Trail Run – 6 p.m. at Kalabus Perry. Details below.
• Wednesday Night Workout – 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Meet at the “Stryders Bench” in the grass across from the Little Theater parking lot. Optional dynamic warmup at 5:50 p.m., otherwise be ready to roll at 6 p.m. sharp. Coach John Couch is on point this week, details below.
• Saturday Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m. at the Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
• Sunday Long Run – 10 a.m. at Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE SUMMER.
Have a great week!
Stryders Virtual Mile – Grand Prix
The second race in the 2021 Stryders Grand Prix is underway with the Virtual Mile. Everything started Saturday and continues through this Saturday, June 26. The race can be run anywhere at any time, as long as it’s a mile. Sign up here and don’t forget to send your results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Trail Run – Kalabus Perry
The Kalabus Perry 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 is described as the Tibetan Prayer Monument (TPM), where there are multiple color trails and flagging ribbons that decorate the forest.
Please try to arrive 15 minutes early, at 6 p.m. if possible, to allow for warm up.
Rating: Mostly easy, some moderate with roots. No rocks!
Elevation Gain: 610+/- feet
Distance: 5 miles
Trail Leads: Laura, Jen, Russell, Dan
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.
Grand Prix volunteer points
All who worked the Adirondack Sports & Fitness Expo will be credited with a volunteer point for the Stryders Grand Prix. To be eligible for season-end awards you’ll need at least one volunteer point and there are plenty of opportunities coming up – Summer Picnic (July 10), Trail Series (Mondays in August) and more.