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Stryders News 10/4 - Book Club and more

04 Oct 2021 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Good morning. A rainy weekend and start to the week but once everything clears out it looks like we’ll have good weather for some upcoming Stryders events.

We received some positive news over the weekend from Stryders member Paul Loomis, who heads up the Malta 5k/10k: the Saratoga Stryders had 23 members on hand for the races and we’ll receive $200 from this year’s race proceeds. Thanks to Paul and his team, and to Frank Lombardo for heading up the effort to get our members to the race. 

Speaking of Malta, Paul and his crew are organizing a 5K race on the 100-Acre Woods trails that we’ve run on during our Mix-It-Up Monday series in recent years. The Oct. 24 event is in conjunction with a 2K & 3K race for youth clubs from around the Capital Region. The youth runs are at 8:30/9 with the open race for adults and older kids at 9:30. Click here for all the details. Volunteers are also welcome, just shoot an email to

Speaking of volunteers, Coach John Couch said the organizers for this coming Sunday’s Mohawk-Hudson Marathon and Half Marathon are looking for some. If you can help out, email John at

The Wednesday Night Workout season continues to wind down and we have only 2 workouts in the Park remaining, before our Too Dark to Run in the Park event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 at iRun Local. The wintertime downtown runs will start Wednesday, Oct. 27, from a location still to be determined. Our team scouted one potential location last week with two or three more planned in the days and weeks ahead. Feel free to send along any suggestions.

Other regular club events are on schedule:

• Stryders Book Club – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Details below.

• Wednesday Night Workout – 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Optional dynamic warmup at 5:50 p.m., otherwise be ready to roll at 6 p.m. sharp. 

• Saturday Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m. at the Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

• Sunday Long Run – 10 a.m. Warming Hut, Saratoga Spa State Park.

Have a great week,

Tom Law


Stryders Book Club – Meeting Tuesday

Here’s the information from Laura Clark regarding Tuesday night’s Stryders Book Club meeting:

The Stryders Book Club will be this Tuesday, Oct. 5. We will meet at the library downstairs in one of the meeting rooms (not sure which yet) at 5:30 p.m. Masks must be worn and there is no eating or drinking- but at least it is dry!

The book is Running with the Buffaloes, by Chris Lear. If you haven’t read it, just Google.

If anyone has another in-person idea, we are open for November. The November book is Out and Back, by Hillary Allen.

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