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Welcome to the website for the The Kingstowne Striders!

The Kingstowne Striders is a group founded on a mutual interest in running, walking, and fitness. We welcome runners and walkers of every creed and speed. We serve the needs of recreational and competitive runners in southern Fairfax County and Alexandria, Virginia. The club promotes and supports running and walking at a wide range of paces. Our activities safely promote health, fitness, and the achievement of personal goals in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and camaraderie.

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The Jack T. Farrar, Jr. "Fill the Shoes" 5K

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 8:00am


 So far we've raised nearly $40,000 thanks to our participants and sponsors!  Kingstowne Striders as a PANCAN Patron Donor

Are you running Marine Corps Marathon in 2016? For members in 2015 we arranged long (+/- 20 mile) runs in the fall to train starting in Alexandria and ending in DC.
For shorter distance runners we arranged to meet in DC and finish with our marathon runners for breakfast!

Let us know, come join us, and conquer 26.2!

Not running? We will also "adopt a mile" and cheer on our runners! Mark your calendars! More information coming soon!

Other than our FOUR weekly group runs on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, here are some other great events we'll be at!

Kingstowne sTRIders

Torch Tuesdays 6:30 PM at Honest Soul Yoga
(6470 Landsdowne Centre Dr, Alexandria, VA 22315)
Route: http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/HonestSoulYogaTuesday.pdf
Please wear light colored or reflective clothing as the sun is setting earlier + bring a headlamp or flash light to run with!

Torch Thursdays 6:30 PM at Panera Kingstowne
(5926 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315)
Route: http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/PaneraThursday.pdf
Please wear light colored or reflective clothing as the sun is setting earlier + bring a headlamp or flash light to run with!
October 2016
All weekend runs start promptly at 8:00 AM unless otherwise noted

Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00 AM from Honest Soul Yoga (same route as Tuesday) + Breakfast at Pica Taco

Sunday, October 2, 2016: 20 miles starting at 7:00am or 8 miles in DC starting at 8:00am. Please read info below!

Non-Facebook RSVP Email Contacts:

20 miles: Julie (smithkimbro@gmail.com)

8 miles: Amelia (president@kingstownestriders.org)

20 Milers meet at the parking lot of King Street Metro facing Hilton Alexandria Old Town (1767 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314) at 7:00AM.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/865595197

Directions: King Street to Union Street, up Mount Vernon Trail, over 14th Street Bridge, down around Hains Point (restrooms/water fountains available),
Ohio Drive up and around Washington Monument, 14th Street to Jefferson Dr.

8 Milers meet at the brown NPS Booth on Jefferson Dr outside Metro exit escalators.

Directions continued: Continue on Jefferson Dr (after meeting 8/20 milers if paces match up) eventually head to Independence and follow all the way to RFK Stadium.
Pass the St Coletta of Greater Washington school and see signs for Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (to right of RFK almost along the water and along side of RFK parking lots).
Follow all the way to 11th St SE (Navy Yard). Riverwalk Trail continues along Potomac River,
after Yards Park take right/north on First Street SE, right on M Street SE, left on 8th Street SE
and follow all the way to (or past) Eastern Market until your GPS watches says yay 20 miles! (or 8).

Congrats! Gather as a group for breakfast wherever there isn't a long Sunday morning brunch wait. Ideas: Market Lunch, Ted's Bulletin, Bayou Bakery (beignets!) or District Taco. 

Other upcoming events:

Sunday, October 9 - Army Ten Miler (post race group breakfast)

Thursday, October 27 - Halloween Costume Run / Strides n Hops at Fair Winds October edition

Sunday, October 30 - 41st Marine Corps Marathon + Adopt-a-Mile

Saturday, November 5 - Fill the Shoes 5K

Saturday, December 17 - Christmas Lights Run + Member Christmas Party

(details coming soon)

Want to train for our 5K but not sure where to start?
New this year is the
Kingstowne Striders + Honest Soul Yoga Mat to 5K training program!

How to start? 
Join Kingstowne Striders (membership is now pro-rated for the remainder of 2016) and register for Fill the Shoes - only $45 for both!
Let us know when joining you're here for the Mat to 5K program.

What makes this program "Mat to 5K"?
Honest Soul Yoga is offering all Mat to 5K participants a Healthy Breath, Healthy Body workshop on Saturday, October 15 at 2:00PM.
Mat to 5K participants receive 10% off the cost of this workshop!

How long does the program last?
The program lasts 8 weeks from kick-off on Sept. 13 to Race Day on Nov 5.
Our program includes workouts led by either a Kingstowne Strider board member or an Honest Soul Yoga instructor on Tuesdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 8:00AM in the Kingstowne-area.
Each participant will get a printout of the program with an "on your own" Thursday session.

There is also a Members Only Facebook group for all participants to see the workouts online, ask questions, meet one another and cheer each other on!

Can't wait to see everyone on November 5 at the 7th Annual Jack T. Farrar, Jr. "Fill the Shoes" 5K!


Registration for 2016 Kingstowne Striders​ membership is now available and is now pro-rated for the remainder of 2016!

For roughly the cost of a one-month gym membership or one boutique fitness studio workout, you can RUN WITH THE STRIDERS ALL YEAR LONG!

FOUR weekly group runs, summer TRACK workouts, BREWERY RUNS (more this year!), the opportunity to train with others for some of the area's best races, plus annual events, all in your backyard in Southern Fairfax County!

If you haven't run with us before, what better time to start than now? Your first run is free and once you see what an awesome group of people we are, sign up and enjoy all of our awesome events!

PS Membership Registration also includes a DISCOUNT on our amazing Fill the Shoes 5K "coming up" in November. :)

We offer two low-cost membership options good for all of 2016; Single for $25 and Family for $40. 

Dues for the remainder of 2016 are Single for only $15 and Family for $25. 

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Where do we run (and bike, and swim, and have fun?)

Good Form Running from Metro Run & Walk in Springfield, VA
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am-10:00am
Want to learn more about running? Sign up to attend this FREE workshop by the wonderful folks at Metro Run & Walk,
then come join us on a group run with your new found knowledge!

More Information | Register

Since 2009, the Kingstowne Striders have been part of the RRCA’s long-standing community of runners.
Please visit RRCA.org for more information.

Want a Kingstowne Striders t-shirt? Just $15 - click here for information.
president@kingstownestriders.org to see which colors and sizes we have left and pick one up at a group run!

Available: Men's Large Orange, Ladies Large Red, Ladies Large Pink (3), Ladies Medium Green, Ladies Small (think kid's size) Pink and Orange.

Also available: Kingstowne Striders Visors (16 left) and Caps (6 caps) - $20 each!

You've already found our website, now find us on these other social media outlets!

Facebook Group (for Event RSVPs): http://www.facebook.com/groups/KTownStriders

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/KTownStriders

Instagram: http://instagram.com/KTownStriders