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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September 2017 Weekend Runs
Weekend runs start promptly at 8:00 AM
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Meet at 6940 S Kings Hwy
(parking lot on the backside of Grounded Coffee) 


Good Luck Ragnar Striders!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Manchester Lakes Dunkin Donuts


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Meet @ Hayfield McDonald's


Summer Six Pack Finale:
Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:00PM
Strides 'n Hops Beat the Blerch Half Marathon
(shorter distances available)
What is the Blerch? Google it - if you haven't read
The Oatmeal comic about running, do so!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kingstowne Panera


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 will be our last track workout of 2017: Hill Repeats!

With school having resumed we'll do hill repeats for the last (of 15) "Track Tuesdays".
We're using a new/shorter route to the top of hill as well.
Meet outside the Edison track (see this picture of a fence portion)
and for the route we'll run along the ball fields and exit the back gate of Edison
and take a dirt path at Woodway to the top of the hill and
start from there instead of the old 1+ mile route.

Hill repeats consist of 10-12 :30 second sprints on an incline of 8-10% :)

The Thursday 6:30PM Schedule is Below:

Thursday, September 21, 2017*

Panera Kingstowne
(return of Panera Thursdays)

3rd Annual Kingstowne Striders Beat The Blerch 2017
Saturday, September 30 at 4 PM starting at Fair Winds Brewing Company

Beat The Blerch is a race inspired by this comic about running: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

Created by The Oatmeal, these races are a way for you to figuratively (and literally) Beat The Blerch.

In 2014 the first Beat the Blerch race was held outside That Other Washington (i.e. the State with Seattle, not DC). Inspired by this year's Virtual Race (a virtual race is a race that you run on your own time and in the location of your choice) we are holding a virtual race slash group run for our members.

Basically - the Kingstowne Striders Board has mapped out 13.1 miles from breweries to bakeries among our common routes in Southern Fairfax County. Some of us purchased the Virtual Race Kit (limited sizes still available). If you missed out on the kit, the "I believe in The Blerch" running shirt is available year-round.

We WILL have shorter distances available that will involve some carpooling for runners to meet at locations on the 13.1 route and therefore run less to the finish. 
Route: http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/route-blerch.pdf (Ignore 2015 date)

Not running but volunteering to drive? Let us know!

2015 and 2016 photos:

September 22-23, 2017 cheer on the Kingstowne Striders Team at the Ragnar DC's 10 Year Anniversary!

The Kingstowne Striders turned 8 in 2017!

Kingstowne Striders' 8th Annual New Year Relays at the Lake!

It was a fantastic way to start out the New Year on the right foot! (Yes pun intended). No better way to run (RUNg) in the New Year!

2017 membership is now available, so come one, come all, bring a friend(s), and join the Kingstowne Striders running group this year!

Relive the 2014 New Year's Relays on YouTube

Registration for 2017 Kingstowne Striders membership is now available!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Better late than never, we are happy to announce our 2017 Kingstowne Striders Board!

President: Amanda Williams

Vice President: Alex J. Lord

Secretary: Rachel Cavanna with new mom Lia Alyssa Poynor

Treasurer: Amelia Baldree-Nichols

Member at Large Positions

Robert Gold, Robert Havey and Janet McHale.

Committee Chairpersons:

Membership: Ralph Sandfry

Apparel: Marc Goldstrom

Race Director: Amanda Farrar

Communications: Chuck Jordan

President's Award for Leadership (Founders Award) - to be given to the Strider who best supports the club: Pascal Dartevelle

Coach G. "Jim" Miller Award - named in the honor of our late club member who coached the 2013 summer track workouts.
The award is for a Strider showing “spirit” in recognition of Jim’s contribution to the club: Amelia Baldree-Nichols

Our run schedule carries on with Tuesday/Thursday Torch Runs at 6:30PM (no excuses tonight it's going to be 54°!). Saturday is New Year's Eve and we'll be running from the Manchester Lakes Dunkin Donuts at 8:00AM. Sunday (New Year's Day) is our highly anticipated 8th Annual New Year Relays at the Lake at 12:00 NOON! 2017 membership will open on January 1 or shortly thereafter. All runs are free initially, so make joining Kingstowne Striders on our group runs part of your 2017 resolution! Other January events will include our board transition meeting on Monday, January 16 at 7:00PM and the KINGSTOWNE STRIDERS BIRTHDAY RUN on January 21 (we're getting OLD!)

See everyone out there running!

-Kingstowne Striders

Amelia and Pascal with their Year End Awards at the 2016 holiday party at Fair Winds Brewing Company

Another great year "adopting a mile" at Marine Corps Marathon! Thank you volunteers!

William Palacio 4:05:38, Steve Werner 5:12:04 and Julie Kimbro 5:16:14!

Well done everyone!

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

"Southern Fairfax County" - south of 495, east of 95, with a sprinkling of Alexandria City, Burke, Accotink and locations in between.

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!

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