A Message From Our President

Striders, the start to 2021 has kicked off with a bang, and I am so excited for what's in store. I continue to see more and more familiar faces out at our runs (and some new!).  It's a great sign that things are looking up for this year.

I'd like to acknowledge that it was the 12th Anniversary of the Kingstowne Striders at the end of January. How ironic it was that we ended up running at Panera on January 24th, the exact date of the first run, despite planning a Birthday Run for the weekend to follow! We decided to switch things up this year and celebrate the Striders at District Taco on Sunday, January 31st. We experienced our first snow in a long time, and despite a smaller turnout, it was so pretty to run in the flurries on such a significant day. For those of you who sadly missed the tacos and burritos, don't fret. There will absolutely be another run from District Taco in the very near future.

As the weather gets warmer, we are definitely looking for more opportunities to get together outside. Our fall meetup with breakfast from Bread & Water was such a success - we're exploring options to plan for something like this April or May, so look out for an invite.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all out there, still socially distant for now.

Happy running!



~Valerie Blaemire, Your President