Kingstowne Striders Running Club in Alexandria VA

As it gets darker this fall, please remember to wear light-colored and reflective clothing! Remember to bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Torch Tuesday @6:30pm - Lucky's Sports Theatre & Grill
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Torch Thursday @ 6:30pm - Panera Bread
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Panera Thursdays


2019 Weekend Runs

Unless otherwise noted, weekend runs start promptly at 8:00 AM
Please click on the link/PDF for exact meeting place details.

Our Facebook Group is a great place to RSVP and discuss distance & pace (paid member only platform)

***Any event with an asterisk (*) indicates there is a race/event that day. Expect lower attendance at group runs***

August - December

Saturday, August 17 Grounded Sunday, August 18 Clermont Elementary to Old Town
Saturday, August 24 Edison HS Sunday, August 25 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, August 31 Hayfield Sunday, September 1 Kingstowne Panera
Saturday, September 7 Edison HS Sunday, September 8 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, September 14 Hayfield Sunday, September 15 Kingstowne Panera
Saturday, September 21 Manchester Lakes* Sunday, September 22 Burke Lake Laps
Saturday, September 28 Grounded Sunday, September 29

Bell Haven & Supported Long Run

Saturday, October 5 Edison HS Sunday, October 6 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, October 12 Hayfield Sunday, October 13 Kingstowne Panera*
Saturday, October 19 Manchester Lakes Sunday, October 20 Burke Lake Laps
Saturday, October 26 Grounded Sunday, October 27 Clermont Elementary to Old Town*
Saturday, November 2 Fill the Shoes 5k Sunday, November 3 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, November 9 Hayfield Sunday, November 10 Kingstowne Panera
Saturday, November 16 Fountainhead* Sunday, November 17 Wakefield / Accotink
Saturday, November 23 Grounded Sunday, November 24 Clermont Elementary to Old Town
Saturday, November 30 Edison HS Sunday, December 1 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, December 7 Hayfield Sunday, December 8 Kingstowne Panera
Saturday, December 14 Manchester Lakes Sunday, December 15 Burke Lake Laps
Saturday, December 21 Grounded Sunday, December 22 Clermont Elementary to Old Town
Saturday, December 28 Edison HS Sunday, December 29 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
April Run in Hayfield

These are some of the races that our members plan to run in 2019

Date Race Location Who is Running?
21-Sep Ragnar Relay Sunset -DC National Harbor, MD Alex, Stephen, Emily, Amelia, Vince, Valerie, Sandra 
13-Oct Army 10 Miler DC Ralph, Rachel, Derya, Theresa, Melissa, Emily, Stephen, Lisa, Vince, Anna
13-Oct Chicago Marathon Chicago, IL Cory
27-Oct Marine Corps Marathon/10K/50K DC Stephen
16-Nov Richmond Marathon/Half RVA Emily, Amelia, Meg, Lindsey, Derya, Anna, Amanda W, Ralph(?)  

Latest News

5th Annual Beat the Blerch - October 6, 2019

What: Beat the Blerch - Kingstowne Striders Edition
When: October 5, 2019 @ 3pm
Where: Start at Grounded Coffee and end a Fair Winds Brewing Company
Why: Because SNACKS and BEER ($2 off beer at Fair Winds for this event)

Beat the Blerch is back for the 2019 Kingstowne Striders edition! The race is inspired by The Oatmeal's comic "The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances." Sadly, there is no virtual race this year, we wanted to keep the tradition alive and run a half marathon from Grounded Coffee to Fair Winds Brewing Company with snack stops along the way. 

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Marathon Training Long Run - Sept. 29 @ 6am

This will be a supported long run for our fall distance runners!!! Meet at the Belle Haven parking lot on September 29th at 6am. We will run north towards Teddy Roosevelt Island and back, staying along the water the majority of the route. 

Support locations: Daingerfield Island & Gravelly Point

We will have snacks at the start/finish of the course. Water & sports drink will be available at the support locations. If any runner wants to give he volunteer their running fuel/snacks before the run so they do not have to carry anything, please coordinate in advance. 

Volunteers and donations are welcome! Bring your friends!