Upcoming Events

FIll the Shoes 5k registration is open

The Kingstowne Striders of Alexandria, VA are proud to present the 9th annual "Fill the Shoes" 5K in honor of Jack. T. Farrar Jr., a long time Hayfield Farm resident who passed away in November, 2005 just 3 months after a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

This community race is dedicated to Jack and all people affected by pancreatic cancer.  All net proceeds of this event will go directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org) to support them in their mission to "advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer".  


To register or donate go to www.filltheshoes.org.

STRIDERS! We need Runner #1 to fill out our AMAZING Team of 12! 

Distances 4.90 / 4.70 / 4.20 miles. Meeting at White Flint metro on Sept. 27 to pick up two large vans, hanging out as a team Thursday PM, Friday start time 7:30am, awesome running relay until Saturday afternoon ending at Navy Yard! Amelia is captain-ing for the third year in a row and will be running this race for the 8th time so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

Email amelia.baldree@gmail.com if interested! 

Not running 13.1 miles but want to participate in the fun shenanigans and maybe run/walk only 2 miles?!



At ***4 PM*** the half marathon begins! Not up for the full 13.1 distance? The Beat the Blerch is comprised of 4 legs: Leg 1 is 5 miles from Fair Winds to Grounded Coffee; Leg 2 is 2 miles from Grounded Coffee to Panera; Leg 3 is 3 miles from Panera to Dunkin Donuts; the final leg is 3 miles from Dunkin back to Fair Winds where we will celebrate with the snacks collected along the route (no pressure to blerch in the middle of the run!) At Fair Winds we'll order pizza (unless there's an amazing food truck...) who knows maybe we'll eat both pizza and food truck food and enjoy some refreshing brews!


4th Annual Cupcake

Kingstowne Striders Beat the Blerch

Half Marathon

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM


Click here for a Printable/Downloadable map.

Start at Fair Winds Brewery. Take a left on Newington Road, head north/left on Telegraph Road (stay on sidewalk). Cross Telegraph at Hayfield Road to stay on sidewalk.

5-mile point: Grounded Coffee. Eat a Cupcake.

8 mile Runners: Meet in front of Grounded at 5:00 PM. Depart by 5:30 PM.

Leave Grounded and head north on Van Dorn, stop at Panera. Eat a Cookie.

6 ½ mile Runners: Meet in front of Panera at 5:30 PM. Depart by 6:00 PM.

Leave Panera, run around Kingstowne Lake, exit at Lake Village Drive and head towards Franconia, take a Left on Franconia Rd and a Left on Beulah St. Stop at Dunkin Donuts. You know what to do.

3 mile Runners: Meet at Dunkin at 6:30 PM. Depart by 7:00 PM.

Leave Dunkin via Manchester to Hayfield Rd. Take running path through Powerlines. Take right Kingstowne

Village Parkway, cross Beulah onto Morning View Lane. Keep going to running path, head south until path becomes Cinder Bed Rd (sharp left). Right on Newington to finish at Fair Winds Brewery around 7:30 PM.