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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.

Registration for 2016 Kingstowne Striders​ membership is now available!

For roughly the cost of a one-month gym membership, 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. :)

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

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

Date Meeting Route Breakfast
All weekend runs start promptly at 7:00 AM
July 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gunston Elementary School/Meadowood Recreation Area 

(the "new" parking lot not technically at the school)

Great Harvest Bread Co. in Lorton.
Sunday, July 31, 2016 6940 S Kings Hwy (parking lot OPPOSITE Grounded Coffee)


Grounded Coffee

Other upcoming events:

Saturday, August 13 - Bike to Brewfest

Friday, August 26 - DC Monuments Night Run

Saturday, August 27 - "Morning After" Ragnar Practice Run

Friday, September 16 - RAGNAR RELAY! (We need volunteers!) - see info below

Saturday, September 24 - BEAT THE BLERCH HALF MARATHON - info below Ragnar 

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday Fall Marathon 20 Miler: Alexandria to DC (Eastern Market Breakfast)

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

Friday, October 28 - Halloween Costume Run

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

Saturday, November 5 - Fill the Shoes 5K

Friday, December 16 - Christmas Lights Run

(details TBD and exact dates to be finalized on some of these)


^ Striders at the 2013 Ragnar Relay Start ^

Flintstone, MD to Washington, DC. Sep. 16-17. 200 miles. 2 vans. 12 Striders.

^ Striders at the 2013 Ragnar Relay Finish ^

Email president@kingstownestriders.org to join our team! ONE SPOT LEFT (as of 7/8)


Saturday, September 24 at 4 PM

If you haven't read the Oatmeal comic about running, do so!

If you love running, cake and beer this is the event for you!

An exclusive for Kingstowne Striders members we will be hosting our Second Annual Beat the Blerch Half Marathon (shorter distances available) from bakeries to breweries all in Southern Fairfax County, VA! 

We encourage you to buy the "virtual race kit" to up the fun! The "marathon in a box" includes a tech t-shirt, race bib, medal, and other surprises!

The full distance will be 13.1 and include 3 water/cupcake/donut stops and begin and end at a brewery. If you don't want to do 13.1 - Run any distance you'd like! Just as long as you suffer first, eat snacks later.

The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances - The OatmealRunner. Cartoonist. Cake Lover. - A Seeker Story - YouTube

PS this is a perfect training event for MCM.

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!

Good Form Running from Metro Run & Walk in Springfield, VA
Saturday, July 16, 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!

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

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