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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.

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The Jack T. Farrar, Jr. "Fill the Shoes" 5K

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 8:00am


 So far we've raised over $40,000 thanks to our participants and sponsors!  Kingstowne Striders as a PANCAN Patron Donor

Want to train for a 5K but not sure where to start? New this year is the Kingstowne Striders + Honest Soul Yoga Mat to 5K training program!

How to start? 
#1 Join Kingstowne Striders (membership is now pro-rated for the remainder of 2016) and register for Fill the Shoes - only $45 for both!

#2 Join our Kick Off Session Tuesday, September 13 at Honest Soul Yoga at 6:30PM!
Your first workout will be led by Kingstowne Striders President and RRCA Certified Coach Amelia Baldree.
Post group walk/run, HSY will lead a 30 minute yoga for runners - a "stretching" session at the studio. This is FREE for participants.

Stop by Honest Soul Yoga this Sunday, August 28 between 10:15-11:15am! We'll be there to informally answer questions and you can register on site!

What makes this program "Mat to 5K"?
Honest Soul Yoga will also be offering all Mat to 5K participants a Healthy Breath, Healthy Body workshop on Saturday, October 15 at 2:00PM.
Mat to 5K participants will receive 10% off the cost of the workshop!

How long does the program last?
The program lasts 8 weeks from kick-off to Race Day.
Our program includes workouts led by either a Kingstowne Strider board member or an Honest Soul Yoga instructor on Tuesdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 8:00AM in the Kingstowne-area.
Each participant will get a printout of the program with an "on your own" Thursday session.

There will also be a Members Only Facebook group for all participants to see the workouts online, ask questions, meet one another and cheer each other on!

Can't wait to see everyone on November 5 at the 7th Annual Jack T. Farrar, Jr. "Fill the Shoes" 5K!


DC Monuments Night Run (Ragnar Prep #1)

As is the DC area's transient nature, join us this Friday, August 26, for one of Sarah's "DC To Do's" before she moves to North Carolina in a few weeks.
Sunset on Friday is 7:47 pm, we are meeting at the Iwo Jima Memorial to depart No Later Than 8:00PM! The full route is a little over 6 miles but can be shortened by cutting across the mall midway.
Route: Starting at Iwo Jima (US Marine Corps War Memorial) we will head down Arlington Cemetary and cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Next up: Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and see Thomas Jefferson Memorial from a distance(ish). Over to National WW2 Memorial, around the Washington Monument, catch a glimpse of the White House, stop by "56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial" at Constitution Gardens and pay respects at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next up is Lincoln Memorial (again) back across Arlington Memorial Bridge returning to Iwo Jima.
Since this is not a race and we plan to stop for a few minutes at some/all of the memorials, we expect to finish just before 10pm. Then an easy 1/2 mile walk/drive to Heavy Seas Alehouse.
Please email president@kingstownestriders.org (not an hour before!) re: Metro, or carpooling options.
BONUS if you're doing Ragnar Relay with us, run both Friday night AND Saturday morning at 7am.

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

Tuesday, August 23 - 6:30PM Track Tuesday #12 @ Edison High School feat. Coach Carmen

Thursday, August 25 - 6:30PM Honest Soul Yoga!

Date Meeting Route Run Leader Breakfast
All weekend runs start promptly at 7:00 AM unless otherwise noted
August 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016 Manchester Lakes 
​Dunkin Donuts
http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/man2.html Alex Manchester Bagel
Sunday, August 28, 2016 Bread & Water Belle View Out/back Mt. Vernon Trail any distance Ralph Bread & Water

Other upcoming events:

Friday, August 26 - DC Monuments Night Run

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

Thursday, September 1 - the last Strides 'n Hops of Summer 2016!

Friday, September 16 - RAGNAR RELAY! (We need volunteers AND TWO MORE RUNNERS!) - 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! TWO SPOTS LEFT (as of 8/25)


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, September 10, 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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