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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.

Garmin Connect Group | Strava Club

April 2017
All weekend runs start promptly at 8:00 AM unless otherwise noted


April 1, 2017

Meet at Manchester Bagel, which is where breakfast/coffee will be afterwards!



April 2, 2017


Meet at 6940 S Kings Hwy (parking lot BEHIND Grounded Coffee). Breakfast/Coffee at Grounded Coffee Shop after!



April 8, 2017


Meet by Little Ceasar's Pizza in the Rose Hill Shopping Center. 

Breakfast/Coffee at Grounded Coffee afterwards!



April 9, 2017

Meet at Belle Haven Park on the GW Parkway for a long run out and back on the Mt Vernon Trail!

Breakfast/Coffee at Panera on Route 1 afterwards!


April 15, 2017

Meet at 6940 S Kings Hwy (parking lot BEHIND Grounded Coffee).

Breakfast/Coffee at Grounded Coffee Shop after!



April 16, 2017

Meet at the Audrey Moore Recenter (parking lots in the back). 

Breakfast/Coffee at the Swiss Bakery afterwards!



April 22, 2017

Ben Brenman Park



April 23, 2017

Meet at Clermont Elementary School. 

Breakfast/Coffee at Grounded Coffee afterwards!



April 29, 2017

Meet at Edison High School parking lot off South Van Dorn Street. 

Breakfast/Coffee at Panera in Kingstowne afterwards!



April 30, 2017

 Meet at Kingstowne Panera. Breakfast/Coffee at Panera after!


Join the Kingstowne Striders for the premier of Boston: The Documentary

Buy your tickets (for Potomac Yards Stadium 16) here: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/boston

Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM - one night only!

Trailer and movie info: http://bostonmarathonfilm.com/

BOSTON: An American Running Story

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, BOSTON: An American Running Story tells the story of the oldest annually-contested marathons from its humble origin of 15 runners to the present day. Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, the Boston Marathon is the stage for many firsts and helped pave the way for the modern marathon.

Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON records the preparations and running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather in support of one another for what will be the most meaningful race of all. BOSTON is more than a running documentary, it is a timeless story about triumph over adversity for runner and non-runner alike.

This one-night event also features footage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra recording an original score composed by 4X Emmy Award®-winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards).

LA Roma Films is proud to partner with John Hancock Financial, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The Boston Athletic Association

Who wants to run Ragnar DC's 10 Year Anniversary with us? Dates are September 22-23, 2017 and Amelia is captaining again this year. Cost is $230 which covers race registration, 15pax vans AND hotel before the start. Plan to leave the Thursday at 12noon, rooms Thursday night are at the 7Cs Hotel in Flintstone, MD. We start running Friday morning and will finish that Saturday afternoon in DC. We currently have a team of 8, 4 spots left! Join us today! (3/31/17)

The Kingstowne Striders turned 8 in 2017!

Kingstowne Striders' 8th Annual New Year Relays at the Lake!

It was a fantastic way to start out the New Year on the right foot! (Yes pun intended). No better way to run (RUNg) in the New Year!

2017 membership is now available, so come one, come all, bring a friend(s), and join the Kingstowne Striders running group this year!

Relive the 2014 New Year's Relays on YouTube

Registration for 2017 Kingstowne Striders membership is now available!

FOUR weekly group runs on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, plus other great events we'll be at!

Kingstowne sTRIders


Torch Tuesdays 6:30 PM at Honest Soul Yoga
(6470 Landsdowne Centre Dr, Alexandria, VA 22315)
Route: http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/HonestSoulYogaTuesday.pdf
Please wear light colored and/or reflective clothing + bring a headlamp or flashlight to run with!

Torch Thursdays 6:30 PM at Panera Kingstowne
(5926 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315)
Route: http://kingstownestriders.org/courses/PaneraThursday.pdf

Please wear light colored or reflective clothing as the sun is setting earlier + bring a headlamp or flash light to run with!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Better late than never, we are happy to announce our 2017 Kingstowne Striders Board!

President: Amanda Williams

Vice President: Alex J. Lord

Secretary: Rachel Cavanna with new mom Lia Alyssa Poynor

Treasurer: Amelia Baldree-Nichols

Member at Large Positions

Robert Gold, Robert Havey and Janet McHale.

Committee Chairpersons:

Membership: Ralph Sandfry

Apparel: Marc Goldstrom

Race Director: Amanda Farrar

Communications: Chuck Jordan

President's Award for Leadership (Founders Award) - to be given to the Strider who best supports the club: Pascal Dartevelle

Coach G. "Jim" Miller Award - named in the honor of our late club member who coached the 2013 summer track workouts.
The award is for a Strider showing “spirit” in recognition of Jim’s contribution to the club: Amelia Baldree-Nichols

Our run schedule carries on with Tuesday/Thursday Torch Runs at 6:30PM (no excuses tonight it's going to be 54°!). Saturday is New Year's Eve and we'll be running from the Manchester Lakes Dunkin Donuts at 8:00AM. Sunday (New Year's Day) is our highly anticipated 8th Annual New Year Relays at the Lake at 12:00 NOON! 2017 membership will open on January 1 or shortly thereafter. All runs are free initially, so make joining Kingstowne Striders on our group runs part of your 2017 resolution! Other January events will include our board transition meeting on Monday, January 16 at 7:00PM and the KINGSTOWNE STRIDERS BIRTHDAY RUN on January 21 (we're getting OLD!)

See everyone out there running!

-Kingstowne Striders

Amelia and Pascal with their Year End Awards at the 2016 holiday party at Fair Winds Brewing Company

Another great year "adopting a mile" at Marine Corps Marathon! Thank you volunteers!

William Palacio 4:05:38, Steve Werner 5:12:04 and Julie Kimbro 5:16:14!

Well done everyone!

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

"Southern Fairfax County" - south of 495, east of 95, with a sprinkling of Alexandria City, Burke, Accotink and locations in between.

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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