Kingstowne Striders Running Club in Alexandria VA

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 ( 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

Track Tuesday 2018 Summer Season

The 2018 15-week track workout season returned on May 29, 2018!

Edison High School, Franconia Rd, Tuesdays 6:30PM!

Paid members please log-in to see the track workout page, if you miss 6:30PM Tuesdays please feel free to do the track workout on your own time! -Amelia

In order to stick with our historical schedule of the first Tuesday after Memorial Day to the Tuesday after Labor Day we started the 2018 Track Season on May 31 with hill repeats (due to a soccer game at Edison). Your dues guarantee 15 track workouts over the summer.

Please note I have created ONE recurring event on our Facebook Group for track. If you RSVP NO to this one event you will NOT see the notes and workout tips, etc. Track will always begin PROMPTLY at 6:30PM.

The track workouts with your friendly RRCA Certified Coach is a benefit of your paid dues. If you cannot make the Tuesday 6:30PM timeslot workouts will be posted on the paid members only section of the website for your reference to do on your own time.

See everyone at Edison tomorrow!

Track Tuesday

Don't be frightened by the word "Track"! These workouts focus on aspects that are usually ignored by most runners but make a huge difference, regardless of your current speed or ability. We work on elements of running such as cadence, form, power, efficiency, focus, and the mental aspects of running through drills, strength work, and focused, shorter, but faster running.

Track Workouts are open to all current members of the Kingstowne Striders, are inclusive to all speeds, beginners and casual run/walkers, and have just enough variety to keep it fun. This is one of the few events running event that requires a paid Striders membership for liability reasons and to cover the cost of the professional coach and our permit for use of a Fairfax County Public High School track. However, you can try one Track Workout session for free!

>>What do I wear and bring to track?
Proper "wicking" running attire, hat, headband, shoes (not too worn), Running/GPS stop watch (to track time) water, towel and a smile! Please check weather and make sure to hydrate the night before and day of with 8 oz of water every 2 hrs.

>>Can I walk/run on the track?
Yes but make sure you use the slower/outer lanes.

>>Can I wear an iPod or other device?
I suggest you don't but if you must, make sure that you can hear someone behind you. I prefer you focus your mind on working and breathing. It makes you mentally stronger.

Lane one: inner most lane is for the fast runners. Outer is for slower or walkers. Note: if you want to pass, pass on right.

100 meters: ¼ of a lap/the length of one straightway
200 meters: ½ of a lap (a curve and a straightway)
400 meters: one lap around track
800 meters: ½ mile or two laps around track
1600 meters: 1 mile or four laps around track

>>How fast should I run?
Please try to find pace prior to coming, if not arrive 10 mins earlier. 400 meter intervals should be between 5K and mile race pace. 800 meter should average 5K race pace. You should run at least 20 miles a week of base training before attempting track. But if you are a beginner/walk/runner just let me know. is our recommended pace calculator.

See you Tuesday!
Coach Amelia

Date Location
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Panera Kingstowne
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Strides n Hops at Fair Winds Brewery
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Honest Soul Yoga
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Panera Kingstowne
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Strides n Hops at Fair Winds Brewery
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Honest Soul Yoga
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Panera Kingstowne
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Strides n Hops at Fair Winds Brewery
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Honest Soul Yoga
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Panera Kingstowne
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Strides n Hops at Fair Winds Brewery
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Honest Soul Yoga
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Panera Kingstowne
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Strides n Hops at Fair Winds Brewery
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Honest Soul Yoga
Strides & Hops
Summer 2018 Weekend Runs

Weekend runs start promptly at 7:00 AM

Please click on the link/PDF for exact meeting place details.

For Run Leaders click here.

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

7:00am Gunston Meadowood
Host: Alex

Alternate 8:30am Saturday Group
Run @
Edison HS
Host: Amelia

Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:00am Wakefield/Accotink
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Manchester Lakes Sunday, August 05, 2018 Burke Lake Laps
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Grounded Sunday, August 12, 2018 Clermont Elementary to Old Town
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Edison HS Sunday, August 19, 2018 Belle View Mt Vernon Trail
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Hayfield Sunday, August 26, 2018 Kingstowne Panera
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Manchester Lakes Sunday, September 02, 2018 Burke Lake Laps


STRIDERS! VIP REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR Ragnar Relay Series DC! This year it will be September 28-29, 2018.

Amelia will be captain-ing for the third year in a row and will be running this race for the 8th time.

Note: I've booked 3 cabins at 7 C's Lodging (same place as last year) for Thursday night. Price will be the same at $230/person (including race registration, Thursday cabins and two massive vans).

Once I have 5 people commit by paying (PayPal to or check at a group run) I'll register the team. Cabins are already guaranteed. Looking forward to this!

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.

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