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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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Are you a morning runner? Come join us Wednesdays in September at 5:00AM for our NEW Peak of the Week Wednesday Morning Run! 5:00AM in front of Panera Kingstowne.

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!

Striders Open Water Swim - Wednesday, September 2 & Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ 6:30PM

Email president@kingstownestriders.org if not on Facebook and attending

For those Striders who are also Triathletes we thought we'd see who is interested in an Open Water Swim with us. This is a great opportunity to practice your open water swimming skills for a fall triathlon. The one hour swim includes 300-400 meter marked course. These swims are for practice and training and are NOT clinics or learn to swim classes. You should be comfortable swimming at least 500 meters nonstop in the pool. Sunset start time varies as the season sunsets change. Approximate start times are 1:15 prior to sunset (approx. 7pm). Arrive early to check in and be numbered. All swims are at least one hour, weather permitting. Join us in the North Cove adjacent to the Commercial/North Pier. Online price is $25 and closes at 3pm for the Wednesday swim. On site waterside registration is available for $30. 

Check the WaveOne website (http://www.waveoneswimming.com/) prior to the swim to confirm start time and potential weather situations. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the swim (approx. 6:30pm). See WaveOne Swimming home page for the latest updates. See our weather disclaimer below. 

"The best way to race open water is to practice swimming in open water."

Open Water Swimming Disclosure: Open water swimming involves variable conditions. Every day is different. Every swim is different. Please see our website for schedule and weather updates particularly prior to event date. Cancellations due to weather shall be determined in the best interest of the swimmers and no refunds will be given for weather cancellations. All swimmers swim at their own risk. Risks may include potential injury and death. Be safe. Prices and event times subject to change without notice. No refunds or transfers. Park, parking, or entrance fees are not included in the swim/clinic or event fee. 

Food after at Granite City Brewery. https://waveone.webconnex.com/weeklyswims

Registration for Fill the Shoes 2015 NOW OPEN! Just $30 through September 30th!

TRACK SEASON IS HERE! Edison High School, Tuesdays June 2 - September 8 @ 6:30 PM 

Schedule: Torch Weekday RunsWeekend Runs

Starting Saturday, July 25, our weekend runs are moving to 7:00am

Striders Summer Six Pack: Strides & Hops!

This summer we are hosting a "six pack" of brewery runs: Thursday, June 4, Thursday, June 25, Thursday, July 16, Thursday, August 6, and Thursday, August 27, 2015 culminating in the Grand Prix: 

Kingstowne Striders Beat The Blerch 2015 on Saturday, September 19 at 4:00pm!


Beat The Blerch is a race inspired by this comic about running. Created by The Oatmeal, these races are a way for you to figuratively (and literally) Beat The Blerch.


Last year the first Beat the Blerch race was held outside That Other Washington (i.e. the State with Seattle, not DC). Inspired by this year's Virtual Race (a virtual race is a race that you run on your own time and in the location of your choice) we are planning on holding a virtual race slash group run for our members.

Basically - the Kingstowne Striders Board has mapped out 13.1 miles from breweries to bakeries among our common routes in Southern Fairfax County.

The Virtual Race Kit has sold out, but it seems the "I believe in The Blerch" running shirt is available year-round.

Details and route forthcoming but it should be a lot of fun. We hope to have shorter distances available that will involve some carpooling for runners to meet at locations further on the 13.1 route and therefore run less to the finish.

The weekend of September 19 & 20 will be switched - with the "long run" in the Blerch race on Saturday and the
"short" run on Sunday with the Honest Soul Yoga Family Fun Run!

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