Kingstowne Striders

May Runners are in Bloom

President's Corner:

Hi Striders!  Well, spring is for real here and we have an exciting line up this month to celebrate the warmer weather. This month we start Strides 'n Hops, track season, and some trail runs.  Let's get out there and see the pretty trees, feel the warm wind in our hair, and love the run we're on! 
Until we run again,
The strength of the team is each individual team member. The strength of each member is the Team. ~Phil Jackson

Join us for 2022 Membership
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here to renew or signup for this year's membership.

Just a reminder, your dues cover RRCA insurance and provides other awesome benefits as a member of the club. 
Build Your Running Network?
Running is a community sport or an individual sport, your choice. The many benefits of building your running network can be easily articulated.  We encourage our members to see this club and our activities as a foundational way to build a running community.  A community built on a shared belief of pushing yourself, being healthy, and being active. Shared activities bring together a diverse group of people and forge ties by changing their usual patterns of interaction, letting them break out of their daily roles (HBR, 2005).  

These principles are traditionally used for business but they are fantastic for other social networks.  The club introduces a variety of events and activities to different individuals to connect over a shared love of running and healthy activities.  Look at our upcoming events as an opportunity to build your running network.  

If you are looking to build your network to gain additional knowledge, get new ideas and fresh perspectives, obtain support, build confidence in what you're doing, and develop long-lasting personal relationships, look no further than the Kingstowne Striders (
Michel Page, May 2021).

Come on out, change up your routine, meet new runners and build your running network!
Track Tuesdays
Our annual tradition of Track Tuesdays is back a bit early this year! The format for our track season will be a smidge different but just as awesome. 

Join us May 24th as we begin our track season with Coach Christie!

Check Facebook for an official event with location. 
Strides 'n Hops
Starting May 5th we begin our annual beer run rotations!  Please come join us for a beautiful scenic run and a hoppy beverage after.  Every other Thursday run will rotate through local breweries until early September.  These are informal runs and not affiliated with the brewery. 

We kick off the runs with Aslin Brewery, so come on out and come thirsty!!

Full schedule: 
  • May 5th: Aslin
  • May 19th: FairWinds
  • June 2nd: Lost Boy Cider
  • June 16th: Port City
  • June 20th: Green Turtle
  • July 14th: Aslin
  • July 28th: FairWinds
  • August 11th: Lost Boy Cider
  • August 25th: Port City
  • September 8th: Green Turtle
June Board Meeting

Almost that time again.  We are planning to have the next board meeting on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30pm. FB event coming soon.

All members are welcome to join board meetings! The board plans to attend in person.  Members are free to attend in person or virtually.  There is a virtual link in the FB invite to join virtually.
Stay in the loop. Use our Google Calendar to keep track of run details and other events. 

Warmer days are coming.  Are you ready to seize the run? Group runs continue to be Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Feel free to schedule impromptu runs on your own or through Facebook.
Upcoming Races 
BVFRD Fire Drill 5k/1mi - 5/1 Burke, VA
Trottin Oxin Donut Relay - 5/7 Ashburn, VA

Mother's Day 4mi/1mi - 5/8 Reston, VA
Port City Rivershed Run 5k - 5/8 Alexandria, VA
National Police Week 5k - 5/14 Arlington, VA
MCRRC Germantown 5mi - 5/21 Boyd, MD

Fountainhead Half Marathon & 10k - 5/22 Fairfax, VA

Cunningham Creek Wine Run 5k - 6/11 Palmyra, VA
Varmint Half Marathon & 5k - 6/11 Burkes Garden, VA
Freedom 5k - 6/26 Fairfax, VA
Sherando Sprint Tri - 6/25 Stephen City, VA
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