The Star City Striders is an organization of individuals with a wide range of interests, ages, occupations, fitness and ability levels. The club strives to promote walking, running and jogging for fun, fitness and various levels of competition.

Contacts

Meeting dates, times

2013 Meeting Dates: (meetings are typically the third Thursday of each month unless noted otherwise) - Coming soon!

Group runs

A number of informal running groups exist in the Roanoke Valley. Several, organized by Star City Striders, are described below, but many other groups exist. New groups who would like to be listed here can send information to Striders@StarCityStriders.com.

Our motto is "Come Run With Us" and newcomers are always welcome. Membership is not required.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. – The Greenway – We meet in the parking lot behind the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road adjacent to the Greenway. Pace varies by group members from 8:00 to 12:00 per mile and also includes walkers. Send a note to striders@starcitystriders.com or contact Karen at 540-420-2921.
  • Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance). Pace is 8:25-9:30 and distance is usually 5-7 miles. Contact: Doug and Traci Polumbo at polumbos@yahoo.com.
  • Thursday 5:30 a.m. The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance). Pace is 8:00-9:30 and distance is usually 5-7 miles. Contact: Doug and Traci Polumbo at polumbos@yahoo.com.
  • Saturday (times vary) - The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance). Pace is 9:00-10:00 and distance is usually 9-15 miles. Contact: Doug and Traci Polumbo at polumbos@yahoo.com.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. - Roanoke College gym parking lot. Usually do a 2.5-mile warm up and then some faster running (5 - 20-minute pushes at 6-8-minute pace) on the roads. During the warmer months some of the group may do some intervals on the track. Contact: Gary Adkins at 540-387-1874 or e-mail gadkins47@comcast.net.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m. - Contact Amy Rockhill at 540-774-6332 or e-mail arockhill@cox.net, or Rick Watkins at sniktawrick@cox.net.
  • Sunday 7 a.m. (summer months) and 8 a.m. (winter months) - Roanoke Athletic Club parking lot on Starkey Road. Distance is 10-12 miles at an 8:30-9:30 pace, usually an out and back on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Contact Gary Adkins at 540-387-1874 or e-mail gadkins47@comcast.net.  
  • Sunday 8 a.m. (summer months) and 9 a.m. (winter months) - Behind Ramada Inn on Franklin Road (adjacent to the greenway) - Pace is 8:00-10:00 and distance varies. Contact: Jim Humphrey at mcjimbo@aol.com

This is a “live” schedule.To make changes, corrections and additions, contact Jim Hart at 540-890-6870 or e- mail hartjp3@msn.com.

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History

An incorporated non-profit running club founded in 1979, the Star City Striders include members of all ages and backgrounds.

Races and training programs are developed to meet the needs of runners of all capabilities and aspirations.
We are also a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). RRCA is the largest organization with over 500,000 members. All Striders receive an automatic RRCA membership, along with RRCA benefits and services.

 

Please send comments or questions to our Webmaster:
striders@starcitystriders.com

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