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The Merrimack Valley Striders is a running club that was founded in 1979 with the mission to encourage and enhance running at all levels

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Welcome to Merrimack Valley Striders



Merrimack Valley Striders was founded in 1979 with the mission to encourage and enhance running at all levels.  Every member of MVS is respected as an athlete: whether young or old, capable of winning races or further back in the pack, seasoned marathoner, or a member who is simply seeking to improve his or her health. Though we were founded in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts -- north of Boston, south of New Hampshire – we have grown and our reach touches runners as far away as Florida and California.

2021 MVS Super Iron Runner Series

Merrimack Valley Striders are excited to present the Super Iron Runner Series Program for 2021!  Our goal is to encourage participation for all club members and promote team spirit within the club as we wait out end the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Super Iron  Series Committee has created the slate of Super Iron Runner Series races for 2021.  The continuing Covid-19 pandemic constraints influenced the decision process as well as the participation rules.  Adjustments have been made to simplify the check in procedure from last year's mid-season pivot to virtual races.

All races will be virtual with flexible distances 5K or greater at a safe venue of your choice.  There will be three participation award levels that will be dependent on the number of events completed.  A new requirement common to all levels will be a trail race 5K distance or greater.  Level 2 and 3 will add longer distances in both Youth and Adult age categories.

The important changes to note:

  • Participation will be counted to those that register for the event. 
  • Follow up with a check-in on the website before the event period lapses. 

Links for each event registration are on the MVS event calendar as well as on the Super Iron Runner Series page.  Registration includes a Covid-19 waiver agreement per MVS executive board consent.  The check-in form includes attachments to allow the committee to validate all entries for SIRS points.


Please see the  MVS Super Iron Runner Series for more info.

Let's get out there and make as much fun we can have (safely) in 2021!


2020 MVS Memorial Scholarships Awarded

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship recipients.  Read more about these ten local scholar athletes here.


Virtual Pub Runs? Of Course!

Alan St.Germain - 4/22/2020

It’s that time of year again…well sort of…


MVS usually begins our weekly pub runs about now, but we, like every other group, are required to change our plans that involve public gatherings.

So, we are suggesting Plan B: Virtual Pub Runs!  On each Thursday night at 6:30-ish, you can run the approximate Stachy's distance (about 3.4 miles) in any locale.  You are invited to share your run and upload a selfie and a "beerie"  with a check-in link.

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MVS Affiliations

 
RRCA   USATF-NE