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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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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.

MVS FEASTER FIVE CONTEST

Robin Condon - 10/18/2021

MVS FEASTER FIVE CONTEST

 

Do you think you could create the largest Feaster Five team?


We’ll see!

This contest is for all MVS members.  The rules are easy!

  1. If you haven’t signed up for the Feaster Five, sign up! When you do, create a team that is your name. For example, name your team Ruth Runner’s Team.
  2. Get your NON-MVS friends and family (so not your children who are already MVS members) to sign up for the Feaster Five.
  3. When they sign up have them join your team.

If you have already signed up, THANK YOU!

  1. Get your NON-MVS friends and family (so not your children who are already MVS members) to sign up for the Feaster Five.
  2. When they sign up, have them create/join a team that is your name. For example, when Sam Sprinter (a NON MVSer who is a friend of MVSer Robin Condon) signs up, he/she looks for team named Robin Condon’s team. If he/she cannot find team named, Robin Condon’s team, he/she creates the team with your name.

The MVSer with the largest team wins a Whirlaway gift certificate and EVERY registration earns an entry into a raffle for a Whirlaway gift certificate. For example, when Sam Sprinter joins Robin Condon's team, Robin Condon (the MVSer) earns an entry into the raffle.

 

Remember the Feaster Five can be in person or virtual, so ask your cousin in Arkansas or your old college roommate from Tennessee to join your team!

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Feaster Five

Winners will be announced at December's monthly meeting!

Good Luck!!!!

2021 Mill Cities Relay

Wendy Crink Madden - 10/24/2021

Mill Cities Relay is back in person!!

Start Gathering your teammates…


WHEN:  Sunday, December 5th @ 8:00 a.m. 


WHO:  MVS!  We are a member of the Mill Cities Alliance and can enter as many teams from our club as we wish.  The more the merrier!  The more the chances of winning a coveted “Brick”!  


Team members must be current, dues paying members of MVS to enter.

Entry fee is $125/team of 5 ($75 for a 3-person team).


There are different categories based on Age, Gender, Co-ed, etc.  Please go to the following link to see the chart of categories:  Mill Cities Relay


WHAT:  The Mill Cities Relay is a 27 mile, 5-person relay that runs from Nashua to the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence.  The legs vary in distance from the shortest at 2.2 miles to the longest at 9 miles.  There is also a “sunset start” which is a team of 3 that runs just the last 3 legs of the race.


VOLUNTEER:  MVS is in charge of exchange #4.  Volunteers are needed for traffic control, etc.  It is possible to run an early leg of the race AND still make it to checkpoint #4 to volunteer. 


Mill Cities Relay is FUN! FUN! FUN! 
So start putting your teams together
and represent MVS as we traverse   
“27 Miles - 5 Legs - 2 States - 1 River” 



MVS representatives to the Mill Cities Alliance are Will Meredith and Maura Szendey, if you have further questions.


MVS AFFILIATIONS

Road Runners Club of America USATF - New England Mill Cities Relay