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2020 MVS Super Iron Runner Series

Whether you are a competitive runner or a social runner, you can participate, and earn great MVS gear in the Merrimack Valley Striders Super Iron Runner series program. The goal of the MVS Super Iron Runner Series is to encourage participation by MVS members in selected races in and around the Merrimack Valley and promote our club.

Virtual Super Iron Runner Series Update (May 2020)

Well, as you might have heard, a few things have changed plans for life in general in 2020.  Lo, and behold, this COVID-19 health crisis has forced almost all road races since March to either cancel completely or provide a virtual option.  After the quarantines are over, it is unclear which road races will be offered, whether by postponement or on schedule.  This uncertainty has thrown a monkey wrench into our 2020 Super Iron Runner Series plan. 

So, our Super Iron Runner Series Committee has come up with a great "PLAN B" to keep our club members connected to each other and provide the motivation to challenge ourselves with special athletic tests over the coming months, as well as earn SIRS points.  The events will now be virtual, allowing folks to run the race distance in their own neighborhood, or some other location safe to run.  We only ask that you provide proof of the effort by checking in with your virtual race results in the form below.

So here are the revised rules for the 2020 Super Iron Runner Series:

REQUIREMENTS for Eligibility

  • All submissions must take place the weekend specified, submissions out of the window can not be honored



REQUIREMENTS for Virtual SIRS Points

  1. Proof:

    1. Post run selfie in your MVS top, 

    2. picture or screen shot of your run data (distance and overall time), 

    3. and log in your data to the MVS IRON RUNNER self serve on 

  2. You MUST log in ALL 3 components by 11:59PM on the Sunday of the weekend specified.

  3. You MUST post a picture on the MVS Facebook Page THREAD dedicated to the race weekend.

Legacy Points

  • Prior points earned will be honored: First Run or Hangover Classic, Bradford Valentine's Race, and the St. Patty's Day Virtual race (you must have submitted on the day of the race, as specified prior)
  • You may claim your point if you were the HOST of an MVS organized hosted run between January 1, 2020 and March 8, 2020
  • You may claim your marathon point if you ran your marathon in an MVS top, prior to March 30, 2020

Respectful Representation

Please maintain proper social distancing, we do not encourage large group running at this time.  Represent MVS in a way that adheres to the guidelines set forth by the governor.  

Share Your Accomplishment!

Feel free to post on your social media including hashtags: #MVS #MVSruns #MVSIronRunner #MVSIronRunner2020

2020 Super Iron Runner Series Races

Date Race Adult Distance Youth Distance
1/1/20 1st Run, Lowell 5K or 10K 5K or 10K
1/1/20 Hangover Classic, Salisbury 5K or 10K 5K or 10K
2/8/20 Bradford Valentine Race, Bradford 5 Mile 6K or 5 Mile
3/14/20 St. Patty's Day Race, Salisbury, MA


2020 St Patty's Virtual Race

10K 5K or 10K
ANY MONTH Hosted Run Volunteer N/A
ANY MONTH Marathon Or Greater Distance Marathon N/A

Virtual SIRS 

Adult Distance Youth (under 18) Distance Weekend of  2020 SIRS Virtual Race Results
10k 5k June 6 and 7 (Bourque race date)  June 6-7 FB Thread
5k 5k June 27 and 29  June 27-29 FB Thread
5 mile 5k July 11 and 12  July 11-12 FB Thread
10 k 5k July 25 and 26  July 25-25 FB Thread
5 mile 5k August 15 and 16  Aug 15-16 FB Thread
5k 5k August 29 and 30 (weekend of Becca)  AUG 29-30 FB Thread
10k 5k September 12 and 13  Sep. 12-13 FB Thread
5k 5k September 26 and 27  Sep. 26-27 FB Thread
5 mile 5k October 10 and 11  Oct 10-11 FB Thread
10k 5k October 24 and 25  Oct 24-25 FB Thread
5k 5k November 14 and 15  Nov 14-15 FB Thread
5 mile 5k November 26th FEASTER FIVE ROAD RACE, Must be a registered participant Feaster Five SIRS Thread

Super Iron Runner Series Check-In

All Super Iron Runners can self-report their participation by using  the 2020 SIRS Adhoc form. 


Virtual SIRS Check In

SIRS Check In List


The check in summary will be posted periodically here:

2020 Super Iron Runner Series Check-Ins

Award/Prize Levels







7-13  Races

14 or greater, Past points

YOUTH (under18)

4 - 6 accumulated points

7 - 8 accumulated points