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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



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.

2018 MVS Scholarships Awarded

The MVS Scholarship committee selected ten 2018 MVS Scholarship recipients from the many applicants.  The scholarships were presented to the recipients at the May and June monthly meetings held at Salvatore's in Lawrence MA.

Each year, MVS offers scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors.  Each applicant is selected on the basis of their high school academics, community involvement, their running-related athletic participation, and an essay about "What Running Means to Me."  The scholarships are made in memory of several beloved MVS members to honor their passion for running and the running community.

Congratulations to this year's MVS Scholarship recipients!  Good luck in college!


High School: Name High School: Name
Andover: Danielle Major Pentucket: Siobhan O'Keefe
Central Catholic: Colby Merrill Salem: Spenser Sawyer
Greater Lawrence Technical: John Miller Tewksbury: Patrick Carleton
North Andover: Kaitlyn Sherlock Timberlane: Jacob Huberdeau
Windham: Daniel Donabedian Wells (ME): Mitchell Libby


Sign Up for Fall Coaching 
Hone your running skills with Merrimack Valley Striders Fall Coaching programs at a great venue, North Andover High School track.  MVS offers three convenient sessions per week and options for 1 or 2 workout sessions per week.

Check out the details and register here:  Coaching Programs

See you there!

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