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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.

Notes & Changes for 2020

The races selected for the 2020 Super Iron Runner Series will range from 5K to full marathon (runners choice).  As of 12/31/19, the first four races have been selected (see below.)  Stay tuned for the full schedule.
This year we are expanding the series to target the next generation of runners!  It will include the traditional iron runner series for adults and a YOUTH section for MVS registered runners under 18 and would be billed as:
  • Level 1: 4 - 6 races
  • Level 2: 7 - 8 races
  • Level 3: 9 races or greater

  • Please note that all races including the marathon it is expected that you represent MVS by wearing an MVS uniform or gear, we want to show our spirit and pride.

    If you choose to run a full marathon (26.2 miles) for a point toward your Iron Runner total the specific race must be noted in your submission.

    In the event of any race date changes or coupon codes made available it will be posted in the MVS Facebook page or on the web site.

    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
    10K 5K or 10K
    4/5/20 Cheap Half Marathon, Salisbury, MA
    Half Marathon Half or as a 3-person Half Marathon Relay
    4/26/20 The Becca Pizzi 5K, Belmont, MA
    5K 5K
    5/2/20 Stride Into The Light 5K, Methuen, MA
    5K 5K
    6/6/20 Ray Bourque 7.7K, Middleton, MA
    7.7K 7.7K
    6/20/20 Mt. Washington Road Race - Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer Volunteer
    7/12/20 IPA5K Summer, Newburyport, MA
    5K 5K
    8/2/20 Bridge & Back, Salem MA 10K 10K
    9/20/20 Lobster Dash, Ogunquit, ME 5M 5M
    9/20/20 Lobster Dash Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer Volunteer
    9/27/20 Wilmington Half Marathon, Wilmington, MA Half Marathon Half Marathon
    October - November Walk To Run Volunteer Opportunity Feaster Five Volunteer Volunteer
    10/4/20 Trot For Special Tots, Andover, MA 5K 5K
    11/8/20 Run To Overcome, Haverhill, MA 5K 5K
    11/14/20 Wolf Hollow Trail Run 10 Mile 5 Mile or 10 Mile
    December Mill Cities Any Leg N/A
    December Mill Cities Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer N/A
    ANY MONTH Hosted Run Volunteer N/A
    ANY MONTH Marathon Or Greater Distance Marathon N/A

    Super Iron Runner Series Check-In

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


    SIRS Check In List


    The check in summary will be posted periodically here:

    2020 Super Iron Runner Series Check-Ins

    2020 MVS Super Iron Runner Series Criteria

    • You must be a current (dues paid) member of MVS for the year.

    • You must be running/walking for MVS (and only MVS) in the race and wear an MVS singlet or other weather appropriate MVS apparel.

    • You must be properly registered for the race (no bandits or unauthorized bib swapping.)

    • You earn one point for each series race you complete.  When two distances are listed above you can run or walk either distance for the point.  When only one distance is listed above you must run or walk at least that distance to get credit even if the race has other shorter options.

    • You can also earn one point for ANY marathon or ultra marathon run in the year. (Maximum of one point)

    • You can also earn one point for volunteering at any of the following MVS activities (Maximum of one point):

      • Mount Washington water stop/parking

      • Lobster Dash

      • Feaster Five Walk to Run Program

      • Mill Cities Relay transition

      • Hosted Run

    Please volunteer as often as you can, because it’s fun with great Strider friends, but the Iron RUNNER series only allots one point per participant for volunteering.

    All Super Iron Runner Series participation for the calendar year must be logged through the check in link on this page by 11:59PM on the night of the Mill Cities Relay 2020 in order to allow sufficient time for award levels to be verified and prizes ordered for the January club meeting. Athletic sizing should be submitted via email, or FB messenger to Marcie DiLorenzo:

    Award/Prize Levels

    IRON RUNNER 2020


    LEVEL 1


    LEVEL 2


    LEVEL 3

    Additional notes


    5 - 7 accumulated points

    8 - 11 accumulated points

    12 accumulated points

    Level 2 adults must run at least one 10k or greater distance

    Level 3 adults must run one marathon or greater distance and volunteer a minimum of one time in 2020

    YOUTH (under18)

    4 - 6 accumulated points

    7 - 8 accumulated points

    9 or more accumulated points

    Youth participant have NO marathon requirement

    Level 1 "Iron Runner" – accumulate 5-7 points for adults, 4-6 for youth

    One point max for the listed volunteer opportunities and one point max if you choose to complete a registered full marathon 26.2 miles, or greater distance.

    Level 2 "Super Iron Runner" – accumulate in 8-11 points for adults, 7-8 for youth

    To earn “Super Iron Runner” status, at least one 10K or longer distance must be submitted.

    One point max for the listed volunteer opportunities and one point max if you choose to complete a registered full marathon 26.2 miles, or greater distance.

    Level 3 "Ultra Iron Runner" – accumulate 12-16 points for adults, 9 or more for youth

    One point max for the listed volunteer opportunities and one point max if you choose to complete a registered full marathon 26.2 miles, or greater distance.