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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.

MVS/XC Project Youth Coaching for Summer 2020

Alan St.Germain - 5/8/2020

XC Project Returns for Summer 2020

Last year, XC Project teamed with MVS to offer a summer youth coaching program designed to prepare student athletes at middle school, high school, and early collegiate levels for the fall cross country season.  The program was well received by the participants, with many reporting improved personal achievements as well as greater contributions to their teams success.

Plans for the 2020 XC Project are in place  for sessions to be held for 6 weeks beginning 7/6/2020, including contingencies for appropriate response to the prevailing public health guidance.

Interested parents and students can learn more and register for the 2020 XC Project at the following link:

Youth Coaching Programs

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