The Weekly Series races are conducted at locations, mostly elementary and middle schools, around Howard County. Separate races ranging in distance from 2 miles to 15 kilometers are scheduled for most weeks throughout the year and the series culminates in the distribution of series awards. While these races emphasize participation, we also reward performance. Some “fast” facts:
- Show up no more than 30 minutes before the race to register.
- Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome, including non-Striders!
- Sorry, no bathroom facilities will be available 🙁
- Fees are cheap!
- Water available on longer courses
Scoring (Per Race)
|Volunteers (1st time in series / each add’t time)||22/10|
|Strider Member||Non-Member||Member-Family||Non-Member Family|
Series awards are presented to male and female finishers accumulating minimum points in either a long distance (10K, 15K, 6M, etc.) or short distance (3M or less) series of races. Minimum series points are calculated based on total number of races minus one (1) race. The resulting number is multiplied by 10 to determine the minimum total points to qualify for awards.
Weekly Race Lead Officials
The Weekly Lead Race Coordinator (listed first) is responsible for ensuring that a complete team of officials is available for the event and notifying other officials at least five days in advance of the race. The Lead is responsible for assigning race tasks and for a safe run.
Weekly Race Officials
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled race. Responsibilities include assisting with equipment set-up, performing race day activities (such as start, finish and water stops) and post-race clean-up. If officials switch from the assigned schedule, they are expected to contact the Weekly Lead Race Officials who will be impacted. Note: failure to work or provide a substitute will result in disqualification from the point standings. Officials assigned to work may not find a substitute and then run in an event the week he/she was assigned to officiate.
Officials have the right and responsibility to disqualify any runner who doesn’t complete the course. For safety reasons, strollers, dogs and headphones are not allowed at any Strider’s events.
Although the courses are designed to be as safe as possible, you run at your own risk. Runs take place on public roads and pathways with little or no traffic control. Neither medical assistance nor police assistance is available at weekly events. Officials reserve the right to eliminate bonus points and/or cancel any event due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions.
- 2m Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road
- 5k Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road
- 5m Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road
- 2m Out and back course mostly on paved trail
- 5m Out and back course with a loop, on paved trail and neighborhood roads
- 2m Out and back course on a fairly flat paved trail
- 5k Out and back course on a fairly flat paved trail
- 10k Out and back course on a fairly flat paved and gravel trail
- 5k Hilly loop course on neighborhood roads and shaded windy trail
- 2m Lollipop course on neighborhood roads
- 10k Out and back course on neighborhood roads and mostly flat paved trail
- 15k Out and back course on neighborhood roads and mostly flat paved trail
Note the starting location in the business park!
- 5k Lollipop course on paved trail
- 5k Out and back course on relatively flat neighborhood roads
- 1m Relatively flat loop course on trail and sidewalk
- 5k Relatively flat double-loop course on trail and sidewalk