Weekly Series Races

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

Current Schedule

Legends of the Fall - 2014
Race # Date Time Distance(s) Location
1 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:00 PM 5K Northfield Elementary School
2 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:00 PM 1M/5K Swansfield Elementary School
3 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 02:00 PM 2M/10K/15K Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center
4 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:00 PM 2M/5M Clarksville Elementary School
5 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:00 PM 2M/10K Thunder Hill Elementary School
Awards Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:00 PM 2M/5M Burleigh Manor Middle School
Select Date to view Weekly Series race results, once available.

Weekly Series Archives

2014WinterSpringSummerFall
2013WinterSpringSummerFall
2012WinterSpringSummerFall
2011WinterSpringSummerFall
2010WinterSpringSummerFall
2009WinterSpringSummerFall

Scoring (Per Race)

PlacePoints
122
221
320
419
518
617
716
815
914
1013
1112
1211
Others10
Volunteers22/10
*1st time in series/ each add'l time

Fees

Strider MemberNon-MemberMember FamilyNon-Member Family
$1.00$2.00$3.00$5.00

Awards

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.

Volunteering

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.

Rules

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.

Safety

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.

Course Records

Records since 1996

Course Maps

Atholton High School

  • 5K Loop course

Burleigh Manor Middle School

  • 2M Out and back course
  • 5K Out and back course
  • 5M Out and back course

Elkhorn/Savage

  • 2M Out and back course
  • 10K Out and back course

Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center

  • 2M Loop w/a small lollipop at around the 1/2 way point
  • 10K Out and back course
  • 15K "T" course

Longfellow Elementary School

  • 2M Loop course
  • 10K Out and back course
  • 15K Out and back course

Oakland Mills Middle School

  • 2M Loop course
  • 6M 3 loops of the 2M course

Swansfield Elementary School

  • 1M Out and back course
  • 5K "T" course
  • 5M
  • 8M

Thunder Hill Elementary School

  • 2M Loop course
  • 6M 3 loops of the 2M course
  • 10K Out and back course
  • 15K Out and back course