The Valders Viking Striders Club has been running the streets of Valders for over
30 years now and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who wants to enjoy running
or walking! There are no entry fees or dues! We host our annual Strider fun run
held in conjunction with the Summer picnic the first Saturday in August.
*****NOTE THAT STRIDER IN THE PARK RUNNING WILL BEGIN AS SOON AS ALL THE RESTRICTIONS
ON GATHERING ARE LIFTED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS–-STAYING SAFE
Beginning on Tues. July 7th we start running! It is open to anyone, any age and
you don’t have to be a Valders school student or live in Valders!! This begins
at 3:30 and ends at 5:00 each Tuesday and Thursday. It is free and open to the
public, come join in the fun! This begins the start of the Tues/Thurs running for
the season. We will have Thursday afternoon group runs as well as the Team Captains
and other runners lead the run.
All of the runs are open to all ages, schools, and cities!! The sessions last about
45 minutes and are geared toward any level of running ability!! See the picture
pages for an idea of what the workouts might be!
Our club race is on Saturday, Aug. 1st at 8:00 am in Valders at the track. It is
our annual Strider 2 and 5 mile fun run! It too is a low cost race open to anyone!
There are also short distances for the youngsters as well! As always it is a great
chance to Challenge others on the streets of Valders, and again we will have the
“Iron Viking” award to anyone who does the 2 and the 5 mile race that day. This
a tough “Challenge” and deserves to be called “Iron Viking” as you first run the
2 mile course and within 30 minutes have to run the 5 mile course! The entry form
and maps of the courses are posted on the website, “Fun-run entry-1” and “Fun-run