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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.


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2018 Super Iron Runner Series Races


The MVS Super Iron Runner Series Race Committee has finalized the race line up for 2018.  See the list below.

The committee worked hard to achieve MVS's mission to present monthly races with enough variety and rigor to inspire participants to challenge themselves to greater levels of athletic accomplishment as well as inspiring team spirit with friendly competition at these road races throughout the year.  We thank the committee for their thoughtful selections.   

More details can be found on the MVS Super Iron Runner Series page.  The 2017 information will remain in place until 12/15/17 when the self-reporting will be closed for participation award scoring.

We are looking forward to another great year of road races!


Notes & changes for 2018

  • New Years Day race -  There is only one New Years Day race in the Series this year.

  • Volunteer point opportunities: In addition to the volunteer opportunities from 2017, in 2018 you can earn a volunteer point for hosting a run (there is still a maximum of 1 volunteer point allowed for award status) 

  • In order to achieve the Level 3 Award your 12 points must include a volunteer point and a Marathon/Ultra.

 

1

5k/10k

Monday, Jan 1st

Hangover Classic

2

6k / 5 Miles

Saturday, Feb 10th

Bradford Valentine Race

3

10 Miler

Saturday, Mar 10th

Black Cat 10/20 Miler

4

Half Marathon

Saturday, Mar 24th

Shamrock Half Marathon

5

5K

Sunday, Apr 22nd

Run for the Troops 5k

6

5 Miles

May ~12th*

Dan Ford Road Race

7

5K

Sunday, Jun 17th

Ironstone Derby 5K

8

10k

July ~14th*

Greenbelt 10k trail (Hamilton)

9

5K

Sunday, Aug 12th

Greenway 5k

10

10 Mile

Saturday, Aug 25th

NH 10 Miler

11

10k

Sunday, Sep 9th

Salem Road Race

12

5 Miles

Saturday, Sep 15th

Lobster Dash, Ogunquit, ME

13

Half Marathon

Sunday, Oct 21st

Newburyport Half Marathon

14

Marathon or Ultra

Anyin 2018

 

* - Date has yet to be confirmed

5K

3.5

Volunteer Opportunities (1 point max)

5M

3

Mt Washington Road Race

10k

2.5

FF Walk to Run Program

10M

2

Mill Cities Relay

Half

2

Hosted Run

Full

1

 





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