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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.

Sidney's Rainbow Runners Fall Program

The Sidney's Rainbow Runners program, designed for elementary school students, continues into the fall with a 10-week season starting September 13, 2023.  The sessions are held Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Please see more information and register here:  Youth Coaching Programs

Sign up for Fall Coaching

The MVS Fall Coaching program will run for 12 weeks starting Monday 8/21/2023 and ending on Wednesday 11/08/2023. 

  • Strength, Mobility and Balance for Runners sessions will be held on Monday evenings (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM) at the Andover
  • Track sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings (6:15 PM - 7:45 PM) or Wednesday mornings (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM) at the North Andover High School track,

Total cost for the options is either $125 for 1 weekly workout, or $195 for 2 weekly workouts (Track + Strength, Mobility and Balance for Runners).

See the Coaching page for more information:  

Coaching Programs

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