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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.

2021 Mill Cities Relay

Wendy Crink Madden - 10/24/2021

Mill Cities Relay is back in person!!

Start Gathering your teammates…

WHEN:  Sunday, December 5th @ 8:00 a.m. 

WHO:  MVS!  We are a member of the Mill Cities Alliance and can enter as many teams from our club as we wish.  The more the merrier!  The more the chances of winning a coveted “Brick”!  

Team members must be current, dues paying members of MVS to enter.

Entry fee is $125/team of 5 ($75 for a 3-person team).

There are different categories based on Age, Gender, Co-ed, etc.  Please go to the following link to see the chart of categories:  Mill Cities Relay

WHAT:  The Mill Cities Relay is a 27 mile, 5-person relay that runs from Nashua to the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence.  The legs vary in distance from the shortest at 2.2 miles to the longest at 9 miles.  There is also a “sunset start” which is a team of 3 that runs just the last 3 legs of the race.

VOLUNTEER:  MVS is in charge of exchange #4.  Volunteers are needed for traffic control, etc.  It is possible to run an early leg of the race AND still make it to checkpoint #4 to volunteer. 

Mill Cities Relay is FUN! FUN! FUN! 
So start putting your teams together
and represent MVS as we traverse   
“27 Miles - 5 Legs - 2 States - 1 River” 

MVS representatives to the Mill Cities Alliance are Will Meredith and Maura Szendey, if you have further questions.


Road Runners Club of America USATF - New England Mill Cities Relay