Strivers – A Five Star Running Club

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The STRIVERS fall season culminates in two amazing 5k road races. First, our local Doug Flutie 5k that raises funds for the the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation to support families with autism.  The second race is Bill’s Pizzeria 5k held in Newton that benefits the Travis Roy Foundation.  STRIVERS won largest team in both races!


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We tried something new for the teams and it was a huge success!  Our girls experienced a morning of photography followed by yoga with Tara Morris of The Love Offensive. In a two hour workshop, the girls worked on getting their body and mind strong, hopeful, and free so they could leave ready to uplift each other!


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Ashley Bade, a Registered Dietitian, from Growing Girl Power came to speak with our teams. We had a fun and interactive session where the girls learned about food”tudes” and how to smartly fuel before, during and after practice to maximize their performance and health benefits.


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Our Spring season was a very wet and cold season and yet our teams were positive and hard-working at all times. We then had the honor of running in two races that are both dedicated to young females who sadly lost their lives far too young. The Elizabeth Schickel Run Like a Maverick 5k and the Susan McDonnell Run fro Lovelane 5k


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Every Halloween the team looks forward to ending our fall season with Bill’s Pizzeria 5k in Newton.  This amazingly well organzied and fun race is a blast and meeting Travis Roy every year makes it that much more special!


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The STRIVERS ran in Weston on June 12th as they took part in the Susan McDaniel run for LOVElane. This amazing organization treats children with disabilities with therapeutic horseback riding. While a hilly course, it’s always a team favorite.


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On Tuesday May 31, 2016 the Strivers Running Club for Girls were invited by Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Ryan Raymond to run the Fitness Trails at the Natick Army Labs. The Fitness Trail is nearly one and half miles and circles the perimeter of the Labs with beautiful views of Lake Cochituate. In addition, the Strivers had the opportunity to meet Command Sergeant Major, Erika M. Gholar the highest ranking female military official in the Northeast, and learn about the research being done on the development of food, clothing, shelters and other items to support Soldiers in the U.S. military. The girls were also able to try some surprisingly tasty MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) at their pre-race carb loading pasta party. We thank the Natick Army Labs for such a beautiful and insightful run.


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IMG_1887Our spring Team One raced in the Run Like A Maverick 5k held in honor of Elizabeth Schickel.  We were a team of over 60 runners and everyone had a great run and then enjoyed the pancake breakfast afterwards!