Bill’s Pizzeria 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!


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IMG_4228Once again we worked this Spring with Pat Conaway to help clean up our public spaces in Natick as well as learn about the importance of recycling.  The girls donated a morning of their April break to help clean the area of Pegan Cove.


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IMG_4225STRIVERS supporter and friend, Uta Pippig, made a special visit to STRIVERS this spring while she was here to be honored for her 1996 win at the Boston Marathon.  Uta decided to run Boston last minute and shared the experience with us as well as her insights on goal setting and stretching.  We always welcome her visits as we are so honored to share any time with Uta!


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IMG_4146The amazing team at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Framingham led by Jennifer Green and Coach Laura held a Running Clinic for both our Spring teams.  The STRIVERS performed 3 screening tests that were scored by physical therapists. They learned some total body exercises consisting of strength and control aimed to decrease injury risk.