Program Overview

Dear STRIVERS,

We hope that this email finds you and your family well during this challenging and uncertain time.  We are thinking of all of you.

After much thought, consideration, and consultation with other coaches, we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel our Fall season. Although we are all very sad and disappointed, the health and safety of your daughter, as well as our coaches and high school junior coaches, is our most important priority. 

While running is considered one of the “safe” sports, given the current guidelines for safety and restrictions on group sizes, we feel that we would not be able to deliver the STRIVERS experience we are known for. 

We have created something special over the last 10 years which encompasses more than just running and completing a 5K. Our unique program teaches life skills (teamwork, respect, resilience) and builds self-esteem and confidence.   

We remain hopeful that there will be a Spring 2021 season!

You will be receiving a full refund from STRIVERS within 30 days.  Refunds will be sent via check to the address you used to register.  If anything has changed, please let me know.

In the meantime, we want to help your daughters remain active and engaged with all the benefits of running by exposing them to some great female role models. We will be hosting 3 or 4 events on-line at no cost to you and hope your daughter will tune in.  Dates will be released in September.

  • Betty Robinson was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in Track & Field.  She later transformed tragedy into triumph winning a second gold medal in the 1936 Olympics. At the age of 84, she carried the Olympic Torch as it blazed a path toward Atlanta, GA for the 1996 Olympic Games.  Betty’s granddaughter, Brook Doire, will talk about her amazing life and the recently released books about her grandmother and what The Elizabeth Robinson Foundation supports.   https://www.bettyrobinson.org/
  • Becca Pizzi – two Time World Challenge Marathon Winner will read her newly published book and also talk about the importance of hydration during exercise, She will also share her new goals for 2021.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becca_Pizzi
  • Meet and work out with Coach D of F.I.E.R.C.E.  (Fight, Inspire, Encourage, Reach, Coach, Empower). We’re fusing a full body bootcamp and mindset coaching.  This practice has been designed to help the girls let go of limiting beliefs, challenge their bodies in ways that compliment their running, and shows them what they are truly capable of both on and off the track. https://www.fiercebychoice.com/
  • Finally, we hope to still have a community awareness project and are excited to work with a new non-profit called BookBindED.  This organization works to cultivate a culture of literacy in communities of at-risk youth by binding connections between home and school through fostering a love for reading. We are planning a book drive to support BookBindED.  Details to follow. https://bookbinded.org/.

While we are so disappointed not to be running with your girls this Fall, we hope to make the best of our opportunities in this challenging environment.

Stay healthy, well and positive.

Many big STRIVERS hugs,

Coach Colleen, Coach Kathy, Coach Laura, Coach Annie and Coach Julie

Races

We are considering creating a virtual STRIVERS 5k to run apart but still together!    

Cross Training

We will be working via Zoom with Coach D of FIERCE by Choice ( Fight, Inspire, Encourage, Reach, Coach, Empower) this spring. We’re fusing a full body bootcamp, fierce mindset coaching, and a grounding yoga series into a one hour practice.  This practice has been designed to help the girls and team let go of limiting beliefs, challenge their bodies in ways that compliment their running, and shows them what they are truly capable of both on and off the track. https://www.fiercebychoice.com/

Special Events for STRIVERS

The BOSTON MARATHON is virtual.  We’d love to still support our Boston Marathoners Runners, Mark Goldschmidt and Ilyse Rikleen.   They both plan to run on September 12th.  Once they create their routes, we’d love to have some of you out there cheering for them.   26.2 miles can be lonely without some cheering!!!

Community Outreach

We hope to still be able to work with a new non-profit called BookBindED.  This organization works to cultivate a culture of literacy in communities of at risk youth by binding connections between home and school through fostering a love for reading.  We plan to host a book drive to support BookBindED.  To learn more: https://bookbinded.org/

Program Overview with Dates

 
Spring Session 1
Spring Session 2
Training Period March 24 – May 3
(6 Weeks)
Practice is held during
April Vacation Week
May 5 – June 14
(6 Weeks)
Practice Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
Natick High School Track/Elm Bank
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Note:
1st week of practice will be held
indoors at Natick Community Ctr.
Tues 5:00-6:00
Thurs 5:45-6:45

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Natick High School Track/Elm Bank
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Race Day Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Maverick 5k
Medfield, MA
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Run For LoveLane 5k
Weston, MA
Cross Training Classes Coach D
Tuesday, April 7th
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cross Garage Gym
Coach D
Tuesday, May 19th
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cross Garage Gym
Team Activity Boston Marathon Cheer Zone
Monday, April 20th
TBD
Special Speaker/Workshop Becca Pizzi and Bobbi Gibb
Date: TBD
Becca Pizzi and Bobbi Gibb
Date: TBD
Community Service
Project
Marathon Support for our Runners
Project Details to follow at a later date.
BookBindED
We will host a book collection for this new charity.
Fee $250 $250

Our program runs twice a year, Fall and Spring.   We limit the number of girls we take in each session in order to make this experience rewarding for your daughter and allow us to maintain the intimacy of the group.  Girls interested in STRIVERS should have some athletic ability and the desire to run.

Financial Support is Available: If your daughter would like to be part of STRIVERS and financial assistance is needed, please contact Colleen Phelps at [email protected]

Refund Policy: The registration fee minus $40 processing fee will be refunded if cancellation occurs before the first week of practice. No refunds will be issued after the session starts.