Weekly Series Races

The Weekly Series races are conducted at locations, mostly elementary and middle schools, around Howard County. Separate races ranging in distance from 2 miles to 15 kilometers are scheduled for most weeks throughout the year and the series culminates in the distribution of series awards. While these races emphasize participation, we also reward performance. Some "fast" facts:

  • Show up no more than 30 minutes before the race to register.
  • Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome, including non-Striders!
  • Sorry, no bathroom facilities will be available :(
  • Fees are cheap!
  • Water available on longer courses

Current Schedule

Operation Iceberg - 2016
Race # Date Time Distance(s) Location
1 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:00 PM 2M/10K Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center
2 Sun, 13 Dec 2015 02:00 PM 5K Hammond High School
3 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 02:00 PM 2M/10K/15K Thunder Hill Elementary School
4 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 02:00 PM 5K Northfield Elementary School
5 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:00 PM 2M/10K Longfellow Elementary School
Awards Sun, 21 Feb 2016 02:00 PM 1M/5K Oakland Mills Middle School
Select Date to view Weekly Series race results, once available.

Weekly Series Archives

2016WinterSpringSummerFall
2015WinterSpringSummerFall
2014WinterSpringSummerFall
2013WinterSpringSummerFall
2012WinterSpringSummerFall
2011WinterSpringSummerFall
2010WinterSpringSummerFall
2009WinterSpringSummerFall

Scoring (Per Race)

PlacePoints
122
221
320
419
518
617
716
815
914
1013
1112
1211
Others10
Volunteers22/10
*1st time in series/ each add'l time

Fees

Strider MemberNon-MemberMember FamilyNon-Member Family
$1.00$2.00$3.00$5.00

Awards

Series awards are presented to male and female finishers accumulating minimum points in either a long distance (10K, 15K, 6M, etc.) or short distance (3M or less) series of races. Minimum series points are calculated based on total number of races minus one (1) race. The resulting number is multiplied by 10 to determine the minimum total points to qualify for awards.

Volunteering

Weekly Race Lead Officials

The Weekly Lead Race Coordinator (listed first) is responsible for ensuring that a complete team of officials is available for the event and notifying other officials at least five days in advance of the race. The Lead is responsible for assigning race tasks and for a safe run.

Weekly Race Officials

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled race. Responsibilities include assisting with equipment set-up, performing race day activities (such as start, finish and water stops) and post-race clean-up. If officials switch from the assigned schedule, they are expected to contact the Weekly Lead Race Officials who will be impacted. Note: failure to work or provide a substitute will result in disqualification from the point standings. Officials assigned to work may not find a substitute and then run in an event the week he/she was assigned to officiate.

Rules

Officials have the right and responsibility to disqualify any runner who doesn't complete the course. For safety reasons, strollers, dogs and headphones are not allowed at any Strider's events.

Safety

Although the courses are designed to be as safe as possible, you run at your own risk. Runs take place on public roads and pathways with little or no traffic control. Neither medical assistance nor police assistance is available at weekly events. Officials reserve the right to eliminate bonus points and/or cancel any event due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions.

Course Records

Records since 1996

Course Maps

Burleigh Manor Middle School

  • 2m Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road
  • 5k Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road
  • 5m Out and back course, hilly, on a quiet road

Clarksville

  • 2m Out and back course mostly on paved trail
  • 5m Out and back course with a loop, on paved trail and neighborhood roads

Elkhorn/Savage Trail

  • 2m Out and back course on a fairly flat paved trail
  • 5k Out and back course on a fairly flat paved trail
  • 10k Out and back course on a fairly flat paved and gravel trail

Hammond High School

  • 5k Hilly loop course on neighborhood roads and shaded windy trail

Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center

  • 2m Lollipop course on neighborhood roads
  • 10k Out and back course on neighborhood roads and mostly flat paved trail
  • 15k Out and back course on neighborhood roads and mostly flat paved trail

Lake Elkhorn

Note the starting location in the business park!

  • 5k Lollipop course on paved trail

Longfellow Elementary School

  • 2m Loop course on road
  • 10k Out and back course on road
  • 15k Out and back course with a loop on road

Northfield Elementary School

  • 5k Out and back course on relatively flat neighborhood roads

Oakland Mills Middle School

  • 1m Relatively flat loop course on trail and sidewalk
  • 5k Relatively flat double-loop course on trail and sidewalk

Swansfield Elementary School

  • 1m Hilly course on neighborhood roads
  • 5k Hilly course on neighborhood roads and paved trail

Thunder Hill Elementary School

  • 2m Loop course on road
  • 10k Out and back course on road
  • 15k Out and back course on road