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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.

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Winter Track Registration is Now Open

As the cold weather descends upon us, your running club runs indoors!  We will offer two choices for improving you running fitness during the winter months.
We will have the traditional track sessions held on Tuesday nights at the Andover High School field house, as well as the popular Montessori program (Monday evening or Thursday noon) that will focus on building strength and flexibility.
See more details and register at the Coaching Program page.

MVS/Boston Marathon Numbers

It's that time of year again when eager MVS members vie for a coveted time-waived application to the Boston Marathon.  MVS receives a very limited number of these precious commodities, and competition for these high.
To get one of these numbers, you will have to be an MVS member to submit an application.  At the end of the application acceptance period, a committee of judges will pore over your responses, taking into consideration your club participation as well as your Boston Marathon qualifier attempts.
Please click on the button below to enter into the MVS/BAA Boston Marathon Number Lottery:

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