The Gate City Striders running club is more than 600 members strong. Perhaps you have seen us on local roads, at a race, or in the news. We are an active group and we have fun while staying in shape. We are the Gate City Striders running club serving Southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. We offer something for every type of running enthusiast, be you a fitness or recreational walker, race walker, beginner jogger, competitive runner or elite athlete.
The many benefits of becoming a Gate City Strider include:
Club Coaching: Access to Nationally acclaimed “best in class” coaching services for members who want to take their training to the next level.
Club Events: Guest speakers at club meetings, post race barbeques, annual awards dinner and many more.
GCS Racing Team: A Nationally recognized racing team of runners from each of the 6 New England States who enjoy competing in Road, Track, Trail, Mountain and Snowshoe races all across the region.
Race Entry Fee Reimbursement: Any current club member can run any of the seven New England Grand Prix races free of charge regardless of the number Grand Prix races you’re able to run. And, the race entry fees will be pre-paid by the club so that there are no up-front costs for you. All you need is a USATF membership and to help out at some events. It couldn’t be easier! Check out the link for more details.
Youth Program: This program is for those members, ages 8 & above, who wish to compete in Track, Road racing & Cross-Country
Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded annually for those students entering college.
Track and Trail Workouts: These are club-sanctioned, coached workouts for all levels and abilities. They are every Wednesday evening from early spring until late fall.
Weekend Long Runs: Year-round group runs of varying distances and abilities. Groups meet in Hollis, NH every Saturday morning, rain, shine, sleet or snow.
Indoor Winter Track Workouts: Join fellow Striders during the cold winter months at the Hampshire Dome in Milford NH for coached indoor workouts.
Group Training Runs: Group runs available for all ages and abilities.
Social Events/Volunteerism: We have plenty of non-running ways to be part of something great.
Boston Marathon Bus: Guaranteed seating on the best way to and from the Boston Marathon. Plus, it's also a great way to get to know other runners in the community. Hot shower and post race party included. Checkout our on-line forum for more details and contact information.
Fitness University: Established in 1989, this free running fitness program for children ages 3-14 is dedicated to promoting fitness and fun.
Novemberfest: The Curley Goulet Memorial Novemberfest Trail Run and Party (aka Novemberfest) has been held on and off (but mostly on) since 1995 with a tradition of bringing in celebrity guests to entertain the runners.Novemberfest is hosted by the Wednesday Evening Church Group (WECG) with all the proceeds benefiting The Nashua Children’s Home
Mill Cities Relay: Since 1984 the relay is a celebration of the sport of running and provides camaraderie between running clubs.
Membership Meetings: On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, membership will gather to discuss what is top of mind regarding the club.
GCS Suggestion Box: Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or ideas you might have to make our Running Club even better.