Sydney Striders Running Club
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Sydney Striders welcomes every runner - male or female, young or old, social or competitive. The diversity of members' interests and abilities is one of the Club's strengths. Come to one of our Sunday runs or 10k races to get a taste of what Striders is all about. You will enjoy the experience, and we look forward to meeting you - either as a visitor or as a new member. 

Some of the benefits Striders membership offers:


A group run every Sunday morning (Sunday Training Run), 30 different courses covering the most scenic areas of Sydney's North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, and Inner West. Each STAR has a course map indicating various distance options from 10K to 30K. Visitors welcome (subject to the Code of Conduct).

A choice of start times between 6:00 am and 7:00 am allows you to choose a group which runs at your pace. Groups are encouraged to stay together so that no-one ends up running on their own. Each STAR is hosted by a Club member who provides refreshments at nominal cost. Post-run socialising is an important part of Club spirit, giving runners of different standards an opportunity to catch up with each other and swap stories or training ideas.

10K Series

We organise an Open 10K race on the first Saturday of every month, from February through November, over three different Sydney courses. It starts at 7am and a handicap points system operates for members so that you can plot your progress over the months.


The Club's magazine is a high quality publication produced four times a year. It contains informative articles along with entertaining 'running' stories - achievements, disasters, training tips, and Sunday morning gossip!

Go Green!

Members are encouraged to wear Striders colours everywhere, especially in team entries for major outside events. All sorts of gear is available in the distinctive green and white Club colours, at very reasonable prices.

Club Events - Races and Social 

Club trophies and prizes are awarded for members-only events. They include a cross-country race and a handicap half marathon. There is also the popular 10k Series (open to all) and the Super Series. Family members are encouraged to join in these events as well as post-STaR barbecues, an annual Prizegiving Breakfast, and an Awards Dinner.

Registered Athlete Status

The Club is affiliated with Athletics NSW. This enables Strider members to become 'Registered Athletes' for outside events which require it.

Mid Week Training Groups

In addition to our weekly STaRs and monthly 10K races, there are several groups of Striders who meet informally for a regular run during the week at different locations and times.


We have a special Programme for school children who are interested in starting or continuing running. The results achieved by our Juniors are extraordinary.

Join us

.... if you haven't already done so. Please come to one of our Sunday 7am or 10k runs to get a taste of what Striders is all about. We're sure you'll enjoy the experience, and we look forward to welcoming you - either as a visitor or as a new member. 

Web Site

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New Harbour Views Map

The Map for Harbour Views STaR has had some small changes. Check out the Calendar links for the new Map (and old one).

Get a real Blister

Get a real Blister - August 2014 just published, see Magazine in the menu above.

Calendar Updates

31st Aug – Now Sydney Marathon Sneak Peak new host Phil Skurrie

14th Sept – now Berowra Big Dipper host is still Dale Thompson

Calendar Updates

STaR calendar updated: 

The 17th Aug is now the Wahroonga Wobble

2nd Nov is now the Airport Adventure

Amanda Clark & Leah Evans are the new hosts for Chatswood Chase on 23 November

SS "Run Sydney" is 2 November not 26 October

Townsville Marathon Prize Draw

All you have to do is go in the draw at the link below 

REGISTER HERE  see conditions below:

Townsville Marathon – Win a prize including airfares, accommodation & entry
The Townsville Marathon is on the 3rd August 2014 and is the 2nd Oldest Marathon in Australia.
Two members (one male & one female) of Sydney Striders have an opportunity to do the Townsville Marathon FREE however to be eligible you must do the following:

o Be a current financial member
o Be prepared to run the Townsville Marathon
o Be available to travel to the Townsville Marathon
o Must compete in the Townsville Marathon wearing club colours
o Must write a Blister article about the Townsville Marathon
o Undertake "I promise to go to the event or return my entry to the Striders for redistribution"

Prize not transferrable – if you’re unavailable we pass it on to next in line in the

The prizes will be drawn at the Striders 10km at North Head on 7th June 2014.

Details about the Townsville Marathon a prize.- 2 Prizes available (one for a male one for a female) - Return Flights to Townsville, accommodation, entry to the Race, Souvenir shirt and entry to some Tourism attractions. Total alue about $1600.00

Richard Banks and Dave Criniti have both won this marathon in the past. They say good things about it.

Townsville Marathon prize Money Marathon – (male and female)
1st $3000
2nd $1500
3rd $750