The Chico Striders youth running club was founded following a pilot program launched by Fleet Feet in the summer of 2017. We had 19 kids ranging in ages of 8 to 14 and we trained for the Summer Sizzler 5K. We built the Striders up to three to four mile runs while emphasizing good form running, nutrition, goal setting, with plenty of awesome running games along the way. In May of 2018 we became a registered club through USATF, as well as a registered youth organization through Road Runners Club of America. We have a fantastic group of dedicated and energetic coaches, and launched our first Advanced Training Program for our older club members this summer.
If you have a child who enjoys running please visit our Contact Us tab. We don’t want anyone to miss out on being a part of this awesome team.
Our Mission Statement:
The Chico Striders is a community-based non-profit running club established in 2017 to support the local running community and youth athletes at all levels of the sport.
The Mission of the Chico Striders is to: (1) Promote a healthy lifestyle through running; (2) Provide coaching, support and friendship among the members of Chico Striders; (3) Promote confidence, community service, and purpose for all members; (4) for our members to organize and compete at a competitive level.