Chautauqua Striders


Since its inception 30 years ago, Striders has encouraged young people to channel their energies into physical activity and to persevere in pursuit of their goals.

While the track and field team has produced athletes of national and Olympic caliber, the most notable achievements of the program can be measured by personal growth and an increase in self-esteem experienced by participants at every level.

Youth Development

This track and field program is designed for ages 12 and under. Children learn and develop basic athletic skills during June and July. Competitions are based on age and give the participants and their parents a solid introduction to the sport. Young athletes can choose the events in which they compete based on their individual interests and abilities.

Chautauqua Striders also encourages and promotes participation in the sport of track and field through USA Track and Field youth programs which are available to area school districts.
Programs like Hershey’s Track and Field Games and Strider Field Days foster physical fitness and provide a fun introduction to the sport.


Academic Excellence

The Club is a component of the Lighted Schoolhouse program which provides tutoring, guidance, and advocacy for youth as they strive to reach their fullest potential. Members of the Club are strongly encouraged to maintain a minimum of "B" in all of their academic subjects. For athletes in need of academic assistance, or for those below the minimum, tutoring is available.
Most of our seniors go on to pursue their education and attend college. We have a very active year for our seniors that includes SAT workshops, college visits, meetings with parents, and plenty of conversations with college admission directors and track coaches. Over half of our college bound graduates receive either an academic or athletic scholarship.



2015 Striders Athletic Club



Chautauqua Striders Presents...

“Striders On The Move”

Fitness Training Program


Looking to burn some of those holiday calories and get back into shape for your New Year’s Resolution? Well then we have the perfect program for you! Chautauqua Striders presents “Striders On The Move” a fitness training program designed for anyone ages 13 and up looking to get back into shape or improve their overall physical fitness. This once a week program will run for 11 Mondays beginning January 4th and ending  March 14th. The program which will take place at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena walking track from 5:15-6:45 pm will be instructed by Brooke Adams. Brooke is currently the Track Coach at Randolph High School and brings many years of running experience to the table. The program includes group runs, dynamic stretching, interval training, and health and wellness tips. Cost of the program is $50 which includes membership to the Striders Athletic Club along with registration for the Striders annual St. Pat’s Dash 3 mile run that takes place on March 19th. Current Striders Athletic Club members can do the training for $25 which includes registration for the St. Pat’s Dash.



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The Track and Field Club

Nationally competitive, this program is intended for athletes 13 and up who participate in USA Track and Field events as well as regional, national, and international meets. In addition to honing their physical skills, athletes are mentored by coaches who help them gain self-confidence and motivate them to realize their individual potential. Former athletes attest to the impact the track and field team has made in their lives because it taught them the value of hard work, discipline, and education.

Championship Pedigree

Since the club was formed in 1979, Striders has had eighteen national champions.  Over another hundred (108) other Strider athletes have placed better than eighth and earned a medal in the national championships. The Club has also had several other athletes win state championships in New York. In the past four years alone seven Chautauqua Striders have won state championships.

Upcoming Events

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Winter 5K Series

Overall Results

Race #1 Saturday, January 2



Race #2 Saturday, January 9



Race #3 Saturday, Januray 23



Race #4 Sataurday, January 30



Race #5 Saturday, February 13



The Chautauqua Striders

Runner of the Year Series

This is a year‐long grand prix style running competition designed to determine the top adult distance runners in Chautauqua County. During the year, runners accumulate points in selected Chautauqua County races.

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2015 Results

2015 Athletic Club Winter 5K Series
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Week #1 Results
Week #2 Results Week #2 Points
Week #3 Results Week #3 Points
Week #4 Results Week #4 Points
Week #5 Results Final Point Results

The Ultra Strider Award

The Ultra Strider Award is an award available to members of the Chautauqua Striders Running & Walking Club who earn points by participating in road races throughout the year. Participation can occur in any road race throughout the world.
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For more information regarding our athletic programs please contact Sean Hanus.

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