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Multi-Year Membership Includes a Drawing for a Free Race

Good News: 2014 membership is now open and it includes multi-year discounts to those who choose the 2 or 3 year options. The remainder of 2013 is included free of charge in your 2014 membership. More Good News: If you register now through 11/15/13 you will be entered into a drawing to receive your choice of free entry into the Sycamore 8 on 12/8 or Loop the Lake on 4/12/14. Communications It’s the best way to stay in the loop. Enjoy a weekly email with information relevant to runners, as well as connection with other local runners via our Facebook, Twitter and Linked In pages.

Race Entry Discounts Strider members enjoy reduced race entry fees to not only our 4 races but also many partner races.

Merchant Discounts Capital Strider members receive discounts at fine area merchants, including running and fitness stores, massage therapists, chiropractors, and many, many more!

Club Events The New Year's Day Run and Potluck, Summer Picnic, Annual Meeting and Banquet, and other special events are just some of the activities sponsored by the Club.

Group Training Runs Group runs are available nearly every day of the week to help you train for speed, distance, hills and even on various terrain. Meet new friends, socialize, AND get your miles in.

Support the Community Most importantly your membership dues allow the Striders to give back to the Greater Des Moines area in a variety of ways including college scholarships, supporting youth track clubs, we donate to Boys & Girls Club of Central IA, Iowa Kidstrong, Make-A-Wish Foundation of IA, Central Iowa Trails Assoc, and Parks & Rec. We are also proud to say that our members donate their time. We offer many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Join us ~ be a do-gooder.

Annual membership is a bargain at just $20 for an individual and $25 for a family. With $5 off our 4 races + many partner races the discounts outweigh the cost of membership. Add in all the merchant discounts and running/social opportunities; you can't afford NOT to join.



Capital Striders Board Elections - Feb. 3rd

Elections for this year’s Board will be held at the Annual Dinner and Meeting on February 3rd. Each membership is accorded one vote. We are very fortunate this year to have six terrific candidates for the four open seats on the Board. Our candidates are: Brad Dains, KristyFeldman, Steve Halstead, and Ellen Wade. Each would bring unique talents to the Board.

*Denotes current Board Member

For those who don’t really know what the Board does, here’s just a sampling:

  • Puts on “Loop the Lake” and “Capital Pursuit” races
  • Hosts social events throughout the year ~ Mitten Run, Annual Dinner, picnics
  • Sponsors training runs
  • Supplies volunteers (oftentimes themselves!) for the Summer/Fall water stops
  • Sends out the Striders Newsletter
  • Manages the Striders Website
  • Keeps track of the Club’s finances
  • Handles membership fulfillment
  • Hosts a water stop at the Des Moines Marathon
  • Keeps the Club Bylaws up-to-date
  • Hands out three $1000 Scholarships

…..and more!

As you can see, the Board has its hands full and we’re very excited to know that, no matter how the election ends up, we’ll have plenty of good, qualified help in the year to come.   Check out their bios online to see what fine candidates we have.