Stevens Creek Striders Running Club is based in Cupertino, California. It has about 70 members residing in and around Silicon Valley. The club is a casual, fun loving group with a very diverse membership. Runners of all ages and abilities get together to train, run, and sometimes just play.
Stevens Creek Striders meets on Saturday morning at 8.30am to run on the trails of Stevens Creek County Park. There are about 40 miles of trails in the park and these vary from easy to quite difficult. After a short meeting, members form groups of similar ability and run or walk for around 90 minutes, followed by breakfast in Hobee's Restaurant in Cupertino.
There are numerous mid-week runs and the offerings vary as members and tribes come and go! The "hard-core" trail runners, who are preparing for demanding ultras such as Western States, meet on Sunday mornings for long difficult trail runs in the mid peninsula mountains.
On the social side, the club has an event about once a month. Some are simply fun, such as the Holiday Party with dinner, dancing and the presentation of awards nominated by the membership. The Striders has occasional picnics, expeditions, relay races, camp-outs and ski weekends. The club has an active web site and the newsletter "What's Afoot?" is published quarterly.
For people new to trail running we organize Newbie runs: the next one is on Saturday January 18, 2014.