The Striders provide many opportunities to train with other runners in the greater Des Moines area.  Training runs are administrated by the Capital Striders and usually a sponsor. They have a scheduled training program in place and have course support which includes water and perhaps replacement fluids and energy gel.


WINTER/SPRING TRAINING GROUP (ROADS)

Co-sponsored by Capital Striders and http://fitnesssports.com/ " style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: underline; overflow-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank">Fitness Sports, these were originally established to assist runners in training for the Drake Relays Marathon. It’s an extremely valuable tool in getting ready for the Drake Half-Marathon, Dam to Dam, or any number of spring races. Runs will be varying distances up to 20 miles – you choose your distance and pace. Click here for the official 2017 Winter/Spring Training Guide.

 

SPECIAL FOR 2019 - PRE-WINTER/SPRING TRAINING RUN FROM VERTI-GO ATHLETICS

Capital Striders and https://vertigoathletics.com/ " style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: underline; overflow-wrap: break-word;">Verti-Go Athletics will host a pre-season training run. Meet for a pre-run warm up before heading out for a run (4 or 8 mile route options). Return to Verti-Go to stretch and warm up after you run. Take advantage of their facility and equipment both before and after you run!

  • When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:20am

  • Where: Verti-Go Athletics ( 801 73rd Street, Suite D, Windsor Heights )

     

2019 KICKOFF MEETING

Capital Striders/Fitness Sports Spring Training Group will meet to review and discuss the schedule for this Winter/Spring. 

  • When: Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00pm (to be verified)

  • Where: Fitness Sports (8810 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325