Stowmarket Striders
Running Club

Social Events

Upcoming Social Events 2017

We organise a number of club events throughout the year, to which all Members are invited to come along and participate.  If you have any suggestions for social events or have any questions about any event speak to our Club Social Secretary, Kendra Hammond.


Summer Trail Runs start 19th April - September 

Striders organise a series of social summer trail runs on Wednesday nights - please see full Summer Trail diary page for details when they become available.  If you have a favourite local route and would like to host a trail run please email Kendra or Mike Munson via, we are always looking out for new trails.


Bluebell Run at Haughley Park – Thursday 4th May 

Join us for our annual Bluebell Club Run in Haughley Park Thursday 4th May. The club Bluebell Run is a gentle social run around the park, we all meet just inside the gate at 7pm and enjoy the scenery. It's a £2 per person donation to charity and well worth coming along. All welcome, children, dogs on leads, friends and family. 

Please note: the Bluebell run takes place instead of all other social runs or training sessions on that Thursday – there will be no structured training sessions at the club, but we look forward to seeing you at Haughley Park instead!


Summer Family Event - - August date to be announced

Join us for our Summer event open to all Stowmarket Striders Members and their families. Join in the fun, we usually have trail runs & bike rides as well as our version of the Olympic games.   Bring your own picnic and prepare for a day of fun.


Striders on Tour -  Bournemouth Marathon Festival 7th-8th October.

With a number of striders already taking part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, it seems the perfect opportunity to make the sea of yellow even bigger!

Bournemouth Marathon Festival has something for all the family. All events take place along Bournemouth's sunny seafront, with each finisher receiving  an amazing medal, goody bag and t-shirt. It's the perfect event for considering an Autumn Marathon.

Entries for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival are now open for; Supernova 5k, Supersonic 10k, Half Marathon & full Marathon.

And for our budding athletes; Kids Kilometre (3-6 years), Junior 1.5k (6-8years), Junior 2k (9-12years) & Junior 5k (11-18years).


Striders will need to undertake their own race entries, travel independently and make their own accommodation arrangements, but the plan is to meet up over the weekend for a Strider get-together!

If you have any questions, then please email Kendra Hammond – – let us know when you have signed up and to what race - we can then keep you in the loop regarding arrangements.



Striders on Tour - Dovedale Dash 3-6 November 2017

Repeat of last years successful tour to the beautiful peak district including the 4.75mile Dovedale Dash!

Sandybrook accommodation bookings needed to be confirmed by 17th April. Or locate your own accommodation.

Please email Kendra at with any questions.

Full flyer here


Striders Christmas Party Striders - December date to be announced

Join us at our annual night of fun and celebration, for a disco and buffet. It's the time of the year when we celebrate, announcing our Club Awards, Grand Prix Winners as well as our Strider of the Year and London Marathon club places. 



Past 2017 events

Striders Talk - Sports Psychology - Monday 27th March, 7.30pm

What can Sport Psychology do for your running? - Informal talk by Paul Heeks

Striders Clubroom, Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre READ MORE


Striders Spring Marathon Pasta Party - Friday 21st April 

All members are invited to join us at our annual Spring Marathon Pasta Party at The Barn Café, Alder Carr Farm. 

This event is perfectly timed for those people running the London Marathon, and the menu is designed specifically with this in mind. All members are welcome to come along, whether you are running a marathon or not this year. It’s a great opportunity to get together and celebrate running in general as well as wish our marathoners good luck.

The Barn Café is opening exclusively for us and can cater up to 50 people.  Arrive for 7.00pm. Dine at 7.30pm.

2 courses - £20  |   3 courses  £25

Alder Carr Farm, Creeting St Mary, Suffolk  IP6 8LX

To book your place please complete your menu choices on the booking form and submit along with a £10 deposit, per person, to Kendra Hammond by 31st March 2017.  You can email Kendra at

Download the booking form