The Badgerland Striders are Wisconsin’s largest and most established (est. 1959) running club and proud to be one of the largest in the USA. The club’s primary purpose is the promotion and encouragement of running as a sport and as a means of staying active and giving back to the local running community. We accomplish this through training programs, educational speakers and social opportunities. We are a non-profit in the truest sense, as we are comprised of volunteers hosting low-cost and safe running events. The profits from these events are used to support community projects like the Pettit Center running track, other non-profit running-related charities, free educational & fitness programs and free “Fun Runs” through most of the year. We are active members of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field, which has awarded our events as State and National running events. Whether you are an elite or someone interested in taking your first jogging steps, we offer something for everyone and are sure to encourage you toward being the best “runner” you want to be!