The Blacksburg Striders running club, located in Blacksburg, Virginia, began in 1980 as the Virginia Tech Striders. Though the name has changed, our purpose remains the same: To provide community involvement and a source of camaraderie for local runners to enjoy group events, races, social activities, and community service in the context of our sport. Follow the links above to learn about our races and other activities. Volunteers serving as officers of the club organize meetings & clinics, fun runs, social events, and special events throughout the year. Opportunities are always available for members willing to volunteer as race directors, to assist race directors, and for general administrative duties related to club activities.