The Striders running club was first organized in 1978 by local
Grand Junction runners, Clarence Craig, Tom Harshman, Larry Ingram
and Krisman. They put on the first Western Slope marathon the
following year. That marathon started at 25 1/2 and Patterson
and ended at Highline lake.
The Striders conducts a business meeting once a month and a
holiday party in December.
The Striders publishes a newsletter 11 times a year. The
newsletter contains articles written by Strider members and guest
authors about running events. A list of upcoming events is included
in the newsletters as well as results from recently completed races.
An annual Calendar of Events is published at the beginning of