Welcome to Mission Peak Striders Web Site

Last modified 04/02/20

Mission Peak Striders Running Club is based in Fremont, California. Runners meet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 8 am to run on various beautiful trails around Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Often, runners are going up to Mission Peak, Sunol trail, and Garin Park, Lake Cabot and Stevenson Reservoir. Our coffee break afterwards is held at different coffee houses close to the run for that weekend. In addition to the weekend run, members meet for Wednesday track training. Throughout the year, our club hosts picnics, time best-guessed run, camp-outs and parties for members. If anyone is interested in checking us out they are welcome to join us any Saturday or Sunday morning. Please check our runs and directions for details.


Top 10 reasons for running

1. Running is the most efficient path to cardiovascular fitness. Thirty minutes a day, four days a week will yield an excellent level of fitness in the shortest possible period of time.

2. Running is the most accessible of aerobic sports.No matter where you live or travel, an excellent area for running is almost always close by. You don't need to find a health club or worry about bringing along bulky equipment.

3. Running is inexpensive and simple to learn. You need good shoes, decent clothing and not much else to participate. Everyone knows how to run, and information on training is widely available.

4. Running is the best method of stress reduction on the market. Thirty minutes of running will work wonders in dissolving stress accumulated on the job.

5. Running is an excellent component of any weight-control program. Few activities burn calories more quickly.

6. Running is a flexible method of training. You can run at your own pace, with or without company, at whatever time of day suits you.

7. Running makes you feel good. Your fitness, self-esteem and confidence all will increase with a regular running program.

8. The sport offers a unique opportunity for recreational runners to mix with world-class athletes. You can't play in the Super Bowl or the NBA play-offs, but on almost every weekend, runners compete in the same events with the fastest human beings ever to inhabit the planet. There are also low-key social events that emphasize fun and friendship.

9. Running is for families and individuals of all ages. There are running programs for kids, "masters" programs for those over 40 and events for families.

10. You'll be in good company. Millions of people--including three of the last four presidents of the United States--already run for health, fun, fitness and competition. And you'll find running clubs in almost every community in the country

Weekly Runs

  • Newletters Click Here for latest runs and events of the week
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My name is Kirk McKinlay I am a member but not any kind of spokesman for the Mission Peak Striders. My job is to post the newsletter on our website (“mpstriders.com”) and on our FaceBook page. I suggest staying out of the parks particularly if you are entering through a well used and known entrance. Better run in your own residential neighborhood. This is what I have been doing and social distancing is fairly easy. There are few people on the sidewalks and few cars in the street so you can avoid people on the sidewalks by crossing over or even running in the street, carefully. Those of you who are more social than I can run with one or two others with which you share the same dwelling or trust to keep their distance. As the situation is changing quickly you might want to Google responsible health and government organizations for rules and best practices. These are difficult times. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
  • Tuesday (Coyote Hills Run club 6:00AM) Meet in the parking lot at Isherwood.
  • Wednesday run Please check Facebook for an organized run.
  • Thursday (Coyote Hills Run club 6:00AM) Meet in the parking lot at Isherwood.
  • Saturday run (1st Sat of the month = Coyote hills @ 8 am )
  • We meet at Don Edwards SF wildlife refuge parking lot (old Dumbarton toll plaza, Take Thornton Ave. in Newark to Marshlands Rd. Take a right on Marshlands and drive to the top of the hill and park. Meet at the parking lot area
  • Sunday run (Isherwood @8am)
  • Isherwood staging area - we meet in the parking lot on Isherwood Way, off from Paseo Padre (From Hwy 880 take the Decoto east exit. Once in Decoto, turn right (going south) on Paseo Padre Pkwy. Slightly ahead, turn left on Isherwood. First right into the parking lot, after you cross the bridge/creek.

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