I have been a member of the Club since 1984, and have to attest to the soundness of its running philosophy. Our mission statement is to improve the health and welfare of the community through running and associate exercise. We are not like many of the event managers out there who try to extract in dollars what the market will bear from runners. Many of the Strider events are free or very low in cost. Membership is only $20/ year. Membership enables runners to be aware of free or low-cost events. It is hoped that more will join in our adventures.