Northeast Striders is a running club for kids K-8th grade in Louisville, KY

"Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' " - Steve "Pre" Prefontaine

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Northeast Striders are...

Focused - We are a team for kids who love to run. We give children the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, no matter what their skill level.

Foundation built- Our coaches are trained in the art of performance. Every practice is tailored to teach form, endurance, strength, speed and a little bit of grit. Building a strong foundation is the best way to reap rewards.

Fierce - From the kindergartener who runs a few tough laps to the nationally ranked 8th grader - each child is encouraged to run their own best race. We set goals for runners as individuals and as part of a team. 

Family - You will never find a group more supportive of each other. We celebrate the success of every child as if they were our own.  Kids and parents alike cheer for all Striders, no matter what.  Sometimes it's a PR in a big race, other times it's just finding the strength to make it around the course on a bad day. We are brought together by shared passion, but it's our bond that makes us Strider Strong!


My kids have gained so much confidence in themselves and their ability to set and achieve goals.
— Matt, dad of 2 Striders
This team is so positive for my children - this is our second family!