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How to Join the Striders





Read about the club's history from the early 1970's to present day.


The Dallas Metroplex Striders is a year-round training club open to any runner aged 14 through high school.



  • Must be prepared to train hard on a year-round basis.


  • Must be able to attend weekly workout(s), or be able to run workouts as presented on the internet.


  • If runner resides in the USATF Southern Association, he/she must join the Club and purchase a uniform for races between high school seasons.


  • Be able to do the Club training in conjunction with the high school coaches training.  (Adjustments will be made to Club training).


  • Pay a monthly membership fee based on whether or not the runner attends Dallas workouts.  (Call Terry Jessup to discuss options).


  • Must read the 'Weekly Training Notes' page on the Strider website and know the weekly "buzzword."


  • If possible, must attend one of our summer cross country camps in July each year.  There, a full discussion of the training system will allow for a better understanding of our training system.



Training is based on a mileage sytem, with the goal of improving runners now and throughout their careers.  Training schedules cover every day of the year, and runners are required to run all year-round.

Contact Terry Jessup to join the Metroplex Striders.

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