Foothills Striders

Foothills Striders The Foothills Striders club in Maryville, Tennessee, promotes recreation and healthy lifestyles through running, hiking and biking. The Foothill Striders club is a nonprofit organization in Maryville, Tennessee, established more than 20 years ago to promote recreation and healthy lifestyles among its members and to provide them with an outlet for community service.

The club organizes various activities for the membership, including hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, backpack trips, whitewater-rafting excursions and picnics. The club is dedicated to promoting the healthy enjoyment of the natural recreational resources of East Tennessee. A diverse group of area residents with a wide range of leisure interests make up the membership of the club.

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The club organizes various activities for the membership, including hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, backpack trips, whitewater-rafting excursions and picnics. The club is dedicated to promoting the healthy enjoyment of the natural recreational resources of East Tennessee. A diverse group of area residents with a wide range of leisure interests make up the membership of the club.

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Operating as usual

So many happy faces! It was good to be back together again! Thank you everyone for coming to our picnic tonight! So many...
07/26/2021

So many happy faces! It was good to be back together again! Thank you everyone for coming to our picnic tonight! So many peeps it was hard to fit everyone in one picture!

If you missed out on this fun, be sure to catch us at our next group gathering and make sure your membership is up to date so you won’t miss out next time!

#FoothillsStriders #Community #Friends

Emails were just sent out to current members with details about our Summer Social! We cannot wait to see you! If you did...
07/23/2021

Emails were just sent out to current members with details about our Summer Social!

We cannot wait to see you! If you didn't receive an email it could be that your membership has lapsed! Please message us today to get plugged in!

#FoothillsStriders #Friends #Family #Fun #SummerSocial

Emails were just sent out to current members with details about our Summer Social!

We cannot wait to see you! If you didn't receive an email it could be that your membership has lapsed! Please message us today to get plugged in!

#FoothillsStriders #Friends #Family #Fun #SummerSocial

The Foothills Striders Summer Social is just a week away!! We can't wait to see you!Foothills Striders (Hikers) Foothill...
07/18/2021

The Foothills Striders Summer Social is just a week away!!
We can't wait to see you!

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The Foothills Striders Summer Social is just a week away!!
We can't wait to see you!

Foothills Striders (Hikers) Foothills Striders (Runners) Foothills Striders (Cyclists)

#MembershipHasPerks #FoothillsStriders #SummerSocial #SummerVibes

Some details are still being worked out, but current Foothills Striders members have now been sent an email with informa...
06/15/2021

Some details are still being worked out, but current Foothills Striders members have now been sent an email with information about our 2021 Summer Social. If you did not receive this info, reach out and we will find out why! We cannot wait to see you!

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#MembershipHasPerks #FoothillsStriders #SummerSocial #SummerVibes

Some details are still being worked out, but current Foothills Striders members have now been sent an email with information about our 2021 Summer Social. If you did not receive this info, reach out and we will find out why! We cannot wait to see you!

Foothills Striders Foothills Striders (Hikers) Foothills Striders (Runners) Foothills Striders (Cyclists)

#MembershipHasPerks #FoothillsStriders #SummerSocial #SummerVibes

Word on the street is... An exciting announcement is coming this week, (via email), for current club members! If your me...
06/08/2021

Word on the street is... An exciting announcement is coming this week, (via email), for current club members! If your membership is not current, you'll miss out and that would be a bummer!!

Register today so you can be part of the fun!!
https://runsignup.com/Club/TN/Alcoa/TheFoothillStriders

#FoothillsStriders #BeAMember #Community #Summer2021 #Friends #RunBikeHike #SmallMoneyBigImpact
#Announcement

Word on the street is... An exciting announcement is coming this week, (via email), for current club members! If your membership is not current, you'll miss out and that would be a bummer!!

Register today so you can be part of the fun!!
https://runsignup.com/Club/TN/Alcoa/TheFoothillStriders

#FoothillsStriders #BeAMember #Community #Summer2021 #Friends #RunBikeHike #SmallMoneyBigImpact
#Announcement

ANDERSON & MYERS AWARDED FOOTHILLS STRIDERS’ SCHOLARSHIPSKayla Anderson and Bryson Myers are the 2021 recipients of a Fo...
05/12/2021

ANDERSON & MYERS AWARDED FOOTHILLS STRIDERS’ SCHOLARSHIPS

Kayla Anderson and Bryson Myers are the 2021 recipients of a Foothills Striders’ Scholarship. The awards are given each year to two Blount County students, who have distinguished themselves academically as well as physically by participating in sport activities, such as biking, hiking and/or running. Both Anderson and Myers will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Striders in the fall to assist with their upcoming college expenses.

Kayla is a graduate of William Blount High School and the daughter of Donny and Jama Cameron Anderson. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has been admitted to The Haslam College of Business. Bryson is a graduate of Heritage High School and the son of Danny and Jennifer Myers. He will attend Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Kayla Anderson started running cross country and track at Carpenters Middle School. At track meets, she ran the 800 meters, 1600 meters, and the 4×800 meters. From the sport of running, she progressed to taking up rowing with TriStar Rowing in Louisville. Next year, she will wear orange and compete as a rower with the Lady Vols. Since the pandemic, she started hiking. Kayla’s favorite places to hike are Charlie’s Bunion on the Appalachian Trail, and Gregory Bald on the Gregory Ridge Trail. She is on her way to hiking 100 miles. In her essay, she wrote about her excitement when she and her dad received new hiking boots for Christmas. Kayla commented that she loved “the beautiful views and the feeling of accomplishment when reaching the destination.”

Bryson Myers wrote that he mountain bikes and hikes in the Smoky Mountains, but his primary sports are running and soccer. He has been running since the 7th grade. Running has helped him to develop a strong sense of determination. At Heritage High School, he served as the captain of the school’s soccer team for two years and captain of the cross county team his senior year. He has volunteered at soccer camp for elementary and middle school students. Plus, Bryson has volunteered at local running races in Maryville and Townsend. Academically, he enjoys competing in robotic contests. He worked with his classmates to construct a robot for a state competition and the team won a gold medal. They will compete at the national level this summer.

Including this years’ recipients, the Foothills Striders will have awarded $92,900 since 1987. The club’s website is located at http://www.foothillstriders.org/.

Have you register for this great local race yet?Foothills Striders members have a discount code available to take $5 off...
04/18/2021
The 8th Annual Glow Trot 1M/5K

Have you register for this great local race yet?

Foothills Striders members have a discount code available to take $5 off your entry fees!

What could be more fun than running or walking while supporting a great cause, and doing this with a community of other people!

Comment below to let us know you’ll be there!!!

#FoothillsStriders #GlowTrot5k #IsaiahHouse #RunWalk

The Glow Trot is on Saturday May 8, 2021. It includes the following events: 5K- In Person- Timed- Child discount will apply at end of registration, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk -In Person- Untimed - Child discount will apply at end of registration, 5K- Virtual- Run anywhere/anytime- Receive run gear during P...

Foothills Striders Friends!Check out this great race offering at discount to our club members!!The 10th annual Be A Fact...
04/13/2021
Be a Factor 5K

Foothills Striders Friends!

Check out this great race offering at discount to our club members!!

The 10th annual Be A Factor 5k race benefits the Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Foundation whose purpose is to enhance the lives of those affected by bleeding disorders.

The race is a loop through the town of Loudon starting and finishing at Loudon High School.

Sign up now and your $5 discount will be automatically applied:

https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Loudon/BeaFactor5K

The Be a Factor 5K is on Saturday May 1, 2021.

Do you know a student in the Blount County area that is graduating high school this year? If so, be sure to tell them ab...
04/12/2021

Do you know a student in the Blount County area that is graduating high school this year? If so, be sure to tell them about this scholarship opportunity.

The Foothills Striders Scholarship Applications Form, supporting documentation and reference letters must be postmarked by April 21, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

More details can be found online at:
http://www.foothillstriders.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-2021-1.pdf

#FoothillsStriders #Scholarships #Community #Applications

Do you know a student in the Blount County area that is graduating high school this year? If so, be sure to tell them about this scholarship opportunity.

The Foothills Striders Scholarship Applications Form, supporting documentation and reference letters must be postmarked by April 21, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

More details can be found online at:
http://www.foothillstriders.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-2021-1.pdf

#FoothillsStriders #Scholarships #Community #Applications

It's time to get our Glow On and Run for a great in our area.  All the proceeds from this race will go towards Isaiah 11...
03/08/2021
The Glow Trot

It's time to get our Glow On and Run for a great in our area.
All the proceeds from this race will go towards Isaiah 117 House of Blount County.

Club Members! Check Your Email for a discount code!

Click here to register to run!
https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Maryville/TheGlowTrot

#FoothillsStriders #TheGlowTrot #IsaiahHouse #RunForACause

The Glow Trot is on Saturday May 8, 2021. It includes the following events: 5K- In Person- Timed- Child discount will apply at end of registration, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk -In Person- Untimed - Child discount will apply at end of registration, 5K- Virtual- Run anywhere/anytime- Receive run gear during P...

We are beginning to receive applications for our 2020/21 Scholarship. Applications, supporting documentation and referen...
02/03/2021
Scholarships | Foothills Striders

We are beginning to receive applications for our 2020/21 Scholarship.

Applications, supporting documentation and reference letters must be postmarked by April 21, 2021. Tardy or Incomplete applications will not be considered. Awardees will be notified in May 2021 by phone and by email.

Do you want to know more about previous recipients and download an application? If so, click here: http://www.foothillstriders.org/?page_id=504

#FoothillsStriders #Scholarships #Community

The Foothill Striders fund two scholarships each year for graduating high school seniors in Blount County, and this year the application deadline is April 21st. Awardees will be notified in May 2021 by phone and by email. Payments will be made to each student’s financial aid office at the beginnin...

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2020/21 Foothills Striders Scholarships are now being accepted. Two...
01/27/2021

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2020/21 Foothills Striders Scholarships are now being accepted.

Two scholarships will be available for graduating high school seniors from any school in Blount County. This includes Heritage High School (Maryville, Tennessee) William Blount High School, Maryville High School, Alcoa High School, Maryville Christian School, Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy, Samuel Everett School of Innovation and accredited Blount County Home School programs.

Applications,, supporting documentation and reference letters must be postmarked by April 21, 2021. Tardy or Incomplete applications will not be considered. Awardees will be notified in May 2021 by phone and by email.

Payments will be made to each student’s financial aid office at the beginning of the fall semester.

Applications and more information can be found here:
http://www.foothillstriders.org/?page_id=504

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2020/21 Foothills Striders Scholarships are now being accepted.

Two scholarships will be available for graduating high school seniors from any school in Blount County. This includes Heritage High School (Maryville, Tennessee) William Blount High School, Maryville High School, Alcoa High School, Maryville Christian School, Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy, Samuel Everett School of Innovation and accredited Blount County Home School programs.

Applications,, supporting documentation and reference letters must be postmarked by April 21, 2021. Tardy or Incomplete applications will not be considered. Awardees will be notified in May 2021 by phone and by email.

Payments will be made to each student’s financial aid office at the beginning of the fall semester.

Applications and more information can be found here:
http://www.foothillstriders.org/?page_id=504

As 2020 wraps up, we can all agree that 2020 was nothing like we anticipated, however, through it all, we hope you found...
12/24/2020

As 2020 wraps up, we can all agree that 2020 was nothing like we anticipated, however, through it all, we hope you found smiles in the miles, fun in the activities and a new focus on health and happy.

During this different holiday season, we hope you are able to create new memories and share special moments with those you love. We are grateful for your continued support of this organization and wish you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy Healthy New Year!

#FoothillsStriders #Friends #Family #Framily #NewYear #MerryChristmas #TogetherWhenApart

***Foothills Striders members, please keep an eye on your email for year end information and updates. ***

Club Members! Be sure to check your email for a discount code for a Race Discount Announcement!!!!The Little River Water...
11/06/2020

Club Members! Be sure to check your email for a discount code for a Race Discount Announcement!!!!

The Little River Watershed Association and Keep Blount Beautiful are hosting their 2nd Annual Little River Run 5K- sponsored by Allevia Technology on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

They are offering our members a $5 discount. Discount code is in your email!!!

Also, If you are able to help them by volunteering, please message them at [email protected].

Click here to get registered: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Townsend/LittleRiverRun5k

#RunLocal #FoothillsStriders #RunFun #LittleRIver5k

The Foothills Striders group is proud to support our community through our scholarship program. The awards are given eac...
07/13/2020

The Foothills Striders group is proud to support our community through our scholarship program.

The awards are given each year to two Blount County graduates, who have distinguished themselves academically as well as physically by participating in sport activities, such as biking, hiking and/or running. Both will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Striders in the fall to assist with their upcoming college expenses.

For the 2020 graduating class, we would like to congratulate
Madeline Matzek and Tommy Ward. We congratulate you on your achievements and wish you much health and success in the future!

For more information and for a complete list of winners, please visit our website at http://www.foothillstriders.org/?page_id=504.

If you have not picked up your preordered shirts… They are available for pick up at Pokey's & Sports.. If you have picke...
06/05/2020

If you have not picked up your preordered shirts… They are available for pick up at Pokey's & Sports..

If you have picked up your newest shirts, share a pic of you wearing it in the comments!

#LookGoodFeelGood #FoothillsStriders #Pokeys

The purpose of our group is to promote health and fitness in our community. As we have worked through the Covid Crisis i...
05/31/2020

The purpose of our group is to promote health and fitness in our community. As we have worked through the Covid Crisis in our area, we hope that you have found ways to remain active while being safe.

We have missed gathering with our Foothills Striders friends and family! In compliance with the most state recent guidelines, we will be resuming group gatherings. These gatherings will be hosted at the discretion of the individual group leaders.

Please be sure to follow our group pages for updates/information. Additional information will be sent out via email, if you are not a current Foothills Striders Members, please renew your membership at:
https://runsignup.com/Club/TN/Alcoa/TheFoothillStriders

At all group activities, we are asking you to do what you can to minimize the risk of exposure/spread of COVID-19. If you have been ill, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a compromised immune system, we ask that you do not participate in group activities at this time. If we have a group of 10 or more participants, we will split the groups to insure a safe social distance.

We will be try to provide the safest environment possible by following current guidelines. If at any point we feel like we cannot do this, we will reevaluate the situation.

We can't wait to see you!

**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING A GROUP ACTIVITY, PLEASE LET US KNOW!**

Running Chair: Wendi Davis
Cycling Chairs: Brian Adams Michele Adams
Hiking Chair: Larry Johnson
President/Vice Pres: Tracy Nuchols / Sally Turnmire Joines

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Tour de Blount
04/24/2020

Tour de Blount

2020 Tour de Blount Ride friends!

We have worked hard to issue your refunds as quickly as possible. We began issuing refunds yesterday, you should receive an email confirmation soon. If you do not, please message us here or via email at [email protected].

To those who so generously donated your registration fees, the simple words "THANK YOU" do not seem like enough. Your gift will make a huge impact on offsetting the cancellation fees associated with the event.

We are anxious to see you at our event in 2021. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

#TourdeBlount #FoothillsStriders #Together #WeWillRideAgain #Refunds

For 28 years, the Foothills Striders​ have proudly hosted the Tour de Blount​ cycling event. This event has drawn in hun...
04/14/2020

For 28 years, the Foothills Striders​ have proudly hosted the Tour de Blount​ cycling event.

This event has drawn in hundreds of participants from all over the country. It has been an amazing event that has raised funds to support our club, our scholarship program and our community.

Our members are the reason the Tour de Blount is an event that so many people look forward to being a part of it! Our members are the smile that greets them, the hands that feed them or mark the course to direct them, they are the giver of words that encourage them to keep moving! They are all that and so much more - They are the difference makers!

We love showcasing the beauty of our community and the people in it. We hate that we won't get to do that this year! Thus, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Tour de Blount Ride.

Refunds will be given and much excitement and planning will be going into making the 2021 event the best ever!!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Take care,
From Your TdB Leadership Team, Sally Turnmire Joines, Tracy Nuchols and David Flynn

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Hey Saturday long runners!!!! Just like life, running isn't always how you picture it to be. I got a kind of tough diagnosis this past week that will probably make my running look a lot different than I had planned. But you know what? That's ok! Maybe I won't run as far...maybe I will just walk...but I won't quit, because I love being with my friends, staying active and being healthy! So come join me 5:30 am tomorrow Sandy Springs Park near the pavilion. Any pace (even if you want to walk!) any distance lets just get out there and do what we can!
FYI - Road runs 8/16 at FCF State Park still have some room - Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - 15% off applies automatically for Foothills Striders members - www.RaceESM.com - Looking for help Saturday at triathlons - free campsite Fri & Sat night & free Sunday run entry for any vols -e-mail: [email protected]
Friends, I need some input. Many of you have participated in virtual races this year. I need feedback on the things that you liked, went well, things that didn't go well or things that you did not like. Feel free to message me or reply to this thread. Extra credit if you have input for any type of obstacle based virtual race too. Thank you all in advance for your input!!!
Matt Michael and I were talking tonight at dinner. We have wanted to do the Barkley Challenge loop forever and wondered if we could get a group of people interested. It’s on our running/ hiking bucket list. We could take a Saturday or Sunday this Spring and do it. I’d even host some sort of food event at our home later that evening.
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Hello runners! My friend & I are looking to get on a team for Ragnar TN this November. Can anyone help me out? We ran the Bourbon Chase last year & loved it but wanna switch it up. Thanks!
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Hello Strider Friends! Did you receive and read your quarterly newsletter earlier this week? Lots of great information shared! If you are a current club member and did not receive the newsletter, please message us and let us know! And if you are not a member, why not? Click "sign up" and join us!! We are excited about a new year for our club and hope you are too! Be sure you are also following our Foothill Striders (Runners), Foothill Striders (Cyclists) and Foothill Striders (Hikers) pages for information more specific to your interests! Have a great day!!!
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Are there any group runs this Sat in the Maryville area?