Striders Milers Club 

2019 Mileage Totals
Through July


Check for updates
for the 2019
version of the 
Striders Milers


Nashville Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run
October 12th, 8:00 AM, Cormer of 7th Avenue N and Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN


Achilles Nashville Hope & Possibility 5 Miler* and 1 Miler
October 19th, 8:00 AM-5K/8:15 AM-1 Miler, Dominican Campus, 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN


Nashville Striders Bylaws

RRCA Tennessee State Rep Newsletter

TN State Age Running Records 

Peter Pressman Run2Live Fund website:


Official Sock of the Nashville Striders




Striders Scholarships

NOTE:  Scholarships for 2019-2020 have been awarded.  Please check back in January, 2020 for an opportunity to apply for next year's College Scholarship award!!

Nashville Striders Again Offer College Scholarships as a Member Benefit – Improvements for 2019-2020

 In 2019 the Nashville Striders again provided college scholarships as a member benefit.   In honor of long-time president, Peter Pressman, who passed away in March, we renamed the program the Nashville Striders Peter Pressman Scholarship. 

Christopher Caruso and Alex Ponce were each winners of scholarship awards presented in May for the 2019-2020 school year.  This was our fourth year for offering scholarships to high school seniors. Congratulations to Alex and Christopher!

We are pleased to announce that we will again be offering scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to qualified students!  We have made some changes in the program this year, increasing the amount of the scholarships and expanding eligibility. We are offering up to four $1000 scholarships.  In addition to current high school seniors we are opening eligibility to full time (minimum 12 semester hours) undergraduates enrolled in a U.S. university, college or technical school.  Students can apply for a scholarship between January 15 and March 15, 2019.  The electronic scholarship application form will be made available on the Nashville Striders web site starting in early January (  Electronic submission of the application via email to is preferred, but hard copies can be mailed to the Striders PO box.  All applications and supporting documents must be received by the Striders by March 15, 2019.  A complete, sample application is at the end of this article for your information.  


1. The following are eligible:

  • Individual or Family members of Nashville Striders in good standing for at least one calendar year. 
  • Students of parents or legal guardians who are members in good standing for at least one calendar year.  

2. Signed endorsement on this form by parent or legal guardian, if under 18 years old.

3. Graduating High School senior or undergraduates enrolled full-time (minimum 12 semester hours) in a U.S. university, college or trade school.

4. Evidence of involvement in or commitment to running/walking related activities.

5. Letters of recommendation or reference from coach, trainer or someone familiar with your running/walking activities involvement or commitment.

6. Application and all related documents must be received by Nashville Striders Peter Pressman Scholarship Committee during enrollment period January 15th through March 15th for the following school year. All application materials must be received by the Nashville Striders by the March 15th deadline.

 The Striders Board of Directors has established a Scholarship Committee composed of Jerry Marcec, Peggy Stanfield and Bill Cohen.  Non-Board of Directors members may be added to the committee.  They will receive, review and evaluate all applications and recommend qualified candidates to the Board of Directors for awarding of the scholarships.  We will issue scholarships of $1000 each for the upcoming school year to the winning applicants.  Criteria for differentiating applicants are listed below.

 EVALUATION CRITERIA (no particular priority):

  • Satisfactory academic achievement to be judged by Nashville Striders Peter Pressman Scholarship Committee
  • Essay content
  • Extent of volunteer participation in Nashville Striders events
  • Coach’s and references’ recommendations
  • Participation in running/walking related activities
  • Participation in other extracurricular activities
  • Progress toward a degree or certificate, as applicable
  • Interviews may be requested at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee                                                   

OTHER INFORMATION:  Scholarship winners will be announced the first part of May.  Approved awards will be for the next university, college or technical school year.  If approved, a scholarship check will be issued in the applicant’s name to the Bursar’s Office of the university, college or technical institution applicant is accepted to attend.  Family members of Nashville Striders Board members shall be eligible for scholarships, but those Boards members will recuse themselves from voting upon the scholarships.

 If you have questions and/or are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Jerry Marcec, Peggy Stanfield or Bill Cohen or send an email to



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