Latest Club News

The fall running season has started and we hope you will check out the calendar for more great SVR sponsored races!  Click on the links to the right for more details. Check back for information about the Winter Series which will start on December 3rd. We will be having a meeting soon to firm up the exact race locations but it will be another great series that runs every other weekend until March.


We are glad you are visiting our website but keep in mind that our Facebook page is where we post the latest news and any changes in schedule. This is particularly important during our Winter Series. The website is pretty static with general information about upcoming races and information about things like our scholarships and club awards. We also are increasingly using for registration and for posting results. If registration was done through RunSignUp then that is where the results for that race will be posted. We will be using RunSignUp again for Winter Series registration. The SVR club’s RunSignUp link also has general information about the club, membership info, nearby races, and contact information.


SVR Statement about Headphones, Strollers, Dogs at Our Races
Shenandoah Valley Runners promotes health and fitness through running by sponsoring more than 30 races each year. It is important to us that our races are safe and fair.
In order to have our races, we need the insurance provided by our parent club, the Road Runners of America. After lengthy discussions, the SVR Board has decided to follow the RRCA recommendations that strongly advise against allowing strollers, dogs and headphones at races.
Unlike running alone with a stroller or headphones, races often involve hundreds of runners. They run on unfamiliar roads open to traffic with road hazards such as potholes, loose gravel, blind turns, distracted drivers, narrow shoulders, and given that this is the Shenandoah Valley, major hills.
While SVR tries to make our race courses as safe as possible through good course management, marshaling, and marking, we believe that runners have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of the runners around them by paying attention and running without distractions such as headphones.
We are a community of runners. We try to have the safest races possible. We hope that runners will come to our races for the camaraderie, competition, and fun, but we ask that runners please leave their strollers, dogs and headphones at home.


Our Mission

SVR’s mission is to promote and encourage running, including the fostering of amateur competition and the education of the community on the benefit of physical fitness and sports, regardless of age, gender or physical condition. To accomplish its mission, SVR holds races and social runs, awards scholarships, sponsors speakers and coordinates with other agencies advocating running, jogging,or walking as a means of physical fitness.