If you like running and camaraderie, you’ve found your nirvana. Although the primary club base is in Winchester, Virginia, our club membership and activities cover the greater northern Shenandoah Valley Area. We organize and support more than 20 races per year. Our premier event is the eight-race Winter Series which is held between December and March. While the majority of our events are 5K road-races we do have some longer races, trail races, and track events on our calendar.

We welcome runners and walkers of all ages, paces and abilities!

If this sounds good to you, join us by clicking here. Membership dues are used to purchase equipment needed to organize events, fund student scholarships, hold an annual member banquet, and sponsor local running related events and infrastructure projects. Members receive registration discounts on SVR organized and supported events and are eligible for gear giveaways.

SVR is a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. dedicated to distance running with over 1000 member clubs and events representing over 200,000 running club members.

Contact SVR using the link on our Registration Page or through our Facebook page.



Mathew James – President

Jason Wisecarver – Vice President

Ed Mayhew – Secretary

Bill Stewart – Treasurer

Vern Heavner – Immediate Past President

Mark Stickley – Regional Rep (Winchester City)

Vacant – Regional Rep (Winchester City)

Vacant – Regional Rep (Frederick County)

Vacant – Regional Rep (Frederick County)

Colleen Snyder – Regional Rep (Warren and Shenandoah County)

Vacant – Regional Rep (Clarke County)

Nancy Specht – Regional Rep (State of West Virginia)

Marisa Varley – Regional Rep (Member at Large)



Becky McGraw – Communications

Vacant – Timing Manager

Michelle VanHorn – Membership

Jeremy Sanders – Webmaster

Heather Bachand – Statistician

Nancy Specht – Race Consultant