The Manawatu Striders (formerly known as the Manawatu Marathon Clinic) was founded in 1983. The aim of the club is to encourage and facilitate active participation in running and walking.
The club caters for runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. Members set their own goals and for many a reasonable standard of fitness will be their aim. For others, it is the completion of a full or half marathon or reducing their previous best time.