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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 10
May 14th,  2015
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Annapolis Strider member:

You will find your membership expiration date on your mailed copy of the STREAK  just above your name and address! 
As a courtesy, members will also receive a reminder e-mail at the beginning of the month when their membership expires!
Only new members receive membership cards.

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to the left to update your e-mail address and/or mailing address. 
If you want to receive the E-Streak newsletter and The STREAK quarterly publication it is important that you keep your contact information current and accurate!

Items for the E-Streak newsletter may be submitted to
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All Annapolis Strider events and races are organized and staffed by volunteers!

All Annapolis Strider members are encouraged to do their part and volunteer.  Encourage your family members to also volunteer! 


Current Volunteer opportunities include: 


Annapolis Striders Dawson's Fathers' Day 10K (Sunday, June 21st, 2015)
Contact Race Director, Rick Aulbach

Annapolis Striders Endless Summer 6 hour Run (Saturday, July 25th, 2015)
Contact Race Director, Mosi Smith
Contact Race Director, John Hayward

Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run (Sunday, August 30th, 2015)

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The next The Streak edition articles are now due!  This next issue will include Annapolis Striders races in February, March and April, half marathon training and any winter or spring race reports you would like to share.  Send your articles for The Streak to Editor, Lauren Colvin.
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The Annapolis Striders Dawson's Fathers' Day 10K (Third Leg of the Annapolis Striders' 2015 Championship Series) will be held Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 8:00 am at Severna Park High School. 
The race will be held in memory of Ed Polk who owned Dawson's Liquors.
For more information and registration


Volunteers are needed for:



Course Marking

Truck Loading on Saturday at Public Storage

Race Day Parking

Setup/Truck Unloading Sunday


Truck Transport to Earleigh Heights Water Stop



Start/Finish Line Control

Finish Area Food Management

Water Stop at Earleigh Heights

Course Monitors

Lead/Sweep Biker




Truck Reloading

Truck Unloading at Public Storage



 Annapolis Striders Run Annapolis Shirts will be for sale at the Father's Day Race!

endless summer run
The Annapolis Striders 2015 Endless Summer 6-Hour Run (Our 5th year) will take place Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 7:30 am at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis.

The course is a scenic 4 mile loop (approximately), with minimal rolling hills, primarily on paved walking paths through the shaded woods of Quiet Waters Park.  The race will start and finish at the Sassafras and Red Maple Pavilions.

The volunteer organization for this race is always critical and we appreciate the Annapolis Striders Family, Annapolitan businesses and the greater DMV athletic community for providing support.  Volunteers can anticipate these potential duties: monitoring the course , directing parking, crewing at an aid station, biking the course (before and after) and setting up/breaking down of the event.

To volunteer please
Contact Mosi Smith or (404) 441-0824
Contact John Hayward or (202) 215-8069

Please include your first and last name, email address, shirt size and a primary phone number for urgent race communications.  Please inform us if you have specific volunteer preferences, time limitation, constraints, or whether you are able to work where needed.  Many thanks on behalf of the ES6 race participants and the Annapolis Striders organization.
For more information and registration


The 40th Anniversary
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland

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So far, we are are seeing good attendance by Annapolis Striders members  at the RRCA Grand Prix Series Races.  For team ranking we need male and female runners in the masters and grandmasters categories.  Please consider coming out to compete against the other Maryland RRCA Clubs.


 The Montgomery County Road Runners Germantown 5 Miler will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 8:30 am. This is the 5th leg in the MD RRCA Championship Series. 

For more information and registration 


The 6th race in the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series is the Bel Air Town Run which will be held Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 8:00am.  This is a 5K hosted by Renaissance All Sports Athletic Club (RASAC), the Harford County running affiliate of the Road Runners Club of America. Cost is only $15 until May 16th. $20 on race day.

For more information and registration 




For more information about the MD RRCA Championship Series




26th Annual Women's Distance Festival Grand Prix Series


The 2015 Maryland Women's Distance Festival Grand Prix Series is sponsored by the Maryland RRCA and its participating RRCA clubs. The WDF Grand Prix Series consists of ten 5K (3.1 miles) races for women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Women who complete 4 or more of the following races are eligible to receive the WDF PARTICIPATION AWARD. 

Updated List of Grand Prix Series Races 

Please note that the Howard County Striders race originally scheduled for

 June 27th has been rescheduled for July 26th!




Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness. TRAINING

Unfortunately, we have lost the option of parking at the Severn Inn during training sessions.  Please do not park at the Severn Inn unless you are going to the restaurant.


The Annapolis Striders Spring 10K Training Program

This low key program will guide participants from a base of 2-3 miles to a long run of 6 miles.  The goal will be for all who finish the program to be able to complete the Annapolis Striders Dawson's Fathers Day 10K (6.2 miles) on Sunday, June 21st, 2015.
The program meets April 14th, 2015 through June 18th, 2015.  Sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 am.

For more information and registration

The Annapolis Striders Spring 2015 Beginners Runners Program

Come join our"get off the couch" 10-week program for beginning runners which will take place April 28th, 2015 - July 9th, 2015.  Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you.  This class is intended  for all who are looking to "get off the couch-with no running experience at all" and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance in 10 weeks. Classes will meet every Tuesday (6pm) and Thursday (6pm) and Saturday (8am), beginning Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.
For more information and registration 





Assistant Coach (JV) COED Cross Country


Southern HS COED Cross Country program is seeking a second Assistant Coach. If team enrollment exceeds 30 athletes, the position may be approved as a paid position.  The primary responsibilities of the position will be to lead and develop improvement in JV athletes.  The position will be responsible for practicing team norms and working towards team goals.  Ideally, practices will not exceed 2 hrs in the time window of 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm weekdays and some Saturday AM practices.  The Assistant Coach will be responsible for following the Head Coach's team training plan, while making responsible modifications for the skills, fitness, and abilities of individual athletes.  The Assistant Coach manages the JV team roster entries before and during meets, and documents results immediately after meets.  Some meets will be during the weekdays after school and some on Saturdays.    There are deadlines for entries, changes to rosters, and meet results that must be met.  The Assistant Coach should have practical running experience and experience coaching youth in formal sports programs.  Upon selection, the Assistant Coach will be required to become certified in First Aid, CPR, Care and Prevention of Injuries, Concussions, as well as, other MPSSAA or Anne Arundel knowledge requirements before the first practice date.


If interested, please send resume to  

Douglas Ellmore, Sr., Head Coach COED Cross Country 


Join us for our Monthly Socials (every second Thursday of the month).  
 We congregate in the bar area and folks tend to arrive and depart as their schedules permit.  There are often folks still eating, drinking and mingling until 10-11 pm because it is such a fun bunch of people. If you are new to town, the Striders, or our socials, don't be shy-- it is a friendly crew and runners love to meet new people and talk about their races, injuries and adventures!  
All current Annapolis Strider members and prospective members are welcome!
Note:  Responses to the socials are not required, however, if you "join" the event on Facebook it helps us give a more accurate estimate of turnout to the venue; which is appreciated.  Please remember to "take good care" of your bartender and/or server! 

MAY:  Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 pm
Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern
107 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
We will have a reserved area towards the back of the restaurant. 





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The Race2Erase  will be held Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at Hoopers Island Road, Church Creek, Maryland.Race2Erase is designed to be a fun and relaxing event for everyone, while raising awareness for those fight PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  The course is a 10 mile and 5K certified course in Blackwater Refuge.

For more information and registration  


The Al's Run 8K, benefiting the Al Cantello Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, will be held Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 8:30 am on Kent Island, Maryland.

For more information and registration  




MCVET will hold its 20th Annual 5K/10K race on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 in downtown Baltimore starting at War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall.

 Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. (MCVET) is a non-profit organization whose missions is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens.  

For more information and registration

The Color Your Heart (Powder) 5K Fun Run, benefiting University of Maryland, Baltimore Washington Medical Center's community outreach and health programs will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 8:00 am in Millersville, Maryland.
For more information and registration 

The Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon and 10K will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 7:00 am at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
For more information and registration
Use discount code: SARAHJANE15 for 10% off registration. 


The Race4Respect 5K and 1K Kids Dash will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 9:00 am in Washington, DC.
This is a flat and fast course in Washington, DC that starts near the White House and tours downtown among popular landmarks, getting up close and personal with the Capitol.
The run benefits the Anne Arundel County Down Syndrome Connection as well as several other DC-area family support groups.  Please consider joining Team "Supporting Through Sweat".

The Take to the Trail 7K (part of the Move More Race Series) will be held Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Headquarters in Annapolis, MD.
For more information and registration

 The Fauquier Trails Coalition 5K Trail Challenge V Brookside Burner will be held Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 9:00 am in Warrenton, Virginia.
Celebrate National Trails Day!

The Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, Maryland will sponsor their 27th Annual 10K race on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Crofton Country Club.

The course covers beautiful terrain in Crofton and includes some light hills but is mostly a flat course.Proceeds benefit many local charities and Kiwanis causes.
For more information and registration


The Firecracker 5K and Fun Walk (part of the Move More Race Series) will be held Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD.
For more information and registration 

Please remember that all Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm. 
All Board Meetings are held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the
Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor, Conference Room B or E.  Park in Garage E.    

2015 Meeting Dates:
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 12 (SECOND TUESDAY, NOT FIRST TUESDAY, THIS MONTH ONLY), June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

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