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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 8
April 16th,  2015
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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: 


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

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



Annapolis Striders B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon photos

Cherry pit thank you
Race Directors, Noreen Leary and Erin Hollamon, would like to send a Big Thank You to all the Annapolis Striders who helped at the Cherry Pit Race!  Thank you water stop helpers who added their own touches and made the race even more fun for the runners!  We cannot thank our volunteers enough!

Also, there were two pieces of apparel left on the course and 1 pair of gloves.  Erin has them.  The owners may contact Erin at 410-241-8018.
  Dawson form graphic
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

To volunteer Contact Race Director, Rick Aulbach or 410-757-2272

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

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Unfortunately the RRCA Club Challenge was cancelled this year but did you know it is only one in a series of 11 races held throughout Maryland by the various RRCA clubs?  These races comprise the MD RRCA Championship Series and you only need to run four to be eligible for an award.   In 2014 Annapolis Striders took 2 overall and 7 age group awards.  In team competitive standings, we took 1st in Grandmasters Coed and 2nd in Open Co-ed and Masters Coed! Some of the age groups see very little competition so we hope to increase participation! Even if you don't place in your age group you help the team in competitive standings.


The Prince George's Running Club is hosting their RRCA Champ Series race, an 8K, on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 am in Greenbelt.   

For more information and registration



 The Montgomery County Road Runners Germantown 5 Miler (part of the RRCA Champ Series)  will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 8:30 am.

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. Our 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! 



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The 9th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015.
The "sprint" length distances (800 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run) are perfect for an early spring triathlon or your first triathlon.  The triathlon takes place at the Severna Park Community Center indoor pool and the B&A Trail.  The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of 2 or 3 people.  For a slightly greater challenge, check out the Flamingo Feat (1600 yard swim, 18 mile bike, 6 mile run). Early registration ends March 30th.
For more information and registration

The Annapolis Beer Week's 5K Beer Run and 1 M Fun Run will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, MD.
Sample over 40 unique beers while competing in Annapolis Beer Week's version of a 5K and fun run.  The fun run or 1 mile fun run is a cross country course (blacktop, gravel, dirt and hills).
Costumes welcome!  Awards for best individual and group costumes.
The event benefits Chance, Inc. supporting MS Buster.
For more information and registration

Charm City Run will be hosting the Sole of the City 10K on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 am at McHenry Row in Baltimore.
Run the streets of Baltimore and finish at the newest Charm City Run location at McHenry Row.
For more information and registration

Anne Arundel Community College is hosting a charity 5K run to benefit IMA World Health.  The 5K run will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 am the the Siegert field at AACC's Arnold campus.
All race proceeds will benefit IMA World Health, particularly the Safe Motherhood Kits.  Every minute, a woman dies from complication of pregnancy or childbirth. IMA World Health's Safe Motherhood Kits provide clean and sterile birthing supplies to expectant mothers in areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world.  IMA's mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.
For more information and registration

The 3rd Annual BAY-CSS (Bay Community Support Services, Inc.) Walk, Run & Roll will be held Sunday, April 25th, 2015 at 8:00 am at The Old State House at Historic St. Mary's City.
The event will benefit people with disabilities in Maryland.
For more information and registration

The Arundel on the Bay 5K will be held Saturday,
 April 25th at 10am.

For more information and registration

The 4th Annual Chuck Pacholkiw Memorial Scholarship 5K Race/Walk will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland.

All funds raised support a scholarship to a student pursuing a college major in math or science and honor the memory of Chuck Pacholkiw, Bowie High Class of 2005, who died of cancer in 2010.
For more information and registration

The Women's 5K By the Bay will be held Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at 8:00 am in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  This race is part of the Women's Distance Festival.

For more information and registration

The first Annual Miles for Melanoma Chesapeake Bay 5K Run/Walk will be help on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland.

The goal of the event is to raise $25,000 for melanoma research.
For more information and registration
For more information about the Melanoma Research Foundation



Shipley's Choice Elementary School's 6th Annual  Technology Trot 5K and 1 Mile Run will be held Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

Proceeds will continue to fund technology and other programs for Shipley's Choice Elementary.
For more information and registration

Charm City Run will host the Cinco de Miler 5 Mile Trail Race on Sunday, May 5th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Terrapin Nature Park in Stevensville, MD.
This is a five mile trail race to benefit the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.
For more information and registration

The By the Bay 5K and Family Fun Walk (part of the Move More Race Series) will be held Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Downs Park in Pasadena, MD.
For more information and registration

new The 7th Annual Rolling Knolls Elementary School 5K Rocket Run and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 8:00 am in the Rolling Knolls community in Annapolis, Maryland.
Both walkers and runners are encouraged to participate while supporting the school and promoting physical fitness.
For more information and registration

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

new 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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