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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 3 
February 6th, 2014
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How do I check my membership expiration date??  

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.

At the bottom of this newsletter you will find a link where you may
 update your e-mail address  or use the quick link  
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
 Ross and Patti Heisman
If you have a question concerning the Annapolis Striders or their events please check the

to contact the appropriate person    


All Annapolis Strider events and races are organized and staffed by volunteers!

All Annapolis Strider members are encouraged to do their part and volunteer.

Current Volunteer opportunities include: 
Valentine's Day 5K (Sat. 2/8) To volunteer email Irene
B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon (Sun. 3/30) To volunteer email Christian
Cherry Pit 10 mile run (Sun. 4/6) To volunteer email Erin




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MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM AND CHECK NOW for the Annapolis Striders annual membership meeting and Awards Banquet which will be held  
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

  • Annual meeting of  Annapolis Striders begins at 5:30 pm.  All Annapolis Striders members are encouraged to attend.
  • Reception and cocktails at 6:30 pm.
  • Buffet Dinner at 7:00 pm with open bar and Annual Awards Ceremony.
  • Music and Dancing to the Dana B All Star Band. 

For more information and reservation form  

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Next Streak edition articles are due now!   
This issue will include Annapolis Strider races in October, November and December, 10K, marathon and 50K training, and any fall race write-ups you'd like to share.   Send your articles for The Streak to Editor Lauren Colvin 
Membership Expiration Date question?

It is important that Annapolis Strider members remember their membership expiration dates so accounts remain current throughout the year. Participation in training programs and Championship series races requires a paid up membership account.  Don't let your membership lapse.

There are several ways to check your expiration date.

  • All new members receive a membership card that includes their expiration date. New members should mark that date- and remember it!
  • Membership expiration dates always appear above your name in the address block printed on our quarterly Streak magazine.
  • One of the easiest ways to check your expiration date is by referring to the Championship Series standings that appear on the club webpage. Jeff Carlson has included an expiration date check in the standings of any member who has run at least one series race. Simply hover the cursor over your name in the standings and your expiration date will be displayed
  • Championship Series Standings

Finally- if all else fails, Click here and contact us and just ask!


2014 Annapolis Striders Championship Series!

Pre-registration for all 8 races in the Champ Series is CLOSED!

Members who did not pay $35.00 to be pre-registered for all 8 races will now need to register for each race separately when registration for each specific race opens.  Look for registration links for the Cherry Pit to soon be available on the Annapolis Strider website.

Valentine's Day 5K

Volunteers needed!!

Feeling the love??? Then volunteer for the "sold-out" Valentine's Day 5K which is being held on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at Kinder Farm Park.  Anyone interested may E-mail Irene Myers-Thompson 
for details on a great way to start a Saturday!

new The Kids Runs planned for the Valentine's Day 5K
have been canceled due to the unpredictable weather and park conditions. 
We apologize to those who had planned to participate but we are simply too concerned about the conditions being unsafe for our children.  We look forward to seeing the kids at future races when conditions may be better suited.
For sale  
 Annapolis Strider merchandise chairperson, Jorge Cordoba, will be taking orders for an Under Armour® warm-up jacket at the Valentine's Day 5K. 
 Jackets should be ready by the end of February.  
The cost of the jacket will be $50. 
For more details and pictures 

In accordance with the By-Laws of the Annapolis Striders, Inc., the following updated slate of officers and board members is proposed for 2014-2015/2016. Each officer is nominated for a one year term and each director for a two year term, commencing on April 1.

 Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

President: Ross Heisman

Vice President for Administration: Eric Grevin

Vice President for Races: Tom DeKornfeld

Vice President for Training and Education: Susan Noble

Treasurer: Rick Aulbach

Secretary: Eva Coale


Directors (terms expire 2015):

Lauren Colvin

Vassie Hollamon

Kerri Reilly


Directors (terms expire 2016):

Kim Burke

Sandy Kellstrom

Irene Myers-Thompson

Dawn Pattarini

Brian Robinson

Jeffrey Spencer




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Registration is now open for the 2014 RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Club Challenge 10 Miler, Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:00 AM, Columbia, MD. This is an annual team competition between the RRCA member running clubs of MD and DC, and all club members are invited to be a part of the Annapolis Striders team! Last year our club had its best showing in many years, with our women finishing third and the men's & co-ed squads taking fourth. Hopefully we can match that at this year's race, which is taking place on Sunday , February 23 (always the morning after our annual banquet) at Howard Community College in Columbia.

(We'll aim to have the Annapolis Striders club banner inside the HCC gym again so that all can congregate for a group photo before and/or after the race.)


The Annapolis Striders pay the registration fee for all current members, but the race is limited to the first 1,000 registrants, so sign up as soon as possible!
You must pre-register. There is no race day registration.
For more information and registration

The 2014 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are SOLD OUT!
But we still need volunteers!
Opportunities to volunteer include:
  • Packet pick up
  • Course monitoring
  • Water stops
  • Finish line duties
  • and much, much more!

To volunteer e-mail Christian  or  e-mail Josh  

Race Directors, Christian and Josh, will be at the next Social  

(Thursday, February 13th) to recruit volunteers and answer questions!! 



new Cherry pit
The 35th Cherry Pit 10 mile run (second leg of the Championship Series) will be held
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 8:00am at South River High School.
For more information and registration

Volunteers are needed!
Please contact Erin to sign up to help!  There will be a workers' run...details to follow.
Join us for our Monthly Socials (every second Thursday of the month).
  Monthly socials kick off at 6:00 pm. 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! 

We wish to thank Suzanne Wheeler for all her work in organizing and scheduling the Annapolis Strider Socials.  As Suzanne moves on to new adventures, we welcome Ashley Kelso as the new Social Coordinator!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014: Union Jack's Annapolis 
 Union Jack's Annapolis website
Event link

Thursday, March 13th, 2014:  Annapolis Smoke House and Tavern in Bay Ridge Plaza 
They will extend their happy hour specials until 8pm and have live music at 9pm 
Smoke House and Tavern website 



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Chiro 1st Chiropractic presents a free Running Expo 2014 on February 22nd, 2014 from 11am to 3pm.
The Inaugural "Panther Trot" 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, MD.
The event will benefit the St.Vincent Pallotti High School Men's Lacrosse team. The "Panther Trot" is in memory of those members of the Pallotti Lacrosse Family who have passed away far before their time.
new The Patuxent High School's seventh annual celebration of Pi Day will be held Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 9:00 am.
Take part in the festivities by running 3.14 miles in the scenic woods around Patuxent High School.  Activities also include a one mile Fun Walk, a pie eating contest and the opportunity to recite the most digits of Pi from memory and win a pie!
Registration form

new Friends of Olde Mill's 2nd Annual Barlowe 5K Bolt will be held Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00 am at the Old Mill Pool in Millersville, MD.   
Proceeds from the Barlowe 5K Bolt and other events that are hosted by Friends of Olde Mill go directly towards funding a new and unique playscape for the children in the community.  This playscape will replace the playground that is in need of major repairs.
For more information and registration

The 3rd Annual 5K for the Bay will be held Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am at  Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 
The 3.1 mile course is along the Severn River waterfront and the woods on a paved trails. Help raise money to restore the beautiful Chesapeake Bay! 100% of net proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a 4-Star charity to support Chesapeake Bay restoration.   
Annapolis Beer Week's 2nd Annual "Beer Run" will be held Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgounds. 
Sample over 40 unique beers while competing in Annapolis Beer Week's version of a 5K and Fun Run.  The 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run is a cross country course(blacktop, gravel, dirt and hills).  Proceeds benefit the MSBusters Fundraising team.


The 4th Annual Kent Island Half and Full Metric Marathon (KIMM) will be held Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

The race takes place across the Bay Bridge in Stevensville on a scenic, flat course with lots of water views.  The start location is the Matapeake Park.  The Half Metric Marathon is 8.15 miles and the Full Metric Marathon is 16.3 miles.
For more information and registration

The 2nd Annual BAY-CSS (Bay Community Support Services) Walk, Run & Roll will be held Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am in historic St. Mary's City.
BAY-CSS is a non-profit organization that provides support services to people with disabilities in Maryland.
For more information and registration

new   The National Youth 5K Series (NY5K) race will be held Saturday, April 19th, 2014 in Annapolis at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 
The National Youth 5K Series (NY5K) is a family-friendly youth running series that encourages children to be active and inspires them to learn to overcome obstacles in life. 
The 8th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Recreational Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at the Severna Park Community Center in Severna Park, MD.
The event consists of an 800 yard swim, 9.5 mile bike and 3 mile run.  Participants may also sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance of 1600 yard swim, 18 mile bike and 6 mile run.
The triathlon benefits the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship.

The 5th Annual Race to the Creek 5K Run and Walk, a race to support Patuxent High School Track and Field, will be held Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 8:00 am at Patuxent High School in Lusby, 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. 
 The 2014 Board Meetings will be at AAMC in the
John and Cathy Belcher Pavilion (previously known as the Health Sciences Pavilion), 7th floor, Conference Room B.  Park in Garage E.    
2014 meeting dates are:

January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd. All meetings are in the Belcher Pavilion on the 7th floor EXCEPT the May 2014 meeting which will be in Sajak Pavilion, Rooms 250 B and C.
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