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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 1
January 8th, 2015
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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.  Encourage your family members to also volunteer! 

Current Volunteer opportunities include: 

Valentine's Day 5K (Saturday, February 14th, 2015)
Contact Race Director, Irene Myers-Thompson 
 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon  (Sunday, March 29th, 2015)
Contact Race Director, Christian Zazzali
Contact Race Director, Joshua Harriman



The Annapolis Striders 33rd Valentine's Day 5K
(1st Leg of the 2015 Championship Series) will be held Saturday, February 14th, 2014
at 10:00 am at Kinder Farm Park  in Millersville.

Do your heart some good and join us for the 5K!  Register early as this race usually sells out prior to race day.  There is no race day registration.

For more information and registration

Any good hearted souls who want to volunteer may do so by contacting
Irene Myers-Thompson  or 410-935-7944.



Reservation forms and payment must be mailed and received by
Friday, February 20, 2015.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015                

Doubletree Hotel

210 Holiday Court

Annapolis, MD


Annual  Meeting begins at 5:30 pm. 

All members are encouraged to attend. A quorum is necessary to elect officers for the 2015-2016 term.



Join fellow Annapolis Striders, family and friends for some fun:


Reception and cocktails at 6:30 pm.  


Buffet Dinner at 7:00 pm with Annual Awards Ceremony.

Music and Dancing provided by DJ Walter Kircher.


Open bar 6:30-8:30 pm. Cash bar after 8:30 pm.


Price: $40.00 per person 18 and over. $30.00 per person under 18.

Checks only, made payable to Annapolis Striders. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH

Reservation forms and payment must be mailed and received by  

Friday, February 20, 2015.


Reservation form 



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Registration is now open for the 2015 RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Club Challenge 10 Miler, Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM in Columbia, MD. This is an annual team competition between the RRCA member running clubs of MD and DC, and all Annapolis Strider members are invited to be a part of the Annapolis Striders team! This challenging course begins at Howard Community College in Columbia.  


The Annapolis Striders have specifically scheduled our annual meeting and banquet so that it does not fall the night before the club challenge!


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! The club must pay for all registered runners whether you run or not, so please be courteous and sign up only if you are sure you will be running.


You must be a current Annapolis Strider member to participate. If you are not a current member your race registration will be removed.  


You must pre-register. There is no race day registration. Registration will close one week before the race on February 15, 2015 without exception.

Look for the Annapolis Striders club banner inside the HCC gym so that we may congregate as a group before and after the race.  At 7:20 am we will pose for a pre-race group photo.

For more information and registration
Any questions? Contact Karsten Brown

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The 2015 Maryland State RRCA GPS Schedule is now available! 
Races are located all over the state from the eastern shore to
North West and in between. Races range from One Mile to a 50K. 
Courses range from trails, XC, roads to compact dirt!

Pick a few races and RUN! 
2015 Maryland State RRCA GPS Schedule 
red strider logo In accordance with the Annapolis Strider by-laws, the Nomination and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:

Officers 2015-2016

President, Ross Heisman

Vice President for Administration, Eric Grevin

Vice President for Races, Tom DeKornfeld

Vice President for Training and Education, Dawn Pattarini

Secretary, Eva Coale

Treasurer, Rick Aulbach


Directors, Term Expiring 2017

Lauren Colvin

Karen Geiser

Patricia Stecklein 


Directors (continuing), Term Expiring 2016

Kim Burke

Sandy Kellstrom

Irene Myers-Thompson

Susan Noble

Brian Robinson

Jeffrey Spencer


Thank you to committee members Bob Cawood, Eva Coale, Lauren Colvin, Eric Grevin, Brian Robinson, Jeffrey Spencer and Jon Valentine.



2015 Full Year Race Registration is open!

  The $35 fee pre-pays you for all eight races of the club "Championship Series" only.  Note that the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon, the WDF (Women's Distance Festival), the Annapolis 10 Mile Run (A-10) and the Cold Turkey 10K  are NOT included in the $35 fee.

Pre-payment for the entire year is only available through February 11th, 2015 and is not required to participate in the races.  After February 11th, 2015, or if you prefer, you may pay for each race individually as its registration period opens.

Remember--Pre-payment for the entire year is an option!  There is no discount for full year pre-payment.

NOTE:  You must be a current Annapolis Strider member to pre-pay for all eight of the series races.  Annapolis Strider membership is a separate fee.
Full year registration

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Articles for the next The Streak edition are due now!  This issue will include Annapolis Striders races in September, October and November, marathon training and any fall race reports you would like to share.  Please send your articles for The Streak to Editor Lauren Colvin.

The Annapolis Striders 2015 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be held Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 7:30 am at Severna Park High School.

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




The Annapolis Striders Beginning Running 5K Training Program
Come join our 11 week program for beginning runners!  This low key program will guide the participants from a walk-run to a 20 minute nonstop run.  Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this program will keep you moving through the winter months.  The program meets November 30th, 2014 through February 12th, 2015.
For more information and registration


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.




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! 

Questions? Contact Ashley Kelso

Thursday, January 8th

Blackwall Hitch
Blackwall Hitch website
400 6th Street (former location of Rockfish)
Annapolis, MD 21403

The social begins at 6:30 pm but we understand that people will be coming from the winter warriors program, training programs and work.  It is okay to come a little late and in your workout gear.  Happy Hour pricing ends at 7:00 pm.

Our friends at Fleet Feet Sports, Annapolis are hosting their "Winter Warriors" running program at 6:00 pm.  They have invited  Annapolis Striders to join them before heading down the street to the Social.
Event link
If possible, please RSVP via the event link.




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New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement

Sentara Colonial Half Marathon has partnered with the Virginia Half Marathon Championships to host the official Virginia Half Marathon Course for 2015.
The Sentara Colonial Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA.

This race is a fundraiser for the William & Mary Track and Cross Country teams and offers a Fun Run, a 5K and the official Half Marathon for the state of Virginia.
For more information and registration


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

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.    
The last 2014 meeting date is December 2nd.

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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