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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 3
February 5th,  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)
Sign up online at
Contact Race Director, Christian Zazzali

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



As requested, The Annapolis Striders have specifically scheduled our Annual Membership Meeting  

and Awards Banquet (Saturday, February 28th)  

so that it does not fall the night before  

the RRCA Club Challenge! (Sunday, February 22nd) 




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

Would you like the DJ to play a specific song(s)?
Just send  a note to him in advance.

DJ Wally Kircher will take email requests for songs for the awards banquet. It is better to make your request in advance so he can try and get songs if he does not  have them in his collection.
Song(s) request to Wally Kircher 

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.




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.

Capacity has been reached. Only members signing up for the Championship Series  can enter now.  Championship Series registration ends February 11th.  

 There is no race day registration.

For more information

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

Annapolis Strider watches and jackets will be for sale at the Valentine's Day 5K race!

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


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.

For more information and registration

We are using VolunteerSpot to help organize and assign Volunteers for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon.

Here is how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.


Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Christian Zazzali and he can sign you up manually.




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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

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.



new endless summer run
The 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

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.




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, February 12th
6:30 pm
Mi Pueblo II
554 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Mi Pueblo II website

Spark Running will be hosting a 6:00 pm group run for all who are interested.  All paces are welcome.
Spark Running website


Event link
If possible, please RSVP via the event link.




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New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement

Yalich Clinic Run Strong-Bike Strong Winter 2015

A one hour, biweekly, four week course designed to help runners and cyclists properly develop strength and conditioning during the off-season in preparation
for setting and achieving PRs (while staying injury free) in their target race/distance in spring 2015.  Course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday, February 17th to March 12th, 2015 at 7:15 to 8:15 pm at the Yalich Clinic and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Burnie, MD.

The University of Wisconsin Madison Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab is conducting a survey regarding the running behaviors of women who have had children and are requesting your participation.
They are conducting this survey to find out more information regarding how pregnancy and child birth may have changed your running habits.  If you are a female who has had a least 1 child you may be eligible to participate.  The following link will take you to questions that will ask you about exercise and running history before, during and following pregnancy.  You are asked to only complete this survey once.

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


To celebrate Pi Day, the 8th annual Pi Mile Trail Run (3.14 miles) and One Mile Fun Walk will be held on  Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Patuxent High School in Calvert County.

The event is being held to raise funds for the cross country team and the Mathematics National Honor Society.
The course is challenging, the same as the cross country course with a little more
added on. 
For more information and registration

The Recreation Deeds for Special Needs Challenge Run 5K and Fun Walk will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena, MD.

Your Support Helps...
Recreation Deeds for Special Needs is a non-profit Friends and Family organization dedicated to making recreational activities and programs accessible to ALL Anne Arundel County residents. All funds raised go directly to improve the quality of life for those served.
The 5k Race...
The 5k race course is a combination of paved roadways and trails through scenic Fort Smallwood Park, along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and into the surrounding community. Participants may run or walk and will be timed.
 The Fun Walk...
The Fun Walk course is a one mile loop through scenic Fort Smallwood Park with beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. The Fun Walk is appropriate for all ages and abilities.
For more information and registration


The 4th Annual 5K for the Bay will be held Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Participants will enjoy an exceptional 3.1 mile run/walk along the South River and the woods on a paved trail in one of Maryland's most beautiful parks. Children in strollers and leashed pets welcome.  The race is open to both walkers and runners. 100 % of net proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a 4-Star charity to support Chesapeake Bay restoration.
For more information and registration

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

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

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 

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.

Parking information 

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