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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 11
May 28th,  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
 Ross and Patti Heisman
If you have a question concerning the Annapolis Striders or their events please check the
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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)


    Water Fountain Dedication:


 In collaboration with the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, the Annapolis Striders fully funded the replacement of the water fountain on the B&A Trail at Chestnut Street. This is north of the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station and south of East West Blvd, between mile markers 7.5 and 8.0.

     A plaque has been installed honoring the memory of Annapolis Strider

Trish Cunningham, who lost her life in a tragic bicycling accident in August 2013. The fountain will be dedicated in a brief, casual ceremony on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Please join us for this event. There is no parking at that location. Parking is available approximately ¾ mile south at the Ranger Station or about ½ mile away at Kinder Farm Park. Please allow enough time to locate parking and walk or run over to the fountain. The trail will be open to the public so do not stand or congregate in the path of pedestrians or cyclists. The dedication will be held rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, it will be rescheduled at a later date. 


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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 the Annapolis Striders

  Father's Day 10K Race, especially for: 

  • Saturday morning shed duty
  • Sunday morning setup
  • Finish line chute control
  • Course monitors
  • Sunday post-race cleanup
 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

For more information and registration

PRICE INCREASE! The Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run registration fee will increase by $10.00 on June 2nd, 2015.

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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 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.

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 proudly announce:
A 7-Week Build-up Program for the 2015 Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run

1st Session 7:00 am Sunday, July 12th, 2015 City Dock, Annapolis.

This low-key program will guide the participants from a base of 6 miles up to a long run of 10 miles in 7 weeks.  The goal will be for all who complete the program to be able to complete the Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 that will start and finish at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Annapolis Striders membership and ability to run 6 miles as outlined above. 

Weekly: each Sunday for 7 weeks at 7:00 am starting July 12th, 2015
City Dock, Annapolis

Note:  A separate race registration is required to run the Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run.



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 




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!

  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, June 11th, 2015
6:30 pm
Adams Ribs Eastport (in the Eastport Shopping Center)
921 Chesapeake Avenue
Adam's Ribs Eastport website
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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.  Please note new/corrected hyperlink.

 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

new The Bello Machre Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run will be held Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD.
This is a Family Fun event to support people with Developmental Disabilities.

new The Reston Runners Women's Distance Festival, "Ladies Sizzle", will be held Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Reston YMCA in Reston, VA.
This event is a fun 5K (3.1 mile) race or fitness walk along a tastefully decorated course for women of all ages.



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 

The Hop(e) Skip and Jump 5K and Family Fun Walk (part of the Move More Race Series) will be held Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville.


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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