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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 15
July 23rd, 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.

At the bottom of this newsletter you will find a link where you may
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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
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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 Endless Summer 6 hour Run 

Annapolis Striders Dog Days of Summer 8K Cross Country Run 
(Sunday, August 2nd, 2015)

Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run 
(Sunday, August 30th, 2015)

Annapolis Striders Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50K 
(Saturday, November 14th, 2015)

A note from Race Director, Sandy Kellstrom:

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with race preparations and supported the Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K that was held Saturday, July 11th. Not only did you provide awesome support, but you made the race fun with your cheering, banana suits and more! I can't emphasize enough that you are valued by the running community for without you there would be no races. I truly appreciate all that you have done to make this year's event another success! 



Both overall winners were Annapolis Strider members: 


Jill Snyder with a time of 21:40.

Karsten Brown with a time of 17:18


Race results 



The Annapolis Striders 2015 Summer XC Series begins Thursday, July 9th at Chesapeake High School.

All summer XC 5K races are free and open to the public.  Starting Thursday, July 9th, there will be five Thursday XC races.
  • Thursday, July 9th at Chesapeake High School
  • Thursday, July 16th  at Indian Creek Upper School Cancelled
  • Thursday, July 23rd at Rockbridge Academy
  • Thursday, July 30th at AACS Upper School
  • Thursday, August 6th at Kinder Farm Park

For more information and registration form 

  From Annapolis Strider member, Karen Hosler:

The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has opened up new travel opportunities for Americans.  After a visit there this spring, my husband and I decided it would be really fun to get a group together for the Havana Marathon on November 15th, 2015. The run also features a half marathon and 10K.
For more information and to contact Karen

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 Annapolis Striders Dog Days of Summer 8K Cross Country Run 
(Fifth Leg of the Annapolis Striders championship series) 
will be held Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at Anne Arundel Community College.

This race is also a part of the Maryland RRCA Grand Prix series.

Volunteers are needed for course preparation in the days leading up to the race and for the usual and customary race day activities associated with any race.
To volunteer please


The 40th Anniversary
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland

Race registration fee increases on August 2nd!

Rosaryville 50K
The Sixth Annual
Annapolis Striders
Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50K
Saturday, November 14th, 2015 8:00 am
at Rosaryville State Park

Registration is now open!
The race will close at 200 participants.

The course is basically three loops around the Rosaryville State Park perimeter trail. The course is mostly in deep woods, though there is some running in meadow also. The trail is largely single track; not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. Good food after the race.

The course has two aid stations about 4 1/2  miles apart. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavilion after the race--or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.


To volunteer:

Contact Co-Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld  or 410-562-4489 


Contact Co-Race Director, Richard Snyder  or 410-693-3543 

Volunteer validation available.


  RRCA logo

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.


Next race: 


The Annapolis Striders Dog Days of Summer 8K Cross Country Run 
will be held Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at Anne Arundel Community College.
(see race information posted above)


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.



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! 



Listed by Event Date
New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement

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.

The 4th Annual Run to Feed 5 Miler is scheduled for an 8 am start on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Proceeds will benefit community programs to end child hunger in Annapolis and each runner/walker will fight hunger directly by packing a box of nutritious food, school supplies and hygiene products.


The 3rd Annual Northeast High School Miles for Music 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
 at 8:00 am at Northeast High School in Pasadena, MD. 
This is a family oriented event intended for all ages and fitness abilities.  All walkers and runners are encouraged to participate while supporting the music program and promoting physical fitness!

Natural Lands Trust will hold it second annual ChesLen Chase for Open Spaces on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at ChesLen Preserve, Unionville, PA.
The challenging 10K, 5K and 2-mile fun run/walk include steep hills, a creek crossing, woodlands, and open fields.
For more information and registration

 National Stroke Association is proud to support endurance athletes through their Stroke Challenge team.  All team members support compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.  The Stroke Challenge
team includes the following events that are still accepting team members. Team benefits include the opportunity to register for sold-out events. 
  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon  October 4th
  • Marine Corps Marathon  October 25th
  • TCS New York City Marathon November 1st


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.    

Remaining 2015 Meeting Dates:
August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

Parking information 

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