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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
E-Streak
Issue 6
March 19th,  2015
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VOLUNTEER
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: 

 
 
    
 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon  (Sunday, March 29th, 2015)
Sign up online at
VolunteerSpot
or
Contact Race Director, Christian Zazzali


Cherry Pit 10 Mile Run (Sunday, April 12th, 2015)
Sign up online at
VolunteerSpot
or
Contact Race Director, Erin Hollamon
or
Contact Race Director, Noreen Leary


Dawson's Fathers' Day 10K (Sunday, June 21st, 2015)
Contact Race Director, Rick Aulbach


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




 

 
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Thank you to Annapolis Strider Volunteer, Jon Valentine, for the photographs!
Anniversary Run 15K
Valentine's Day 5K 
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Unfortunately the RRCA Club Challenge was cancelled this year but did you know it is only one in a series of 11 races held throughout Maryland by the various RRCA clubs?  These races comprise the MD RRCA Championship Series and you only need to run four to be eligible for an award.   In 2014 Annapolis Striders took 2 overall and 7 age group awards.  In team competitive standings, we took 1st in Grandmasters Coed and 2nd in Open Co-ed and Masters Coed! Some of the age groups see very little competition so we hope to increase participation! Even if you don't place in your age group you help the team in competitive standings.

 

The Prince George's Running Club is hosting their RRCA Champ Series race, an 8K, on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 am in Greenbelt.   

For more information and registration

 

For more information about the MD RRCA Championship Series

 

 

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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. Our 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. 

List of Grand Prix Series Races 

 

 

 

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The 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

To volunteer Contact Race Director, Rick Aulbach or 410-757-2272

  Cherry pit
The Annapolis Striders Cherry Pit 10 Mile Run (36th year and Second Leg of the 2015 Annapolis Striders Championship Series) will be held Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 8:00 am at South River High School in Edgewater.
The course is scenic rolling hills on the original  Cherry Pit course.
For more information and registration

This year the Race Directors are using Volunteer Spot to keep track of volunteers.  This site also allows you to choose where you want to volunteer.
Sign up online at:
VolunteerSpot

 or email Race Directors
Noreen Leary  or  Erin Hollamon  to volunteer.

 



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.

ALL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!


VOLUNTEER
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.

 
 

This t-shirt will be for sale, Saturday, March 28th, at the packet pick-up for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon.  Sizes for
both men and women.  $15.00






This technical shirt will be for sale, Saturday, March 28th, at the packet pick-up for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon  Sizes for both men and women.  $20.00

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.

VOLUNTEER
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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
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.


 

 

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! 
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

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AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS

 
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MARCH


Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis is offering a free "muscle maintenance" class every Sunday starting March 1st through March 22nd at 5:15pm- 6:00 pm at their Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis store.

The sessions will consist of recovery techniques, cross training and strengthening and Brandon Demers, training program coordinator, will field any specific requests for last minute aches, pains, issues, etc.
For more information





The Recreation Deeds for Special Needs Challenge Run 5K and Fun Walk will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Downs Park, Pasadena, MD.
Note new location!

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.
For more information and registration


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The Bowie Spring 5K Run/2 Mile Walk will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 8:00 am in the Bowie Town Center Food Court in Bowie, Maryland.

All proceeds go to the Bowie Food Pantry.
For more information and registration
 



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The National Youth 5K Annapolis will be held Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

 

Staged from the south side of the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, this is the 6th year for this signature family event in Annapolis on Easter weekend.  The event is family-friendly, includes both 5K and 1 mile distances, and focuses on encouraging children to be active and inspires them to learn to overcome obstacles in life.  After the event stay for festivities including music, inflatable bounce houses, and our annual awards ceremony.   

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


Anne Arundel Community College is hosting a charity 5K run to benefit IMA World Health.  The 5K run will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 am the the Siegert field at AACC's Arnold campus.

All race proceeds will benefit IMA World Health, particularly the Safe Motherhood Kits.  Every minute, a woman dies from complication of pregnancy or childbirth. IMA World Health's Safe Motherhood Kits provide clean and sterile birthing supplies to expectant mothers in areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world.  IMA's mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.
For more information and registration




The 3rd Annual BAY-CSS (Bay Community Support Services, Inc.) Walk, Run & Roll will be held Sunday, April 25th, 2015 at 8:00 am at The Old State House at Historic St. Mary's City.
The event will benefit people with disabilities in Maryland.
For more information and registration



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

For more information and registration



The 4th Annual Chuck Pacholkiw Memorial Scholarship 5K Race/Walk will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 9:00 am at Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland.

All funds raised support a scholarship to a student pursuing a college major in math or science and honor the memory of Chuck Pacholkiw, Bowie High Class of 2005, who died of cancer in 2010.
For more information and registration



The Women's 5K By the Bay will be held Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at 8:00 am in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  This race is part of the Women's Distance Festival.

For more information and registration

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The first Annual Miles for Melanoma Chesapeake Bay 5K Run/Walk will be help on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland.


The goal of the event is to raise $25,000 for melanoma research.
For more information and registration
For more information about the Melanoma Research Foundation

 

MAY

 
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

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The By the Bay 5K and Family Fun Walk (part of the Move More Race Series) will be held Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at Downs Park in Pasadena, MD.
For more information and registration



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The Race2Erase  will be held Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at Hoopers Island Road, Church Creek, Maryland.

Race2Erase is designed to be a fun and relaxing event for everyone, while raising awareness for those fight PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  The course is a 10 mile and 5K certified course in Blackwater Refuge.

For more information and registration 

 

 

 



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MCVET will hold its 20th Annual 5K/10K race on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 in downtown Baltimore starting at War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall.

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. (MCVET) is a non-profit organization whose missions is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens.
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. 
 
JUNE
new 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.
For more information and registration



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

 
JULY
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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 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND INTEREST:

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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