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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 22
October 30th, 2014
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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
 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:  


Downs Park 5 Mile Run (Saturday, November 1st)
To volunteer contact Melissa Currence 

Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50K (Saturday, November 8th)
To volunteer contact Tom DeKornfeld
To volunteer contact Richard Snyder

Cold Turkey 10K (Sunday, November 23rd)
To volunteer contact Brenda Stansbury
To volunteer contact Abby Klar

Anniversary 15K Run (Sunday, December 14th)
To volunteer contact Brie Lang



The Annapolis Striders present their 2015 race schedule!
An opening envelope revealing a the names of winners in a competition or awards program
The Annapolis Striders Awards Committee is collecting nominations for the Annual Awards and we want your input.  If you know Annapolis Striders who have had a really good year and who ran at least five Annapolis Strider races (including non-Championship series races), please nominate them.  If you do not have all the requested information, submit as much as you have the time to collect.  The more information you submit, the better the chance of your nominee being selected; but turn in something!  What is most important is that you bring deserving candidates to the attention of the Awards Committee.
Please e-mail your nomination to the Awards committee.  Send to either
Jeff Spencer  or  Kim Burke
  Deadline for nominations is December 1st, 2014.
Awards Committee Guidelines
Awards Nomination Form



Effective immediately, Kim Burke will be compiling information and writing the Striders on the Road column in the STREAK magazine.

 Many thanks to Evan Thomas for handling this for several years!

 E-mail your race results and comments from any non-Annapolis Strider race.  Include the date and location of the race and any other pertinent information.
To submit information about a race Contact Kim Burke.
 A link to her e-mail may also be found in the Quick link section of this newsletter.   



                       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2015
Details to follow

The 26th Downs Park 5 Mile Run (7th leg of the Annapolis Striders Championship Series) will be held Saturday, November 1st, 2014
at 8:30 am at John H. Downs Memorial Park in Pasadena, MD.

The flat scenic course winds through the woods with gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay.
For more information and registration

Volunteers are needed and appreciated!
To volunteer contact:
Race Director, Melissa Currence

ATTENTION: New JFK 50 Mile Race Participants


WHAT: All JFK 50 Mile first-timers and their crew members are invited to attend an introductory meeting for the JFK 50 Mile event.


WHEN: Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 7:30PM


WHERE: 831 Chestnut Tree Drive, Annapolis, MD 21409 (Cape St. Claire), 410-757-2971


Questions to be answered:

  • What should I bring with me?
  • Why do I need a crew?  Where should my crew meet me?
  • How should I dress?
  • What do I need to eat during the event?
  • What should I know about the Appalachian Trail?

We will also plan to run the Appalachian Trail portion of the JFK50 on Sunday, 9 November.  Details to be discussed at the meeting.

There will be a number of our JFK veterans available to share their knowledge and advice.

   RSVP to John Curley by 3 November 2014.





Mark your calendars!  Registration is now open!
The 16th Annual Cold Turkey 10K will be held Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
at 8:00 am. 
****Note New Location****
Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, MD  21054
The race begins at Arundel High School, continues along paved roads through two neighborhoods and onto the WB&A (Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail) paved trail.  The course is an out and back with the finish line at Arundel Middle School which is adjacent to Arundel High School.
For more information and registration

Volunteers are needed and appreciated!
To volunteer contact:
Race Director, Brenda Stansbury  or Race Director, Abby Klar 
  Rosaryville 50K

Fifth Annual

Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50K


SATURDAY, November 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

at Rosaryville State Park   

Registration is now open!

The race will close out 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 or for more information, email Co-Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld  or

call 410-562-4489  OR email Richard Snyder  or call 410-693-3543.

For more information or mail-in or online registration

Volunteer validation available. 





The 36th Anniversary 15K Run will be held Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

The 9.3 mile course runs the trails at Quiet Waters Park and ends at the Blue Heron Center.
For more information and registration

Volunteers are needed and appreciated!
To volunteer contact:
Contact Brie Lang

Contact Stacie Oliver
or 301-996-5051
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

For saleThere has been such an interest in purchasing the 2013 A-10 Premium Timex Sport Ironman watches that Jorge Cordoba, Merchandise Chairperson, is willing to accept requests for the watches via e-mail or text (he prefers a text message).
They are available at a cost of $15 each or two for $20.  The shipping and handling for two watches will be $10.
You may Contact Jorge via e-mail  or send a text to him at 443-510-5785 .

     Watches will be available at the Downs Park 5 Miler on Saturday, November 1st, at the Rosaryville 50K on Saturday, November 8th, at the Cold Turkey 10K on Sunday, November 23rd and the Anniversary Run 15K on Sunday, December 14th.
 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to sell watches at the Downs Park 5 Miler, the Rosaryville 50K and the Cold Turkey 10K. Please text Jorge Cordoba at 443-510-5785 if you are interested and available any of those dates.
Thank you!
Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness. TRAINING


Tuesday Night Track workouts

Please join us in our track workouts at Bates track on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.  All abilities are welcome.  Adding track workouts to your routine is a great way to get in shape.   
Remember we are guests on the track and DO NOT have precedence or a right to the inner lanes because we are running laps.
Please respect all users of the track and go around them respectfully.  Share the track and be grateful that the community is using it.   Hope to see everyone out there!
Joshua Harriman




The Annapolis Striders 10K Running Class   


This class is intended for those who are looking to advance from a 5K to a 10K distance or looking to improve their 5K or 10K performances.  This class is open to all types of runners: fast, slow, short, tall, we take anyone who can run at all!  The class begins on Tuesday,

September 9th, 2014.  There is no charge for the class, but participation requires Annapolis Striders membership.  Membership must be purchased using either

Online registration   or  

Mail in registration form   

For more information and registration    




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




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! 



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New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement


The 5th Annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K race/1 Mile Walk will be held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. KidsPeace, in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles and Angela and Buck Showalter, invite you to run or walk for kids in foster care. Enjoy a great course and finish on the field with the Oriole Bird!

KidsPeace is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the foster care youth of Maryland.
For more information and registration

Pivot Physical Therapy in Severn, MD is offering Functional Movement Screenings on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information and to sign up

The Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAM) 9th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K and 1 Mile Survivor Walk will be held Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City, MD.

This annual event benefits the BIAM Maryland Brain Injury Resource Center which is the only clearinghouse for brain injury information, help and resources in Maryland for over 30+ years.
For more information and registration

St. Anne's School of Annapolis is hosting the Run for Sarah 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk for Childhood Cancer Awareness on
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 8:30am.

This event is held in loving memory of Class of 2009 Alumna Sarah McMahon, who lost her courageous battle with AML in 2012.
The 5K run course is an out and back format and will follow Arundel on the Bay Road to Old Annapolis Neck Road and into Quiet Water Park.  The 1 mile walk course will follow the sidewalks along the same, though shorter, route.
For more information and registration

On Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Kenyan Runners will join Kenya Connect to help support teachers and students living in rural Wamunyu, Kenya to a brighter future through education at Run Like a Keyan 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run.

The organizers are seeking runners from all clubs to participate in this inaugural race to run against Kenyans.  The run will be held on beautiful and wooded Sandy Spring Friends School's Cross Country course.
For more information and registration

The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.  will hold the Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial Volunteers on the Run 5K on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at Quiet Waters Park at the Red Maple Pavilion.

Enjoy this fast, scenic 5K race course as you jog along the trails past the South River promenade, overlook and wetlands.  The paved course will wind through the park's signature landscape including Quiet Water's unique, manicured sculpture garden and quaint picnic pavilions.
For more information and registration

The First Annual Tracey's Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

All proceeds support Tracey's Elementary School Parent
Teacher Association.

For more information and registration

The 3rd Annual Great Turkey Chase, presented by the Kent Island Running Group and The Brick Companies Queenstown Harbor will be held Thanksgiving morning, November 27th, 2014 at 8:00 am at Queenstown Harbor, a private golf course in Queenstown, Maryland.

The Chase features a 5 mile run/walk or 2 mile run/walk on paved cart paths meandering through Queenstown Harbor.  Organizers will be collecting non-perishable food items on race day to donate to the Maryland Food Bank.
For more information and registration

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks will hold the Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5K on Saturday, November 29th at Glendenning Preserve at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian, MD.
For more information and registration

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


Please remember that all Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm. 
 The 2014 Board Meetings will be at AAMC in the
John and Cathy Belcher Pavilion (previously known as the Health Sciences Pavilion), 7th floor, Conference Room B.  Park in Garage E.    
2014 meeting dates are:

January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd. All meetings are in the Belcher Pavilion on the 7th floor EXCEPT the May 2014 meeting which will be in Sajak Pavilion, Rooms 250 B and C.
Parking information 

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