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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 1
January 7th, 2016

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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 Striders events and races are organized and staffed by volunteers!

All Annapolis Striders members are encouraged to do their part and volunteer.  Encourage your family members to also volunteer! 




Valentine's Day 5K (Saturday, February 13th)

Contact Race Director Irene Myers-Thompson

Contact Race Director Lynne Traher


RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler (Sunday, February 28th)

To volunteer


2016 Annapolis Striders Full Year 
"Championship Series" 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 9th, 2016 and is not required to participate in the races.  After February 9th, 2016 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. 

Information about Championship Series
2016 Championship Series registration

The Annapolis Striders 2016 
Valentine's Day 5K 
(34th year and 1st leg of the Championship Series) will be held Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am  at Kinder Farm Park

Race Directors Irene Myers-Thompson and Lynne Traher remind you to register early. This race will "sell out". 
If you are registered for the 2016 Annapolis Striders Championship Series, the Valentine's Day 5K is the first race in the series.  You DO NOT need to register again for this race on  
VOLUNTEER  Volunteers are needed!
Please Email Irene or Email Lynne  to volunteer. 
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Registration is now open for the 2016 RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Club Challenge 10 Miler, Sunday, February 28th, 2016 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 no longer falls 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 Striders 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 nine days before the race on February 19th, 2016 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.

Any questions about the Annapolis Striders team? 
VOLUNTEER If you are not planning on running but would like to volunteer at the Club Challenge, the Howard County Striders would welcome your help on race day. 

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 The Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis.


Annual Meeting begins at 5:30PM. All members are encouraged to attend.
Join fellow Annapolis Striders, family and friends for some fun:
Reception and cocktails at 6:30PM.
Buffet Dinner at 7:00PM with Annual Awards Ceremony.
Music and Dancing provided by DJ Walter Kircher.
Two (2) hours of open bar. Cash bar after.
Price: $40.00 per person 18 and over. $35.00 per person under 18.
Checks only , made payable to Annapolis Striders. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
Reservations and payment must be received by 
Friday, February 19th, 2016.

In accordance with the Annapolis Striders by-laws, the Nomination and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:

Officers 2016-2017

President:  Tom DeKornfeld
Vice President for Administration:  Susan Noble
Vice President for Races:  Peggy Vail
Vice President for Training and Education:  Dawn Pattarini
Secretary:  Eva Coale
Treasurer:  Rick Aulbach
Directors, Term Expiring 2018
Kim Burke
Irene Myers-Thompson
David Phipps
Ashley Reed
Brian Robinson
Directors (continuing), Term Expiring 2017
Lauren Colvin
Karen Geiser
Tim Hella
Casey Rayburg
Thank you to Nomination and Board Development Committee members Brian Robinson, Kim Burke, Eva Coale, Susan Noble and Jon Valentine

This 25th anniversary Marathon and 21st Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 7:30 am.

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Annapolis Striders  
Winter 5K Training program begins
 Sunday, November 29th, 2015 

Coaches Ana Dalton, Renee Dudley, Karen Geiser and Tim Hella would like to announce the Annapolis Striders Winter 5K Training program beginning Sunday November 29th.  Class will meet three times per week until our graduation race, the Valentine's Day 5K which will be held 
Saturday, February 13th, 2016. 

Annapolis Striders 
Winter Half Marathon Training program 
begins Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 

Coaches Tim Hella, Ryan Seth, Kelly Gardner and Renee Dudley would like to announce the Annapolis Striders Winter Half Marathon Training program. We will next meet on January 9th.
Although we had planned to meet at Severna Park High School for most of our runs, we ended up filling the front lot at the first gathering on January 2nd.  
So, in order to alleviate parking issues that might arise in the future, we will meet at the Jones Station Road Park and Ride from now on.
The lot is well lit, there are 180 parking spaces, and it is right off the trail.   There is even a Rite Aid next to it that could be used for "emergencies".  

For your GPS, use the address
25 Jones Station Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146 (that is the address for Rite Aid).  You can't miss the Park and Ride that is across Jones Station Road.

Our goal race is the B&A Trail Half Marathon on Sunday, March 20th.


Join us for the Annapolis Striders Monthly Socials (every second Thursday of the month).  

Welcome to the Annapolis Striders January Fun Run and Social
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
6:00pm - Fun Run with Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis
6:30pm-8:30pm - Social at the Boatyard Bar & Grill
Come on out and make new friends, talk running and learn more about the Annapolis Striders and our fantastic running community.

Our fun run will start at the Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis at 6:00pm. Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis is located 318 6th Street in Annapolis. Thank you and shout out to Scott Broerman, Owner of the Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis, and Ann Wilson Brennan for hosting our fun run!!

Our social will be held at the Boatyard Bar & Grill from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Boatyard Bar & Grill is located at Fourth and Severn in Eastport-Annapolis. We will meet in the back, lower bar...look for fellow Annapolis Striders and friends as soon as you walk into the bar. Thank you and shout out to Ryan Walaski, General Manager of Boatyard Bar & Grill, for reserving our space and offering us Happy Hour prices from 3pm-7pm.
Run happy and hope to see you at Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis and/or Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport-Annapolis!!

Welcome to the Annapolis Striders February Social
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pm-Social Sam's on the Waterfront

Come on out and make new friends, talk running and learn more about the Annapolis Striders and our fantastic running community.
Our social will be held at Sam's on the Waterfront from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Sam's on the Waterfront is located at 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East in Annapolis. We will meet in bar area...look for fellow Annapolis Striders and friends as soon as you walk into the bar. Thank you and shout out to Andrew Parks, owner, of Sam's on the Waterfront, for reserving our space and offering us Happy Hour prices from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
See you at Sam's on the Waterfront.
Sams on the Waterfront website

Welcome to the Annapolis Striders March Fun Run & Social
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
6pm-Fun Run with Annapolis Running Shop
6:30pm-8:30pm-Social at Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis
Come on out and make new friends, talk running and learn more about the Annapolis Striders and our fantastic running community.
Our fun run will start at the Annapolis Running Shop at 6:00pm. Annapolis Running Shop is located at 172 Main Street, in Annapolis. Thank you and shout out to Jenny Seth, Owner of the Annapolis Running Shop, for hosting our fun run!!
Our social will be held at the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis is located 100 Compromise Street, in Annapolis.
We will meet in bar area...lo ok for fellow Annapolis Striders and friends as soon as you walk into the bar. Thank you and shout out to Tim Longmire, member of Annapolis Striders and the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis, for reserving our space.
Please do not park in the Fleet Reserve Club parking lot; the parking lot is for members only. There is a meter lot next door, and the former Fawcett's parking lot may be open for parking.

Also, there will be one check per table.
Run happy and hope to see you at the Annapolis Running Shop and/or the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis!!
Annapolis Running Shop website
Fleet Reserve Club website

Save the Dates
 2016 Annapolis Striders Socials
 Second Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm
 Locations to Be Determined
April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8.

Do you have a favorite location for our upcoming socials?  Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged.  Please alert Kim Hindle or Carrye Massey.
  Any questions or suggestions, please contact Annapolis Striders Social Committee Chairs:




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New postings will have A-10 logo prior to the announcement

 The Chattanooga Marathon will be held Sunday,   March 6th, 2016 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 From the Tennessee River, to the base of Lookout Mountain, through the distinct Downtown, you will experience an innovative course never run in Chattanooga's history!
Use this code    ctcChaMar16C   to receive a 20% discount on the half marathon, full marathon, relay and even the 5K.


The Blue Ridge Marathon will be held Saturday, April 16th, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia.

The uphill portions will test your strength and endurance while the equally challenging downhill sections are sure to weed out those who are unprepared. The breathtaking views and stunning Blue Ridge Mountain scenery will offer some reprieve as you persevere to the finish line.
There is a 15% discount for Annapolis Strider members.  Use code ANNAPOLISSTRIDERS  


The 10th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

New this year, we are offering three triathlon courses. Each course takes place at the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail. The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of 2 or 3 people.
Sprint triathlon: (800 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run), Flamingo Feat: (1600 yard swim, 18 mile bike, 6 mile run), Grand Flamingo Feat: (400 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1.5 mile run).  Early registration ends April 14.


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.   

2016 Board Meeting Dates:
 February 2, March 1, April 5, May 10, June 7,
July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6.
Please note that the May meeting (only) will be held on the SECOND Tuesday of the month!

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