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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 7

March 31st, 2016

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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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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 email newsletter may be submitted to
 Ross and Patti Heisman

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Articles are now due for the next print issue of The Streak magazine!  This issue will include fall and winter Annapolis Striders races, marathon training and any running stories you would like to share.  Send your articles and photographs to Editor, Lauren Colvin


 Are you missing an award?
Unclaimed Annapolis Striders Championship Series awards dating from 2015 back to 2008 will be available for pick-up at the Annapolis Striders Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race on
Sunday, April 3rd!

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! 







An opening envelope revealing a the names of winners in a competition or awards program



Ben Moore Lifetime Achievement Award: Dan Symancyk
Volunteer of the Year: Ross Heisman
Annapolis Strider of the Year: Karen Geiser
Female Runner of the Year: Amy Zbikowski
Male Runner of the Year: Jeloni Moore
Female Masters Runner of the Year: Christine Eck
Male Masters Runner of the Year: Karsten Brown
Female Grandmasters Runner of the Year: Marie Friedland
Male Grandmasters Runner of the Year: Peter Tango
Female Ultra Runner of the Year: Kim Burke
Male Ultra Runner of the Year: Tom Dekornfeld
Junior Annapolis Strider of the Year: Georgia Furbish
Most Improved Runner of the Year: Debbie Dirks

Congratulations to Annapolis Strider, Anne Smith, 
on finishing her first half marathon at the 
2016 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon that was held on March 20th, 2016.
Cherry pit
 The Annapolis Striders 2016 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Run 
(37th year and the 2nd leg of the Championship Series) 
will be held 
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 
 8:00 am at 
South River High School in Edgewater, Md.

                      Race Day registration:  $20 for all runners 
 6:30am - 7:30am.  

Volunteers should check in at 7:00 am in the South River High School cafeteria.  Look for the Volunteer poster on the back wall by the food tables.   

endless summer run 

The Annapolis Striders are proud to bring you the 6th Annual Endless Summer 6-Hour Run on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 7:30 am at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis

This event is a proud benefactor of the Semper Fi Fund-a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity.
 Semper Fi Fund website

As a throwback to that cinematic masterpiece, we would like to invite you to what will be an special event. If you've a) been considering running an ultramarathon, b) looking for a supported run in prep for another race, c) always wanted to run a relay event with a couple of friends, or d) want to experience a difference aspect of running AND meet some new friends, then sign up today!

For more information and registration
Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness.

Annapolis Striders membership required to participate in these training programs.

Annapolis Striders Spring 10K Training Program
begins Tuesday,  April 12th, 2016

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 19th, 2016.
Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursday at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am.

Annapolis Striders Spring Beginner 5K Training Program
will begin Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 and will run through 
Thursday, July 7th, 2016.

Come join our "get off the couch" 10-week program for beginning runners.  Whether you are new to running or are 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 after training for 10 weeks. 
Online registration only.  

Coach Paul Thorn is looking for coaches and mentors. Please
 Contact Paul Thorn if you are interested in helping.

2016 Maryland State RRCA Grand Prix Series 
Schedule of Races (note revised schedule)

2016 Maryland State RRCA Women's Distance Festival Grand Prix Series

  • MD Grand Prix Series-
This is a series of races chosen by the running clubs of Maryland and DC.  The objective is to encourage runners to broaden their race experience by participating in other club races in the area.  The series tries to have different kinds of races including different distances (From One mile to 50K).  Often, races in the series are also named State Championship races for RRCA.  Typical number of races is 10 or 11 and the competition is within age groups of 5 year bands.  Qualifiers and winners need to complete 4 races.  Awards are given out at the next year Club 10 Mile Challenge.
  • MD Ultra Series-
This is a new series of races contributed by the MD/DC clubs that are longer than a marathon either in planned distance or time available for a typical club runner.  For 2016, the clubs have placed 8 races in the series.  To qualify for the lottery prize pool, a participant need only complete 3 of the 8 races.  The awards will be given out at the next year Club 10 Mile Challenge.
  • MD/DC WDF Series-
A long standing series of races in the area of 5K length.  The series typically has at least 9 club races for women runners.  For 2016, a participant needs to complete 5 of the races to qualify for end of season award.  The series is extremely popular and it encourages female runners to participate in other club races.

We would love to have your participation in the 2016 Series.  All ages and abilities are welcome!  To compete as an individual you only need to run four of the eleven races.  The Club Challenge was the first in the series and our own Dog Days 8K Cross Country race (August 7th) is the sixth.  If you ran the Challenge and plan to run the Dog Days you will only need to select two more races!

Listed below are the next two races in the Series. Hope to see you there!

The Springburst 8K, hosted by the Prince George's Running Club ( 2nd race in the 2016 Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series), will be held Saturday, April 9th, 2016 in Greenbelt, MD.

The Kent Island Metric Marathon and Half Metric Marathon, hosted by the Kent Island Running Group (3rd race in the 2016 Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series), will be held Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at Matapeake State Park in Stevensville, MD.

Note: Only the Half Metric Marathon qualifies for the MDRRCA Grand Prix Series, NOT the Full Metric Marathon.

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

Welcome to the Annapolis Striders April Social
Thursday, April 14th
6:30pm-8:30pm- Baroak
 Come on out and make new friends, talk running and learn more about the Annapolis Striders and our fantastic running community.
BAROAK is located 126 West Street, 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 Jason Bacci, Restaurant General Manager, for reserving our space and offering us happy hour prices from 4pm-8:30pm.
See you at BAROAK (located in Loews Annapolis).
Save the Dates
 2016 Annapolis Striders Socials
 Second Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm
 Locations to Be Determined
 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 logoprior to the announcement

One of our local running stores is moving!  Fleet Feet Annapolis is relocating to the Annapolis Harbor Center sometime in mid-April.

 The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is expanding its Move More race series providing a complete tour of the fine park system available to all runners.  This year they are offering six races ranging in distances that are for the beginner runner as well as the seasoned veteran.

The Recreations Deeds Challenge Run 5K will be held Saturday, March 19th at Downs Park in Pasadena, MD


 Annapolis Beer Week's 4th Annual "Beer Run" will be held Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 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 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run is a cross country course (blacktop, gravel, dirt and hills).


The Greenbelt Nursery School's Annual Tortoise and Hare 5K and Hare and Hound 1K  and Hound Treasure Hunt will be held Saturday, April 9th, 2016 in Greenbelt, MD.
A proceeds benefit the Greenbelt Nursery School's scholarship fund which provides tuition assistance to low-income families.

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 first Annual Run for Nature Earth Day 5K to benefit the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Center Campaign will be held Saturday, April 16th, 2016  at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.


The Broadneck  13U Baseball team is sponsoring Sprint Into Spring 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Sandy Point State Park.

The course is Woodsy Trail to the Beach.

 Bay Community Support Services will be holding its 4th Annual Walk, Run & Roll event on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood Maryland.
Bay Community Support Services is a full-service agency that provides quality support services for people with disabilities in Maryland.


The 5th Annual Chuck Pacholkiw Memorial 5K race/walk will be held Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at Bowie High School.

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.

 The 3rd Annual Arundel on the Bay (AOTB) 5K will be held Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 am.
Professionally timed, DJ, food and beer.

 The Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Move More series By the Bay 5K and Family Fun Walk will be held Saturday, April 30th at Downs Park in Pasadena, MD.

 The Howard County Striders Hops 5K will be held Sunday, 
May 1st, 2016 at 10:00 am at Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard at Linganore Wine Cellars in Mt. Airy, MD.

The course is a 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) challenging course run entirely on the property of Red Shedman Brewery/Linganore Winecellars.

Walk, Hike, Run, Bike to Blaze a Trail to Health and Wellness in celebration of Older Americans' Month will be held Friday,
 May 6th at Kinder Farm Park  in Millersville, MD.

The organizers are looking for an interested runner to lead the run and perhaps have Annapolis Striders information available.

If you are an "Older American" interested in leading the run please contact

MCVET(Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.) will hold its 21st Annual 5K/10K Races on Sunday, May 29th, 2016 starting at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore.

MCVET is committed to offering a military-structured, seamless continuum of care that helps veterans in need transition from dependent to independent living.


 The Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Move More series Take to the Trails 7K will be held Saturday, June 4th at the Recreation and Parks headquarters in Annapolis.


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:
 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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