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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 14
July 10th, 2014
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As a courtesy, members will also receive a reminder e-mail at the beginning of the month when their membership expires!
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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.

Current Volunteer opportunities include:

Women's Distance Festival 5K and Men's Run After the Women 5K
(Saturday, July 12th)
 To volunteer

Endless Summer 6-Hour Run(Saturday, July 26th)      To volunteer 

The Dog Days of Summer
8K Cross Country Run (Sunday, August 3rd)
 To volunteer                
Annapolis Ten Mile Run (Sunday, August 24th)
To volunteer 




running-man-road.jpg Tuesday Night Track workouts are back!

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.  After the Father's Day 10K we will switch to training for fall races.  Hope to see everyone out there!
Joshua Harriman

running-man-road.jpg The Annapolis Striders Moore's Marines™
Marathon Training


Annapolis Strider membership and ability to run 10 miles comfortably (comfortable, conversational pace). The training programs ramp up mileage quickly. It is expected that you can already run 10 miles and have a base weekly mileage of at least 25 miles.

  For more information and registration   





running-man-road.jpg The Annapolis Striders proudly announce:


A 7-week Build-Up Program for the 2014 Annapolis 10 Mile Run


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 10 Mile Run on August 24th, 2014 starting and finishing at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  

For more information and registration 


This season we will be holding two groups including one for middle schoolers!

Who: 5-9 and 10-14 year olds 

When: Tuesdays June 17th through July 15th
Time: 6-7 pm
Where: PAL Park at 1025 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis
Cost:  FREE for children whose parents are Annapolis Striders members

Join the Annapolis Striders in a fun, low-key kids running/exercise summer program.  This year the kids will "graduate" by running the John Wall Mile race on July 19th, 2014. 
For more information and to register 


Annapolis Striders 2014 Summer XC (Cross Country) Series

All summer XC 5K races are free and open to the public.  A waiver must be signed prior to competing and runners under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver as well.  Registration begins at 6 pm and the race will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.  Starting Thursday, July 10th, there will be five Thursday XC races.
Thursday, July 10th at Kinder Farm Park
Thursday, July 17th at Indian Creek Upper School
Thursday, July 24th at Rockbridge Academy
Thursday, July 31st at AACS Upper School
Thursday, August 7th at South River High School
For more information, waiver form and directions

wdf 5k The Women's Distance Festival 5K (our 35th year) and the Men's Run After the Women 5K (our 30th year) will be held
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 in West Annapolis.

The race will begin on Tucker Street behind West Annapolis Elementary School.  Race day registration and packet pickup will be at Mexican Cafe', 609 Melvin Avenue which is one block south of the school.  Packet pick up is also available at Fleet Feet Annapolis on Thursday, July 10th from 5pm to 7pm.
The course is a scenic loop open course through the Wardour neighborhood of West Annapolis.
For more information and registration
To volunteer

 For sale Check out  Annapolis Striders  summer merchandise that will be available at  the Women's Distance Festival 4K and the Men's Run After the Women 5K!  Come early.....merchandise will be sold BEFORE the race!

endless summer run

The Endless Summer 6-Hour Run (& Relay) will be held on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 7:30 am.  The race will start and finish at the White Oak Pavilion in Quiet Waters Park.  Packet pickup will be available the day prior--location to be published soon--and the morning of the race.


The volunteer needs for this race remain substantial; however, we would like to thank the Annapolis & DMV running community for stepping up to lend a hand. 


Volunteers can anticipate the following duties: course monitoring, parking directing, aid station crewing, course biking (before & after), and event setup/breakdown at the race site and/or the Annapolis Striders' storage facility in Annapolis.


If you would like to volunteer, contact John Hayward and Mosi Smith  Include your first and last name, email address, shirt size, and a primary phone number for last minute or race day communications.


Lastly, let us know if you have a specific volunteer preference or any limitations or constraints, or whether you will volunteer wherever needed.  Many thanks on behalf of the ES6 race participants and the Annapolis Striders organization.




The Dog Days of Summer 8K Cross Country Run will be  
held Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD.

The race which is the 5th leg of the 2014 Annapolis Striders Championship Series is also part of the 2014 Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series.

The course features a variety of running surfaces.  You will run through sometimes sunny fields, along shaded trails in the woods, down and up hills and at times, on pavement in the heat and humidity that the area is famous for in August.  We are 99.9% sure that there won't be any snow or ice on the trail but we will have some cool treats at the end of the race.
For more information and registration

The Annapolis Striders Present

The 39th Annual
Annapolis Ten Mile Run
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD

For more information and registration

New this year: An award will be presented to the top scoring male team and an award will be presented to the top scoring female team, based on the net chip aggregate time of the top three fastest male and female runners, who are current members of a RRCA Maryland or D.C. running club.

Please consider volunteering! You can run the race and still volunteer!
To volunteer


Join us for our Monthly Socials (every second Thursday of the month).  
Monthly socials kick off at 6:00 pm . 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

Thursday, July 10th   6:30 pm 
Yellow Fin in Edgewater
Event link



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The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series is coming to the D.C. area on July 19th, 2014 in Hedgesville, WV.
BattleFrog is an intense new obstacle course race series inspired by Navy Seal training. 
For more information and registration
Flyer with Discount Code

Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks invites you to join in a new Track & Field Series. Events are open to ages 5 and up.

The series begins Thursday, June 26th and will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. Future dates are July 3rd, July 10th,  July 17th, July 24th and July 31st.  The series is being held at Northeast High School in Pasadena. 
For more information and registration

new Kicked Up Fitness is extending a special invitation to Annapolis Strider members to come and try out their classes for FREE in the month of July.
Kicked Up offers boxing, kickboxing and cross training classes for all fitness levels. The class schedule may be found on their website. When you stop by, just mention your affiliation with the Annapolis Striders.
Kicked Up Fitness website




Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks will hold the Hop(e) and Jump 5K and Family Run Walk on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD.

For more information and registration

The American Running Camp at Newport, RI will take place
 August 3-8, 2014.
One of the coaches is a local running super star,  Matt Centrowitz!  This running camp is open to any and all ages of all abilities....families welcome.
For more information

Charm City Run presents the Charles Street 12 on

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 7:30 AM at The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD  21204


Join Charm City Run for the Charles Street 12, Maryland's most monumental race. The Charles Street 12-mile race will begin at The Shops at Kenilworth and take you down one of Maryland's most beautiful and scenic byways. The Charles Street 12 will treat runners to beautiful views of Maryland's most charming neighborhoods including Towson, The Orchards, Roland Park, Homeland, Guilford, Charles Village, Mt. Vernon and Downtown Baltimore.

For more information and registration 


WDAS (We Do Awesome Stuff) will host a Maryland Trail Running Festival, Sunday, August 17th, 2014 in Germantown, Maryland.

The event will include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 Miler, 5K and Kids' Fun Run.
Take on the Seneca Greenway and Schaeffer Trail systems known for their serene and scenic atmosphere. WDAS is a new, small, local (Germantown, MD) organization whose goal is to enhance the quality of life of children with disabilities and/or special needs through exceptional outdoor adventure activities.
Annapolis Strider members may save 20% using the "AS20" coupon code when registering.  The offer is only valid online and expires on July 16, 2014.
For more information and registration


The Keystone Trails Association's sixth annual Susquehanna
Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run will be held on Saturday,
September 6th, 2014.

The Keystone Trails Association is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide, preserve, protect and promote recreational hiking trails in Pennsylvania.
For more information and registration

The CFAR (Community, Fitness, Fun, Friends and Running) running group of Waynesboro, PA will be hosting their "Mad Anthony Half" marathon on
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Waynesboro, PA.

Annapolis Striders who register by August 1st, 2014 may enter the coupon code MAHAS when registering to receive a $5.00 discount.

For more information and registration

Children's National Health System announces the second annual Race for Every Child 5K run/walk which will be held
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC.
The event's proceeds will help fund specialized medical care, research into childhood diseases and important wellness and preventive services to keep children healthy.
For more information and registration
Event Brochure

The 3rd Annual Feed Annapolis 5 Miler and 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 13th, 2014
at 7:30 am 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.
For more information and registration

The Little Sisters of the Poor and the Residents of St. Martins Home will be having a Run for The Nuns 5K and 1 mile Fun Nun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD.

For more information and registration

The Tinina Q. Cade foundation (TQCF) will host the 2014 Maryland Race for the Family on Sunday, September 13th , 2014 at 8:00 am at the Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD.

The race includes a 5K race/walk, 1 mile Family Fun walk, a Family Building Obstacle course and a Family Friendly Relay.  The TQCF is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of families struggling with infertility.
For more information and registration
TQCF website

Participate in the First Annual Gerrymander Meander!
Run the roads of Congressional District Three over the weekend of September 19th-21st, 2014.
 The total mileage is likely to be in the vicinity of 225 miles.

Individual legs will vary from 5-12 miles.  Total mileage per runner will depend on the number of runners participating.  This is not a race, but we will have a van and run the course as a relay.  Run as much or as little as you want!
For more information and map of Congressional District 3

The Altis Endurance Sports Mid-Atlantic Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Series will be held Monday, September 22nd, 2014 through Friday, September 26th, 2014 --5 States in 5 days!

Monday, September 22nd Great Alleghany Passage Trestles in Myersdate, PA
Tuesday, September 23rd Barnum Rail Trail, Keyser, WV
Wednesday, September 24th GAP, Frostburg, MD
Thursday, September 25th Cross County Trail, Annandale, VA
Friday, September 26th C&O Canal Towpath, Washington, DC
For more information and registration


 The 3rd Annual 5K/10K Rescue Run will be held
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, MD. 
The run is organized by and supports the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information and registration

Marine Corps Marathon (October 26th, 2014) bibs are available through the fundraising efforts of YoKid.
For more information and registration
YoKid website
 YoKid flyer


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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