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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 16
August 1st, 2019   
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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! 

Dog Days of Summer
(Sunday, August 4th)
(Sunday, August 25th)

Downs Park 5 Mile Run
(Saturday, November 2nd)

Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50 K
(Saturday, November 9th)

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We are collecting articles for the next print issue of The Streak. Please submit race reports, articles and photos you would like to share to Editor, Lauren Colvin now!


holiday lights
The Annapolis Striders are looking for a 
Race Director to support the annual 
“Lights on the Bay 5K”
which will be held on 
Friday November 22, 2019. 
 This annual race through holiday lights is hosted in conjunction with the SPCA. This is a great cause with good energy. Anyone interested in learning more, please contact VP of Races, Irene Myers-Thompson


The Dog Days of Summer 8K Cross Country Run is
 Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 8:00 am at 
Anne Arundel Community College.
 The race is the fifth leg of the Annapolis Striders Championship Series and is part of the Maryland RRCA series.

For more information and registration   Note: there is no online registration.  

If you are signed up for the Annapolis Striders Championship series, 
you are good to go!

There are construction detours at Anne Arundel Community College.  To get to Lot D by the AACC stadium, use the second entrance (counting from Rte 2) on College Parkway.  It is the entrance by the barn.  Take a right into Lot D.  If Lot D fills, proceed to Lot C.  Do not park where there are course markings in Lot C.  Walk to Lot D by following the course around the drainage pond and at the trees leave the course, walk under the trees, and use the cross walk to get to Lot D. 

Volunteers are needed for course preparation in the days leading up to the race and for the usual and customary race day activities associated with any race.

 Contact Race Directors Matt Mace and Dan Symancyk, with any questions or to volunteer.


 The Downs Park 5 Mile Run will be held Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 am at Downs Memorial Park in Pasadena, MD.

The race is the 7th leg of the Annapolis Striders Championship Series! 

Please join us for the Downs Park 5 Mile Run. The flat, scenic course winds through the woods with gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are signed up for the Annapolis Striders Championship series, 
you are good to go!

Volunteers are needed!  Contact Race Director, Ross Heisman to volunteer.


Rosaryville 50K

Tenth Annual Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K

SATURDAY, November 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
at Rosaryville State Park
The race will close out at 200 participants
The course is mostly in deep woods at Rosaryville State Park, though there is some running in meadows 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. Hot food after the race starting about 11:30. The race will end at 4:00 pm.
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, contact Co-Race Director,
  Tom DeKornfeld or 410-562-4489.

Volunteer validation available.

Annapolis Striders
 2019 Annapolis 10 Mile Run
Our 44th year!
Sunday, August 25th, 2019


New this year, we will be giving a finisher’s medal, along with the finisher’s 1/2 zip long sleeve tech shirt. 




Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness.



Annapolis Striders membership is required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register. 

Two programs concluded and there are currently two active Training Programs:

Junior Striders concluded on July 15, 2019. 

Thank you Coaches Brie Lang, Eva Coale and Greg Eggleston 

The Spring 5K concluded with the Women’s Distance Festival 5K on July 13, 2019
Thank you coach Paul Thorn and Debbie Dirks with mentors Sophia Quinn, John Perguson, and Evan Thomas

Annapolis 10 Mile Run, aka A10 Training is in week 4. 
Coaches: David Dold, Amy Andrews, Delia Edelmann, Henry Schut, and Erica Berraho
They are averaging 50 runners each week.

Moore’s Marines Marathon and Ultra Marathon Training is in Week 6
Coaches: Wally Bixby, Michael Myers, Jorge Laurel, Lee Crumbaugh and Marjorie Fioravante
They are averaging 55 runners each week.
23 runners have participated in every weekly long run.

Congrats to the graduates of July RRCA Coach’s Training Courses.

This graphic shows how the rest of the year will play out with regard to programs and their target races and a few more.  If you’re interested in being an assistant coach or mentoring any of the programs, let us know.  Coaching is great way to inspire and encourage others…join our corps of great volunteers.

Thank you for joining us at our
 Annapolis Strider Socials!! 
Mark your calendar!!
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite spot-we are preparing for 2019!! Save the Dates, 2019 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined:   July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12.

We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.

Exciting News: 
Dan Mandeville has volunteered to lead runs for our socials!!

August 8, 2019
Happy hour available 3pm-6pm at the Severna Park Taphouse, 58 W. Earleigh Heights Rd in Severna Park.
6:30-8:30pm-meet us outside on the deck for some big fun!!
Thank you Rachel, Manager, for reserving our space.
September 12, 2019
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at the Graduate Annapolis (formerly Baroak), located at 126 West Street in Annapolis.
Thank you Shannon Draley, Catering Manager, for reserving our space.





Information about races may be sent to us by visiting the 

Annapolis Striders webpage.  Under “Contact Us”  select

 “Submit Community Race”.


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 The St. Jude Walk/Run Baltimore will be held Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore.

The St. Jude Walk/Run is held during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let’s end childhood cancer. Together. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Annapolis Run for the Light House (Half Marathon, 5K and Walkwill be held Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD.

The mission of the Light House: Homeless Prevention Support Center is to help rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency. 

  right-arrow-icon3.gif The Marines Helping Heroes 5K Challenge will be held Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 in Hanover, MD.

This event consists of a 5K run with optional push-up and sit-up challenges. The Challenge is designed to replicate the US Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test.
 Funds raised will benefit our local military, veterans, the Semper Fi Fund, and TreatNOW. These organizations assist all servicemen and veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, which have been linked to the epidemic of 22 suicides per day among veterans.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Susquehanna River Running Festival will be held Saturday, September 28th, 2019 in Havre de Grace, MD.

The festival includes a half marathon, half marathon relay, 10K and 5K.
Annapolis Striders may use the code AnnapStri-2019 to receive a 10% discount. 


 The Get Healthy with Hopkins-Bones to Run 5 Miler and Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at Green Spring Station in Baltimore.

Get Healthy with Hopkins – Bones to Run 5-Miler and Fun Walk/Run is presented by The Women’s Board and the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The David Herlocker Bachman Valley Half Marathon and 2 Person Relay will be held on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 in the heart of Carroll County farmland.

The Bachman Valley Half Marathon is part of the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series.  In the heart of Carroll County farmland, this is a rolling, scenic course with small-town country charm.
For more information and registration

 right-arrow-icon3.gif The Christalis Superhero 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, September 29th, 2019  in Takoma Park, MD.

The Christalis Superhero 5k Run/Walk is a fundraising event focused on benefiting poor and orphaned children in Uganda.


right-arrow-icon3.gif The Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) RunFest will be held Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 9:00 am in Hunt Valley, MD. 

This is a 5K, 1 Mile and Kids’ Fun Run.  

Athletes Serving Athletes is a non profit based in the Baltimore community and dedicated to empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. We cross the finish line in over 100 events a year in Maryland and then ASA RunFest is our very own signature event and largest fundraiser of the year.  Over 70 ASA Athletes crossing the finish line in specialized running joggers. The Fall Family Festival will follow the race with music, kid zone, food and fun! The proceeds from the race will go to ASA’s WingMan Program.

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Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm.  
2019 dates are:

August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd.


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.   
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