a friendly competition between all of Maryland & DC’s RRCA-affiliated running clubs taking place on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.
Visit here to register Be sure to select “Annapolis Striders” as your club, and do not apply a discount code (even if you find one on FB or elsewhere), as our club is not using one. Sign up by Saturday, 2/16, because registration closes for good after that. For complete race information
While rising costs mean that the Annapolis Striders can no longer afford to cover our members’ Club Challenge entry fees, we think $14.88 ($13 + $1.88 processing) is still a terrific deal for a well-organized, professionally-managed 10 miler!
Also note: as per the requirements of the race permit, all participants must complete the race at a pace of 13 minutes per mile or less.
Volunteers: If you are available to volunteer, either to work the registration desk, finish line, or a course marshall, please register here:
The Club Challenge is also the first event in the 2019 RRCA Maryland Championship Series, a year-long series of eleven races hosted by different clubs throughout the state. You only need to run four to be eligible for awards! Visit here for the full list of 2019 races & dates.
The Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held
SUNDAY, February 10th, 2019
at Union Jack’s 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 6:00PM. Buffet Dinner at 7:00PM with Annual Awards Ceremony until 9:00pm Music and Dancing.
Price: $40.00 per person. Reservations must be received by Friday, Feb 8, 2019
Our finish line crew of Al Stott, Bob Burash, and Whitey Gross retired at the 40th Anniversary Run held December 9th, 2018. This team brought 49 years of combined experience to timing our races. Thanks to Al, Bob, and Whitey for keeping order as runners came full speed to the finish chute while getting our bib tear-offs, and for all the other support they have provided through the years.
The Annapolis Striders are now looking for volunteers to step up and learn the timing process. This job is interesting and important, which is why Al, Bob, and Whitey kept at it for so long. Interesting, because it allows you to see the entire field of runners cross the finish line in every condition, from completely exhausted to totally unfazed, and everything in between. But also extremely important! If we don’t have a finish line and timing crew, we don’t have a race! So please give it a try. Interested members please contact Dan Symancyk. The first race for the new crew would be the Cherry Pit 10-Miler in May.
2019 Valentine’s 5K
1st Leg of the Championship Series
Our 37th year!
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Kinder Farm Park
1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd Millersville, MD 21108 United States
Join us for the 37th Annapolis Striders Valentine’s 5K. This race is the first race in the 2019 Annapolis Striders Championship Series.
Location: Kinder Farm Park (near the Jaycee’s house); turn left onto Gali Sanchez way as soon as you enter the park.
Start time: 10:00 a.m., bib pick-up opens at 8:45 a.m.
This is an all outdoor event with a warm and toasty bonfire and sweet volunteers. This race is capped at 500 runners.
If you have signed-up for the 2019 Championship Series, you do not need to register for this race. Timing chips will be used for scoring.
Volunteers are needed! Please “click” below to sign-up!
In accordance with the Annapolis Striders by-laws, the Nomination and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:
President: Eva Coale
Vice President for Administration: David Phipps
Vice President for Races: Irene Myers-Thompson
Vice President for Training and Education: Michael Myers
Treasurer: Brian Robinson
Secretary: Ashley Reed
Directors, Term Expiring 2021:
Directors (continuing), Term Expiring 2020:
2019 Eternal Winter 6-Hour Run
Our 4th year!
Saturday, January 26th
The Eternal Winter 6 Hour Run course is the 3.5 mile dirt and paved trail within Greenbury Point at the Naval Support Activity Annapolis base.
It is a FAT ASS style run benefiting our local food pantry at Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter and support services for over 25 years.
Location: Greenbury Point, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Annapolis, MD. Use 289-283 Bullard Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21402 in your GPS.
Registration: Race Day – None.
Race Time: 8:00 am
Entry fee: There are two parts to the registration. A check and a food donation.
The race will be held at Severna Park High School on
Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
The 2019 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School for the third year, with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 28th year of the marathon and 24th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great rail to trail course.
Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for adults and families with children (age 10 and up) who are looking to “get off the couch-with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance in a 10 weeks.
Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program.
This program targets long distance runners who wish to improve their race performance for spring distance events such as the RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge (February 24th), B&A Marathon and Half-Marathon, and other spring marathons. This is a “fat-ass” style training program: participants are expected to provide their own hydration and nutrition on group runs, and will include long, recovery, interval, and tempo runs.
Coaches Kelly, Mark, Delia, Amy, Marjorie, and Michael were joined by more than 40 of the 175 registered Half Marathon Program runners at Charm City Run and Lululemon for two “Meet the Coaches” events. The coaches talked with runners about the program; injury prevention; a potential trail run; track workouts, and the B&A Half Marathon itself.
Lululemon, in their new store, offered the first twenty runners free running socks, and Charm City Run provided coffee and an excellent venue for an exchange of questions and information about running.
Quite a few confided they had not been running very much or even lately for that matter; so, they encouraged everyone to get that season starting 6-miler in before this weekend if they could. Clearly runners listened, as the group looked strong on their first 6 mile run.
by Shannon Costello, RDN, Annapolis Strider, #fuelyourstride
Drink up! Water is crucial to the body’s ability to train at its best and recover quickly. In general, runners should aim for at least 16 ounces of fluid 2-3 hours before with another 8 ounces of fluid 15 minutes before a run; about 4-8 ounces of fluid every 15-20 minutes during a run; and roughly 16-20 ounces of fluid for every pound lost after a run. Sweat rates, running intensity, and environmental factors will affect your ideal fluid goals. The slightest bit of dehydration (loss of 2-3% body weight from sweat) can significantly decrease performance. To avoid dehydration, assess your urine color (should be a pale lemonade color), body weight before and after training, and thirst cues throughout the day. Water is the best method of hydration but eating hydrating snacks like oranges and melons or starting a meal with broth-based soup can sneak in nutrient-dense fluids throughout the day.
Shannon is a Dietician Nutritionist and Annapolis Strider
Thank you for joining us at our
Annapolis Strider Socials!!
Mark your calendar!!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!
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: April 11, May 9, June 13, 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.
January Social Wrap Up
Holy Smokes!!! The Brass Tap was on fire with great friends, food, good wine and beer on tap for miles. If we missed you, let’s plan a another get together!! Wow!! Twenty-three folks came out on a bitter cold evening outside to warm up inside at The Brass Tap – Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall Road, Annapolis, Maryland (in between Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen).
Thank you to Cris Eck for your suggestion, Barry Lowenthal, co-owner/former Annapolis Strider, for reserving our space and Gregory Hill, co-owner/Annapolis Strider, for joining us.
Message from the staff at The Brass Tap – Annapolis: “Thanks to all the Striders who joined us at The Brass Tap – Annapolis last night. We enjoyed having you, and look forward to seeing you all again soon!”
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 Rec Deeds Challenge 5K and 1 mile Funwalk will be held Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Downs Park in Pasadena.
This is the signature annual event! The organizers look forward to seeing you out on the trails at Downs Park in Pasadena. All proceeds go toward special needs athletes and families to assist with sports scholarships as well as summer camp programs.
The Road to Recovery: Sober Truth 5K Run and Family Trot will be held Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8:00 am at Baugher’s Fruit Farm in Westminster, MD.
This run will take you through the rolling hills of Carroll County and the beautiful Baugher’s Fruit Farm. You will have a birds eye view of the valley below on your last lap of the race through the fruit orchard itself. The race will help raise funds for Sober Truth, a substance abuse treatment program that provides treatment for adults suffering with addiction.
If you sign up before April 1, 2019 you will receive a free Sober Truth T-shirt.
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