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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 20
September 26th, 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! 

Metric Marathon
(Sunday, October 6th)

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

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

Anniversary Run 15K
(Sunday, December 8th)

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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 Metric Marathon will be held Sunday, 
October 6th, 8:00AM at  Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd, Harwood, MD 20776

Join us for the 38th running of the Metric Marathon!
This is the 6th leg of the Championship Series.  
The Metric Marathon is a 26K (16.3 mile) loop course on paved roads through gently rolling hills in the Harwood area of Anne Arundel County. Significant hills occur at miles 12 and 14. 

If you are signed up for the Annapolis Striders Championship Series,
 you are good to go!
Volunteers are needed!  Click below to see options and sign up!


 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.


The Cold Turkey 10K will be held Sunday, November 24th, 2019 
at Arundel Middle School


  • Registration for the Cold Turkey 10K opens Friday, September 13th.
  • There is a one week early bird special! Save $10.00! Register now!
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 24th at Arundel Middle School.
  • Frozen turkeys are waiting for you!

2019 Anniversary Run 15K
8th Leg of the Championship Series.
Our 41st year!

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis, MD 

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

For more information and registration
Volunteers are needed! Contact Contact Co-Race Director, Larry Puglisi to volunteer.



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. 

Additional information about training programs may be found on the Annapolis Striders website.

Fall 10K Training 

The first session of Fall 10K Training was Tuesday eveningSeptember 17 at 6PM at Jones Station Road.  The class will be led by Julie Brown and Austin Chow.

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:   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!!

Wrap Up-September 12, 2019
A super fun gathering with lots of friends!! We missed a few of you!!
From 4:00-7:00pm-Folks enjoyed Happy Hour at BAROAK with 1/2 Price Burgers, 1/2 Priced Draft Beer, & 1/2 Priced House Wine. We were in full swing by 6:30-8:30pm-we met at the Hotel Annapolis (formerly Loews Annapolis Hotel and soon to be the Graduate) in bar area of BAROAK, 126 West Street in Annapolis.
Thank you, Shannon Draley, Catering Manager, for reserving our space. Shout out to Leslie Sparks for arriving early, working with BAROAK staff to set everything up and for her fabulous photos.

 Guess Who?   Colin Hughes

Past President Tom DeKornfeld and Nina Fisher

 Tim Longmire and Coach David Dold

Coach Paul Thorn and Joan Schramm


 Ann Garvey and Leslie Sparks


 John and Julie Bloom

October 10th, 2019

Location to be determined!




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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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. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.gifThe 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 Knight Foundation Race 4 Recovery 5K  will be held Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at the Rockville Town Square in Rockville, MD.

The Race 4 Recovery 5K is an annual run/walk event that is based on providing immediate action to those threatened from addiction and overdose. This run/walk is to promote awareness, break down stigmas associated with addition, honor those that have been lost, and support those who currently are in the fight. The event will be held at Rockville Town Square.  There will be music, food, entertainment, great prizes and FREE giveaways


The 20th anniversary of  Zack’s Run- The Race Against Childhood Cancer, organized by The Hebda Foundation, will be held Sunday, October 6th, 2019 on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. 

 Enjoy a fun route through the campus for the 5K race or take part in the 1-mile fun run and support The Hebda Foundation in providing funds for cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and supporting Camp Sunrise.
“Since 1986, Camp Sunrise has provided children affected by cancer with a normal camping experience among their peers who have also experienced cancer treatment. By combining an exciting camp experience with professional medical support, Camp Sunrise creates limitless opportunities for pediatric oncology patients to be normal kids again for a week.” (Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center)


right-arrow-icon3.gif Anthony’s Run 2019 will be held Sunday, October 6th, 2019 beginning at Kent Island High School.

Anthony’s Run 2019, features a Competitive Run, Run/Walk and Community/Family/Student-Walk along the Cross Island Trail beginning at Kent Island High School (KIHS) and ending at Red Eye’s Dock Bar; with announcements, a presentation and an after party to follow.
Anthony’s Walk is being hosted by Not My Child QAC- A newly created fund through Chesapeake Charities. The fund was created in memory of Anthony Reno Jr, who lost his life on May 21, 2017  to the opioid and heroin epidemic.
 Not My Child QAC’ s  mission is to support opioid awareness and prevention activities in Queen Anne’s  County, provide assistance to individuals who are recovering from addiction, and assist families who have lost a loved one as a result of an opioid overdose. 

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.

right-arrow-icon3.gif  The 14th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K and 1 Mile Walk will be held Sunday, October 13th, 2019 on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.

This event, hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAMD), will rally survivors, families, friends, and supporters around the common goal of raising awareness about brain injury within the community and providing much needed funding to support the programs and initiatives of BIAMD. For more than a three decades, BIAMD has been able to provide help, hope, and healing to Maryland’s Brain Injury community. With the generous assistance of our supporters and volunteers, The Maryland Brain Injury Connection Center is able to provide resources, education, and assistance to Marylanders with a brain injury, their families, and the healthcare providers who serve them, all free of charge.

 The 10th Annual Cure Myositis 5K Run, Walk N’Roll  will be held Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD.

All proceeds go to the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center and The Myositis Association for research to find a cure for this rare disease.

  right-arrow-icon3.gif The Broadneck Elementary School PTO’s Buzzing for the Bees 5K
will be held Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Broadneck Elementary School in Arnold, MD.

This is a 5K through the community of Bay Hills in Arnold MD. The race benefits Race for Education at Broadneck Elementary School. We will have timed bibs, t-shirts for early registers and finisher medals. We will also have awards to top Male and Female Finishers as well as age group medals.


 The Jug Bay Run for Wildlife 3K Fun Walk, 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at  Patuxent River Park.

Together, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Patuxent River Park and The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary comprise over 3,500 acres along the banks of the Patuxent River. The river and its shores are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River’s natural wildlife. Proceeds from the run and walk directly support projects, research, and education in the Patuxent River watershed. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Two Rivers 3rd Annual Run for Wreaths will be held Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 8:00 am in Odenton, MD.

The Annapolis Triathlon Club (ATC) is dedicated to supporting our fallen heroes and honoring them with a wreath at their gravesite during this holiday season. The goal is to bring more wreaths to the Crownsville Veteran’s Cemetery. There are over 20,000 grave sites in the cemetery and in 2018 through local support they were able to cover about 15,000 gravestones. This year we’re hoping to cover all the sites.
Come join us on Sunday, November 10th for a morning of fun and exercise.  There will be 5K run with awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall.  There will also be a 2 mile walk and Kids Fun Run.



 The Southern Maryland Community Network Inc. New Year’s Day 5K Run/ Walk will be held Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Prince Frederick, MD.

Southern Maryland Community Network is a non-profit mental health agency serving the Southern Maryland area.  Our Annual 5K Resolution Run/Walk helps raise money for our community mental health programs.  This fundraising event also helps us to create awareness about mental health in our community.  A portion of the proceeds also benefits the Erica Weems Scholarship Fund.  Erica was an employee of SMCN and was tragically killed in a car accident in August of 2007. 
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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:

  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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