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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 23
November 7th, 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! 

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

Lights on the Bay 5K
(Friday November 22nd)

Cold Turkey 10K
(Sunday, November 24th)

Anniversary Run 15K
(Sunday, December 8th)

Attention: Annapolis Striders members

For your information and interest:


SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
is the date of the 2020 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon (BAA certified) and Half Marathon, which will start and end at the Severna Park High School, with a starting time of 07:30 AM. 
It is the 29th year of the marathon and 25th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great (paved) rail to trail course.


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


Nominations are due by Sunday, December 8th

The Awards Committee is collecting nominations for the annual awards and we want your input. If you know Annapolis Striders who have had a really good year and who ran at least five Annapolis Striders races (including non-Championship series races), please nominate them. 
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteering is a part of the awards requirement. If your nominee has not volunteered with the Annapolis Striders they are not eligible for an award.

holiday lights
The Lights on The Bay 5K will be held Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 
Sandy Point State Park. 
 This annual race through holiday lights is hosted in conjunction with the SPCA. This is a great cause with good energy.

Volunteers are needed 4:30-7:30 pm! Please Contact Eva Coale 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
Online and mail-in registration is closed!
Race Day sign-ups available $40 for all!
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

Register online until Thursday, November 21st
Mail-in registrations by Friday, November 15th.

Calling all Fleet Feet and past 10K Class Alumni! Bobby and Karen Levin from the Reisterstown Fleet Feet are retiring! To honor their retirement and their previous sponsorship of the Cold Turkey 10K and the 10K Running Class for over 10 years, we have asked them to be our honorary guests at the Cold Turkey 10K this year. Come on out and show your support by doing one more run with them! If you dress like a turkey, you could win a prize! 

  • Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 24th at Arundel Middle School.
  • Frozen turkeys are waiting for you!
Volunteers are needed!  Click here   to volunteer!

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.

We are happy to announce the opening of registration for the Half Marathon and Winter 5K programs.
Eva Coale will be taking the reins for the Half Marathon Program where this year we will combine best practices from the Extra Mile pilot into a Front of the Pack model that reunites experienced and new runners under one coaching team.

Paul Thorn once again will be leading the way for new runners in the
  Winter 5K program. If you’re interested in coaching or mentoring, there’s nothing more rewarding and no better group to cut your leadership teeth on than our 5K program. 


On Friday, November 8th Michael Myers will hold a Coaches meeting at Vida Taco in Severna Park.  If you’re interested in coaching next year, let him know at


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 2020!!

 Save the Dates, 2020 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10.

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-October 10, 2019
We met at the Eastport Democratic Club, located at 525 State Street in Annapolis. Thank you Eric Peltosalo for introducing us to the Eastport Democratic Club!! Shout out to the President of the Eastport Democratic Club, Peter Alexander, for taking our reservation. Our first ice cream social was enjoyed by all including members of the Eastport Democratic Club. Thank you and shout out to Leslie Sparks for the ice cream toppers!! Fun location and fun group!!

 Martin Shpuntoff

Mikey Connor and Ron Carpenetti

 Ann Garvey and David Dold

Mary Smith, Julie Bloom, John Bloom and David Deger

 Lyn Rowland, Jimmy Wilson and Steve Mitchell

Darrell Mak, Liani Setyawan and Ron Carpenetti

November, 14, 2019
6:30-8:30pm-meet us in the patio bar at Vida Taco Bar Severna Park, 541 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146
Thank you Tim Longmire for your suggestion of Vida Taco Bar in Severna Park and shout out to Jake Munger, General Manager, for reserving our space.

December 12, 2019
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at the Kitchen on West St., 174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (located in the Hilton Garden Inn). Happy Hour is available 4pm-7pm
Thank you Mary Parks, Director of Sales, for reserving our space.
Parking: Free street parking, $5.00 at Knighton Garage or $26 valet parking at the Hilton Garden Inn.
This is also Midnight Madness in Annapolis from 5pm-midnight. (Parking-During Midnight Madness, December 5, 12 and 19, visitors to downtown Annapolis can park for $5 at Knighton Garage and Park Place and take the FREE Circulator bus to downtown (and back to the garages). Additionally, Calvert Street Garage at 19 St. Johns Street is free every weeknight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., so visitors for Midnight Madness should take advantage of this convenient parking option. During Midnight Madness, the City will provide extended Circulator Service. On these days, there will be two Circulators that will run from 4 p.m. to midnight from Park Place to West Street, State Garage at 19 St. Johns Street, State Circle (serving Maryland Avenue), to Church Circle, then Duke of Gloucester to City Dock, up Main Street and back to West Street and Park Place. Track the Circulator’s location in real-time by downloading the RLS Shuttle app on your smartphone and selecting, “Annapolis.”)




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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New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement


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 Anne Arundel Community College 31st Annual Turkey Trot will be held Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at noon.

Come enjoy a 5K or 1 mile jaunt on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College and burn some calories before turkey day! The course will be a 2 loop rolling course primarily through west campus due to the construction on campus. It will start and finish outside of Jenkins Gymnasium. Registration will start at 10AM inside Jenkins Gymnasium. There are Turkeys and Pies for category winners and a raffle for all entrants with lots of cool giveaways.

 The 20th Annual Turkey Chase 10K and 5K Run will be held Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 8:00 am at Camp Letts in Edgewater, MD.

The Turkey Chase Charity Race at YMCA Camp Letts is a truly unique event in our region. Held on our beautiful wooded peninsula the event has something for everyone. The free to enter mascot race allows your kids, and the big kid in you to race against our own Turkey, as well as local mascots from across the region. The 5K is a family friendly event for runners and walkers of all abilities. Our Turkey is a Participant in the 5K so you will be able to see how your training has compared to his. The 10K run takes you off camp and onto the beautiful Smithsonian property before returning to Camp Letts. Both 10K/5K events are now chip timed!!! While we love our furry friends, we encourage you to leave all pets at home.




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:

 December 3rd.


All Board Meetings are held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the

Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor. Room location is posted each month.  Park in Garage E.   
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