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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 25
December 5th, 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! 

Anniversary Run 15K
(Sunday, December 8th)


A reminder for runners to wear reflective gear and running lights, and to always, always be aware that drivers aren’t looking for runners.

12/03/2019 at 6:23pm: Fatal Collision:  Preliminary investigations indicate the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe, Patrick Tackney, 48, of Annapolis, was leaving the driveway of a group of businesses at 1950 West Street to turn right, westbound on West Street. At the same time the pedestrian, Ernest Powell, 65, of Annapolis, was walking on the sidewalk eastbound along West Street across the same driveway. The Chevrolet struck Mr. Powell and then turned into the parking lot of the business at 1952 West Street. Mr. Powell sustained serious, life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Mr. Powell died from his injuries. Witnesses prevented the driver, Tackney, from leaving the scene of the accident. Tackney was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter, driving while impaired and multiple additional related charges. Tackney is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.

Thank you to Jon Valentine for the photographs!


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. 

Registration fees increase 

January 1, 2020
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.

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!
Race day sign-ups available $20 for all!
No online registration.  

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

Course monitors and water stop volunteers are still needed!



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. 


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!!


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”.


Listed by Event Date
New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement



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. 

The RunSBY (Salisbury Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K) will be held Saturday, April 4th, 2020 in Salisbury, MD.

With a flat course and options for both a USATF Certfified Full and Half Marathon, this course is sure to please! Aide stations every 1.5 miles and a generous 7 hour cutoff for the full distance course make this a friendly first event for those wishing to start their marathon journey, or get back in to it. Marathoners!!! This course boasts an almost 10% Boston Qualification rate for our runners. Lots of swag, HUGE after party, early start times and cool weather!

Annapolis Striders members:

As a courtesy, members will  receive a reminder e-mail at the beginning of the month when their membership expires!

At the bottom of this newsletter you will find a link where you may
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to update your e-mail address and/or mailing address. 
If you want to receive the E-Streak newsletter and The STREAK quarterly publication it is important that you keep your contact information current and accurate!

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


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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