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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 3
January 29th, 2020   
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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! 



Valentine’s 5K
Saturday, February 9th

B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
(Sunday, March 15th)



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The Annapolis Striders 2020 Annual Membership Meeting 
and Awards Banquet
Save $5.00 per person
by registering on or before this Friday, January 31st
The Annapolis Striders 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet
will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 5:00pm-9:30pm. Please note our new location!
 $50.00 per person before 1/31/2020
$55.00 per person 2/1/2020-2/27/2020

Fee includes appetizers, buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Custom Catering is our caterer.
Our menu includes the following: 

Appetizers:  Fresh vegetables with blue cheese dip, assorted cheeses and gourmet crackers and baked crab dip with baguette rounds. 

Buffet Entrees:  Carved top round of beef with horseradish sauce, chicken marsala (a few will be made without the sauce for folks that enjoy a gluten free meal), penne pasta marina, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, house salad with dressing on the side, fresh baked rolls and butter and assorted desserts. 

Beverages include coffee, iced tea, and soda.  There will be a cash bar available. 
5:00-6:00pm-Annual Membership Meeting
Please take part as we elect new officers & board members, report on major events of 2019, review the condition of our club, and look to 2020.
5:30-6:30pm-Check-in, Meet & Greet, Appetizers
Join fellow Annapolis Striders, family and friends for some fun.
6:30-7:30pm-Buffet Dinner with Annual Awards Ceremony and dessert
Celebrate your fellow runners 2019 accomplishments.

7:30-9:30pm-Music and Dancing
Get up and dance

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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
VP Administration: Richard Aulbach
VP Races: Irene Myers-Thompson
VP Programs/Education: Lee Crumbaugh
Treasurer: Darrell Mak
Secretary: Andrea Clappsy
A10 Directors: Bob Cawood/Casey Rayburg
B&A Trail Marathon/Half Marathon Directors: Joshua Harriman/Christian Zazzali

Directors (2022):
Kim Burke
Steve Mitchell
Brian Robinson
Jimmy Wilson

Directors (2021)
Lauren Colvin
Dewitt Kneass
Dan Mandeville
Tom Nelson
Larry Puglisi

The RRCA Club Challenge 10 Mile Run will be held Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 8:00 am at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD.
The RRCA Club Challenge is an annual race between all RRCA running clubs in Maryland and Washington, DC. 
To register for the run   The code for Annapolis Striders members is RUN4AS.  Please note there is no discount for this race.  Sign-up before Saturday, February 15th.

Volunteers are needed!  Click below to sign-up!

Register for the 2020 Championship Series Races

*** Current Members Only ***  
This registration option is only available to Annapolis Striders members. 
Registration for the entire slate of races in the 2020 Championship Series is available from

NOW through February 2, 2020.

The $35 registration fee will register you for the following races:

 Valentine’s Day 5K  
 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race    
 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K   
 John Wall Memorial One Mile Track Race     
 Dog Days 8K Cross Country Run    
 Metric Marathon          
Downs Park 5 Miler       
Anniversary Run 15K

This registration is merely a convenience for members who plan to run all or most of these races.  Members can still be included in the 2020 Championship Series rankings by registering for each race separately as registration opens.

For more information and registration

2020 Valentine’s 5K
1st Leg of the Championship Series.
Our 38th year!
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Kinder Farm Park

Join us for the Annapolis Striders Valentine’s 5K!   This race is the first race in the 2020 Annapolis Striders Championship Series.  Annapolis Striders members have until February 2nd to register for the 2020 Championship Series. If you have signed-up for the Championship Series, you do not need to register for this race.
This is an all outdoor event with a warm and toasty bonfire and sweet volunteers. This race is capped at 500 runners.  Timing chips will be used for scoring.

For more information    Registration is now closed for this race.
Volunteers Needed!  Click below to sign-up!

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
Please join us for the 2020 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon (BAA certified) and Half Marathon, which will start and finish at Severna Park High School, 
at 7:30 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.


Volunteers Needed! Click below to sign-up.


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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.

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



Assistant Track Coach – Field Events
Southern High School is seeking an Assistant Track Coach with specialized knowledge and expertise in at least one of the field events (throws/jumps/vaults). The successful applicant should have practical experience in one or more of the field events; prior coaching experience in youth sports programs is a plus. Depending on an applicant’s qualifications this position may be approved as a paid position.
The primary responsibilities of the position will be to independently lead and develop improvement in Southern’s field events program and athletes.
Secondarily, the successful applicant would be responsible with helping out with conducting aspects of daily track practices when called upon.
Practice times begin after school each day, typically around 2:45 – 3:00 PM and run an hour and half to two hours. Individual group practice times will always be considered to accommodate conflicting schedules. Track meets typically occur after school hours during the week. Saturday meets are also not uncommon.
Upon selection, the Assistant Coach will be required to become certified in First Aid, CPR, Care and Prevention of Injuries, Concussions, as well as completing other MPSSAA or Anne Arundel County required courses before the first practice date.
If interested, please contact Head Coach Leon Tucker 

Thank you for joining us at our
 Annapolis Strider Socials!! 
Mark your calendar!!
Location, location, location-please tell us your
 favorite spot.

 Save the Dates, 2020 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined:  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!!


Thursday, February 13th , from 6:30-8:30pm

 Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders in the bar area of the Founders Tavern & Grille, located at 8125 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, Maryland 21122. Thank you Karina Singer and Tracy Hicks, Manager of Founders Tavern & Grille, for reserving our space.

Happy hour available from 3pm-6pm.
Thursday, March 12, from 6:30-8:30pm
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs.  We are working with Paula Kuruc, Social Director for the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs and a venue large enough to accommodate all of us.  Location to be determined; stay tuned for details. 




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


Try a Tri

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Come learn about the sport of Triathlon under the guidance of experienced Annapolis Triathlon Club (ATC) triathletes. Meet ATC members and learn about the benefits of club membership. Participate in a short swim, bike and run with transitions and learn about the ins and outs of transition, nutrition and gear. Perfect for beginners, novices and anyone interested in getting into the sport! See the ATC website for all details and to register for this event. You do not need to be an ATC member to participate in this event.


right-arrow-icon3.gif  The Race for the Trails 10 mile race will be held Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am at Lindale Middle School, Linthicum Heights, MD.

 The Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails are partnering with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks for a 10 mile course which is taking place on the BWI Trail around the BWI airport. Our mission to promote, protect and enhance the public multi-use trails in Anne Arundel County includes beautification projects, the addition of benches, water fountains and other user amenities and public programming.

right-arrow-icon3.gif 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!

The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the Severna Park Community Center pool and on the B&A Trail.

The triathlon offers two courses, Sprint and Olympic.  Each course takes place at the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail.  The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of 2 or 3 people.

 The Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial Volunteers on the Run 5K
will be held Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at Quiet Waters Park in 
Annapolis, MD.

The Volunteers on the Run 5K is named in honor of Junior League of Annapolis (JLA) member Jennifer Summers Barrett who passed away tragically on July 27, 2011. Barrett epitomized a strong, dedicated Junior League woman who cared deeply about our community and especially our children. Open to the public, the proceeds from the race benefit the community programs of JLA.
Raffle tickets can be purchased alongside your race entry for the opportunity to win many fun items!


 The Kidney Crusaders 5K  will be held Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 in Easton, MD.
Kidney Crusaders 5K run/walk is a new race in in Easton, MD. This event is to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease/transplant research, treatment and to support those with few resources. The race is being hosted in partnership with the American Kidney Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit working on behalf of the
37 million Americans with kidney disease.  The organizers plan to have a health
fair and a variety of entertainment to go along with the run. The event will start and finish in Idlewild Park and the course runs primarily along the Easton rail trail. Organizers encourage you to support this worthwhile cause and help the many Americans struggling with this disease.

right-arrow-icon3.gif  The Naptown Half Marathon and 10K/5K race will be held Saturday May 30th, 2020, starting and finishing at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

 Runners can choose either the half marathon or 10K run through the beautiful streets of quaint Annapolis, MD and into Anne Arundel County. Weather temps in the area tend to be perfect for running this time of year and the 7am start time ensures you will have nice, cool running weather!
Organizers note that all runners will be treated to a first class race experience, presented by Legendary Sports Group, complete with great runner SWAG (Premium item, Finisher Medal, Photos, Food & Drinks). The race starts and finishes at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and proceeds from the race will benefit several local charities.

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
 update your e-mail address  or use the quick link at the top of the newsletter
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.  
 February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st


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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