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.
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.
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 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
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
FUEL YOUR STRIDE
PRE-RUN NUTRITION – Fuel up before hitting the road! Every runner’s fueling plan will look slightly different based on age, gender, running intensity, and running distance but there are a few basic principles to keep in mind as you create your plan. Typically, runners should aim to eat a balanced meal with 1-4 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of body weight (g/kg BW) about 3-4 hours before a run with a simple carb source of about 25 grams within 15-60 minutes before the run. If you’re planning an early morning run, try eating a dinner of at least 50 percent carbohydrates the night before and aim for a smaller breakfast or large snack about 2 hours before the morning run. Longer runs will require more pre-event fuel and thus should be timed to allow complete digestion of the meal.
The ability to tolerate certain foods varies among all runners. When planning your pre-run meals and snacks, aim for foods that are high-carb, low-fiber, low-fat, and moderate in protein to help avoid stomach issues during the run. Simple carbohydrates are digested quickly making them a quick energy source for your run. These include fruits like bananas, apples, dates and oranges; low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt; and low-fiber grains like crackers, toast or oatmeal. Pairing these carbs with a small portion of protein will help stabilize blood sugars to give you lasting energy throughout your run. Try a piece of toast with nut butter and sliced banana, Greek yogurt with fruit and chia seeds, or a homemade granola bar with oats, shredded coconut and dried fruit. Have fun experimenting with new meals and snacks on training days but stick to familiar foods on race 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.
Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at La Sierra Inc., 2625 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Thank you Joan Schramm for your suggestion and David Castillo, Manager, for reserving our space.
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 prior to the announcement
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 Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park, MD.
The swim portion of the triathlon will take place in the Community Center pool and the bike and run will be on the B&A trail. The two distance events will the main triathlon (800 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile
run) and the Flamingo Feat (1,660 yard swim, 18 mile bike, 6 mile run).
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Northeast High School
in Pasadena, MD.
Marines will be holding Combat Fitness tests. There will also be HIIT instructors. There will be an obstacle course for attendees to try. Vendor and other concession stands will be available throughout the day. There will be something for everyone.
All proceeds benefit the NHS MCJROTC and a local charity.
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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