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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 4
February 13th, 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! 



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

Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race
(Sunday, April 5th)

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With sadness

Rob Smith, a long-time Annapolis Strider, died on February 4 after a month long treatment for leukemia.  He had a great sense of humor and was a friend to many of us in the running community.  For many years, you could find him on Saturdays during football season volunteering to park cars at the USNA Stadium at the Cedar Park gate for the benefit of the Parole Rotary Club.  Rob was a former Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and joined the law firm of Franch & Jarashow in the early 1990’s that became known as Franch, Jarashow & Smith.  Rob was active in civic affairs through the Parole Rotary Club.  He was an avid runner and member of the Annapolis Striders.  Rob is survived by his wife, Sherrie Burton Smith, and his children, Lindsay and Andrew.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 11:00 AM, at the First Presbyterian Church, 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland  21401.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis), P O Box 6327, Annapolis, MD 21401-0327.


Thank you to Jon Valentine for the photographs!

Thank you to Denise Hyde for the photographs!


Cherry pit

The  Annapolis Striders 2020 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race 
will be held Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at 8:00 am 
at South River High School
 201 Central Ave. E, Edgewater, MD

Registration is now open!

This is the 2nd Leg of the Annapolis Striders Championship Series and our 41st year!
If you are registered for the Championship Series, you are good to go!
Test yourself on a beautiful, hilly course in the countryside south of Annapolis. 

Volunteers are needed!


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The Annapolis Striders 2020 Annual Membership Meeting 
and Awards Banquet
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!
$55.00 per person on or before 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;
no ifs, ands, buts, or I forgots!!

Group photo: Please join us in the HCC gym around 7:15 AM for a club member photo to be taken promptly at 7:20!  Just look for the large Annapolis Striders banner.

Volunteers are 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. 

Register online until Sunday, March 8th!
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.
Due to a scheduling conflict at Severna Park High School, packet pick-up will be limited to 2:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, March 14th.  We anticipate long lines for packet pick-up on Sunday morning so please make every effort to come on Saturday afternoon. Due to school availability there will be no vendor or merchandise sales this year. 


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.


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 12th, from 6:30-8:30pm
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs. Thank you Dan Mandeville for your suggestion to host a social with both groups and thank you Paula Kuruc, Social Director for the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs, for making this happen!!
We appreciate Candace Dillon, Restaurant Supervisor of Camp Severn Shore at the

Graduate Annapolis, for hosting us, opening up happy hour for us from 4pm-8:30pm and for preparing individual checks for us.

Free parking-self park in their parking lot and ask for parking validation prior to walking back to your vehicle.
Have you been collecting race swag? Upcycle your race swag tonight-one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Here is chance to unload your unwanted swag and/or collect some new swag!




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


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.

 The 9th Annual Recreation Deeds for Special Needs 5K and Run Walk will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at Downs Memorial Park in Pasadena, MD.

This is a race in memory of Tyler Hamrick and in support of all adaptive athletes.



 New Balance Annapolis will host The Giving 5K on 
Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD.

This is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Anne Arundel County SPCA.

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!

right-arrow-icon3.gif 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  Nanticoke River Run 5K will be held on  Saturday, April 18th, 2020 in Vienna, MD. 

The Nanticoke River Run is a 5K vineyard dash through the property of Layton’s Chance winery.  Happening at the same time is the “View of the Vineyard” event from 10 am – 2 pm.  They will have environmental vendors, hayrides, and tours.  There will even be the possibility of grape stomping!  Very family-friendly event. 

Runners 21 or over will get a ticket for a complimentary glass of wine or tasting.
Hosted by Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery and the Iron Club of Maryland

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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!


right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.

The Athletes Serving Athletes RunFest  will be held
 Saturday,  May 16th, 2020 in Hunt Valley, MD.

The event will include a 5K, 1 mile walk, competitive 1 Mile Sprint and a Kids’ Fun Run.

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.

Here is information about Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO). 
MARK IT DOWN! The dates are set for our 5k and 10k run qualifiers for the 2021 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale:

* 5K run-Sept. 5, Kentlands/Lakelands 5k in Gaithersburg;
* 10K run-Sept. 13, Sinai Race For the Kids at the Baltimore Zoo.
Runners ages 50 and above entering these races are automatically grouped as MSO participants in their age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.). New this year: By entering these races, you automatically qualify for National, regardless of your time.

Registration is now open for the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K . REGISTER HERE. Registration for the Race For Our Kids 10K opens this spring.

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.  
 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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