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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 6
March 12th, 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! 



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

The Annapolis Striders 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet
Thank you for joining us at our Annapolis Striders 2020 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet which was held Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 5:00pm-9:30pm at the Byzantium at the Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road, in Annapolis. We are thrilled that you joined us and enjoyed your evening. We appreciate all of your kind words and compliments about our evening.

We are delighted with our turn out; this year we had 114 Annapolis Striders and guests in attendance. Our evening began with check-in and swag distribution. Next, we had our annual membership meeting welcoming our newly elected officers & board members. Reports were given on major events of 2019, review of the condition of our club, and a look into 2020. After our annual meeting, the cash bar was open; there was free soda, iced tea and coffee available. Folks enjoyed time to catch up with fellow runners and family members while noshing on fresh vegetables with blue cheese dip, assorted cheeses and gourmet crackers and hot, delicious, baked crab dip with baguette rounds. After appetizers, the dinner buffet was opened with choices of carved top round of beef with horseradish sauce, chicken marsala (a few were made without the sauce for folks that enjoy a gluten free meal), penne pasta marina, roasted potatoes, green beans, house salad with dressing on the side, fresh baked rolls and butter. As folks were finishing with dinner, the awards presentation took place. Congratulations to all the award recipients; well done!! The dessert bar was open after the awards presentations with many choices such as cake, brownies, lemon bars, etc…; perfect addition for anyone with a sweet tooth. Music and dancing were enjoyed by many.
Again, thank you to everyone for joining us. Also, thank you to Jasmin Haralambatos, with Custom Catering and her staff. They were friendly, professional and responsive to our every need. We cannot begin to express our sincere appreciation to Jasmin and her entire staff. Custom Catering provided an absolute stupendous evening with fabulous food and service. Everyone loved their meal, the venue and their evening; they are still raving about it. Jasmin is a true pleasure to work with and so incredibly accommodating; she made our evening fun and stress free. If you are interested in booking your next event at the Byzantium at the Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road, in Annapolis, please contact Jasmin Haralambatos, with Custom Catering, 240-205-1190 and please mention that you are a member of the Annapolis Striders for special pricing.

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

The 2019 Annual Awards
Female Runner of the year – Nicole Dawson
Regularly tales top female award in all Striders races. BQ’d two times this year. Is a great runner with a can do attitude.

Male Runner of the year – Chris Kaplan
He ran 13.1 miles every week for the entire 2019 year. He wrote about his journey and inspired many runners both inside and outside the Strider Community.

Ultra Runner of the year – Bob Cawood
This person runs several 100 milers per year. 2019 included Grinestone 100 ans Massanuttin Mountain 100. He is the A10 race director and is a constant volunteer. Typically arrives to all races on foot.

Most Improved – Stephen Hord
He improved all of his time is every Champ series race over the last two years as well and many other races. He missed the B&A Marathon due to injury and ran it unsupported 3 weeks later and improved his time by 31 minutes.

Volunteer of the Year – David Dold
Spring 10k Coach, A10 Training coach, Metric Marathon Race Director. Volunteers at most races doing whatever is needed to be done.

Strider of the Year – Bob Smith
This person shows up early to help, runs, and then stays to clean up after races. Even when he was injured he still showed up to volunteer. He placed in the Champ Series races. During training runs he will forgo his own pace to run with others to help them out. He is always willing to share his extra water bottles with whomever needs one. He recently became a RRCA Certified Coach. He is always supporting is fellow runners and is always willing to give advice or give you a hand when you need it.



The Annapolis Striders 2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run will be held 
Sunday, August 30th, 2020 
at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis

Online registration opens on
 April 1st, 2020
Price increase on April 13th!

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!
Only online ( registration available. 

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 still needed!

Race Cancellation
Due to ongoing concerns associated with Covid 19, and under direction of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, the March 15, 2020 B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is CANCELLED.


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.
right-arrow-icon3.gif Registration for the Spring 2020 10K Training Program is open.  The program will open on April 11th and it will culminate with the Dawson’s Fathers Day 10K on June 21, 2020.  We’re letting you know early so you can get your base up to 3 miles if it is not.   
Get ready to join us!
right-arrow-icon3.gif Registration for the Spring 2020 Couch to 5K Training Program
is open! 
Class will begin Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 6:00 pm at Bates Track,
 935 Spa Road, Annapolis


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:   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, March 12, 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.
Upcycle your race swag tonight-one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Have you been collecting race swag? Here is chance to unload your unwanted swag and/or collect some new sway!!
THURSDAY, April 9, from 6:30-8:30pm
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders in the bar area of Sullivan’s Cove, 552-L Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Maryland 21146. Thank you, Dan Mandeville, for your recommendation and thank you, Sean Martin, one of the owners of Sullivan’s Cove, for reserving our space and providing individual checks.
THURSDAY, May 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders in the fireplace room of Chevy’s Fresh Mex 2436 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, MD.   Thank you, Judy Glendenning, Manager of Chevy’s Fresh Mex for reserving our space and preparing individual checks for us.




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 Frostbite 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 8:30 am at the Schmidt Conference Center at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. 

This 5K supports Open International, which is a nonprofit organization that raises money for students in Nioro, Senegal.  Students in Senegal generally have to walk several miles a day to school without shoes.  The 5K’s goal is to raise money and send 2/3 of it to Senegal to improve the quality of student education and to provide shoes for students in need. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.



right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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!

 Sober Truth’s  Road to Recovery 5K Run & Family Trot Fundraiser Race will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 8:00 am at Roberts Mill Park in Taneytown, MD.

Sober Truth is a small non profit in Taneytown, MD. They provide outpatient substance abuse treatment.  They are hosting this run as a fundraiser to purchase educational material, which is very expensive.  Roberts Mill Park is a beautiful park complete with a pond. 


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.
right-arrow-icon3.gif 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 Anne Arundel Dermatology’s  Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K Walk/Run will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

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.


The Family and Friends 5K- Run Like A Mustang will be held Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at 9:00 am in the neighborhood of Hunt Meadow in Annapolis, MD.

Join the fun 5K run through the lovely Hunt Meadow neighborhood. This race benefits the children’s summer swim team, The Hunt Meadow Mustangs.
The race will start and finish at the community pool parking lot.  


 Bello Machre, Inc. will host the Every Step Counts event on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 8:00 am at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD 

Every Step Counts is a Walk, Bike, 5K event that supports Bello Machre, a non-profit that provides loving care and support to people with developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties. The ESC 5K is flat, fast, and family-friendly. 



right-arrow-icon3.gif 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!

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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.  
  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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