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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 7
March 26th, 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! 




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

Registration for the 45th Annual Annapolis 10 Mile Run, originally scheduled for April 1, has been
 moved to May 1.  Given the current environment, the club will continue to evaluate the registration date and the race details going forward, but for now we expect the race to occur
 on August 30, 2020.

Cherry pit


Message to 2020 Cherry Pit runners
Fellow runners:
It was our hope that conditions would change and we would be able to have the race.  However, after receiving additional information from various health and governmental officials, we have determined that we will have to cancel

the Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race this year.

Below is a link from the RRCA with some strategies and advice for runners and coaches to help navigate through the current health crisis.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Stay healthy!


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.

Fellow runners
We were hopeful that the health situation would rapidly improve and we would be able to conduct the 5K and 10K training programs as scheduled.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred and the Board determined, in the best interest of our members, that we will be canceling the training programs.  We will ask the coaches to email the training schedule to those who have registered for training.  In addition, it is the our intent to continue with group training programs as soon as the situation allows.  In other words, please follow the training schedule so when group runs commence, you will be ready.  
Stay healthy!


Registration for the
Spring 2020 10K Training Program


right-arrow-icon3.gif Registration for the Spring 2020 Couch to 5K Training Program


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:    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!!

Wrap up from March 12, from 6:30-8:30pm, Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs met at Camp Severn Shore in the Graduate Hotel. 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. If you didn’t make it, the food and drinks were great! Thanks to Jamar and John, our bartenders/waiters, for making everything seamless!

 Debbie Dirks and Caren Appel
Lauren Colvin, John Brown’s son, Paula Kuruc, Carrye Massey, Martin Shpuntoff, Caren Appel, Debbie Dirks, Leslie Sparks, Bill Ragan, Coach Paul Thorn and Eric Peltosalo

Past President Ross Heisman and 
Leslie Sparks

Lauren Colvin with Beyond Veggie Burger

Update April 9

Support Sullivan’s Cove with call ahead orders, dinner, beer, wine and liquor, 

410-432-2012 curbside, carry out and local delivery available. Sullivan’s Cove is located at 552-L Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Maryland 21146. Thank you,

Dan Mandevillefor your recommendation. We still want to support and thank you, Sean Martin, one of the owners of Sullivan’s Cove.  

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 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!
right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.


right-arrow-icon3.gif 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.  

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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.  
  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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