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!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF EVERY ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RACE AND PROGRAM.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
From Annapolis Striders
President, Eva Coale
Message to our Members
June 3, 2020
I know everyone is anxious to resume some sort of normal. For the moment, things are heading in the right direction: stores and restaurants reopening, small group gatherings, etc. The Board met last to discuss upcoming races and training. Below is where we currently are.
Based on the current guidelines, we are not able to offer in person training. (Our group size exceeds the maximum allowed.) We will post the training schedules on the Annapolis Striders website so that everyone will be able to prepare for races.
Champ Series/Iron Man
We do not want members’ streaks to come to an end because of health concerns created by the current pandemic. Last night, the Board made the decision to suspend 2020 Iron Man so that long running streaks may continue. This does not mean we have cancelled the series. We will have champ series races if and when possible.
We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of future events as the situation evolves and we receive more guidance from public health officials and local government.
Membership management transitioned to RunSignup
As if you haven’t been blasted with enough emails already, here’s one last mention that we have moved our membership registration from Active to RunSignup. We hope the email instructions for claiming your account weren’t too intimidating.
While the method can be quirky if you have multiple RunSignup accounts and used nicknames or different email addresses, for most people it is actually quite easy: just click the Claim Account link and when prompted either create a RunSignup account or sign in to your existing one. Then follow the prompts to claim your account.
Down the road RunSignup will be used for certain races as well. For those that offer special member pricing, like Championship Series races where members pay less than non-members, your membership will be automatically recognized and you will be given the member rate. RunSignup will also be used for no-cost registration for training programs that are free to members.
We appreciate you! And we appreciate you taking the time to claim your account. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Jeff Carlson.
The Streak wants to hear from you! There may not be any races going on right now, but we’re sure you still have stories to share. What was your first race? Favorite race? Most interesting running experience? How have you adapted your fitness routines to stay active? Have you done any good virtual challenges? Please send stories, race reports, photographs, artwork and even jokes to THE STREAK to be included in the next issue.
Due to the continuing public health threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Annapolis Striders has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run. Although we have not opened registration for the 2020 event, there are some runners that deferred from 2019 to 2020 and we will provide registration details for those deferred runners later.
We have made the decision to cancel after careful deliberation, knowing that our foremost responsibility is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, our volunteers, our broader running community, and society at large. The current situation in the United States and throughout the world is one of disruption and uncertainty. We feel that moving forward with plans for a 4,000 person race is not aligned with what our government, medical experts, and society is asking us to do. While painful to do knowing the legacy that surrounds this event, we feel it is the responsible action to take in light of what is going on in the world around us.
We thank you for your patience and kindness during this difficult period. We hope you all remain safe and healthy and we look forward to gathering with you in Annapolis in August 2021.
While we received positive feedback from the Navy about the use of Greenbury Point for the Endless Summer 6 Hour Run, they unfortunately will not be able to start looking at opening the facility until July.
The course is mostly in deep woods at Rosaryville State Park, though there is some running in meadows also. The trail is largely single track; not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. Hot food after the race starting about 11:30. The race will end at 4:00pm.
The course has two aid stations about 4 1/2 miles apart. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavillion after the race–or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Co-Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld or 410-562-4489
Volunteer validation available.
ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RUNNER EDUCATION AND
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.
Are you running a marathon this fall?
Although we are not currently able to offer training, as the group of 100+ that would register far exceeds the allowable maximum, you should be out there running. It takes 18 weeks to properly train for a marathon and you need a base of 10 miles at the start. If you are running Baltimore or Marine Corps, your training should start the week of June 15th.
Fingers crossed that the races are held.
Thank you for joining us at our
Annapolis Strider Socials!!
Mark your calendar!!
Location, location, location-please tell us your
Save the Dates, 2020 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: 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.
Wrap up from our May 14th social
Thank you to Eva Coale and Mark Hamilton for the Zoom Social idea; thank you to Lee Crumbaugh for setting up our Zoom Social. We had a few folks join us on Zoom and a few folks support Chevy’s Fresh Mex Annapolis.
Thursday, June 11, 6:30pm-8pm
Join us for our outdoor Annapolis Striders Social at the Brass Tap Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Thank you, Barry Lowenthal, for reserving space for us on the patio. We look forward to seeing you. The Brass Tap Annapolis is also open for carryout from 11am-8pm; they have food, beer, and cocktails to go! Stop in, call 833-901-BEER, or order online.
Annapolis Striders member, “Nut ” Hall, would like to announce that he is loading race results from the Annapolis Ten Mile Run onto his webpage. The results archive is part of the site that is devoted to Maryland Historical Road Races. This is a developing resource on which “Nut” is working.
AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS
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
PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL RACE ORGANIZERS or THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE IF A RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, MODIFIED OR RESCHEDULED!
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.
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.
The Crofton Kiwanis 10K and 5K will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 8:00 am at Crofton Country Club.
For over 30 years, this has been a great summer event. It is now rescheduled for October 3rd. The 10K has been certified and goes around the community’s tree-lined parkway loop and residential side streets. It is mostly flat with a few challenging hills. The 5K runs only on the Crofton Parkway. It measures a bit longer, closer to 5.3K. All proceeds go directly to community charities by way of Crofton Kiwanis.
Marine Corps Marathon & 10K (Sunday, October 25, 2020) Team AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Maryland.
Team AFSP has your guaranteed entry and is recruiting runners for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K. You can become part of the team dedicated to preventing suicide for the American Foundation for Suicide Foundation.
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!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND INTEREST:
Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm.
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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