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Annapolis Striders Newsletter

Issue 14

July 2nd,  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! 



 Happy 4th of July!
Stay safe! 


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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.  


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. 
While the details haven’t been ironed out yet, Endless Summer 6 Hour Run will explore switching to a virtual race run on the existing course. Please go to the  Endless Summer Facebook page or the Annapolis Striders webpage for more information.


Rosaryville 50K11th  Annual 
Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K
SATURDAY, November 14, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

at Rosaryville State Park

The race will close out at 200 participants

Register nowSee the Annapolis Striders website for more information and for mail-in registration.
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.


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.

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
 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:    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.


Thursday, July 9, 6:30-8:30pm
Annapolis Striders social at the Severna Park Taphouse. We’ve missed you and we hope you will join us. Seating is first come, first serve outside; six people per table. The Severna Park Taphouse is located in the heart of Severna Park Maryland across from the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Ranger’s Station, 58 W. Earleigh Heights Road Severna Park, MD 21146. Happy hour is available from 3pm-6pm.


3D illustration of  GOOD to KNOW  script on road sign

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.




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-icon5.gif  Great American 5000 June 14th-September 14th

The Great American 5000 is a virtual team run from San Francisco to New York – and everywhere in between! Assemble your crew of up to 12 or up to 24 people, run a cumulative 24 hours a day, and start to chip away at the 5,000k (3,107-mile) journey. An online map will track each group’s virtual progress across the country and a leaderboard will display the standings each day, with groups in open, female, and co-ed categories.
Your team has until September 14 to complete the 5,000k trek – that’s as few as 33.4 miles per day for your team (1.4 for each individual)!
Run, walk, hike – it can all count towards your team’s mileage.
And you can make your achievement mean something even more by donating and helping raise funds for Feeding America, our official Race Charity. Additionally, Events DC will donate and additional 10% of local race registrations to DC based Martha’s Table.



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.

The Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th, 2pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

“This year’s Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run will have a different look and feel from previous years,” said Race Director Natanya Levioff.  “Our goal is to carefully move forward with the event to commemorate Naval Academy graduate LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney on the 10th Anniversary of his KIA date, and also pay tribute to front line workers who have been protecting our communities from the spread of COVID-19.” 

The Christalis Superhero Virtual  5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, September 27th, 2020.


right-arrow-icon3.gif 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. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif  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. 
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 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
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