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Annapolis Striders Newsletter

Issue 16

July 30th,  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! 

Even though Endless Summer will be contact-free, we need a few volunteers to help assist with parking in the morning and traffic monitoring during the race.  We need 4 people at 6am until 9:30am, and 4 people at 9:30am until 1pm.

Email John to volunteer to help! 

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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.  


Endless Summer is a GO for Aug 29th. The race will be as contact-free as possible.

Even though Endless Summer will be contact-free, we need a few volunteers to help assist with parking in the morning and traffic monitoring during the race.  We need 4 people at 6am until 9:30am, and 4 people at 9:30am until 1pm.

Email John to volunteer to help! 


We will be practicing the following contact-free safeguards that will provide reasonable prevention of exposure to the virus and allow for a safe experience for all participants.

1 – Greenbury Point will be restricted to only runners and limited race management personnel. No support crews nor spectators allowed.  A volunteer will be stationed on the main road verifying cars and runners.
2 – Screening of all participants upon arrival at Greenbury Point will be documented.
  •         As runners arrive and while still in their cars, their names will be verified against the registration list.
  •         They will be asked whether they have experienced COVID 19 symptoms or been around anyone who has in the last two weeks. Answers will be recorded.
  •       Their temperature will be taken. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F will be refused access to Greenbury Point and instructed to leave and to contact their physician and seek medical advice.
3 – Runners will only be allowed to use Portable Toilets and hand washing stations provided, not the facilities at Greenbury Point.
  •         Runners will be required to use the Portable Hand Washing Stations prior to and after using the Portable Toilets.
  •         Portable Toilets will be cleaned – sprayed with disinfectant – after every use. 
  4 – Contact Free Race procedures
  •         Runners will be required to cover their mouth and nose, with a face cover (Buff, mask, etc.), at all times prior to start and immediately upon finishing.
  •         Runners will be instructed to exercise social distancing at all times, even while running.
  •         Runners will stay to the right of the path/trail while running and announce themselves when intending to pass another runner.
  •         Race packets contact free. Prior to the race, packets will be laid out in an area separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve a packet.
  •         No aid will be provided to runners. They will be required to provide their own aid from their vehicles during the race. 
  •         Vehicles will be parked end to end to ensure social distancing.
  •         A corral and wave system will be used
  •    10 runners at a time will line up in a corral with lines separating         individuals into six feet sections.  
  •    Runners will start one at a time separated by 10 seconds each.
  •         Event timing will be provided without any contact necessary by runners.
  •         Awards will be mailed or laid out in an area similar to race packets separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve an award. 
Other contact-free safeguards may be established so that we can still hold the event.


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.


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:   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, August 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm, our Annapolis Striders Social will meet outside at the Annapolis Market House, 25 Market Space, City Dock, Annapolis.  We have reservations for 15.  Seating is first come, first serve outside; six people per table.  We hope you will join us or at least stop by to say hello. 





Information about races may be sent to us by visiting the 

Annapolis Striders webpage.  Under “Contact Us”  select

 “Submit Community Race”.


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right-arrow-icon3.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.

right-arrow-icon3.gif 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.” 

right-arrow-icon3.gif 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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Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm.  
  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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