Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting. A great time was had by all.
Special thanks to everyone who pitched in to help me. Thank you to Ginger Andrews and Eva Coale for helping me with check-in and Casey Rayburg for helping with the evening’s music and for choosing the awesome annual award for this year (personalized beach towel)!!
See you on the trail,
2018 Annapolis Striders Annual Awards
Strider of the Year: Karsten Brown
Female Runner of the Year: Carol Wesolowski
Male Runner of the Year: Lee Crumbaugh
Ultra Runner of the Year: Dave Phipps
Junior Strider of the Year: Alyssa and Katherine Dangel
The Annapolis Striders are now looking for volunteers to step up and learn the timing process. This job is interesting and important. Interesting, because it allows you to see the entire field of runners cross the finish line in every condition, from completely exhausted to totally unfazed, and everything in between. But also extremely important! If we don’t have a finish line and timing crew, we don’t have a race! So please give it a try. Interested members please contact Dan Symancyk. The first race for the new crew would be the Cherry Pit 10-Miler in May.
2019 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
The race will be held at Severna Park High School on
Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
THE FULL MARATHON HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS CLOSED. THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE.
REGISTRATION IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE HALF MARATHON.
The 2019 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at Severna Park High School , with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 28th year of the marathon and 24th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great rail to trail course.
PACKET PICKUP WILL BE AT SEVERNA PARK H.S. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30 FROM 10:30AM-3:00PM.
****NOTE THE CHANGE IN HOURS FOR PACKET PICKUP.
PLEASE AVOID THE SUNDAY MORNING CROWDS AND PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON SATURDAY, IF YOU ARE ABLE. PHOTO ID REQUIRED.
SOMEONE MAY PICK UP YOUR PACKET (SATURDAY ONLY) WITH PERMISSION AND A PAPER OR DIGITAL (PHONE) COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN PACKET ON SUNDAY MORNING.
This program targets long distance runners who wish to improve their race performance for spring distance events such as the RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge (February 24th), B&A Marathon and Half-Marathon, and other spring marathons. This is a “fat-ass” style training program: participants are expected to provide their own hydration and nutrition on group runs, and will include long, recovery, interval, and tempo runs.
by Shannon Costello, RDN, Annapolis Strider, #fuelyourstride
FUEL YOUR STRIDE
ENERGY BALANCE We all run for different reasons whether that be for competition, for maintaining good health, for the social community, or (as always) just for good ole fun! Whatever your reason may be, it’s important to keep in mind how we balance our fitness with our nutrition. Runners come in all different shapes and sizes. Body weight tends to be on the forefront of our minds. Whether you’re seeking an optimal race weight or simply looking to reach your ideal healthy weight, running and nutrition should be carefully planned keeping a few considerations in mind. First, consider altering your mindset from ‘weight’ to body composition. Our body weight is only a general indication of our health while body composition parameters like ‘body fat percentage’ and ‘lean muscle mass’ are more accurate indications. Determine a realistic balance of body fat and muscle mass for your body type and training season. Muscle provides structure and strength to improve performance and go about our daily activities with ease. Body fat is important for many bodily functions including hormone production. Bottom line: Focus on how your clothes fit, daily energy levels, and your overall performance rather than the number on the scale.
Second, balance your energy intake with your energy output by choosing nutrient-dense foods. Whether your goal is to gain muscle mass, lost body fat or simply maintain, our fuel should contain a variety of nutrients to support our demanding running schedule. It’s difficult to quantify exactly how many calories each body needs on a daily basis, so try shifting your mindset from ‘calories-in-calories-out’ to ‘nutrients-in-performance-out’. Choose foods that will energize your body and help muscles recover. Nutrient-dense foods include all the macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) contain calories with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and hydrating fluids. Bottom line: Most foods can fit into a runner’s meal plan. Focus on choosing from a variety of colorful whole-foods to optimize performance and balance energy, and go for moderation when eating treats or foods low in nutrients. Take time to build a healthy relationship with your goals. Set realistic body composition goals that will benefit your runs and your everyday activity. Just like running, nutrition is a lifelong sport. Using a mindful approach to food and activity will get you to the finish line feeling good from the inside out!
Shannon is a Dietitian Nutritionist and Annapolis Strider
Thank you for joining us at our
Annapolis Strider Socials!!
Mark your calendar!!
Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite spot-we are preparing for 2019!! Save the Dates, 2019 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12.
We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at Krissy & Brian Robinson’s house, 1919 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401. Krissy and Brian are very excited to host the Annapolis Striders May social at their recently renovated home. The Robinsons will provide food and drinks. Please bring beer and/or wine of your choice.
Plenty of street parking and if desired, Brian will provide running routes for those interested.
Thursday, June 13, 5pm-8:30pm
5:00pm-8:30pm-yes this is the correct time. We are starting at 5pm!! Meet us at the Light House Bistro, 202 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
5-7pm-interested in an adult beverage or light snack, please visit our guest bartenders in the bar area
5-8:30pm-interested in dinner, please make your dinner reservation at 410-424-0922.
Thank you and shout out to fellow Annapolis Strider and Catering Manager, Marie Friedland for reserving our space and including us in with their ‘Guest Bartender’ event.
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
The Rec Deeds Challenge 5K and 1 mile Funwalk will be held Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Downs Park in Pasadena.
This is the signature annual event! The organizers look forward to seeing you out on the trails at Downs Park in Pasadena. All proceeds go toward special needs athletes and families to assist with sports scholarships as well as summer camp programs.
The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park, MD.
The swim portion of the triathlon will take place in the Community Center pool and the bike and run will be on the B&A trail. The two distance events will the main triathlon (800 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile
run) and the Flamingo Feat (1,660 yard swim, 18 mile bike, 6 mile run).
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Northeast High School
in Pasadena, MD.
Marines will be holding Combat Fitness tests. There will also be HIIT instructors. There will be an obstacle course for attendees to try. Vendor and other concession stands will be available throughout the day. There will be something for everyone.
All proceeds benefit the NHS MCJROTC and a local charity.
The Escape Through The Cape 5K/ 1 mile fun run will be held
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Cape St. Claire Elementary School.
The Cape St. Claire Parent Teacher Organization (CSC-PTO) is dedicated to supporting the education and well being of the children in attendance at the Cape St. Claire Elementary School, and also to supporting the efforts of their teachers and families. To that end the organization raises funds, organizes social events, sponsors enrichment programs and coordinates volunteer efforts.
The Junior League of Annapolis will hold the 12th Annual Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial Volunteers on the Run 5K on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
Open to the public, the proceeds from the race benefit the community programs of JLA. This includes JLA’s work with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families to establish a Community of Hope in Brooklyn Park, and the Coaching for Life partnership with Serenity Sistas, which supports women in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse, providing them with a chance to re-enter life.
The Road to Recovery: Sober Truth 5K Run and Family Trot will be held Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8:00 am at Baugher’s Fruit Farm in Westminster, MD.
This run will take you through the rolling hills of Carroll County and the beautiful Baugher’s Fruit Farm. You will have a birds eye view of the valley below on your last lap of the race through the fruit orchard itself. The race will help raise funds for Sober Truth, a substance abuse treatment program that provides treatment for adults suffering with addiction.
If you sign up before April 1, 2019 you will receive a free Sober Truth T-shirt.
The 2019 Riva 5K Run and Walk will be held Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Reichardt Park in Annapolis Landing, Riva, Maryland.
The Riva 5K Run & Walk is a fun community event in Riva, Maryland. This is the 5th annual event led by volunteers from: Berkshire, Annapolis Landing and Waterford to foster community bonds and to raise money for a local charity. Proceeds and all donations from the 2019 event will benefit Gigi’s Playhouse Annapolis. (No awards are given at this fun family event.)
The One Love Club of Annapolis High School will hold its Annapolis Runs for Love 5K/1 Mile event on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Annapolis High School.
One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. After her death, the family started the One Love Foundation to educate young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
The Queen City Striders will hold a Mini-Marathon/Walk for
Ol’ Greenway on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in Cumberland, MD.
This event is a fundraiser for a stadium in Cumberland, MD, that was built by the WPA in 1936. It has been utilized by local student athletes continuously since that time. The proceeds will go into an endowment created to improve and maintain the stadium for generations to come. Many people who have fond memories of Greenway reside in the Baltimore area and we hope they will want to take part. It is timed by the Queen City Striders and is RRCA sanctioned.
The 2019 Race for Hope – DC will be held Sunday, May 5th , 2019 in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.
The Race for Hope-DC, a 5K course in the nation’s capital, is a fun and inspiring way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors by raising funds for research. It is one of the largest fundraisers in the country benefiting the brain tumor community and the proceeds support the National Brain Tumor Society. For more information and registration
The SOAR FOR VETERANS cycling event will be held Saturday,
June 1st, 2019 in Easton, MD. Riders can choose a 25, 50 or 62.5 mile route.
The second annual SOAR FOR VETERANS cycling event celebrates our nation’s veterans and raises funds to support the Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group (MSRVG), a a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.
By providing wheelchairs, handicap ramps and transportation, to also engaging veterans in positive extracurricular activities, Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group is a lifeline for veterans needing support that traditional funding sources can’t provide. Funds raised go directly to support veterans through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. For more information and registration
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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.
2019 dates are:
April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd.
All Board Meetings are held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the
Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor, Conference Room B or E. Park in Garage E.
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