Our finish line crew of Al Stott, Bob Burash, and Whitey Gross retired at the 40th Anniversary Run held December 9th, 2018. This team brought 49 years of combined experience to timing our races. Thanks to Al, Bob, and Whitey for keeping order as runners came full speed to the finish chute while getting our bib tear-offs, and for all the other support they have provided through the years.
The Annapolis Striders are now looking for volunteers to step up and learn the timing process. This job is interesting and important, which is why Al, Bob, and Whitey kept at it for so long. 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 Valentine’s 5K
1st Leg of the Championship Series
Our 37th year!
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Kinder Farm Park
1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd Millersville, MD 21108 United States
Join us for the 37th Annapolis Striders Valentine’s 5K. This race is the first race in the 2019 Annapolis Striders Championship Series.
Location: Kinder Farm Park (near the Jaycee’s house); turn left onto Gali Sanchez way as soon as you enter the park.
Start time: 10:00 a.m., bib pick-up opens at 8:45 a.m.
This is an all outdoor event with a warm and toasty bonfire and sweet volunteers. This race is capped at 500 runners.
If you have signed-up for the 2019 Championship Series, you do not need to register for this race. Timing chips will be used for scoring.
In accordance with the Annapolis Striders by-laws, the Nomination and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:
President: Eva Coale
Vice President for Administration: David Phipps
Vice President for Races: Irene Myers-Thompson
Vice President for Training and Education: Michael Myers
Treasurer: Brian Robinson
Secretary: Ashley Reed
Directors, Term Expiring 2021:
Directors (continuing), Term Expiring 2020:
The Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held
SUNDAY, February 10th, 2019
at Union Jack’s in Annapolis.
Details to follow!
2019 Eternal Winter 6-Hour Run
Our 4th year!
The Eternal Winter 6 Hour Run course is the 3.5 mile dirt and paved trail within Greenbury Point at the Naval Support Activity Annapolis base.
It is a FAT ASS style run benefiting our local food pantry at Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter and support services for over 25 years.
Location: Greenbury Point, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Annapolis, MD. Use 289-283 Bullard Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21402 in your GPS.
Registration: Race Day – None.
Race Time: 8:00 am
Entry fee: There are two parts to the registration. A check and a food donation.
The race will be held at Severna Park High School on
Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
The 2019 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School for the third year, 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.
Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for adults and families with children (age 10 and up) who are looking to “get off the couch-with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance in a 10 weeks.
Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program.
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. The first long run will be January 5th leaving from Jones Station.
The 2019 Half Marathon Winter Training Program Registration Page is posted and ready to roll with coaches Michael Myers, Kelly Kelly, Delia Edelmann, Mark Hamilton, Amy Andrews, and Marjorie Fioravante. Two Meet the Coach events were created on the Half Marathon Facebook Page for an initial meet on Saturday 5 January from 1-4 PM at LuLuLemon eventat their new location in Annapolis Mall, and a second meet on Tuesday January 8 from 5-8 PM at Charm City Run event in Annapolis Town Center. The first group run will take place on Saturday January 12 at 7:30 AM, starting at the Severna Park High School Faculty Parking Lot along the west side of the school. As of now, about 100 runners are registered for the program that averaged 61 runners each week last year; with a high of 94 runners the first week and just 39 on the Saturday before the B&A Trail Half Marathon.
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.
Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at The Brass Tap – Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall Road, Annapolis, Maryland (in between Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen).
Thank you to Cris Eck for your suggestion and Barry Lowenthal, co-owner, for reserving our space.
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