Category Archives: Marathon

2018 Moore’s Marines Marathon Training

Come join our 18 week Moore’s Marines Marine Corps Marathon Training Program targeting the Marine Corps Marathon !

Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), but we will also provide a plan for the Baltimore Marathon. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up for your marathon ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race.

This year will feature a variety of veteran coaches and mentors from the club. Training will officially start at Severna Park High School on June 30th at 6:30am.  There will be a June 23rd meet up for first timers and Baltimore Marathon runners (of course, others are welcome to join).   Training runs are on the B&A Trail, where we will provide hydration.  You must bring your own bottle/cup.

You must be able to run 10 miles comfortably to begin this training on June 23rd/30th. If you are unable to do this, please consider joining the A10 Training Group and making the A10 your goal race this season.

The training schedule will be posted here and on the Facebook Page before June 8th.  The training plan is subject to change (for reason such as weather).

See you on the trail!

2018 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon Results

Congratulations to all B&A Marathon and Half-Marathon finishers!

Shown Above: Left, Male Open Marathon winner Matt Bender; Right, Female Open Marathon winner Gabrielle McKenzie. Below: Female Open Half Marathon Winner Mary Reiser and Male Open Half Marathon Winner Daniel Kostecka. Photos by Denise Hyde.

Attention B&A Marathon and 1/2 Marathon runners, Fans and Volunteers

The Annapolis Striders Race Committee is monitoring the weather very closely. We will attempt to make a definitive announcement regarding the status of the race no later than Noon on Saturday 4/7.

This Announcement will be on the Annapolis Striders Website, the Facebook home page as well as a mass email to all runners on file.

We appreciate the anxiety of the uncertain “weather” situation, and we will do everything in our power to communicate all information as soon as we know it.

2018 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon

The 2018 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School for the second year, with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 27th year of the marathon and 23rd 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.

Volunteers Needed!

Please see below to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!


This year we are the Maryland State RRCA Championship Race for the half marathon (13.1 mile) distance. The RRCA Championship will award prizes for Open, Masters, Grand Masters, and Senior Masters male and female winners.

Registration opens on October 9, 2017 and closes on March 31, 2018, or when the field reaches capacity. The field will be limited to the first 750 half marathon registrants and the first 300 marathon registrants. There will be NO RACE DAY registration. If spots are still available there will be a late sign up at the Saturday expo for $100 for both the marathon and half. Late registrants are not guaranteed a premium. If there are extra premiums late registrants can pick up one AFTER the race. The race field size is limited by our permit with the B & A Trail Park.

You may transfer from the full to half marathon or the half to full marathon at any time up to the close of registration on March 31, 2018. Simply log onto, locate your race registration and follow the instructions. There is a nominal $10 category transfer fee.

2017 Moore’s Marines Marathon and Ultra Training

Training Begins on June 24, 2017 at 7am.

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Annapolis Striders Moore’s Marines Marathon Training. With proper dedication and attention to your training, this is something you can do!  This is an 18 week build-up program for marathon runners.
Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), which is October 22, 2017. If you want to run Baltimore or another marathon let us know and we can adjust the plans for you. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race, although we do have entries for first time marathoners to the MCM (these codes bypass the lottery, but you must pay the entry fee on your own).
Our group training runs will begin on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. at Severna Park High School (SPHS). As we get further into training, we will start at 6:30 a.m. to “beat” the summer heat/humidity. You will soon learn though, that you can never really “beat” the heat. Directions to SPHS – from Route 2 South, make a right onto Robinson Rd. From Route 2 North, make a left onto Robinson Rd. Pass the B&A trail and enter the first high school parking lot on your right. We will be back by the tennis court area. There is ample parking. Look for people standing around in running gear and you’ll know you are in the right place.
Your leaders for this event are Tim Hella, Kelly Gardner, Ryan Seth, Susan Noble, and Renee Dudley all RRCA certified running coaches. We will also have other experienced runners and

B&A Marathon and Half Marathon Medals

All medals were ordered on Monday 3/27, the current ship date is 4/17 with expected arrival to us on 20th.  We will immediately mail them to the registration address of all runners who completed the half marathon and didn’t receive a medal.

Congratulation on finishing and thank you for your understanding and patience.

B&A Marathon and Half Marathon Race Directors,
Christian and Josh

Congratulations B&A Half Marathon and Marathon Finishers

Congratulations to all runners of the B&A Half Marathon and Marathon.  Check out the results page to review results, awards, and race pictures. Also many thanks to the volunteers that helped make this race a success.

This year so many participants signed up in the last week of registration and during the expo that in the end, we exceeded last year’s number of finishers by 28%. The downside is that 4% of the finishers were unable to receive a medal because we ran out! The Annapolis Striders will be working to ensure that these finishers get their medals and race premiums. If you have concerns please email the race directors at

Pictured: Nicolas Crouzier, Male Marathon winner; Hannah Cocchiaro, Female Marathon winner; Sam Phipps, Male Half Marathon winner; Liz Starks, Female Half Marathon Winner.  Photos courtesy of Jon Valentine.

2017 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

 The 2017 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School, starting time 07:30 AM. It is the 26th year of the marathon and 22st year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate 26 years of running the marathon. The race starts and finishes at the heated school cafeteria, with post race massages, music, food, and showers available.

Update Mar. 16, 2017 Online Registration has closed but if you want to run in this event you can still register at the Race Expo on Saturday, March 25th from 10am to 3pm. The fee is $100 for either the half or full marathon. See below for more info about registration and the expo.

Update Jan. 9, 2017: We need volunteers! Please check out the Volunteers section below.