Crab Crawl Updates

FREE SHIRT  – sign up before October 1st to qualify for an official Annapolis Striders Crab Crawl shirt!

The Crab Crawl is a virtual race FREE to our members. We currently have 136 people registered; but that means there are over 700 members that have not signed up! What are you waiting for? You have over 10 weeks to run/walk 5.6 miles a week. You can do it!

Register at runsignup.com and follow the fun on our Facebook page.

August Updates

Crab Crawl

Get ready for it!  The first ever Annapolis Striders Crab Crawl.  Virtually run through Annapolis and surrounding areas in search of the perfect crabs!  Earning badges along the way!  Watch your inbox, Annapolis Striders website and E-Streak for additional details in the near future.

B&A Premiums and Medals

At long last, we will be handing out premiums/medals to participants.  If you were registered for the race, you will be receiving an email with location details.

HELP!!

In search of gifted members capable of creating graphics and designs for our Crab Crawl.  Eva has some ideas but needs someone to bring them to life.  Please contact Eva at crabcrawl@annapolisstriders.org.

July Status

The Board met last night to discuss upcoming races and training.  Below is where we currently are.

Training

Based on the current guidelines, we are not able to offer in person training.  (Our group size exceeds the maximum allowed.)  We will be posting the training schedules on the Annapolis Striders website so that everyone will be able to prepare for races.

Champ Series

The Board made the decision to discontinue scoring the series for 2020 and to not have awards for this year since we will not have the full series of races.  This does not mean we have cancelled the races in the series.   We will have champ series races if and when possible.  

We will not be refunding the Champ Series registration fee or deferring to 2021.  We have had one Champ Series race in 2020 and intend to have more.

Races

John Wall Mile – postponed

We are working on a new venue that is better suited for timing and social distancing.  That being said, when we have the race, we will be limiting the participants to those registered for the Champ Series.  Watch the E-Streak and website for updates.

Endless Summer – TBD

We have not been able to obtain a permit.  If not permit is received prior to July 18th, the race will be postponed.

Dog Days – cancelled  ☹

We were unable to obtain a permit for this race.

B&A half/full marathon premiums

We will be scheduling a Saturday or Sunday morning in the near future for a drive by pick up.  Details to be provided once a date is set.

We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of future events as the situation evolves.  

Stay healthy!

Eva

Message to Our Members

As Covid-19 continues to make changes to our lives, we wanted to reach out and update you on upcoming Annapolis Striders events. First is the Cherry Pit, the 2nd race in our Champ Series, scheduled for April 5th. We are in contact with County officials regarding the race and, as of today, we are proceeding with the Cherry Pit. Please note however that this may change as the situation evolves and we will notify participants as soon as possible. Second are the upcoming 5k and 10k trainings scheduled for April 28th and April 11th respectively. Again, we are hopeful that the trainings proceed as scheduled since they are over 3 weeks away. We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of events as the situation evolves and we receive more guidance from public health officials and local government.

Message to 2020 B&A Runners and Volunteers

B&A Marathon, Half Marathon and Volunteers:

The rapid and unprecedented reaction to the spreading of the Covid-19 virus has affected everyone.  School and college closures, NBA, NCAA, NHL, MLS, dozens of other races, big and small, are cancelling or postponing events. 

Yesterday, the Maryland Department of Health made the correct decision to disallow our event.  Today, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education issued a statement indicating that no outside groups will be permitted use in indoor public school facilities.

Our race starts and ends in a public high school and requires the coordination and participation of dozens of County police officers and medical personnel, hundreds of well-meaning volunteers, and is attended by 1,100+ runners from over 30 different states.  

In that context, it is easy to understand and agree with the Department of Health and the Anne Arundel County Board of Education decisions. 

In order to advise the participants as soon as possible, including those travelling from  out-of-town, the Annapolis Striders sent a brief message, within 10 minutes of being notified, cancelling the race as directed by the authorities.  

We are an all-volunteer, non-profit club of runners, hosting races for runners.   We do it because it makes better communities and citizens, and because we enjoy the fellowship and sense of achievement the events create.  

We start our preparations for the B&A months in advance; the medals, premiums, permits, awards, supplies are pre-paid and non-refundable.    

In the coming weeks, after we settle all financial obligations, we will make the decision about what comes next, including making premiums available to the runners. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding.  

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

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.