Update On Early 2021 Races

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Annapolis Striders is making alterations to its early 2021 race schedule.

  • The Eternal Winter 6-Hour Run is on! This race is already full.  Any questions about this race should be directed to EternalWinter@annapolisstriders.org.
  • The Valentine’s 5K will be transitioned to a free, no-frills virtual race. This race will not count towards the Championship Series rankings. This will be the graduation run for the current Beginners 5K training program.
  • The B&A Marathon and Half Marathon is currently postponed. Once pandemic restrictions ease such that we can obtain permits with Anne Arundel County to safely hold a large event, we will revisit the scheduling of this race. We do hope to hold the 30th running of this race. Regardless we are currently holding a virtual Half Marathon training program for those interested in working up to half-marathon distance or improving their time.
  • The Cherry Pit 10 Miler is also projected to be a virtual race.  If virtual, this race will not count towards the Championship Series rankings but it will have a race premium (for a fee.)

The next race on the schedule after the Cherry Pit 10 Miler is Dawson’s Father Day 10K in June. It is our hope that we can hold this race in-person.

For those who look forward to the Championship Series rankings to resume, we also hope that we will begin scoring the series this year. The Championship Series rules accommodate races that we are unable to hold. If the Father’s Day 10K is the first Championship Series race we hold this year, then the scoring will begin with that race.

Stay healthy and safe out there.

-Annapolis Striders

Special Notification – 2019 Dawson’s Fathers Day 10K Cancellation

Fellow runners:

I am sure you are disappointed with the news that the Father’s Day 10k race has been cancelled.  It was not an easy decision to make and we are just as disappointed.  We were informed that a student sporting event was being held at Severna Park High School the same weekend and began searching for a new venue.  As I am sure you are aware, there are not many places that can safely host a race of 400+ runners, volunteers and spectators.  We found two possibilities; however, after further investigation, we felt that neither location would be safe for you, all our  volunteers, spectators or local community.   So we made the hard decision in the interest of what was best.

For those of you participating in the Championship Series, the scoring will be adjusted to reflect the cancellation of this race.  For those of you individual participants that registered through Active.com, you will be receiving a refund. (We are working on that process currently).

We thank each of you for your interest in participating and will plan to hold the race again next year.   Please look for our other races on our website, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Should you have any questions, please email myself or our VP of Races, Irene.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

Annapolis Striders

Board of Directors

Eva Coale (President)

Register for the 2018 Championship Series Races

Registration for the entire slate of races in the Championship Series is open December 10, 2017 until midnight February 8, 2018! The $35 registration fee will register you for the Valentine’s Day 5K, Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race, Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K, John Wall Memorial One Mile Track Run, Dog Days 8K Cross Country Run, Metric Marathon, Downs Park 5 Miler and the Anniversary Run 15K.

This registration is a convenience for members that plan to run these races. You are not required to register with this option to be included in the 2018 Championship Series Rankings. You may register for each race individually when the registration opens and you will be included in the rankings as you participate in a Championship Series race.  Consult the Championship Series rules for more details.

This registration option is available to members only. We do verify membership status so please be a current member before registering.

Go to https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=50038552 to sign up for all 8 races and see you at the first race in the series, the 2018 Valentine’s 5K.

Annapolis Ten Mile Run Race Information

Race Expo

A10 Expo Map

A-10 EXPO! Avoid packet pick-up lines on Sunday morning by visiting the Annapolis Ten Mile Run Expo at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday (8/26) between 10 AM & 5 PM! Enter through Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue (parking is free), pick up your bib number and premiums (hat & bottle opener), and check out our many vendors & exhibitors, including The National Running Center, Annapolis Running Shop, Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, Charm City Run Annapolis, Corrigan Sports Enterprises,Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis, Freedom’s Run Race Series, j&a racing, Summit To Soul, Travis Manion Foundation, WhitePaws RunMitts, Spunkwear, The Y in Central Maryland, and, of course, the Annapolis Striders! Limited in-person registration WILL be available at the expo on Saturday! (No race day registration, so Saturday is your last chance.)

Race Morning Parking and Road Closures


Where’s everything gonna be on race morning?,” you ask? Look no further than these maps of Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium showing our parking entrances and the general race layout! On Sunday morning we will be using parking lot Gates 3, 3A, and 4 only, all off of Cedar Park Road. (Gate 5, open for Saturday’s expo, will NOT be open on Sunday.) There will be a few thousand other runners, spectators, & volunteers converging on the stadium around the same time, so anticipate traffic & show up early! Parking is free; volunteers will help get you parked.

Roads will begin to close around the stadium at 6:45 am. A list of the race morning road closures may be found here.

Follow the Annapolis Ten Mile Run on Facebook for any last minute announcements.

Annapolis Ten Mile Run Update

This weekend’s weather is looking perfect for a run through Annapolis. If you haven’t registered yet, do it now. Online registration closes after Thursday August 24th. If we have any slots left after tomorrow, you may register at the expo Saturday August 26th. Visit our race page to get the registration and expo details.

Registrants can verify their registration from active.com by going to https://myevents.active.com/. You can also get your bib number directly from MD Timing. If you don’t find your bib number, please contact the race director at a10@annapolisstriders.org.

Register for the 2017 Championship Series Races

Update: Individual registration for the Valentine’s Day 5k has sold out, however Annapolis Striders’ members can still register for all the 2017 Champ Series Races, which includes the Valentine’s 5K, until February 4, 2017.

The $35 registration fee will register you for the Valentine’s Day 5KCherry Pit 10 Mile RaceDawson’s Father’s Day 10KJohn Wall Memorial One Mile Track RunDog Days 8K Cross Country RunMetric MarathonDowns Park 5 Miler and the Anniversary Run 15KThis registration option is available to members only. 

This registration is a convenience for members that plan to run these races. You are not required to register with this option to be included in the 2017 Championship Series Rankings. You may register for each race individually when the registration opens and you will be included in the rankings as you participate in a Championship Series race.  Consult the Championship Series rules for more details.

Go to https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=40556951 to sign up for all 8 races and see you at the first race in the series, the 2017 Valentine’s 5K.

2016 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K Pictures

Thanks to Karsten Brown and Denise Hyde for providing pictures of the 2016 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K. This album may be view directly from Google Photos or higher resolution photos may be found at http://karstenbrown.com/photos/index.php?/category/FathersDay10K2016.

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Anniversary Run 15K

The Anniversary Run 15k is the last race of the Championship Series to commemorate the founding of the Annapolis Striders. Originally run at the end of December at the Naval Academy, it is now held the second weekend of December on the trails of Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.  The race is typically free for Annapolis Striders members who pre-register.

Shown above is the Annapolis Striders logo circa 1979 and was the logo at the time of the First Anniversary Run on December 30, 1979.