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.

2020 Endless Summer – It’s a go!

Dear ES6 Family,

We are on for the 10th edition to occur Saturday, August 29th. We will be practicing the following contact-free safeguards that will provide reasonable prevention of exposure to the virus and allow for a safe experience for all participants:

  1. Greenbury Point would be restricted to only runners and limited race management personnel. No support crews nor spectators allowed.  A volunteer will be stationed on the main road verifying cars and runners.
  2. Screening of all participants upon arrival at Greenbury Point will be documented.
    • As runners arrive and while still in their cars, their names will be verified against the registration list.
    • They would be asked whether they have experienced COVID 19 symptoms or been around anyone who has in the last two weeks. Answers will be recorded.
    • Their temperature would be taken. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F would be refused access to Greenbury Point and instructed to leave and to contact their physician and seek medical advice.
  3. Runners would only be allowed to use Portable Toilets and hand washing stations provided, not the facilities at Greenbury Point.
    • Runners would be required to use the Portable Hand Washing Stations prior to and after using the Portable Toilets.
    • Portable Toilets would be cleaned – sprayed with disinfectant – after every use.
  4. Contact Free Race procedures
    • Runners will be required to cover their mouth and nose, with a face cover (Buff, mask, etc.), at all times prior to start and immediately upon finishing.
    • Runners will be instructed to exercise social distancing at all times, even while running.
    • Runners will stay to the right of the path/trail while running and announce themselves when intending to pass another runner.
    • Race packets contact free. Prior to the race, packets will be laid out in an area separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve a packet.
    • No aid will be provided to runners. They will be required to provide their own aid from their vehicles during the race. 
    • Vehicles will be parked end to end to ensure social distancing.
    • A corral and wave system will be used:
      • 10 runners at a time will line up in a corral with lines separating individuals into six foot sections.  
      • Runners will start one at a time separated by 10 seconds each.
      • Event timing will be provided without any contact necessary by runners.
      • Awards will be mailed or laid out in an area similar to race packets separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve an award. 

Other contact-free safeguards may be established so that we can still hold the event. We will keep you updated as we progress. We appreciate your time. Please go to the race webpage for more details and more updates.

Stay motivated,

Mosi, John, & Steve

Race Schedule Updates and Cancellations

Fellow Striders, in light of the continuing social distancing, the Board has decided to cancel the upcoming All Comers Track Meets (June 10th, 17th & 24th), the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10k (June 21st) and the Women’s Distance Festival/Run after the Women 5k (July 11th). It was not an easy decision to make. There were a number of factors that led us to this decision but the most important was the safety of the runners and the volunteers. We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of future events as the situation evolves and we receive more guidance from public health officials and local government.

Stay healthy!
Eva

Annapolis 10 Mile Run Registration Update

COVID-19 update: We are hopeful that the 45th Annual Annapolis Ten Mile Run, scheduled for Sunday, August 30th, will happen this year, and we are monitoring the situation closely while working with the permitting authorities. As such the opening of race registration is postponed to a time yet to be determined. We will provide updates as available via the A10 Race Page and social media!

2020 Endless Summer Registration Update

Dear ES6 Family,

We hope this note finds you and yours well out there in this uncertain time of collective adversity. As race directors, our utilitarian aim is to anticipate and plan accordingly for contingencies in order to a) create an experience and b) lookout for the safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers involved. Working through a global pandemic was just above zombie outbreaks on the list of likelihoods—yet we are here.

In keeping with the premise we wanted to communicate with you—the confirmed participants, those potential registrants, and the cadre of folks comprising our volunteers—about our current thoughts and potential courses of action. While the race is several months away, we realize there is a high probability that the constraints, in dealing with COVID-19, will remain in effect come race day. As many race-day safeguards as we can employ (social distancing on-course/aid-stations, separate food baggies for grab-and-go, hand-sanitizer baths, etc.), we cannot 100% guarantee the prevention of transmission. No later than 30-May-2020, we will publish a final determination for the 10th annual event. Provided below are possible courses of action we are evaluating:

  1. Continue with the event as-is given a vaccination is produced and the number of confirmed cases is reduced. We are not holding our breaths for this to occur by the end of July.
  2. Postpone the event for a later date.
    • We lose the summer aspect of this event. But for our die-hard returnees out there, it provides the possibility of running this event this year.
    • An alternate date would be coordinated with the Annapolis Striders in conjunction with the overall race schedule and resource provisions.
  3. Continue the event in a virtual format.
    • All registrants would simply need to run for 6-hours on a course (trail, road, treadmill, backyard, bedroom, etc.) of their choosing.
    • Upon conclusion, each entrant would be required to send their GPX files/Garmin Connect/Strava/etc links to the RDs for verification. Yes, this will require GPS capability.
    • Race premiums and finisher awards would be mailed upon completion of verification. (Note: AG/OA awards would be excluded due to the variance in courses available/chosen by each participant.)
  4. Cancel the 2020 event. While not ideal, be prepared to proceed as this being the most probable action. Each entrant would have the option of:
    • Requesting a refund.
    • Requesting a deferment with their 2020 entry fee covering their entry for 2021.
    • Considering their entry fee a donation to the Semper Fi Fund.

Currently, we have enacted a new feature to the registration: pausing credit card processing. In essence, this creates a virtual waitlist of those interested in running the event from now moving forward. This means that if you are not already registered, and are thinking about signing up, you can put your name on the waitlist at no cost to you. If the race is canceled, you will not have spent any money. If the race is able to proceed, you will receive an email being invited to complete registration at that time.

In the meantime, wash your hands and wash your derrieres. Please do your part and if you get outside, move smartly. As always, we appreciate your time.

Stay motivated,

Mosi, John, & Steve

Register for the 2020 Championship Series Races

*** Current Members Only ***    (Join or renew your membership here)

Registration for the entire slate of races in the 2020 Championship Series is available from NOW through February 2, 2020.

The $35 registration fee will register you for the following races:

This registration is merely a convenience for members that plan to run all or most of these races.  Members can still be included in the 2020 Championship Series rankings by registering for each race separately as registration opens.

Consult the Championship Series rules for more details.

This registration option is available to members only.
(Join or renew your membership here)

* Anyone who registers and does not have a current membership as of Friday, February 7th will be un-registered and refunded.

REGISTER HERE

2019 Annapolis Ten Mile Run entry is OPEN!

Registration is now open for summer’s best race– the 44th annual Annapolis Ten Mile Run on Sunday, August 25th! The area’s oldest running race features a scenic course running through downtown Annapolis & surrounding neighborhoods, multiple water stops manned by awesome volunteers from local organizations, fantastic race management by the all-volunteer & non-profit Annapolis Striders running club, individual and team performance awards, and a post-race party featuring live music, food, and adult beverages. Finishers receive a sharp-looking black & blue half-zip pullover top— and we’ve now added a finisher’s medal as well!

So visit https://www.active.com/annapolis-md/running/annapolis-10-mile-run-2019 to sign up now and take advantage of our lowest entry fee of the year! Fees go up on April 15th. And see our 2019 Race Information page for complete race details. We can’t wait to see you on August 25th!

2019 RRCA Ten Mile Club Challenge

Calling all Annapolis Striders members! We want YOU to run on our team at the 2019 RRCA Ten Mile Club Challenge, a friendly competition between all of Maryland & DC’s RRCA-affiliated running clubs taking place on Sunday 24 February 2019 at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

While rising costs mean that the Annapolis Striders can no longer afford to cover our members’ Club Challenge entry fees, we think $14.88 ($13 + $1.88 processing) is still a terrific deal for a well-organized, professionally-managed 10 miler, and we hope you’ll still sign up!

Visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/46060 to register (be sure to select “Annapolis Striders” as your club!), and see http://www.striders.net/rrca-club-challengefor complete race info. But make sure you sign up by Saturday 2/16, because registration closes for good after that!

The Club Challenge is also the first event in the 2019 RRCA Maryland Championship Series, a year-long series of eleven races hosted by different clubs throughout the state. You only need to run four to be eligible for awards! Visit https://maryland-rrca.org/md-grand-prix-series/ for the full list of 2019 races & dates.

Not an Annapolis Striders member yet but want to run for our team at the Challenge? Click on “Membership” above to join our awesome club!

Register for the 2019 Championship Series Races

*** Current Members Only ***    (Join or renew your membership here)

Registration for the entire slate of races in the 2019 Championship Series is available from December 10, 2018 through February 4, 2019.

The $35 registration fee will register you for the following races:

This registration is merely a convenience for members that plan to run all or most of these races.  Members can still be included in the 2019 Championship Series rankings by registering for each race separately as registration opens.

Consult the Championship Series rules for more details.

This registration option is available to members only.
(Join or renew your membership here)

* Anyone who registers and does not have a current membership as of Friday, February 8th will be un-registered and refunded.

Annapolis Ten Mile Run Race Information

A10 Expo

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FIND YOUR BIB NUMBER HERE

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, Annapolis Family Physical Therapy, Athletes Serving AthletesCharm City Run Annapolis, kinesio tape specialist Dr. Patti DeNardo, Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis,  Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, GYMGUYZ AnnapolisHeartstrong FoundationIDLife, Dr. Raymond Infanti from Chiro 1st Chiropractic, No Sweat! car seat covers, RASA Juice Shop, SpunkwearSummit To Soul, Travis Manion Foundation (9/11 Heroes Run), Wreaths Across America at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, The Y in Central Maryland, and, of course, the Annapolis Striders!

Limited in-person registration WILL be available at the expo 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.