Category Archives: Social

February Social News Update

What a great place to catch up with old friends and new friends!! We hit Neo Pizza Annapolis left nothing on the table and had a blast!

Thursday, March 8th, 6:30-8:30pm, Annapolis Striders March Social – Chevy’s in Annapolis.  Join your friends for dinner and/or a beverage.   Happy Hour prices on appetizers and drinks.  Chevys is located at 2430 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Thursday, April 12th, 5pm-8:30pm, Annapolis Striders April Social – Lighthouse Bistro in Annapolis.  Have you ever wanted to be a bartender? Now is your chance, please alert Carrye Massey.   We are looking for 3-4 bartenders available from 4:45pm-7pm to split the shift.   Eat, drink and meet someone new; you will love the Lighthouse Bistro.  Happy hour prices on beverages and snacks!!  Lighthouse Bistro is located at 202 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Location, location, location-tell us your favorite spot.  We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future.  Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey.  Save the Dates, 2018 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined:  May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, & December 13th.

 

January Social News Update

Thank you for starting your year with us!!

Location, location, location-tell us your favorite spot.  We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future.  Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey.

Save the Dates, 2018 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined:  February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, & December 13th.

We enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with everyone at our Joint Annapolis Striders & Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs January Social last Thursday, January 11th at Pussers Carribean Restaurant, 80 Compromise Street in Annapolis.   Thank you and shout out to Hilary Peret, Senior Catering Sales Manager, for reserving our space.  Also, thank you to Noreen Leary, Social Chair for the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs for coordinating a joint social.  Welcome new Annaplis Striders members and /or Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crab members:  Melissa Batie, Sarah Reynolds, Ron Reynolds, Henry Moody, Ambareesh Murkel, Becky Thompson, Bo Hammer, Alison Christensen, Tor Christensen, Bill Regan, Brian Holt, Diana Dovel and Knar Mardirossian.

February 8th-6:30-8:30pm, Annapolis Striders February Social – Pre Prom Party, Neo Pizza, 220 Harker Pl, Ste 145, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.  Join your friends for pizza and/or an adult beverage.

 

2018 Awards Banquet

Join fellow Annapolis Striders, family and friends for some fun on February 18, 2018 from 5:30-9PM at Union Jack’s.

All Annapolis Striders members are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting that will begin at 5:30 pm.All reservations must be made by Friday, February 16th, 2018.

The cost per person is $35 and includes appetizers, a buffet dinner and two drink tickets.  A cash bar will be available.

Make your reservations NOW online at https://www.active.com/annapolis-md/annual-meeting-and-banquet-2018.

December 2017 Social News

Thank you for joining us for a year of Annapolis Striders socials. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!!

On December 14, 2017, some of us ran the Lights Fun Run with Annapolis Running Shop. We hit Blackwall Hitch for the holiday festivities!! Lots of laughs with old friends and new friends making the holiday season bright!! Thank you and shout out to Darcy Munshower, for reserving our space in the bar and offering happy hour until 7pm. As always, thank you and shout out to Leslie Sparks.

Joint Annapolis Striders & Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs January Social
Save the date, January 11, 6:30-8:30pm
What a way to start your year, join us at Pussers Carribean Restaurant, 80 Compromise Street in Annapolis. Meet inside at the bar. Thank you and shout out to Hilary Peret, Senior Catering Sales Manager, for reserving our space and extending happy hour until 8:30pm. Also, thank you to Noreen Leary, Social Chair for the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs for coordinating a joint social.

Location, location, location-tell us your favorite spot. We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert our socials director Carrye Massey.

Save the Dates, 2018 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, & December 13th.

January 1, 2018, 9am
Message from Ashley Halsey-we hope to see each of you for the ‘19th annual wholly unofficial and only mildly organized ANNAPOLIS NEW YEAR’S DAY RUN which will depart from the City Dock at 9 a.m. on New Year’s day 2018. You don’t have to know a soul to join the run. We trust you will make friends by the time it ends. It’s a friendly bunch!

Joint Annapolis Striders & Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs January Social
Save the date, January 11, 6:30-8:30pm
What a way to start your year, join us at Pussers Carribean Restaurant, 80 Compromise Street in Annapolis. Meet inside at the bar. Thank you and shout out to Hilary Peret, Senior Catering Sales Manager, for reserving our space and extending happy hour until 8:30pm. Also, thank you to Noreen Leary, Social Chair for the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs for coordinating a joint social.

News from our September Social

Thank you to everyone who attended our September social and A-10 graduation celebration at Sam’s on the Waterfront, located at 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr. East, Annapolis, MD 21403. Stellar, outdoor evening at Sam’s Waterfront and the weather cooperated with the rain holding off giving the A10 graduation celebration a blast and a big welcome to the Cold Turkey 10K Coaches and class! Thank you to Leslie Sparks for the photographs and thank you and shout out to Andrew Parks, Owner, for reserving our space.

Coach David Dold enjoying his evening and A10 training celebration!!

Donna Hatcher and Leslie Spangler ran happy!!

Leslie Spangler, Coach Amy Farkas Andrews (Coach Cold Turkey 10K class & Co-Race Director Cold Turkey 10K), Kathleen Hanson, Coach Paul Thorn (Coach Cold Turkey 10K), & Donna Hatcher

Matt Dell, Brady Roben Crone and Fred Yen….who loves Plowon Energy Gum?!

News from our August Social

Annapolis Striders Sunset Social Paddle (SUP) and August Social Report

Thank you to everyone who came out to our August social. If you missed our August social, please know we missed you!! Location, location, location-tell us your favorite spot. We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey or Leslie Sparks.

Kate Grove, owner of Sunrise SUP and her staff were well prepared for the Annapolis Striders with extra boards and extra staff. Kim Hindle and Jenny Seth paddled the night away with Kate. If you missed this opportunity, we are going to try again with advanced registration the week of September 11th.

The Annapolis Striders August Social was held at The Pier (formerly Coconut Joes), located 48 S River Rd S, Edgewater, Maryland, MD 21037. We were in the open bar area with tremendous service; great food, drink and conversation was enjoyed by all. There were approximately 22 attendees and several new faces. Welcome Andrew Wilhelm, Cathy Koderabek, Jon Schraft, Coach Keith McCaffrey, Margaret Mullinix, and Sarah Burrucker.

Photos courtesy of Leslie Sparks.

News from our July Social

Our July social was Thursday, July 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Severna Park Taphouse, in Severna Park.

We met outside on the deck which now has a pavilion with fans–super cool!! Welcome to summer in MD; it was a hot, hazy, and humid evening. Thank you and shout out to everyone that ran before the social; you deserved an ice-cold cup of water. Great turnout and so nice to see everyone. Welcome new faces: Christianne and Malcolm Fearey, David and Katie Dold, Wendye Rich, James Appel.

Thank you and shout out to Jessica, Manager, for reserving our space and extending happy hour until 8:30pm. Melissa, our server, and Charlie, our bartender, were game on.

Join us August 10th for next social at The Pier (formerly Coconut Joes). We will meet inside to the left of the bar with the high-top tables. Look for fellow Annapolis Striders and friends as soon as you walk inside.

Photos below-credit Leslie Sparks.
Left collage:
Kathy Hanson, 2017 Race Director for both the Women’s Distance Festival 5K & the Run After the Women 5K, enjoying the evening.

Tom & Nancy Zorn are all smiles. They donated medals to Leslie Sparks; Leslie is collecting medals for Backpacks for Hope. Leslie says ‘here is another example of how all your hard earned miles can impact the lives around us. If you have medals and are willing to part with, giving the medals a second life to bring joy to someone else.’ You can bring your medals to A-10 training, Dog Days 8K, our August social, and/or the A-10 expo.

Sandy Kellstrom, Annapolis Striders Hospitality Ambassador & David Dold, 2017 Ten Mile Training Coach.

News from our June Social

Another Successful Annapolis Striders Social

What a perfect night to be outdoors and enjoy another social/running reunion on the deck at the Mexican Café, Thursday, June 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Welcome Wendye Rich, Chosnel Raymond, Julia Padilla and Julie Smith.

Arnel Tagel and Chosnel Raymond were both good sports modeling Annapolis Striders raffle prize swag.  Thank you and shout out to Eric Peltosalo for his recommendation for our social location and thank you to Chelsey for reserving our private space on the deck.

Join us at our next social July 13, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Severna Park Taphouse.

News from our May Social

Dual Social with Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Social Big Success!!

Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs organized a run clinic at the Annapolis Running Shop. Jenny Seth and Lee Crumbaugh led an informative run clinic enjoyed by many.   Our dual social was held Thursday, May 11th from 6:00-8:30pm, at the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis, 100 Compromise Street in Annapolis.   

Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs were greeted and welcomed by Tim Longmire at the entrance of the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis.    For a rainy, dreary night-we still had over 40 folks came out to make new friends, talk swimming, biking, running, and learn more about the Annapolis Striders and the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs.


Thank you and shout out to Jenny Seth, Lee Crumbaugh, Tim Longmire, Chris Spelman Owen and Noreen Leary for all their work with the run clinic and the dual social.  

Do you have a favorite location for our upcoming socials?  Your ideas are welcome and encouraged; please alert our socials director Carrye Massey.