Category Archives: 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.

News from our Annapolis Striders April Social

There were approximately 40 Annapolis Striders, friends and family at our April social, Thursday, April 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Chevys Annapolis, in Annapolis. We met in the restaurant, with our own private room; free appetizers courtesy of Marie Petrillo-Friedland and Chevy’s were enjoyed by all. Happy hour prices for food and beverages lasted until 8pm. Thank you and shout out to Marie Petrillo-Friedland for her recommendation for our social location, for reserving our space, providing free appetizers and wonderful staff to accommodate all of us. The Chevy’s staff sang ‘happy birthday’ to Chris Gower and placed a sombrero on him.
Easter was around the corner, so everyone was given a plastic Easter egg. Everyone won jelly beans, coins or a special item identifying them for a surprise bag and one lucky person had a chocolate bunny identifying them as the grand prize winner. There were four winners earning Striders Swag: Doreen Byrne, Evan Thomas, Kristel Rabideau, and Martin Shpuntoff.

Sophia Quinn had the chocolate bunny earning her the grand prize of Striders swag including a bag, towel, long sleeve t-shirt, sweatshirt, A-10 magnet.  

New!!  Dual Social with Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Social

Thursday, May 11th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Welcome to our first dual Annapolis Striders & Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs Social.
6:00pm-Run clinic at the Annapolis Running Shop, 172 Main Street in Annapolis
6:30-8:30pm-Social at the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis, 100 Compromise Street in Annapolis.
Please do not park in the Fleet Reserve Club parking lot; the parking lot is for members only. We will meet in dining area…look for fellow Annapolis Striders and Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs as you walk in to the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis. There will be a fixed limited menu, cash bar and one check per table; cash is highly recommended. So, come on out and 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 Tim Longmire, member of Annapolis Striders and the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis, for reserving our space in the dining room. Thank you and shout out to Chris Spelman Owen and Noreen Leary with Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs for their work on creating a dual social!!
PARKING: There is a meter parking lot next door to the Fleet Reserve Club, and the former Fawcett’s parking lot may be open for parking.
Run happy and hope to see you at Annapolis Running Shop and/or the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis!!

Join Us at Our April Social

Our April Social is coming up!

We will be having this month’s social at Chevys Annapolis from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a fantastic way to meet other runners in our community and learn more about the Annapolis Striders. Check out location, directions, and times on our event page.

Pictured above:  Runners pose at the City Dock during the pre-wedding fun run and social for Annapolis Striders Coach and Cold Turkey Race Director Donna Cogle. Congratulations Donna!

Annapolis Striders March Social Recap

Our Annapolis Striders March Golf & Social on Thursday, March 9th was big fun!! A few members could get their golf on before our social at the Renditions Golf Course. We met in the bar and on the adjoining deck and enjoyed happy hour prices for both food and beverages. There were approximately 30 folks that came out including some new faces: Jeff Corby, Lindsay Jones, Leah O’Brien, Addison Britton, and Julie Stanton.
Thank you and shout out to Patti Towle for her recommendation for our social location and thank you to the Event Coordinator, Jacque Leancy, of Renditions Golf Course for reserving our space and offering us Happy Hour prices.

Pictured above (left to right):All smiles with Coach Renee Dudley Hella, Coach Tim Hella and Dan Mandeville; John Brown getting his golf on; Big fun at Renditions Golf Course with Kimann Schwartz and Patti Towle.