For our friend Tom Bradford

The Striders are deeply saddened by the death of Tom Bradford, who passed away on July 27th at age 74. Tom, pictured here running the 2016 Dog Days 8K, was a past club president and directed our B&A Trail Marathon & Half-Marathon for many years, and he was honored with our Ben Moore Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Odds are if you received an Ironman award before the past year, Tom was the one at the banquet giving it to you.

As Evan Thomas put it in his Capital Gazette column on August 23rd, “The running community will sorely miss him.”

There will be a memorial for Tom Bradford on September 23, 2017.
Location: Epping Forest Club House, 354 Severn Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
Time: 1-4pm
Details describing the event can be found at If you are able to attend please RSVP to Sharon Bradford, who needs to get a headcount for the caterer. See the memorial website to RSVP.