Arnie Henderson has written a history of the Cherry Pit 10-Mile Run from its initial running in 1980 through the present. Arnie was the Cherry Pit 10-Mile run co-race director with his wife Ardis from 1989 to 1995. Read Arnie’s year-by-year account
of this race’s triumphs and the tragedies over the last 39 years.
Registration for the
Annapolis Striders Metric Marathon
(Our 37th year and 6th leg of the
Annapolis Striders’ Championship Series)
is now open!
The Metric Marathon will be held Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 8:00 am at Southern High School in Harwood, MD.
Register online by September 23rd. Race day sign ups $20.
If you are registered for the Annapolis Striders’ Championship Series you are
(30th year) and 7th leg of the Annapolis Striders Championship Series will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 am at Downs Park in Pasadena, MD.
If you are signed up for the Annapolis Striders’ Championship Series,
you are good to go!
The Downs Park 5 Mile run, is a loop course on paved trails within John H. Downs Memorial Park. The flat, scenic course winds through the woods with gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information and registration
The course is basically three loops around the Rosaryville State Park perimeter trail. The course is mostly in deep woods, though there is some running in meadow also. The trail is largely single track; not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. Good food after the race.
The course has two aid stations about 4 1/2 miles apart. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavilion after the race–or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.
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, 410-627-
Thank you for coming out to our Annapolis Strider Socials!! Mark your calendar!!
Save the Dates, 2018 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: December 13th.
Thursday, September 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30pm-Run with Charm City Run Annapolis, Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole 1910 Towne Centre Blvd. Suite 120, Annapolis, MD 21401. They start and end their guided run meeting at the store. All levels and paces are welcome!!
Information about races may be sent to us by visiting the
Annapolis Striders webpage. Under “Contact Us” select
“Submit Community Race”.
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The third annual Race to Remember will be held Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the Severna Park Community Center.
The 1 mile walk or 5K run is inspired by the legacy of the special people in our community. The race is a unique opportunity to not only honor the memory of a cherished member of our community but also to enhance their legacy by donating the profits of the race to a charity of your choice.
At the Race to Remember you are racing for more than yourself, you are racing for a special person in your life. When you register for the race you will be asked to specify a person for whom you are racing. Once registered you become a member of that person’s squad. As more people signup for the race they have the opportunity to become a part of your squad or race for another person and create a new squad.
Unlike other races, speed doesn’t matter in the Race to Remember. Points are awarded based on the amount of squad members that finish the race. The squads with the most participants to complete the race will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A percentage of the profits will be donated to the charity (503c organization) of the winning squad’s choice.
The Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run (10th year) will be held Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
POSTPONED DUE TO THE PENDING IMPACT OF HURRICANE FLORENCE.
Hosted by Travis Manion Foundation, the Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run includes a 5K and 1M Family Fun Run along with a new 5K GORUCK division that unites the community in remembering the sacrifices of the heroes of the September 11th attacks and in the wars since. Proceeds support TMF’s programs assisting veterans, families of fallen service members and promoting character among today’s youth.
The Knight Foundation Race 4 Recovery will be held Sunday, September 16th, 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD.
The Race 4 Recovery 5K is a run/walk through the streets and around the lake at the beautiful RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD. There will be live music, a DJ, giveaways, great prizes, amazing gift bags, food, and a lot of vender surprises.
Several guest appearance along with the Mayor and Council Members to make a public proclamation.
The Race 4 Recovery 5K is an annual run/walk event that is based on providing immediate action to those threatened from addiction and overdose. This run/walk is to promote awareness, break down stigmas associated with addiction, honor those that have been lost, and support those who currently are in the fight.
The Annapolis Run for the Light House will be held Sunday, September 23rd, at Quiet Waters Park and the Hillsmere neighborhood in Annapolis.
Runners may choose from the ½ marathon, 5K, or the 1.25 mile Donut Dash. All proceeds benefit the Light House, located at 10 Hudson Street in Annapolis. The mission of the Light House is to help rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency.
Great music, prizes, lots of food, a family friendly event that attracts some serious runners – and all for a great cause!
The 10th Annual Race to Embrace Independence 5K Walk and Run will be held Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Lake Montebello in Baltimore.
This is a 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk and a 5K Run/Walk to support work to provide a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. They provide a safe, sober, and loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socioeconomic issues, and transition to stable and independent lives.
The Heart Run 5K will be held Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD
Join the inaugural Heart Run 5k to benefit the Heartstrong Foundation! The well-marked course is mostly flat with a mix of trail and pavement.
The goal is to raise money to advance the research, medical care, and family support of Congenital Heart Disease/Defects (CHD) through the education, encouragement and support of heart-healthy living. This event supports heart-healthy living through physical activity, and all proceeds will go to family support groups and hospitals that make a difference, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mended Little Hearts of Greater Baltimore.
The Marines Helping Heroes 5K Challenge Race will be held Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at Arundel Mills.
The 3rd Annual Marines Helping Heroes 5K Challenge – presented by Live! Casino-Hotel – is a fundraising event hosted by Arundel Mills Mall. The event was created by the Anne Arundel County Detachment of the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE to support our local military and veterans. All funds raised will benefit our local military and the Semper Fi Fund.
Sunday, October 7th, 2018 along the Cross Island Trail beginning at Kent Island High School and ending at Red Eye’s Dock Bar.
This event features a Competitive Run, Run/Walk and Community/Family/Student Walk.
The purpose of this fund is to support opioid awareness and prevention activities in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, provide assistance to individuals who are recovering from addiction, and assist families who have lost a loved one as a result of opioid overdose.
The ASA (Athletes Serving Athletes) Run Fest will be held Saturday, October 13th, 2018 in Hunt Valley, MD.
Kids run, 1 mile, 5K, 10K. Athletes Serving Athletes is a non profit based in the Baltimore community and dedicated to empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. The Fall Family Festival will follow the race with music, kid zone, food and fun! The proceeds from the race will go to ASA’s WingMan Program.
Wreaths Across America 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run to benefit Crownsville Veterans Cemetery will be held Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at Village at Two Rivers, Odenton, MD.
Annapolis Triathlon Club (ATC) is dedicated to supporting our fallen heroes and honoring them with a wreath at their gravesite during this holiday season. The goal is to bring more wreaths to the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. There are over 20,000 grave sites in the cemetery and in 2017 through local support they were able to cover about 14,500 gravestones. This year we are hoping to cover all the sites.
If you are unable to run, please consider buying a wreath. $15 for one wreath or $30 for 3.
The Savage 7K Run and 1 Mile Historic Walk will be held Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at the Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage, MD.
Built of stone from the Little Patuxent River bordering Savage, Carroll Baldwin Hall is a 96-year-old Maryland Historic Trust site which still serves as a vibrant community center. Funds from each year’s race help restore and maintain this historic gem. Please come for an autumn run or walk through our lovely community, and enjoy music and homemade breakfast treats afterward! 7K Run begins at Baldwin Hall and runs past Savage Mill, then through Savage Park and surrounding neighborhoods. 1-Mile Walk is a guided tour through historic Savage.
The Key School 5K/10K & Family Fun Run Race will be held Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at the Key School in Annapolis, MD.
The annual Key School 5K/10K & Family Fun Run is sponsored by the Key School Parents’ Association. Flat and fast, the USATF certified 5K & 10K courses are ideal for those running their very first race as well as those looking to achieve a new personal record. Runners wind their way through the scenic community of Hillsmere Shores on paved roads, catching glimpses of the South River along the route.
The Jug Bay 10K/5K Run for Wildlife Race will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Together, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Patuxent River Park and The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary comprise over 3,500 acres along the banks of the Patuxent River. The river and its shores are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River’s natural wildlife. Proceeds from the run and walk directly support projects, research, and education in the Patuxent River watershed.
The 9th National Race to End Women’s Cancer will be held Sunday, November 4th, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Register for the 5K run or 1-mile walk and enjoy pre-race music and advocate stories. This event brings people together to help end women’s cancer by raising awareness and funds for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
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