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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 23
November 8th,  2018   
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All Annapolis Striders events and races are organized and staffed by volunteers!
All Annapolis Striders members are encouraged to do their part and volunteer.  Encourage your family members to also volunteer! 
Medical Volunteers Needed For Annapolis Striders Races! 

Lights on the Bay 5K/Fun Run
(Friday, November 16th)
Cold Turkey 10K
(Sunday, November 18th)
Click below to sign-up to volunteer

An opening envelope revealing a the names of winners in a competition or awards program

Nominations are due by December 1st
The Awards Committee is collecting nominations for the annual awards and we want your input. If you know Annapolis Striders who have had a really good year and who ran at least five Annapolis Striders races (including non-Championship series races), please nominate them. 
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteering is a part of the awards requirement. If your nominee has not volunteered with the Annapolis Striders they are not eligible for an award.

A BIG Thank you to the many Annapolis Strider volunteers who helped before, during and after the 30th running of the Downs Park 5 Miler
 on Saturday, November 3rd.

     Belated congratulations and apologies to Eric Gyaki, who did, indeed, place second in the 
Male 70 and over category.

     It was brought to my attention that the course was shorter than 5 miles. Thank you to Karsten Brown, who helped identify the missing segment, which will be restored next year.

     Thank you to House Speaker Michael Busch for his ongoing support of this event with his generous donation of t-shirts to this year’s race.

Thank you to Denise Hyde for the photographs!
Downs Park 5 Miler

Rosaryville 50K Ninth Annual
Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K
SATURDAY, November 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
at Rosaryville State Park

Registration is closed!
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.

For more information, contact Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld or


Come and join the 5K Run through Anne Arundel SPCA’s fabulous holiday show
 Lights on The Bay at Sandy Point State Park 
on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 6:15 pm.

For one night only, you and your family can leave the car behind and get a running start on the holidays with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line.

The entire course is smooth and flat asphalt, lit by holiday displays.
Volunteers are needed!
Course monitors are needed but the directors would also welcome an apprentice race director.


The Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 10K will be held Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 8:00 AM at Arundel Middle School in Odenton, MD

Registration has been extended until 
Sunday, November 11th at midnight.

The race begins in front of Arundel High School, continues along paved roads through two neighborhoods and onto the WB & A paved trail. The course is an out and back with the finish line at Arundel Middle School (adjacent to the High School).

After a successful return in the 19th year, frozen turkeys for first place are back again
along with Turkey trophies and medals for second and third place!
Awards given out in 5 year intervals.
You MUST register by Tuesday November 7th to be guaranteed a premium which is a long sleeve sweatshirt. 

Calling all volunteers! Would love for you to come out and be a part of the Cold Turkey 10K! We can always use course monitors, water stop volunteers, finish line help, registration friends and friendly food workers. Sign up below or contact Donna at 443-623-6628. 

  Click below to volunteer!


Registration for the Annapolis Striders 
2019 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 

The race will be held at Severna Park High School on 
Sunday,  March 31st, 2019.

The 2019 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the new Severna Park High School for the third year, with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 28th year of the marathon and 24th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great rail to trail course.

For more information and registration


Young couple jogging in park at morning. Health and fitness.



Annapolis Striders membership required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register.

As coaches provide information, check back here for current Annapolis Striders Training programs!

September 18, 2018 – November 18, 2018

Target Race: 

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, 410-627-8246.
Save the Dates, 2019 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12.




Thursday, November 8th, 6:30-8:30 PM

6:30-8:30 pm-Meet us in the market bar space at The Boatyard Bar & Grill
 400 4th St., Annapolis, Maryland 21403. 
 Thank you, Kevin Schendel, General Manager, for reserving our space.
There is limited parking in both the front parking lot and the rear parking lot of The Boatyard Bar & Grill. There is also street parking available.
Happy hour is available from 3pm-7pm.
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at Blackwall Hitch – Annapolis. Thank you to Darcy Munshower, Private Events Manager, for reserving our space.
Happy hour is 3pm-7pm
Special Note: 6pm-12midnight-Midnight Madness in Annapolis.





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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New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement


right-arrow-icon3.gifThe You Are Not Alone 5k Run/Walk  will be held Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at Annapolis High School in Annapolis, MD.

Come out and join Annapolis High School as we run or walk for Mental Health Awareness! The inspiration for this run is to raise awareness about mental illnesses and what you can do to help create a caring community. The first 200 people to register will receive a t-shirt. All of the proceeds will be donated to NAMI AAC also known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County. This organization is built on spreading the message “You are not alone.” 

right-arrow-icon3.gif  Anne Arundel Community College’s 30th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1-Mile Jaunt will be held Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at the AACC campus.

A beautiful 5k and 1-mile jaunt around the Anne Arundel Community College campus. Come out and burn some calories a day early! For the 30th edition, there will be special give aways, a raffle, and food trucks!

Proceeds will support the Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies

department’s annual scholarship as well as the AACC Fitness Center.


The Patrick Lee Memorial Holiday 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family Services will be held Saturday, November 24th, 2018.

The event will be starting in front of Robert A. Pascal Youth & Family Services at 570 H Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, moving onto the B & A Trail, and finishing up back in front of the office where Santa will be waiting for each runner/walker with hot chocolate, water and cookies!

Annapolis Striders members:

As a courtesy, members will  receive a reminder e-mail at the beginning of the month when their membership expires!

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Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm.  

2018 Schedule:
 December 4th 


All Board Meetings are held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the

Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor, Conference Room B or E.  Park in Garage E.   

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