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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 6
March 15th, 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! 

B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
(Sunday, April 8th)

Cherry Pit 10 Mile Run
(Sunday, May 13th)


 Thank you to volunteers, Jon Valentine and Denise Hyde for the photographs!

Register  NOW for the Annapolis Striders 
2018 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 



If spaces are still available, sign up is available on
 Saturday, April 7th (Expo and packet pick-up) for $100 for either the marathon or half marathon.

There will be NO race day sign ups!


The race will be held at Severna Park High School on 
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 7:30 am. 
Volunteers are needed!
To volunteer, click below!

Cherry pit 
The 2018 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race will be held Sunday, May 13th at South River High School. This is the 2nd Leg of the Championship Series and our  39th year!

The date of the race had to move from the first week in April to the second week in May because of scheduling conflicts at the high school.  We think this new date will work out well. Now it is not so close to the B&A Marathon. Also, the weather should be warm but not hot; and after the race you will still have plenty of time to go out to your Mother’s Day brunch. 



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.

Spring 10K Training Class
March 27, 2018- June 17th, 2018
Spring is just around the corner, and so is the Annapolis Striders’ Spring 10K training class. Anne Knab will be returning from the Fall 10K Training Class as coach, assisted by Amy Andrews and Rick Aulbach. 

We are targeting the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K on June 17th, but if you have another race in mind, you’re still welcome to train with us! 

It’s March 1st, which means that the Annapolis Striders Spring 10K Training starts this month. Our first group run is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th on the B&A Trail behind Arnold Station at 6pm, so you still have time to sign up. In the near term, you can “Meet the Coaches” at the Annapolis Striders March social (Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 at Chevy’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant on Solomons Island Rd.) where the three coaches will be available to discuss the training and answer your questions. We look forward to running with you!





January 20, 2018 – April 8, 2018

Saturday Mornings at 7:30 AM
Severna Park High School

60 Robinson Rd 
Severna Park, MD 21146 

2018 Half Marathon Training Program is Underway

As of 25 January the Winter Half Marathon Training Program had one hundred fifty-five registered runners comprising a variety of folks with different base miles, experience levels, and goals.  Two coaches and eight mentors will be implementing a tried and true, and measured training plan over the 12 week program.

For more information and registration
Detailed information





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. 

MARCH Social Report:

It wasn’t Cinco de Mayo but we had a blast at Chevys March 8, 2018!! All three Spring 10K Coaches were present and available to answer questions. Thank you and shout out to Chrissy, Chevys Catering Manager, for reserving our space and offering 

happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers.

 Leslie Sparks and Nancy Zorn catching up.

Doreen and George Myers enjoying a cozy fire.



Don Knab, Spring 10K Coach Anne Knab, Dean Perdue, Spring 10K Coach Rick Aulbach, Nancy Foley and Mary Smith.



June Schneider, Peter Cox, Ardis and Arnie Henderson enjoying a little chips, salsa and conversation.


 Big smiles from Chris Spellman Owen and Noreen Leary.


What are these two plotting….Dan Downer and Evan Thomas?

Thursday, April 12th
 5pm-8:30pm (note start time), Light House Bistro, 202 West Street, Annapolis, MD – Have you ever wanted to be a bartender? Now is your chance, private message us. We are looking for 2-3 bartenders available from 4:45pm-7pm to split the shift; contact Carrye Massey.  Eat, drink and meet someone new; you will love the Light House Bistro.

Thursday, May 10th
 6:30-8:30pm, Mexican Café-on the deck, 609 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD – Join us on the deck for a beverage, meal and some post Cinco de Mayo fun.


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






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  right-arrow-icon3.gifSouth River High School will host its first Frostbite 5K
on Saturday, March 17th on the school campus. 

This is an exciting opportunity to support students in our community and  students abroad.   The race will be a student-lead event benefiting Sneakers for Senegal and South River’s Prom  Breakfast.   Sneakers for Senegal is a direct supporter of Open International, a nonprofit organization that  founded a school in Nioro, Senegal. Sneakers for Senegal’s mission is to provide shoes for  Senegalese students. These students walk over 5 miles to school every day, either barefoot or with duct tape wrapped around their feet.   
South River’s Prom Breakfast provides students with a safe alternative to after prom activities.  The Prom Breakfast is held at the school and is staffed by South River administration, teachers  and parent volunteers.  It is a strong and impressive tradition here at South River keeping our students safe.
Please come out and support this event!  There will be chilly running/walking, refreshments, a silent auction, and more!

right-arrow-icon3.gif The National Honor Society (NHS), Queen Anne’s County High School Chapter, is holding a Saint Patrick’s Day 5K Color Run on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville, MD. 

 The proceeds from the run will benefit the Compass Regional Hospice that serves Queen Anne’s, Kent & Caroline Counties. The Compass Regional Hospice is a community-based non-profit organization which supports and helps community members living with life-limiting illnesses. They offer grief support as well for families, and exceptional end-of-life care for those in need.


  right-arrow-icon3.gifThe 55th Annual Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Relay and 5K Race will be held Sunday, March 18th, 2018 in Wilmington, DE.

In its 55th year, this renowned and historic Delaware race stands as the oldest half marathon in the country. This prestigious running event, attracts approximately 2,000 participants and volunteers in support of the American Lung Association’s mission.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Harlan Tucker Memorial Run 5K Race will be
 held Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 

Glenn Dale Splash Park in Glenn Dale, MD.

The Harlan Tucker Memorial 5K replaces the annual Bowie Spring 5K Run/2 Mile Walk.  The name and location have changed but the proceeds will still go to the Bowie Food Pantry.  Our race has been renamed to honor one of the most active members of the Bowie Recreation Council, Col. Harlan Tucker, who passed away this past summer.  Harlan truly loved his community of Bowie – and the community was made better by his presence.

right-arrow-icon3.gif  Lee Crumbaugh has organized a weekend training camp in Annapolis on March 24 and 25 for runners and triathletes, novice or experienced, looking for better training and racing.
The affordable weekend camp will focus on running and triathlon training and racing – with a great roster of coaches, five clinics, group road and track running workouts, a group masters swim workout, a group bike ride and much more.
Lee is limiting participants to 30 to assure a high-quality experience. Lee is offering Striders a $16 discount: The discount code is Striders.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The State’s Attorney Office for Baltimore City will sponsor the 14th Annual Victims’Fund 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Druid Hill Park, Lakeside Pavilion in Baltimore. 

All proceeds will benefit the Victims Emergency Fund. The proceeds raised through this initiative are necessary in our efforts to provide immediate assistance and support to victims of crime in Baltimore City.  The fund is available to all qualified victims of domestic violence, robbery, assaults, child abuse, and sexual assault- as well as families affected by homicide who meet our criteria.

 The 12th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Woods Community Center in Severna Park.  

There will be 2 race distances and both individuals or teams of 2 and 3 can compete at the shorter distance.


The MCJROTC 5K and SEMPER FIT DAY will be held Saturday, 
April 14th, 2018 at 8:00 am at Northeast High School in 
Pasadena, MD.

All money raised will go to the Wounded Warrior Fund and NHS MCJROTC Program.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s This Race is for the Birds will be held Saturday, April 14th at Broomgrass Farm near Gerrardstown, WV.
This annual running event features a number of different mileage events.  Proceeds from the race support their programs, including in-school visits and outdoor explorations at their nature preserves, Audubon Discovery Day Camp and a wide variety of educational natural history programs for adults.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The 2018 running of the Escape Through The Cape 5k and 1 mile fun run will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

 Come out to the Cape Saint Claire Elementary School for our 8:30 am start time and stay for our Fit Family Festival until 11. Tech material race shirts available to those who register by 3/30 (Youth XS – Adult XXL, including ladies fit). Custom finisher medals for ALL runners, including our young friends in strollers. 

Your  non-refundable race fee will be applied towards the Cape Saint Claire Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Cape St. Claire Parent Teacher Organization (CSC-PTO) is dedicated to supporting the education and well being of the children in attendance at the Cape St. Claire Elementary School, and also to supporting the efforts of their teachers and families. To that end the organization raises funds, organizes social events, sponsors enrichment programs and coordinates volunteer efforts.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The 3rd annual Run for Nature Earth Day 5K will be held 
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
This event benefits the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Center Campaign. The rolling and beautiful 5K course is run on mostly paved park trails through wooded parkland. Walkers and children are welcome. Pets or strollers are permitted.


right-arrow-icon3.gif Fleet Feet Sports Annapolis will hold its 

Cinco de Mayo 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 5th at Graul’s Market parking lot, 607 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis.

Get out your best sombrero and join the festivities and celebrate with us as we take you on a 5K run around Annapolis. All paces are welcome – bring the whole family! If you sign-up by 11:59 pm on April 16, adult registration includes a festive Cinco de Mayo t-shirt (unisex sizing) and adult and child participants will get a maraca to run with. Afterwards, enjoy some chips and salsa, pinata prizes, and a few awards for the best sombreros. The run will not be officially timed but we will have a clock. This is a family-friendly event appropriate for all ages. We will also be raffling off a gift certificate to Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant in Annapolis!

right-arrow-icon3.gif Anne Arundel Dermatology is sponsoring its third annual Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K/10K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 20th, 2018.  The race will take place at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, MD . All proceeds go toward skin cancer education, prevention and treatment. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif The 2nd Annual Chesapeake K9 Fund 5K will be held Sunday, May 20th at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Please join the Chesapeake K-9 Fund for its 2nd Annual “Run for the Dogs in Blue”. This is a 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk for kids. All proceeds will benefit Chesapeake K-9 Funds mission.



The Crofton Kiwanis 5K/10K Race will be held Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 8:00 am at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, MD.

For 29 years, this has been a great summer event.  The 10K course goes around our community’s tree-lined parkway loop and residential side streets.  It is mostly flat with a few challenging hills.  This year, we’ve added a 5K, which runs only on the Crofton Parkway.  It measures a bit longer than 5K–closer to 5.3K.

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:
 April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, 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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