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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 26
December 20th,  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! 

Our finish line crew of Al Stott, Bob Burash, and Whitey Gross retired at the 40th Anniversary Run held December 9th, 2018.  This team brought 49 years of combined experience to timing our races.  Thanks to Al, Bob, and Whitey for keeping order as runners came full speed to the finish chute while getting our bib tear-offs, and for all the other support they have provided through the years.

The Annapolis Striders are now looking for volunteers to step up and learn the timing process. This job is interesting and important, which is why Al, Bob, and Whitey kept at it for so long. Interesting, because it allows you to see the entire field of runners cross the finish line in every condition, from completely exhausted to totally unfazed, and everything in between. But also extremely important! If we don’t have a finish line and timing crew, we don’t have a race! So please give it a try. Interested members please contact Dan Symancyk. The first race for the new crew would be the Cherry Pit 10-Miler in May.


Registration for the
 2019 Annapolis Striders Championship Series 
is open!


You must have a current Annapolis Striders membership to register.

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 6th at 11:59 pm.

The price for club members is still just $35 for all eight 
Championship Series races.


In accordance with the Annapolis Striders by-laws, the Nomination and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:

Officers 2019-2020
President: Eva Coale
Vice President for Administration: David Phipps 
Vice President for Races: Irene Myers-Thompson
Vice President for Training and Education: Michael Myers
Treasurer: Brian Robinson
Secretary: Ashley Reed
Directors, Term Expiring 2021:
    Andrea Clappsy
    Lauren Colvin
    Dewitt Kneass
    Dan Mandeville
    Larry Puglisi
Directors (continuing), Term Expiring 2020:
     Rick Aulbach
     Kim Burke
     Tom DeKornfeld
     Kelly Gardner

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 The Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held 
SUNDAY, February 10th, 2019 
at Union Jack’s in Annapolis.  
Details to follow!

2019 Eternal Winter 6-Hour Run
Our 4th year!

The Eternal Winter 6 Hour Run course is the 3.5 mile dirt and paved trail within Greenbury Point at the Naval Support Activity Annapolis base. 
It is a FAT ASS style run benefiting our local food pantry at Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center.  The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter and support services for over 25 years.

 Location: Greenbury Point, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Annapolis, MD. Use 289-283 Bullard Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21402 in your GPS.

Registration: Race Day – None.

Race Time: 8:00 am

Entry fee: There are two parts to the registration. A check and a food donation.


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

*****REGISTER NOW*****


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!

December 2, 2018 – February 9, 2019

Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for adults and families with children (age 10 and up) who are looking to “get off the couch-with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance in a 10 weeks.
Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program.
Extra Mile Winter Distance Training

January 5th, 2019 – March 30th, 2019
This program targets long distance runners who wish to improve their race performance for spring distance events such as the RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge (February 24th), B&A Marathon and Half-Marathon, and other spring marathons. This is a “fat-ass” style training program: participants are expected to provide their own hydration and nutrition on group runs, and will include long, recovery, interval, and tempo runs. The first long run will be January 5th leaving from Jones Station. 
Half Marathon Winter Training Program

January 12th, 2019 – March 31st, 2019

The 2019 Half Marathon Winter Training Program Registration Page is posted and ready to roll with coaches Michael Myers, Kelly Kelly, Delia Edelmann, Mark Hamilton, Amy Andrews, and Marjorie Fioravante. Two Meet the Coach events were created on the Half Marathon Facebook Page for an initial meet on Saturday 5 January from 1-4 PM at LuLuLemon event at their new location in Annapolis Mall, and a second meet on Tuesday January 8 from 5-8 PM at Charm City Run event in Annapolis Town Center. The first group run will take place on Saturday January 12 at 7:30 AM, starting at the Severna Park High School Faculty Parking Lot along the west side of the school. As of now, about 100 runners are registered for the program that averaged 61 runners each week last year; with a high of 94 runners the first week and just 39 on the Saturday before the B&A Trail Half Marathon.

Thank you for joining us at our
 Annapolis Strider Socials!! 
Mark your calendar!!
Thank you for joining us for our 2018 Annapolis Strider Socials!! Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!! Run into the New Year Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. for the 20th Annual New Year’s Day run from the City Dock.
Mark your calendar and get ready for 2019!!  
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite spot-we are preparing for 2019!! Save the Dates, 2019 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12.
We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.
December Holiday Social
We appreciate seeing everyone at Blackwall Hitch for our December/Holiday social.
Thank you to Darcy Munshower, Private Events Manager, for reserving our space in the bar and for extending happy hour all night. We picked the right night to hear and enjoy the incredibly talented musical guest, Kieran Lally. Thank you to Marian Collins for giving everyone an Annapolis Striders bottle opener. Leslie Sparks provided wonderful photo documentation of our fabulous evening with lots of friends!! As if that wasn’t enough, folks enjoyed the second night of Midnight Madness in Annapolis including visiting Annapolis Running Shop before they close their doors.  

Live music with Kieran Lally; he was non-stop all night with his music.

Nina Fisher and Annapolis Striders President, Tom DeKornfeld

David Morris and Dr. Arnel Tagel


Becky Cully sporting her Rehobeth Beach Seashore Marathon medal !

Irene Meyers and her friend, Vicki

John and Julie Bloom

Patti (our own E-Streak Editor) and Ross Heisman (AS past President)

Jimmy Wilson sporting his Devil Dog 100 Mile Endurance Run belt buckle…congratulations!


Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at The Brass Tap – Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall Road, Annapolis, Maryland (in between Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen).
Thank you to Cris Eck for your suggestion and Barry Lowenthal, co-owner, for reserving our space.

Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at La Sierra Inc., 2625 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Thank you Joan Schramm for your suggestion and David Castillo, Manager, for reserving our space.

Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm-meet us at Annapolis Market House, 25 Market Space, City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Thank you to Sandy Guntert Kellstrom for your suggestion and Cherish Brooks, Manager, for reserving our space.




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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Annapolis Striders members:

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

At the bottom of this newsletter you will find a link where you may
 update your e-mail address  or use the quick link at the top of the newsletter
to update your e-mail address and/or mailing address. 
If you want to receive the E-Streak newsletter and The STREAK quarterly publication it is important that you keep your contact information current and accurate!

Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm.  
2019 dates are:
January 8th (second Tuesday of month), February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd,
 May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd.


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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