News for our members

Having trouble viewing this email?Click here

red strider logo
Annapolis Striders Newsletter
Issue 9
April 26th, 2018   
Quick Links

If you have a question concerning the Annapolis Striders or their events please check the

 to contact the appropriate person    

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! 

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

Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K
(Sunday, June 17th)

 Check out the new MD RRCA website!


Both the MD RRCA web site and the Facebook page will be updated with GPS (Grand Prix Series) and WDF (Women’s Distance Festival) standings and has links for all the clubs, as well as historical data. 

The Montgomery County Road Runners Club’s  Pikes Peek 10K (a State Championship Race) will be held Sunday, April 29th, 2018.

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!

Register online until Sunday, May 6th
If you have registered for 
the Annapolis Striders Championship Series….you are good to go!

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. 


Dawson form graphic

2018 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K
3rd Leg of the Championship Series.
Our 38th year!
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Severna Park High School

 Registration is now open!
If you have registered for 
the Annapolis Striders Championship Series….you are good to go!

The course is an out and back 10K, mostly flat, and run predominantly on the B&A Trail.

endless summer run

 2018 Endless Summer 6-Hour Run
Our 8th year!
A proud benefactor for the Semper Fi Fund 

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:30 AM
Greenbury Point Nature Center

265 Bullard Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21402 

The course is a fast and flat scenic 2.5-mile loop, primarily on packed dirt paths around Greenbury Point across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy.
For more information and registration
Annapolis Striders members may use code ES6HR-STRIDERS to receive $10 off registration fee.

Announcing the Annapolis Striders
Annapolis 10 Mile Run
Sunday, August 19th 

Our 43rd year!



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.

Registration for the 
Spring Beginning Runners 5K Class  is now open! 
April 24th-July 14th, 2018
Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for all who are looking to “get off the couch with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance.
Annapolis Striders membership is required but the class is FREE! 
 Class starts Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Weems-Whelan Field/ Bates Middle School (1/4 mile oval) and the track (off of 935 Spa Road by the City of Annapolis Public Works Garage stop light).

Spring 10K Training Class
March 27, 2018- June 17th, 2018
Time is running out to register for the Annapolis Striders’ Spring 10K training class!  We are now a couple weeks into our program with just about 2 months to go until our target race: The Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K on June 17th.  

The registration link below will be active through Sunday, April 15th. 


The Winter Half Marathon Program concluded Sunday April 8th at the B&A Trail Marathon and Half.  Thirty-nine of the 176 who registered, and perhaps a few more, competed in either the full or half marathon.  Ninety-seven runners participated in more than 75% of the group long runs…an average of 61 enthusiastic and happy faces each Saturday AM.  They dodged snow, but not the chill as they ran for 11 weeks in an average temp of 32, with a low of 14 and a high of 44 degrees.  On Monday evening April 9th about 25 gathered at Union Jack’s in Annapolis Towne Centre to celebrate the conclusion of the training season with Coaches Michael Myers and Dave Dold.  Everyone is looking forward to a summer of running.




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: June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, & December 13th.

April Report:

On Thursday, April 12th , we had our Annapolis Striders April Social at the Lighthouse Bistro, 202 West Street, Annapolis, MD. Huge thank you and shout out to the Light House Bistro and Marie Petrillo-Friedland for setting up our Annapolis Striders April social!! Also, thank you to Irene Myers-Thompson, Leslie Orem Spangler, Sandy Guntert Kellstrom & Tom DeKornfeld for working their night away with smiles and giggles as the guest bartenders!! We appreciate so many of you joining us. If you missed our social, please learn more about the Light House Bistro and stop by for a great meal!!

Arnel Tagle, David Morris, Dan Mandeville, Carrye Massey and Lauren Colvin enjoying the Light House Bistro

Kathleen Hanson, Rose Mary Kreiger, Irene Langweil, Margaret Pasowicz Howard and Sophia Quinn enjoying the evening and plotting their first race of the season with the Women’s Distance Festival.

The first race of the Women’s Distance series in Havre de Grace with many of the familiar faces from our Annapolis Striders and our April Social.

Marie Petrillo-Friedland and Debbie Parlin Dirks enjoying the evening.

Ross and Patti Heisman with their contagious smiles!

Thank you to our volunteer guest bartenders: Sandy Guntert Kellstrom, Leslie Orem Spangler and Irene Myers-Thompson.  Note, not in the picture is Tom DeKornfeld who also volunteered as a guest bartender.


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.







Listed by Event Date
New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement



right-arrow-icon3.gif  The 2018 Manassas Runway 5K, 10K and 1 Miler will be held Sunday, April 29th at 8:00 am at Manassas Regional Airport.

Experience a flat course on airport runway and taxiways which is closed for race event.  View aircraft on display close up.



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 The Autism Project, Inc. will hold its Brave in Blue 5K  on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 in Lothian, MD.

This is a 5K run/walk to benefit The Autism Project Inc. 501c3 to provide therapeutic and recreation opportunities for children, adults, families and siblings in the Southern Maryland area.  All net proceeds from the run will benefit The Autism Project, Inc.
The SPCA Fun Run and Walk for the Animals will be held 
Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 
Join the SPCA of Anne Arundel for their 27th annual Walk and Run for the Animals.
Kick off the event with a FUN RUN with your pup starting at 7:30 am. Don’t have a pup? That is ok.  Walk through Quiet Waters Park with your family and friends (2 or 4 legged) at your own pace.
The Severna Park High School Band and Orchestra Boosters’ 
Run 4 Rhythm will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 8:00 am at Severna Park High School.
Run, Walk, or Sleepwalk!  Leave the earbuds behind!  To benefit their program the musicians will provide your musical motivation in a 4 Mile fun run (or walk) along the B&A Trail.  Want to sleepwalk?  Donations welcome!

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.



right-arrow-icon3.gif  SOAR for Veterans is an inaugural cycling fundraiser to take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at the Talbot Community Center in Easton, MD. 

The event includes four rides – a ten mile family fun ride, 25 and 50 mile fitness rides and a 62.5 mile metric century. All rides are on Talbot County roads open to traffic, and are fully supported with four rest stops and on-road support.
The ride coincides with the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall, a 3/5 replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall at the VFW grounds from May 31 – June 6. All riders have an opportunity to stop to visit the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall to pay respects.
All event proceeds support the Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to assisting Mid-Shore US veterans from all foreign conflicts who have served our country in any capacity, in any country, at any time. The organization offers wheelchair and handicap ramps, and engages veterans and their families to come together for hiking, biking, fishing and more.



right-arrow-icon3.gif Fleet Feet Annapolis will hold the Big Run 5K Fun Run 
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
Fleet Feet Annapolis, as well as other Fleet Feet stores nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold a super fun run 5K!  This is a family friendly event and they celebrate and welcome runners of all abilities and levels. This is not a chip timed event, but they will have a finishers’ clock at the end. Come join the fun!

right-arrow-icon3.gif 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.

right-arrow-icon3.gif  The MCVET 23rd Annual 5/10K Race will be held Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 7:30 am at The War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore.      

The 23rd Annual Race will continue to be a beacon of hope to homeless veterans and other veterans in need.  The event raises support and awareness for the program.
All proceeds benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.
The mission of MCVET is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communities as productive citizens.

right-arrow-icon3.gif The 5K/10K Race to Stop the Bleeding will be held Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 am at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders residing in the state of Maryland and surrounding counties.  This mission is accomplished through patient outreach, advocacy, patient support and educational programming.  
The Annual Run and Fun Walk to Stop the Bleeding is a chip-timed run/walk & is the largest annual fundraiser dedicated to raising needed funds to support our mission.   Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of your entry fee will go directly to the Hemophilia community.  

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.  

2018 Schedule:
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.   

Disclaimer: Information in this newsletter is provided by others. There is no guarantee as to the completeness or accuracy of any information.  This site may contain links to third party websites.  We do not accept any responsibility for the contents or information contained in those websites and make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the content or information provided by those websites.