2020 Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50k

Come join us for the 11th annual running of the Rosaryville Veterans Day 50K on November 14, 2020. The leaves will be gone, the air will be crisp, and we hope you will once again cross this bridge with us at our Veterans Day trail race.


The course is basically three loops run in a counter-clockwise direction around the 9.5-mile perimeter trail. It runs mostly in deep woods, though there is some meadow also. The trail is largely single track, but not very technical. The start (also the finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where you enter the single-track perimeter trail. The course is marked with white pie plates and white confidence ribbons. There are other markers on the course that have been put there by other people for other purposes. Look for the white markers only.  After completing 3 full loops of the perimeter trail, you will continue on the trail (as if you were doing a 4th loop) but will exit the trail next to the Pavilion picnic area about 2.2 miles later for the finish.

Note for first-time ultra trail runners: This isn’t a technical course, but admire the scenery at your peril. Roots, rocks, and stumps all nestle in the leaves, which in early November will be plentiful.


At 7:40, there will be a pre-race brief in the pavilion. Please attend.


From Baltimore: (Travel time approx. 1 hour.) Take Route 97 to Route 3 south. Route 3 will cross Route 50 and become Route 301 south. Follow Route 301 to Upper Marlboro. The State Park is located approximately 15 miles south of Route 50 and 4 miles south of Upper Marlboro. The park entrance is on the right. 

From the Washington Beltway I-495/95: (Travel time approx. 1/2 hour.) Take exit #11, Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Upper Marlboro. Exit on Route 301 south for approximately 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right.

From the south: Travelling north on Route 301, after you pass Rosaryville Road, the park entrance is on your left in about a mile. Coming from the south, it is easy to miss the entrance to the park. If you pass the Osborne Shopping Center you have gone too far. Turn around.


WARNING: There are two ways to enter Rosaryville State Park, from Route 301 (Yes!) and Rosaryville Road (No!).  You must enter from Hwy 301.  From the Rosaryville Road entrance, you cannot get to the start of the race!  The entrance to the park off Hwy 301 is just south of Osborne Road and Osborne Shopping Center.

2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run

UPDATE: May 11, 2020

To the Annapolis 10 Mile Run Community:

Due to the continuing public health threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Annapolis Striders has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run. Although we have not opened registration for the 2020 event, there are some runners that deferred from 2019 to 2020 and we will provide registration details for those deferred runners later.

We have made the decision to cancel after careful deliberation, knowing that our foremost responsibility is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, our volunteers, our broader running community, and society at large. The current situation in the United States and throughout the world is one of disruption and uncertainty. We feel that moving forward with plans for a 4,000 person race is not aligned with what our government, medical experts, and society is asking us to do. While painful to do knowing the legacy that surrounds this event, we feel it is the responsible action to take in light of what is going on in the world around us.

We thank you for your patience and kindness during this difficult period. We hope you all remain safe and healthy and we look forward to gathering with you in Annapolis in August 2021.

The Annapolis Ten Mile Run is a 10-mile foot race organized by the Annapolis Striders, Inc., a 1200 member, all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, established in 1978, in Annapolis Maryland that promotes physical fitness and mental well-being through distance running. The race is conducted according to the road racing guidelines of the Road Runners Club of America. For a history of this community race, please visit our race archive.

The race has been listed as one of the top ten 10-mile races in the country by Runner’s World Magazine. It is a beautiful run through historic Annapolis and over the Severn River.

RRCA Maryland and District of Columbia Team Competition

An award will be presented to the top scoring male team and an award will be presented to the top scoring female team, based on the net chip aggregate time of the top three fastest male and female runners, that are current members of a RRCA Maryland or D.C. running club. A team can consist of an unlimited number of runners of the same sex, but only the first three finishers will be scored in the competition. There are no mixed-sex teams. Each male and female team must separately consist of at least three finishers of the same sex in order to qualify for this award, and runners may only compete for one running club.

In order to be considered for this award, each scoring runner must be a current member of a RRCA Maryland and D.C. running club. At registration, there will be a pull down menu where you can select your running club. You must select your running club at the time of registration, and no changes to your designation will be permitted.

2020 Endless Summer 6-Hour Run


Dear ES6 Family,

We are on for the 10th edition to occur Saturday, August 29th.  We will be practicing the following contact-free safeguards that will provide reasonable prevention of exposure to the virus and allow for a safe experience for all participants:

1 – Greenbury Point would be restricted to only runners and limited race management personnel. No support crews nor spectators allowed.  A volunteer will be stationed on the main road verifying cars and runners.

2 – Screening of all participants upon arrival at Greenbury Point will be documented.

  • As runners arrive and while still in their cars, their names will be verified against the registration list.
  • They would be asked whether they have experienced COVID 19 symptoms or been around anyone who has in the last two weeks. Answers will be recorded.
  • Their temperature would be taken. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F would be refused access to Greenbury Point and instructed to leave and to contact their physician and seek medical advice.

3 – Runners would only be allowed to use Portable Toilets and hand washing stations provided, not the facilities at Greenbury Point.

  • Runners would be required to use the Portable Hand Washing Stations prior to and after using the Portable Toilets.
  • Portable Toilets would be cleaned – sprayed with disinfectant – after every use.

4 – Contact Free Race procedures

  • Runners will be required to cover their mouth and nose, with a face cover (Buff, mask, etc.), at all times prior to start and immediately upon finishing.
  • Runners will be instructed to exercise social distancing at all times, even while running.
  • Runners will stay to the right of the path/trail while running and announce themselves when intending to pass another runner.
  • Race packets contact free. Prior to the race, packets will be laid out in an area separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve a packet.
  • No aid will be provided to runners. They will be required to provide their own aid from their vehicles during the race.
  • Vehicles will be parked end to end to ensure social distancing.
  • A corral and wave system will be used

o   10 runners at a time will line up in a corral with lines separating individuals into six foot sections.

o   Runners will start one at a time separated by 10 seconds each.

  • Event timing will be provided without any contact necessary by runners.
  • Awards will be mailed or laid out in an area similar to race packets separate from one another, with only one person at a time allowed to retrieve an award.

Other contact-free safeguards may be established so that we can still hold the event. We will keep you updated as we progress. We appreciate your time.

Stay motivated,

Mosi, John, & Steve

ES6 is a proud benefactor for the Semper Fi Fund. http://semperfifund.org.

2020 Dog Days 8K Cross Country Run

A Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series Race.


We cannot get a permit for the race.  It is cancelled.  We will see you on the trails next year.

As of June 3, 2020, we do not have a permit for the race.  We are continuing to plan and prepare in case we are allowed to have the event and can do so in a way that provides a safe environment for participants and volunteers.

We have made one change regarding preregistration that will still help us in our planning and at the same time make it easier if we are not able to have the race.  We are asking that you send us your completed waiver by regular mail or email as directed below without including the race fee for preregistrants.  On race day we will collect the fee (cash or check only) and give you your bib.


Completed waivers should be mailed or emailed by July 25, 2020 using the addresses listed on the waiver.  Do not send the preregistration fee.  To get race information and the waiver click on dogdaysapp2020


Due to construction in 2019 which continues this year, we came up with a modified course.  We plan on using the same course this year.  Here is the current course map


Traveling South on Route 2 take a left onto College Parkway and enter campus at the second entrance (the one by the barn) and proceed to Lot D which is near the stadium.

Traveling North on Route 2 take a right onto College Parkway and enter campus at the second entrance (the one by the barn) and proceed to Lot D which is near the stadium.

Traveling West on College Parkway turn left at the first campus entrance (the one by the barn) and proceed to Lot D.

Bib Pickup and Race Day Registration

Bib pickup and race day registration will be near the entrance to the AACC stadium starting at 6:30 am.


The start will be where it has been for the past several years —outside of the baseball field near the left field line.  The finish this year will be on the track inside the stadium near the entrance to the stadium.


2020 Women’s Distance Festival 5K / Run After the Women 5K

And Our 36th year for RATW 5K!

This is Leg 4 of the Maryland RRCA Women’s Distance Grand Prix Series.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.  The WDF Grand Prix Series consists of 8 races (all 5k).  Those women who complete 4 or more races will be honored at the Awards Banquet in October with a WDF Participation Award.  For a complete listing of these races, click on the link above.

This race starts at 7:45 am with the Women, and then the Men will start at approximately 8:30 am. This race is also the graduation race for the Annapolis Strider’s Beginner’s Group.

Online Registration opens Wednesday, March 4th!

2020 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon

MARCH 15, 2020 is the date of the 2020 edition of the B & A Trail Marathon (BAA certified) and Half Marathon, which will start and end at the Severna Park High School , with a starting time of 07:30 AM. It is the 29th year of the marathon and 25th year of the half marathon. Come join us as we celebrate almost 30 years of running the marathon on this great (paved) rail to trail course.

Registration is Open!
Volunteers Needed!  Look here soon for information
Please see below to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Need to switch from the full to the half?
See instructions below.

Registration opens on October 7, 2019 and closes on March 8, 2020, or when the field reaches capacity. The field will be limited to the first 1050 registrants. Usually this is about 750 half marathoners and 300 marathoners. There will be NO RACE DAY registration. If spots are still available there MAY be a late sign up at the Saturday expo for $100 for both the marathon and half marathon. Late registrants are not guaranteed a premium. If there are extra premiums late registrants can pick up one AFTER the race. The race field size is limited by our permit with the B & A Trail Park.

2020 Valentine’s 5K

It is with a heavy heart that we tell you that our race is closed for individual registrants who are only running our 5K

Annapolis Striders members have until February 2nd to register for the 2020 Championship Series of which the Valentine’s Day 5K is the first race.

Location: Kinder Farm Park (near the Jaycee’s House); turn left onto Gali Sanchez Way as soon as you enter the park.

Start time: 10:00 a.m., bib pick-up opens at 8:45 a.m.

This is an all outdoor event with a warm and toasty bonfire and sweet volunteers. This race is capped at 500 runners.  Timing chips will be used for scoring.

2020 Eternal Winter 6-Hour Run

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, the Light House (http://www.annapolislighthouse.org/). 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.

Registration instructions

  1. Mail in this form (filled out) with a $15 check made out to the Light House.
  2. The check is returned to you if you show up on race morning and produce FIVE items from the list below. If you don’t show up, or show up empty handed, we will provide the check to the charity in lieu of the items you would have donated.

In return for donating your check to The Light House shelter and pantry, you will be offered a pair of Eternal Winter wool running socks. All the kewl kids wear them. Be a kuhl kid and donate your check.

Suggested items include:

Peanut Butter and Jelly
Coffee – ground
Canned fruit
Macaroni and cheese
Tuna Helper
Instant mashed potatoes
Spaghetti sauce
Canned soup
Canned vegetables
Oatmeal packets
Canned tuna
Hamburger Helper
Fruit Juice (40 oz or less)
Boxes or small bags of rice