2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run

Online registration for the 45th Annapolis Ten Mile Run will open May 1, 2020!

The Annapolis Ten Mile Run is a 10-mile foot race organized by the Annapolis Striders, Inc., a 1400 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 hope this note finds you and yours well out there in this uncertain time of collective adversity. As race directors, our utilitarian aim is to anticipate and plan accordingly for contingencies in order to a) create an experience and b) lookout for the safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers involved. Working through a global pandemic was just above zombie outbreaks on the list of likelihoods—yet we are here.

In keeping with the premise we wanted to communicate with you—the confirmed participants, those potential registrants, and the cadre of folks comprising our volunteers—about our current thoughts and potential courses of action. While the race is several months away, we realize there is a high probability that the constraints, in dealing with COVID-19, will remain in effect come race day. As many race-day safeguards as we can employ (social distancing on-course/aid-stations, separate food baggies for grab-and-go, hand-sanitizer baths, etc.), we cannot 100% guarantee the prevention of transmission. No later than 30-May-2020, we will publish a final determination for the 10th annual event. Provided below are possible courses of action we are evaluating:

  1. Continue with the event as-is given a vaccination is produced and the number of confirmed cases is reduced. We are not holding our breaths for this to occur by the end of July.
  2. Postpone the event for a later date.
    • We lose the summer aspect of this event. But for our die-hard returnees out there, it provides the possibility of running this event this year.
    • An alternate date would be coordinated with the Annapolis Striders in conjunction with the overall race schedule and resource provisions.
  3. Continue the event in a virtual format.
    • All registrants would simply need to run for 6-hours on a course (trail, road, treadmill, backyard, bedroom, etc.) of their choosing.
    • Upon conclusion, each entrant would be required to send their GPX files/Garmin Connect/Strava/etc links to the RDs for verification. Yes, this will require GPS capability.
    • Race premiums and finisher awards would be mailed upon completion of verification. (Note: AG/OA awards would be excluded due to the variance in courses available/chosen by each participant.)
  4. Cancel the 2020 event. While not ideal, be prepared to proceed as this being the most probable action. Each entrant would have the option of:
    • Requesting a refund.
    • Requesting a deferment with their 2020 entry fee covering their entry for 2021.
    • Considering their entry fee a donation to the Semper Fi Fund.

Currently, we have enacted a new feature to the registration: pausing credit card processing. In essence, this creates a virtual waitlist of those interested in running the event from now moving forward. This means that if you are not already registered, and are thinking about signing up, you can put your name on the waitlist at no cost to you. If the race is canceled, you will not have spent any money. If the race is able to proceed, you will receive an email being invited to complete registration at that time.

In the meantime, wash your hands and wash your derrieres. Please do your part and if you get outside, move smartly. As always, we appreciate your time.

Stay motivated,

Mosi, John, & Steve

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

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

2019 Cold Turkey 10K

Join us for this fun 10k.   All runners, and turkeys, welcome.  We have awards for many age groups and frozen turkeys will be presented to some of the fastest runners.

If you are able to volunteer please see the link below.

2019 Lights on the Bay 5K and Fun Run

Come and join the 5K Run through Anne Arundel SPCA’s fabulous holiday show –  Lights On The Bay at Sandy Point State Park!

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!

No pets, headphones, strollers, or baby joggers please!

Registration is available at $55 per carload for up to 5 runners.  All payments benefit the Anne Arundel County SPCA.