2016 Annapolis 10 Mile Run

Our 41st year!

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Registration fee includes parking for the expo on Saturday and the race on Sunday. The parking area is immediately adjacent to the start/finish area.


Thank you for joining us for the 2016 Annapolis Ten Mile Run. Registration for the 2017 Race will open May 1, 2017.

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 Championship Event

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.

Race Registration

Registration is closed.

Transfers and Refunds

Race entries are subject to race director’s discretion.

Race registration will close when 4,500 registrants are reached.

All registrations are FINAL with no refunds, transfers (except as noted below) or deferrals.

Runners who are registered for the A10 but unable to run may transfer their entry to another runner from July 2, 2016 through August 1, 2016. The process is outlined in this document.

Please Note: There are no refunds and no deferments to the 2017 A10. All transfers must be completed by August 1, 2016. No exceptions!

Packet Pick-up and Race Expo

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, August 27, 10am - 5pm
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
You must present a government issued photo ID to pick up your packet. You may designate a family member or friend to pick up your race bib on Saturday only if they have a letter of permission stating that they may pick up your bib and a copy of your government-issued photo ID.

Sunday, August 28, 5:30am-6:45am (Race Day)
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Bibs will ONLY be given to the registered runner on race day. You must have your photo ID or a copy of your ID to pick up your bib number. Plan to arrive before 6:15 a.m. Pick-up lines close promptly at 6:45 a.m.

Race Expo

Join us Sat. August 27, 2016 from 10am till 5pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the Race Eve Expo! In addition to packet pick-up, the Expo will feature custom Annapolis Striders Merchandise, and merchandise from National Running Center, local running stores, and other vendors, clothing sales, displays and more.


The A-10 starts and finishes at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium.

Portions of the course may be open to limited vehicular traffic. Please follow all course marshall and police instructions.
In the event of an emergency where emergency medical vehicles must cross the course, runners will be briefly stopped to facilitate that vehicle's passage. Please be aware of the course marshals and police officers on the course and follow their instructions at all times.

This is a hilly course run in the heat and humidity of a Chesapeake August. Temperatures can be 80 degrees at the start, with high humidity. Please be sure you are properly trained.

USATF Course Certification: #M13012 LMJ

Course Map

Race Conditions

This is a hilly course run in the heat and humidity of a Chesapeake August. Temperatures can be 80 degrees at the start, with high humidity. Please be sure you are properly trained.

Time Limit

All participants must maintain at least a 15-minute per mile pace and complete the race by 9:30. Participants unable to make the 8-mile cut-off time (approximately 9:00 am), will be advised they are no longer official participants and will be required to move to the sidewalk and obey all pedestrian traffic rules. Those individuals who continue despite missing the cut-off time will cease to be official participants, and will not receive an official finisher time's or finisher's premium. THE COURSE WILL OPEN TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AT 9:30 am.


The race will be electronically timed with a timing chip (IPICO RFID system) on the back of your bib. Do not bend or fold your bib number. The bib does not have to be returned. Timing bibs must be worn as directed to be officially scored, and bib numbers must be worn on the torso, with the bib number visible.

Aid Stations


Aid stations will provide water and Gatorade.

  • Calvary UMC Church, Rowe Blvd. (Mile 1.5)
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal Church – (Mile 2.0)
  • Gate 8, Rt.450 (Mile 3.5 and Mile 9)
  • Ferry Farms, Elmwood and Greenbury Point Road (Mile 6)
  • Mile 7 Water Stop
  • Pendennis Mount, Rt. 450 (Mile 8)


The 2016 Annapolis Ten Mile Run will be offering free pacing assistance from experienced runners for the following estimated finish times (hour and minute): 1:10, 1:20, 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, and 2:00! You do not need to register for pacing assistance. You will have an opportunity to meet the pacers on Saturday at packet pickup, and details from Lara Mish, our Pace Captain, will be provided as we get closer to the race, including meeting locations on race day.

Race Rules

In keeping with the A10’s tradition of awarding a Finisher’s Premium, NO premiums will be distributed at the packet pickup/Expo or will be given to any registrants who do not finish the race. You must finish the race and be present to receive the premium. The premium will not be mailed: no exceptions!

NO headphones. No wheels (roller blades, bikes, strollers, etc.). No dogs.

All decisions of the race director are final.


The A10 Awards Ceremony will be at approximately 10:00am at the band stage. If you have to leave early, please designate a person to receive your award for you. Times will be placed near the bandstand as quickly as possible, subject to verification.

Award winners will receive custom pottery from Annapolis Pottery. There are no cash awards.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Male & Female, based on gun time

Masters (Age 40-49)
1st, 2nd Place, Male & Female, based on gun time

Grand Masters (Age 50 and up)
1st, 2nd Place, Male & Female, based on gun time

Age Group Awards
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Male & Female, 19 and under, 20-24, etc., in 5 year increments at Race Directors discretion. Based on chip time.

To the top finishing Anne Arundel County Female, in honor of Pat O’Brien, a stalwart of the Annapolis Striders, and a gritty competitor and warm-hearted person who passed away in 1992. Based on gun time.

To the top finishing U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY Alumni. In honor of Commander Willie McCool - USNA Alumni, astronaut and A-10 veteran who died in the Columbia Space Shuttle accident. Based on gun time.

To the top finishing Anne Arundel County Male. In honor of Ben Moore, long time Annapolis Strider, who passed away in 2008. Ben trained many Striders to run their first marathon, and was active in volunteering at the A-10. Based on gun time.

Race Amenities


You must finish the race and be present to receive the finishers premium.  Premiums will not be mailed. After the completing the race, you will receive the premium in the size you select with your race registration. After 9:45am race day, you may exchange your premium for a different size.  As this is a Finishers Premium, premiums are not distributed during packet pickup


Bag Drop

There is no bag check. The parking area is immediately adjacent to the start/finish area. Please leave your non-running related belongings, including backpacks and bags, in your vehicle.

No unattended backpacks or other bags permitted in the start/finish and expo areas! The City of Annapolis Police Department will confiscate any unattended backpack or bag. The City of Annapolis Police Department will also have drug and weapon sniffing canines; if a canine has positive smell on a backpack or bag, the race will be stopped while the bag is investigated.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BACKPACK OR BAGS UNATTENDED. THIS APPLIES TO SPECTATORS AND RUNNERS. The Annapolis Striders support the effort of law enforcement to make this a safe event for everyone..

Travel and Lodging

Local Hotels Sheraton Annapolis Hotel (410)-266-3131, The Westin Annapolis (410) 972-4300), O’Callaghan Annapolis (410) 263-7700), and Loews Annapolis Hotel (410) 263-7777) are close to the stadium and there are also many bed and breakfasts in the downtown and harbor area, which is about 1 ¼ mile from the start/finish.


Post Race

Featuring Entertainment by the Dana B. All Star Band, ice cream, bananas, bagels, beer, Gatorade. Sales of merchandize by the Annapolis Striders, National Running Center and other vendors.


Enjoy the music of the talented Dana B. All Star Band led by Dana B on vocals and bass guitar along with Frank Young on drums, Bryan Ewald on guitars, Larry Lay on piano, and Dave Fairall on saxophone.

Green Initiative

The Annapolis Striders are committed to making our races, including The Annapolis Ten Mile Run as eco-friendly as we can. 

Here are six easy ways to be involved in Annapolis Ten-Mile Run Green Initiative:

  1. Carpool: Drive to the race with a friend or two
  2. Drop off old shoes:  Bring your used sneakers (in any condition) to the packet pickup. Gently used shoes will be distributed to those in need or sent to Nike to be repurposed for running tracks, playgrounds, etc.
  3. Drop off any extra safety pins for reuse.
  4. Recycle: Look for and USE the recycling and compost bins at the race.
  5. Compost: Look for and USE the recycling and compost bins at the race.
  6. Bring your own plastic mug for the after party.





Hundreds of volunteers are needed to put on this event. If you have family or friends willing to help out, and get a great 2016 Volunteer’s shirt, please let us know. TO VOLUNTEER: Email Rachel Ratel, our volunteer coordinator.


Email a10@annapolisstriders.org to contact the race director.

Race Director
Bob Cawood