2017 Annapolis 10 Mile Run

Our 42nd year!

Sunday, August 27, 2017 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.


Online registration for the 42nd Annapolis Ten Mile Run has closed, however limited walk-up registration will be available at the race expo Saturday August 26.

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. For 2017, the race has been selected as an RRCA Regional Championship Event.

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

Online Registration

Register online until Thursday Aug 24, 2017.
Confirm registration here

Registration Fees

Registration Date Fee
April 15, 2017 - April 30, 2017 $65
May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017 $75
July 1, 2017 - August 19, 2017 $80
August 20, 2017 - August 24, 2017 $85
August 26 2017 (Race Expo) $100

Transfers and Refunds

Field Limit
Race registration will close when 4000 registrants are reached. The race is expected to sell out, so register early!

If there are spots available, race registration will be permitted on August 26, 2017 at the race expo starting at 10 a.m.. The registrant must register in person and the fee is $100 cash or check only, subject to availability. There will be no electronic registration. First come, first served while they last! There is NO RACE DAY (August 27) REGISTRATION.

BIB SWAPPING and BANDITS (non registered runners) are not permitted. Please do not run on someone else's bib. It causes timing and award issues, and we do not know who is on the course should a medical emergency arise. Those caught bib swapping or running as a bandit risk future disqualification from the Annapolis 10 Mile Run.

All participants must be at least 12 years old as of the date of the race to enter the race.

Runners who are registered for the A10 but unable to run may transfer their entry to another runner for a $10 fee. Registered runners for the 2017 Annapolis 10 Mile Run can transfer their registration to another participant to run the 2017 edition of the A10 using Active.com from July 24, 2017 to August 15, 2017

Neither the Annapolis Striders, nor Active.com, will assist you in finding a participant who will accept your transferred registration, or assist in the payment between the transferor and transferee, if any, for the registration fee. If you decide to transfer your registration, you will need to have the name and email address of the person you are transferring to when you begin the transfer process.

There is a $10.00 transfer fee required of the transfer-in participant at the time of their registration in addition to the regular race registration fee. A processing fee is charged by Active.com.

Instructions for A-10 registration transfer:
• Sign in to Active.com. Locate “My Events” using this link https://myevents.active.com/
• Use the ‘Transfer my registration to another athlete” link to begin. You will be prompted to enter the name and email address of the person you wish to transfer to.
• The transferring- in person will receive an email from Active.com that includes a link to begin their own race registration.
• After the transfer-in person completes the registration information requested and pays the appropriate fee, the transfer-out participant will receive an email from Active.com notifying them that the transfer has occurred.
• The transfer-out participant will be deleted from A-10 registration. A check for their registration fee minus the original processing fee will be sent from Active.com to the address provided in their original registration information.
• The transfer-in participant will be registered for the race and will receive any future notices regarding the race at the email address they provide.

Note---- Please do not begin the transfer out process until you are certain that you have someone who will accept your transferred registration. Once the “transfer my registration” selection has been made, you can be deleted from the A-10 race registration and will no longer be able to participate.

We will be offering deferrals to 2018 this year. The deferral fee will be $25.00 Registered runners for the 2017 Annapolis 10 Mile Run can defer their registration to the 2018 Annapolis 10 Mile Run (tentatively scheduled for August 19, 2018) using Active.com from July 24, 2017 to August 15, 2017

There is a $25.00 deferral fee payable at the time of the deferral. A processing fee is charged by Active.com.

Instructions for A-10 registration deferral:

• Sign in to Active.com. Locate “My Events” using this link https://myevents.active.com/

• Select the Annapolis 10 Mile Run.

• Use the ‘Transfer to another event” link to begin. Please follow the prompts to defer to 2018.

• After completion of the process you will receive an e-mail confirming that you are entered into the 2018 Annapolis 10 Mile Run.


There are no refunds for any reason, and no deferrals or transfers will be permitted outside the time periods stated above. No exceptions.

Packet Pick-up and Race Expo

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, August 26, 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 27, 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 26, 2017 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 (including past race premiums at deep discounts), 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 2017 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 or earbuds. No wheels (roller blades, bikes, strollers, etc.). No dogs (or cats!). All participants must be at least 12 years old as of the date of the race to enter the race.

All decisions of the race director are final.


The A10 Awards Ceremony will be at approximately 10:00am at the band stage. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED. 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. All finish times are preliminary until final verification.

Award winners will receive custom pottery from Annapolis Pottery.

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


All registrants receive a 42nd Annapolis 10 Mile Run hat when they pick up their bib at the expo and a custom bottle opener.

All finishers receive the finishers premium — a technical hoodie.  You must complete the race to receive the finishers premium and they will not be distributed at the expo.

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.

Please do not leave your pet in your car while you race! Better yet please leave your pets at home.

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, icy cold beer, frozen fruit bars, bananas, bagels and 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 some 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 any extra safety pins for reuse
  3. Recycle: Look for and USE the recycling bins at the race. All of our dumpsters are sorted for recycling materials
  4. 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 2017 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