Sunday April 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM
South River High School
201 Central Ave E
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
April 12, 2015 marked the 36th annual Cherry Pit 10-Mile Race. After a very cold winter and sprint, 443 runners finished the challenging 10-mile course. Registration started slowly, as everyone was waiting for the weather to warm! We are very thankful that race day was beautiful — not to chilly and not too hot.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers. Our families, friends and coworkers helped us so much. Noreen’s friend, Val, was lead again on food prep and Kerri Huffman was our lead bike. The Hollamon family was out on the course as monitors and aid-station help. Thank you to those dedicated Annapolis Striders members and board members who assist with this race every year, helping with everything from permits and truck loading to set up and finish line. We couldn’t have a successful race without you! there were also some new faces at the aid stations this year. Thank you for providing extra music and fun for our runners.
The word is out at the Naval Academy: the Cherry Pit is the best! Every year the group of midshipmen who run our race gets bigger. This year the Navy Marathon team brought nearly 20 volunteers. We had a group of South River Track athletes help out as well. They run parts of this course every season, so having them monitor and help at the school was a big help. Thanks to the coaches and athletes.
Our overal winners for 2015 were defending champions. Michael Insler finished in 56 minutes and Katie Ogden finished in 67 minutes. There were some new faces in the under-15 age group: Tyler Kempton, Georgia Furbish and Emily Wirt, and some returning age group winners in 15-19: Matt Bennett, Charles Wood and Jake Daubert. New faces for the girls 15-19 were: Rachel Hughen, Carrie Quillen and Alexandra Herschelman. Yvonne Aason finished strong this year as defending champ in the over-80 age group. Congratulations! For full results, check the Annapolis Striders’ website. All our winners went home with the traditional cherry pie.
This year we were able to compost a full can of banana peels and bagel bits. We also collected fie recycle barrels of plastics and cans. The total trash output from the cafeteria and aid stations was only four bags of mostly cups and paper.
Thanks again to all who Volunteered. We also greatly appreciate the Police Reserve and Radio Club volunteers who, as always, were there to keep runners safe. When you see theta a race, please remember to thank them so we can continue to enjoy races on the roads.
Have a great summer. we will see you next April!