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October 8, 2020 | Issue 21
The 2020 Downs Park 5 Mile Run has been CANCELLED.
In accordance with Anne Arundel County guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings, we will not be able to conduct the race this year. We look forward to seeing you in November 2021.

Rosaryville 50K
Eleventh Annual
Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K
SATURDAY, November 14, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
at Rosaryville State Park
The race will close out at 200 participants
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A RARE IN-PERSON RACE: This year the midshipman will not be able assist us due to Covid regulations at the Naval Academy, so we need a few more volunteers. Please volunteer if you can.
Actually race against other human beings! Register now. See the Annapolis Striders website for more information and for mail-in registration. 
The course is mostly in deep woods at Rosaryville State Park, though there is some running in meadows also. The trail is largely single track; not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. Hot food after the race starting about 11:30. The race will end at 4:00pm.
The course has two aid stations about 4 1/2 miles apart.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Co-Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld, at 410-562-4489 or Tom’s email
Volunteer validation available.

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ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RUNNER EDUCATION AND 
TRAINING
 
Annapolis Striders membership is required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register. 
Additional information about training programs may be found on the Annapolis Striders website.
TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD.

Thank you for joining us at our
 Annapolis Strider Socials!! 
Mark your calendar!!
A big THANK YOU to Carrye Massey for coordinating these gatherings for the past five years!
  Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite spot-we are preparing for 2020!! Save the Dates, 2020 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: November 12 and December 10. We look forward to seeing you at our socials in the future. Your ideas are encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.


Thursday, October 8, 6:30-830pm
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at the Vida Taco Bar Severna Park, 541 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146. Thank you and shout out to Jake Munger, General Manager, for reserving outdoor patio seating.
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AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS
See “quick links” above to submit a race.
 

OCTOBER
October 10th-17th The Pacing for Parkinson’s will hold a virtual race. Complete whatever distance you would like at whatever time you would like and report your distance to the organizers so they can see how far the group can go together, apart, in the name of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
A note from Annapolis Strider Ashley Reed: 
“I’m running the virtual Baltimore10K race to raise money in honor of my close friend Evan Thomas, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s.” The Pacing 4 Parkinson’s group is aimed at fundraising for the Neurology and Movement Disorder center at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has virtually focused on the period 10-17 October for their effort in 2020.  See Ashley’s posting on FB that :”Evan helped start my love for running over 15 years ago and helped coach me from running a 5K all the way up to a marathon. I sincerely credit Evan with helping foster my love of long distance running!” See also the Pacing 4 Parkinson’s web site and learn how to contribute to the valuable Parkinson’s research efforts for a cure. Plus: Annapolis Striders who contribute will receive the equally valuable stress management device from Evan (just drop him a note at Evan’s email).
 

The 22nd annual Greasy-Gooney 10K, directed by Annapolis Striders member Karsten Brown, will take place as a free virtual race only this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for free on RunSignup, then run or walk your 10K between Saturday 17 October and Sunday 1 November, then report your finish and see how you fared against everyone else. Did we mention it’s free? Visit www.gg10k.com for complete info & the registration link. Karsten hopes the in-person 10K will be able to return to the Blue Ridge foothills in Browntown, Virginia, come October 2021’s fall foliage season!
NOVEMBER
Hello fellow Annapolis Striders,
 
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the 4th Annual Wreaths Across America Two Rivers Run will not be held this year, at least not as we had originally planned and hoped for.
 
While the planned run date is still three months away, it takes significant planning and preparation to get ready. And if 2020 has taught us anything so far it is that we have no way of knowing what is going to happen in the next three months. Therefore I have made the decision to convert the run/walk into a “Do it yourself 5k (or one mile) virtual fun run/walk.” So on Saturday November 7th (or a date near there) get bundled up and go out for a run/walk.  Take a selfie of your “race” and we’ll collect them and post the pictures virtually. This way we can all honor our veterans while staying safe and healthy.
 
For an informal event like this there will obviously be no registration fee. Instead I hope that you will continue to honor our veterans by purchasing a wreath.
 Last year our goal for was 1,000 wreaths which equals raising $15,000. I know we can do this!  In fact, I know we can do even better this year! 
Last year our goal for was 1,000 wreaths which equals raising $15,000. I know we can do this!  In fact, I know we can do even better this year!
 
To purchase a wreath go to the Wreaths Across America Website
 
$15 gets you one wreath but $30 gets you THREE!
If you want to donate by check you can make checks payable to WAA and mail to 
Noreen Leary 
1235 Beaver Tree Drive 
Odenton, Md 21113 
 
Wreaths will be laid on December 19th.
 Thank You 
Noreen Leary


The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K will be held
November 26, 2020.
BE PART OF MARYLAND’S THANKSGIVING TRADITION – NOW VIRTUAL!
Tradition. Family fun. Health. Giving back.
Do something good for your community and family this Thanksgiving! Be your family’s ringleader for fun, giving, health & tradition! Recruit your close friends or family, register online and then complete your 3.1 mile walk or run the week of Thanksgiving (November 22 – 29).
Share your results and connect with other Y Turkey Trotters in our private Facebook group and be sure to share your training and thoughts on social media with #yturkeytrot!
Register now for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND INTEREST:
Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm. Meetings are currently virtual.
 
  November 3rd, December 1st
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Crab Crawl Updates

FREE SHIRT  – sign up before October 1st to qualify for an official Annapolis Striders Crab Crawl shirt!

The Crab Crawl is a virtual race FREE to our members. We currently have 136 people registered; but that means there are over 700 members that have not signed up! What are you waiting for? You have over 10 weeks to run/walk 5.6 miles a week. You can do it!

Register at runsignup.com and follow the fun on our Facebook page.