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Annapolis Striders Newsletter
E-Streak
Issue 11
May 21st,  2020   
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All Annapolis Striders events and races are organized and staffed by volunteers!
All Annapolis Striders members are encouraged to do their part and volunteer.  Encourage your family members to also volunteer! 
 PLEASE REMEMBER THAT VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF EVERY ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RACE AND PROGRAM.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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From Annapolis Striders 
President, Eva Coale


 

Fellow Striders, in light of the continuing social distancing, the Annapolis Striders Board has decided to cancel the upcoming All Comers Track Meets (June 10th, 17th & 24th), the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10k (June 21st) and the Women’s Distance Festival/Run after the Women 5k (July 11th). It was not an easy decision to make. There were a number of factors that led us to this decision but the most important was the safety of the runners and the volunteers. We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of future events as the situation evolves and we receive more guidance from public health officials and local government.
 
Stay healthy!
Eva
 

If you already registered for the WDF/RATW, the race director will be in touch.



Membership management transitioned to RunSignup
 


As if you haven’t been blasted with enough emails already, here’s one last mention that we have moved our membership registration from Active to RunSignup.  We hope the email instructions for claiming your account weren’t too intimidating.
 
While the method can be quirky if you have multiple RunSignup accounts and used nicknames or different email addresses, for most people it is actually quite easy:  just click the Claim Account link and when prompted either create a RunSignup account or sign in to your existing one.  Then follow the prompts to claim your account.
 
Down the road RunSignup will be used for certain races as well.  For those that offer special member pricing, like Championship Series races where members pay less than non-members, your membership will be automatically recognized and you will be given the member rate.  RunSignup will also be used for no-cost registration for training programs that are free to members.
 
We appreciate you!  And we appreciate you taking the time to claim your account.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Jeff Carlson.

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The Streak wants to hear from you! There may not be any races going on right now, but we’re sure you still have stories to share. What was your first race? Favorite race? Most interesting running experience? How have you adapted your fitness routines to stay active? Have you done any good virtual challenges? Please send stories, race reports, photographs, artwork and even jokes to THE STREAK  to be included in the next issue.  

 


Due to the continuing public health threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Annapolis Striders has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annapolis 10 Mile Run. Although we have not opened registration for the 2020 event, there are some runners that deferred from 2019 to 2020 and we will provide registration details for those deferred runners later.
We have made the decision to cancel after careful deliberation, knowing that our foremost responsibility is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, our volunteers, our broader running community, and society at large. The current situation in the United States and throughout the world is one of disruption and uncertainty. We feel that moving forward with plans for a 4,000 person race is not aligned with what our government, medical experts, and society is asking us to do. While painful to do knowing the legacy that surrounds this event, we feel it is the responsible action to take in light of what is going on in the world around us. 
We thank you for your patience and kindness during this difficult period. We hope you all remain safe and healthy and we look forward to gathering with you in Annapolis in August 2021.

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 The Endless Summer 6 Hour Run is currently planned for July 25th, and we realize there is a high probability that the constraints, in dealing with COVID-19, will remain in effect come race day.  Previously, we set a deadline of no later than May 30, 2020, for a final determination for the 10th annual event.  Based on the information we receive from the Navy, we may push that deadline back a few weeks. 

 Provided below are possible courses of action we are evaluating: 

  • Continue with the event as-is with modifications to the course such as removing the out and back portion of the first loop.
  • Postpone the event for a later date.
  • Continue the event in a virtual format to be determined.
  • Cancel the 2020 event and issue refunds or deferments, or donate entry fees to the Semper Fi Fund.
Currently, we have closed registration but have opened up the wait-list.  This means that if you are not already registered, and are thinking about signing up, you can put your name on the wait-list 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.
If the race is held we will need volunteers.  To volunteer please email Email John

 

 

Rosaryville 50K Tenth 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


 
Register nowSee 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. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavillion after the race–or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.
 
To volunteer or for more information, contact Co-Race Director, Tom DeKornfeld or 410-562-4489 
 
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.


Are you running a marathon this fall?
 
Although we are not currently able to offer training, as the group of 100+ that would register far exceeds the allowable maximum, you should be out there running. It takes 18 weeks to properly train for a marathon and you need a base of 10 miles at the start. If you are running Baltimore or Marine Corps, your training should start the week of June 15th.
 Fingers crossed that the races are held.

 



Thank you for joining us at our
 Annapolis Strider Socials!! 
Mark your calendar!!
 
 
 
Location, location, location-please tell us your
 favorite spot.

 Save the Dates, 2020 Annapolis Striders Socials, 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined:    June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, 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.

 

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Annapolis Striders member,  “Nut ” Hall, would like to announce that he is loading  race results from the Annapolis Ten Mile Run onto his webpage.  The results archive is part of the site that is devoted to Maryland Historical Road Races.  This is a developing resource on which “Nut” is working.

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AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS

Information about races may be sent to us by visiting the 

Annapolis Striders webpage.  Under “Contact Us”  select

 “Submit Community Race”.

 

Listed by Event Date
New postings will have A-10 logoprior to the announcement

NOTICE:
PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL RACE ORGANIZERS or THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE IF A RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, MODIFIED OR RESCHEDULED!
 

MAY


  

right-arrow-icon3.gif  The Naptown Half Marathon and 10K/5K race will be held Saturday May 30th, 2020, starting and finishing at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

 Runners can choose either the half marathon or 10K run through the beautiful streets of quaint Annapolis, MD and into Anne Arundel County. Weather temps in the area tend to be perfect for running this time of year and the 7am start time ensures you will have nice, cool running weather!
 
Organizers note that all runners will be treated to a first class race experience, presented by Legendary Sports Group, complete with great runner SWAG (Premium item, Finisher Medal, Photos, Food & Drinks). The race starts and finishes at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and proceeds from the race will benefit several local charities.

JUNE


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POSTPONED 
The Family and Friends 5K- Run Like A Mustang will be held Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at 9:00 am in the neighborhood of Hunt Meadow in Annapolis, MD.

Join the fun 5K run through the lovely Hunt Meadow neighborhood. This race benefits the children’s summer swim team, The Hunt Meadow Mustangs.
The race will start and finish at the community pool parking lot.  

right-arrow-icon3.gif  Bello Machre, Inc. will host the Every Step Counts event on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 8:00 am at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD 
Every Step Counts is a Walk, Bike, 5K event that supports Bello Machre, a non-profit that provides loving care and support to people with developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties. The ESC 5K is flat, fast, and family-friendly. 

SEPTEMBER

right-arrow-icon3.gif Here is information about Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO). 
MARK IT DOWN! The dates are set for our 5k and 10k run qualifiers for the 2021 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale:

* 5K run-Sept. 5, Kentlands/Lakelands 5k in Gaithersburg;
* 10K run-Sept. 13, Sinai Race For the Kids at the Baltimore Zoo.
Runners ages 50 and above entering these races are automatically grouped as MSO participants in their age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.). New this year: By entering these races, you automatically qualify for National, regardless of your time.

Registration is now open for the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K . REGISTER HERE. Registration for the Race For Our Kids 10K opens this spring.

OCTOBER

right-arrow-icon3.gif The Crofton Kiwanis 10K and 5K will be held Saturday, October 3rd  at 8:00 am at Crofton Country Club.
For over 30 years, this has been a great summer event. It is now rescheduled for October 3rd.   The 10K has been certified and goes around the community’s tree-lined parkway loop and residential side streets.  It is mostly flat with a few challenging hills.  The 5K runs only on the Crofton Parkway.  It measures a bit longer, closer to 5.3K. All proceeds go directly to community charities by way of Crofton Kiwanis. 

right-arrow-icon3.gif  Marine Corps Marathon & 10K (Sunday, October 25, 2020) Team AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Maryland.  
Team AFSP has your guaranteed entry and is recruiting runners for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K. You can become part of the team dedicated to preventing suicide for the American Foundation for Suicide Foundation. 
Annapolis Striders members:
 

As a courtesy, members will  receive a reminder e-mail at the beginning of the month when their membership expires!

At the bottom of this newsletter you will find a link where you may
 update your e-mail address  or use the quick link at the top of the newsletter
to update your e-mail address and/or mailing address. 
 
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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.  
 
  June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st

All Board Meetings are held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in the
Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor. Room location is posted each month.  Park in Garage E.   
  
Disclaimer: Information in this newsletter is provided by others. There is no guarantee as to the completeness or accuracy of any information.  This site may contain links to third party websites.  We do not accept any responsibility for the contents or information contained in those websites and make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the content or information provided by those websites.   
 

Race Schedule Updates and Cancellations

Fellow Striders, in light of the continuing social distancing, the Board has decided to cancel the upcoming All Comers Track Meets (June 10th, 17th & 24th), the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10k (June 21st) and the Women’s Distance Festival/Run after the Women 5k (July 11th). It was not an easy decision to make. There were a number of factors that led us to this decision but the most important was the safety of the runners and the volunteers. We will continue to reevaluate and update members on the status of future events as the situation evolves and we receive more guidance from public health officials and local government.

Stay healthy!
Eva

2020 Endless Summer Registration Update

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