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July 4, 2024 Issue 14


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The Women’s Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K

Saturday, July 6th, 2024

8:00 am

West Annapolis Elementary School

210 Annapolis Street

Annapolis, MD US 21401

The Women’s Distance Festival is a women’s only 5K, with a companion Run After the Women 5k for men only, held after the women’s race. It is also the graduation race for the Annapolis Striders Beginner Running Class. This event is Leg 4 of the Maryland RRCA Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series.

For more information and registration

John Wall Memorial One Mile Track Run

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 8:00 AM

Severna Park High School (please note the new location for 2024!)

Whether you’re fast or slow, young or old, most of you can run a single mile, right? Well, then come test out your legs at Severna Park High School and see just how fast you can cover 5,280 feet! The 43rd edition of our John Wall Memorial One Mile Track Run, the fourth leg of our 2024 Championship Series, takes place on Saturday, July 13th starting with a youth heat (10 & under) at 8:00 AM followed by mixed heats of 20-30 runners grouped by estimated finish time, going from slower to faster. Participants of all ages & abilities are welcome to take part! Visit Complete details and pre-registration for complete details and to preregister by Wednesday, July 10th; race day registration will also be available.

Volunteers wanted: We still need a few volunteers to help with packet pick-up and the finish line. Please e-mail if you can help on the 13th. Yes, you can participate in the mile AND volunteer before/after your heat!

The Annapolis Striders are proud to bring you

the 14th Annual Endless Summer 6-Hour Run.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Greenbury Point Nature Center

Annapolis, MD

This event is a proud benefactor of the Semper Fi Fund-a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. A small portion of the race entry fee will go to benefit this fund. We ask that you consider contributing further when asked during Ultra Signup check out.

For more information and registration

Registration for the Dog Days 8k at Anne Arundel Community College on Sunday, August 4 at 8:00 am is now open. The race is again part of the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series.

 Registration is only online and ends July 31.

 There will be race day registration at $25 for everyone starting at 6:30 am. 

For more information and registration

We still need some volunteers to help out on race day. On race morning we need some help unloading and setting up before the race. During the race we need monitors and water stop help. To volunteer send an email to


Summer’s best race is returning to Annapolis this August for its 49th year. And we’re  excited to announce that there’ll be an entry fee discount for Annapolis Striders members this year! Visit For complete information about this year’s A-10, taking place on Sunday, August 25th at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

If you’re a social media user, you can follow the A-10 on (Facebook) and/or (Instagram) for updates and reminders, including previews of our finisher premium and medal later this summer!

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED! Please contact to volunteer





Annapolis Striders membership is required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register. 

Keep an eye on this section for announcements about training programs!

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Annapolis Striders Training/Education Update from Bob Moseley,

VP of Training and Education


Our training programs continue. Those who participated in the 5K training program (target race Women’s Running Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K) will get the chance to put their training to good use this Saturday at the race(s). The A-10 program (target race A-10 on 8/25) has 53 runners in training and the Junior Striders (target race John Wall 1-Mile on 7/13) has 37 Junior Striders in training.


The 2024 Moore’s Marines Marathon Training program started last Saturday with a 10 mile run and progression continues this week with a 12-miler. We were joined last week by Alex Hetherington, Director of the Marine Corps Marathon, who ran with us, answered questions about the race and gave out some MCM bling to those who were present (I still have a few extras available). Currently, we have 73 runners signed up for the program and we are looking forward to the next 17 weeks leading up to MCM/other marathons. Our FB page is up and almost running (I plan on posting something very soon) and all participants are invited to join in and be part of the conversation. If you still haven’t signed up for the training but would like to do so, registration is still open; you won’t be required to do any “make-up” runs but should be ready to jump in right away.


For those who are training for the marathon, one of the questions that always comes up is “How fast should I do my long runs?”  Conventional running wisdom states that the proper pace is about 1 to 1/12 minutes per mile slower than marathon pace. While this is the conventional wisdom, many runners don’t follow it and tend to run the long run at a pace that is not optimal for success. For example, if the goal is to run a sub-4 hour marathon, the recommended long run pace would be about 10 – 10:30 per mile. While this may seem incredibly slow for experienced runners, the overall intended training goal (to build endurance) is better reached by running slower. Experienced marathoners, who are more focused on pace and who may incorporate speed work into their training, may be challenged by this approach but the research has shown that it is a more effective way to build endurance and prevent overtraining/injury. Here’s a link to an article from “Marathon Handbook” that talks about this in more detail: Marathon handbook link

Join the Junior Striders this summer as they prepare for the John Wall mile. 

Training began Monday, June 17th at 5:30 at Germantown Elementary School for 5 weeks. 

Participants (ages 5-14) must be a member

to sign up. Junior, Family or individual memberships available.

If you are interested in volunteering or need more information, email  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!

For more information and registration

Moore’s Marines Marathon Training

If you’d like to participate in the program, please see

For more information and registration to sign up. There is some additional information on the website that provides some details into the program and once sign up begins, I will send out more details on the actual training plan. Of note, there will also be a Facebook page for the training group that will open on or about June 3 and once you’ve formally signed up, you will get access to that page. We’ll use FB to send announcements, ask questions (and answer them), and provide some training tips for aspiring and experienced marathoners. Looking forward to getting ready for the fall! Bob Moseley.

Annapolis Striders 10 Mile Training Program

Sunday mornings, July 7 to August 18

Annapolis City Dock (1 Dock Street)

Our ever-popular 10 Mile Training Program is back, and registration is open! With 7 AM Sunday morning runs from Annapolis City Dock starting on July 7th, this low-key seven week program will prepare you for the Annapolis Ten Mile Run on August 25th by guiding you from a base of 6 miles up to the 10 mile distance.

Annapolis Striders training programs are a FREE benefit for club members, but you do need to register for the program at Register here! . (Registration for the Annapolis Ten Mile Run is not included; visit Register for 10 Mile Run  to sign up for the A-10 itself.)



TUESDAY, August 6th, 2024

Severna Park Library

45 W McKinsey Road

Severna Park, MD 21146

Please remember that ALL Annapolis Striders members are welcome at our monthly Board Meetings, the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 pm.

The meetings are a hybrid format.

Use the Zoom Link if you cannot attend in person.

Meeting ID: 945 9400 7107

Passcode: 075740

Stay tuned to the E-Streak for future meeting locations.

Meet & Greet Your Fellow Annapolis Striders

at our Monthly Socials

Bring friends or potential new members!

Check here for future gatherings!


Come join us at The Point Crab House & Grill

 (700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD 21012) at 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 9th! Please RSVP ahead of time so we can have a rough headcount.



See “quick links” above to submit a race.

Please check the provided links below for updated information about the community races, including fee structure, race details, cancellations, etc.

Once posted, community race information is not updated in the



Local Group Runs

Are you looking for a group of friendly faces to meet consistently and with which to run? Here is a consolidated list of local area group runs open to anyone interested. While most of these groups have members of the Annapolis Striders in them, this is not an endorsement by the Annapolis Striders, Inc. It’s a way to find other people to run with almost every day of the week.

If you know of a group not listed here, Please contact Tess.

Check here for the list of runs


Casey Cares Foundation 15th Annual 5K/1-Mile Walk

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars for August 3, 2024, as we invite runners and walkers of all ages to join us for our highly anticipated 15th Annual 5K/1-Mile Walk at the Maryland Zoo! Participants will receive a tech shirt, race bib, and finisher medal. We’ll have awards for the largest team, most spirited team and top fundraising team too!

For more information and registration


Parks Half Marathon

Sunday, September 8th, 2024

Our race begins just before sunrise on a scenic Montgomery County road and quickly transitions into a tour of beautiful Rock Creek Park. As you run through the park you’ll experience the sun rising through the tree cover and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Mile markers help keep you on track and we also have an excellent pace team ready to help you reach your goals if you’d like. Our thoughtfully placed hydration stations complete with awesome volunteers will keep you hydrated and motivated. Everyone always loves our FREE, high quality race photos so be sure to wear a smile along the course because we will have photographers along the way capturing race memories. At the Finish, catch up with your friends to exchange race stories while enjoying an awesome spread of fresh fruit, pizza, penne with sausage, scrambled eggs and more!

 For more information and registration.

You’ll get $5 off the registration fee, if you use the code PHM24RACE.


Red Shoe 5K

Sunday, October 6, 2024

Our 14th Annual Red Shoe 5k Run and Walk is our premier fundraising event and vital to support our programs and the families we serve. This year’s race will begin at 9:00 AM on 6 October 2024 beneath the Capital Canopy on the National Plaza at National Harbor, MD.

Raise Your Feet To Raise Hope For Families!

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. The Red Shoe 5k is our signature annual event held to raise critical funding for our programs and the families that we serve

 For more information and registration

 Marine Corps Marathon

October 27, 2024

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

 For more information and registration


Bay Bridge Run

November 10, 2024

Registration is OPEN for the Bay Bridge Run. Race date is November 10, 2024


Navy-Marine Corps Stadium will not be available as a parking option in 2024 due to scheduling conflicts. 

Western shore parking is available at: Anne Arundel Community College (GREEN LOT) or Anne Arundel Fairgrounds (PINK LOT) 


Join our social team: ATC-Naptown Running Buddies

Password: ATC-Naptown2024


We currently have a social team of 15+ participants, everyone saves $10!!

Teams of 40 or more participants and everyone saves $15

Don’t forget to invite your friends to join our Social Team.


To register

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