The club has been preparing and planning for the Metric Marathon at Southern High School. The applications for permits from the county were submitted at the beginning of August, but we are still waiting for approval.
The process for one of the permits has changed this year, which may be the reason for the delay. As soon as the permits are issued, we will open up registration for the race.
Races are back! Or maybe, to stay active, you have done some interesting virtual challenges over the last year or so. Please submit race reports, articles and photos you would like to share in our next print issue of The Streak.
Registration is available online only until November 2, 2021. There is no race day registration.
The Downs Park 5 Mile Run is a loop course on paved trails at John H. Downs Memorial Park. The flat, scenic course winds through the woods with gorgeous views of The Chesapeake Bay. Parking, bib pickup, refreshments, start and finish are all located in or near the Fernwood Pavilion at the end of the park road.
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. There will be a bag drop just before the second aid station, a short walk from the Start/Finish.
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.
2021 Moore’s Marines Marathon Training
July 10, 2021 – October 23, 2021
Come join our 17 week Moore’s Marines Marine Corps Marathon Training Program targeting the Marine Corps Marathon! Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”), but we will also provide a plan for the Baltimore Marathon. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up for your marathon ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race.
Meet & Greet Your Fellow Annapolis Striders at our Monthly Socials
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite outdoor location. Save the Dates…your 2021 Annapolis Striders Socials are the 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: November 11 and
December 9. Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.
Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8:30pm–Join us at the Brass Tap Annapolis located at 2002 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401-7604. The Brass Tap is located between Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. We will meet outdoors rain or shine.
Thank you, Alison Pead, General Manager, for reserving our space.
Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at the Italian Market of Annapolis, located at 126 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD.
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
We are combining our October social with Noreen Leary Wilson’s fundraiser for Wreaths Across America 2021, Crownsville Veterans Cemetery (WAA). Let’s raise money for WAA and support a local restaurant.
Simply dine in or carry out, mention you are with the Annapolis Striders and a percentage of the sales will benefit WAA. How easy is that?
You must mention the Annapolis Striders before ordering.
Thank you and shout out to both Noreen Leary Wilson and Laura Lubrano DiBiasi, owner of the Italian Market of Annapolis.
The 2021Annapolis Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Runwill be held on Sunday,
September 19 at 2pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and USNA Graduates
Who Perished in the Attacks.
The Run will honor the 14 U.S. Naval Academy graduates in addition to the one U.S. Military Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates who died in the attacks.
The United States service academy graduates killed on September 11, 2001
8:46AM – North Tower of the World Trade Center: Michael McGinty (USNA, 1981) and Douglas Brian Durian (USMA, 1986)
On the plane, American Airlines Flight 11: Kenneth E. Waldie (USNA, 1978) and Col. Charles D. Jones (USAFA, 1974)
9:03AM – South Tower of the World Trade Center and on plane: Kenneth M. McBrayer (USNA, 1974) and Kevin P. Connors (USNA, 1969)
9:37AM – Pentagon Western Wall Strike: CAPT Robert E. Dolan Jr. (USNA, 1981); CDR Patrick S. Dunn (USNA, 1985); LT Jonas M. Panik (USNA, 1997); CAPT Gerald F. DeConto (USNA, 1979); CDR William H. Donovan Jr. (USNA, 1986); LT Darin H. Pontell (USNA, 1998); and LCDR Ronald J. Vauk (USNA, 1987)
On the plane, American Flight 77: The pilot, retired CAPT Charles F. “Chick” Burlingame (USNA, 1971) – passengers were retired RADM Wilson “Buddy” Flagg (USNA, 1961) and retired CAPT John D. Yamnicky Sr. (USNA, 1952)
10:03AM – Shanksville, PA: United Flight 93: on plane, First Officer, Maj. Leroy Homer (USAFA, 1974)
This year, the Bay Bridge Paddle is being held during the Maryland Seafood Festival on Sunday, September 26th. This race will bring together all ages of paddlers to share in a day of camaraderie and fellowship.
Endurance athletes will love taking their training to the water for a new kind of challenge at the Bay Bridge Paddle, which attracts all levels of paddlers who race on the Chesapeake Bay on stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and other paddle craft.
Racers choose from three distances based on their level of experience:
The Span – 9 miles • Experienced
Paddlers race for the greatest distance under the span of the Bay Bridge, where water conditions can provide a great technical and endurance challenge.
The Steamer – 3 miles • Intermediate experience
Paddlers get a taste of racing under the Bay Bridge providing a technical challenge over a shorter, more accessible distance
The Soft Shell – 1 mile • Beginner
Newcomers to performance paddling who enjoy taking their fitness to the water will love our 1 mile course along the shoreline which is suitable for all levels and ages
All race participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and an energizing breakfast to help fuel up before the race.
The Bay Bridge Paddle proudly supports the Foundation for Community Betterment.
The Crofton Kiwanis Club and Foundation are planning their annual community 10K and 5K races for Saturday, October 2nd. The certified 10K course includes a great tour around our tree-lined community with some challenging hills and is a great tune-up for fall marathon training or even first time 10K participants. The 5K course goes completely around Crofton Parkway. All profits from these races are put towards the many community charities that the club supports.
Annapolis Striders, Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs, Friends & Family
The Bay Bridge Run is October 31, 2021 and registration is open.
Adam Minakowski, of the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs, created a social team for the Annapolis Striders, the Annapolis Triathlon Club Iron Crabs, friends and family.
When registering you will have the option to Join a Group/Team. All Members of a SOCIAL TEAM are linked by their team name, and password:
Team Name: ATC-Striders
As our team grows, everyone benefits, even those who register first! The system will automatically refund everyone on the team who has already registered and charge the new team members the new rate. You can receive multiple refunds so as your team grows in size, you will continue to reap the benefits.As of today, we have 70+ team members so far!!
~Teams of 15 or more participants in any race and everyone saves $10
~Teams of 40 or more participants in any race and everyone saves $15
If you already registered, you can still join our social team.
Q: How do I create/join a Group/Team after registration is completed?
A: You can create a Group/Team after registration via Manage Registration. Log on to RunSignup > Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Groups/Teams menu > Create New Group/Team OR Join Existing Group/Team.
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 back on the 7th floor of the Belcher Pavilion of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Masks are required. Room to be determined.
October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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