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April 22, 2021 Issue 7
The Health of the Earth is in
our hands!

The Navy has approved the use of Greenbury Point for Endless Summer 6 Hour Run on
July 31, 2021. More details to follow!

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Update On Early 2021 Races
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Annapolis Striders is making alterations to its early 2021 race schedule
  • The B&A Marathon and Half Marathon is currently postponed. Once pandemic restrictions ease such that we can obtain permits with Anne Arundel County to safely hold a large event, we will revisit the scheduling of this race. We do hope to hold the 30th running of this race.
The next race on the schedule is Dawson’s Father Day 10K in June. It is our hope that we can hold this race in-person. UPDATES TO FOLLOW!!
For those who look forward to the Championship Series rankings to resume, we also hope that we will begin scoring the series this year. The Championship Series Rules  accommodate races that we are unable to hold. If the Father’s Day 10K, is the first Championship Series race we hold this year, then the scoring will begin with that race.
Stay healthy and safe out there.

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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.

Registration for “IN-PERSON” 10-week Spring Couch to 5k Beginning Runners Class is now open on the Annapolis Striders web site. Annapolis Striders membership is required but class is FREE.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 8 AM
Where: Bates Athletic Complex – Weems Whelan Field
935 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Come join our “get off the couch” program for beginning runners!
Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for all who are looking to “get off the couch with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance. 
The Program features discussions on shoes, running attire and gear, proper running form, hill work, heart rate zones, injury prevention, runner’s safety, nutrition, and cross training.

Meet & Greet Your Fellow Annapolis Striders at our Monthly Socials
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite outdoor location. We are preparing for 2021!! 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: 
June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.

Wrap up from Thursday, April 8thThank you to everyone who came out to Forward Brewing located at 418 4th Street in Eastport, MD. Wow, we had reservations for 12 and we had 23 friends join us!! So great to see everyone!!
Thank you to Cam Bowdren, Manager of Forward Brewing, for reserving our outdoor space. A big thank you and shout out to Donna Hatcher for her recommendation of Forward Brewing for our social!! What a hidden gem in Eastport. If you haven’t been to Forward Brewing, we recommend you stop by. Simple outdoor dining; less is more. 

Leslie Spangler and Donna Hatcher. Donna suggested our wonderful, outdoor location Forward Brewing!
Eric Peltosalo, Sandy Kellstrom and welcome first timer to an Annapolis Striders social, Arlene Rayburn.

Julie and John Bloom
Arnel Tagel, David Deger, Carrye Massey (parked in a no parking zone) and Mikey Connor

Mark Joseph and Laura Allen celebrating their 32nd Anniversary with us.
Dan Nellius and Jenny Seth, our favorite Newlyweds!

Wrap up from Monday, April 12thWe are sorry to say no one participated in the Annapolis Striders Shopping Night and Injury Prevention by Nova Care at Charm City Run Annapolis, 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard, #120, Annapolis, MD 21401
Thank you, Kelly Mauer and Charm City Run Annapolis, for setting up this special night for us. 
Thursday, May 13, 6:30-8:30pm, Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at Sin Fronteras Cafe, 2129 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
Thank you Walter Vasquez, Owner/Manager, of Sin Fronteras Cafe for reserving our outdoor space and providing us with individual checks.

See “quick links” above to submit a race.

The Anne Arundel Dermatology Fourth Annual Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K will take place on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the beautiful Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has set the standards for educating the public and medical community about skin cancer, its prevention, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. Skin Cancer is the most common cancer not only in the United States but across the WORLD.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, in the U.S., more than 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

Join For 3 Sisters for our 1st Annual Pink Ribbon Romp Virtual 5K Run/Walk and help us in the effort to ensure that no one fights breast cancer alone. 
During the entire month of June (1-30) 2021 complete your 5K (3.1 miles) wherever and however you like! You can run/walk with family and friends or go at it alone. Want to have a ton of fun? Create a team! Your team can be made up of people near you or across the country. It’ll be a blast!
For more information and registration:

2021 Autism Speaks 5K / 1 Mile Walk
Location: Potomac, MD or at a location of your choosing! At a park, around town, or on a treadmill – be creative!
Last year, over 2,000 runners representing all 50 states and three countries came together for the 20th annual Autism Speaks Potomac 5K, raising over $300,000 in support of the autism community. We are excited to carry that same energy forward to our 2021 event!
We are working with local and state government with the intention to bring you a safe, in-person event in Potomac, MD, as well as virtually across the country, on Sunday, July 4.
As we finalize all the details on our end, you can register for a place at the starting line! Starting today, through World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, you can take advantage of our early bird registration price of $25. Register as an individual or gather your family and friends to form a team!
With every mile logged, you are helping to create a world filled with potential for people with autism. We can’t wait to run with you in 2021!

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.

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.
2021 Meetings:
May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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