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September 23, 2021 Issue 18
2022 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon
The B&A Marathon and Half Marathon is the second largest event for our club. We need a race director, or two
 co-directors, for this event that is scheduled to take place in March 2022.
 The club cannot function without race directors and volunteers. If interested, please contact Larry Puglisi.  

2021 Metric Marathon
Our 42nd year!
Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Southern High School
4400 Solomons Island Rd
Harwood, MD 20776 United States
The Metric Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021, but is in danger of being canceled due to extremely low registration up to this point. Registration closes on September 29. If you are planning to run in the race, then please register now. Thank You.
The Annapolis Striders Metric Marathon is a 26K (16.3 mile) loop course on paved roads through gently rolling hills in the Harwood area of Anne Arundel County. Significant hills occur at miles 12 and 14.

Hello Ladies: If you participated in the Women’s Distance Festival Grand Prix Series this year and completed at least 4 of the races, this is a REMINDER to submit your completed form to Joanne Mallet by September 25, 2021.
 The in-person Award’s Banquet is still on hold because of COVID-19, so the award will be mailed.
You can mail the downloadable form which can be found on the WDF GPS website at:  WDF GPS website; however, I strongly suggest using the on-line form so it is received in a timely fashion:
Thank you for participating in the Annapolis Striders WDF/RATW 5K race this year.
Kathy Hanson, Race Director

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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.

39th Annual Downs Park 5 Mile Run
Saturday, November 6, 2021 8:30 am
at Downs Park, Pasadena, MD
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.

Specifically in need of course monitors who are not running the race.

Twelfth Annual
Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K
SATURDAY, November 13, 2021, 8:00 a.m.
at Rosaryville State Park
The race will close out at 200 participants
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.

To volunteer or for more information,
contact Tom DeKornfeld or Dave Phipps OR Tom DeKornfeld 410-562-4489
Volunteer validation available.

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

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.

Wrap Up from Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8:30pm 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. Super fun night with 22 friends!! Eric, our waiter, and his coworker were great; they kept the Annapolis Striders well fed and hydrated! We had a full house. Thank you, Gregory Hill, Co-Owner and Alison Pead, General Manager, for reserving our space and for the wonderful night catching up with so many. Leslie Sparks, thank you for all your wonderful photos.   

Debbie Dirks, Guy Johnson, Carrye Massey and Lauren Colvin
Past President, Tom DeKornfeld
Coach David Dold, Katie Dold, Rebecca Kessler and Jimmy Wilson
Richard Beier, Dan Mandeville, Mikey Connor and Coach Paul Thorn
Don and Anne Knab
Gregory Hill, Co-Owner The Brass Tap Annapolis
Cheri Kircher and Kyle Sullivan
Leslie Sparks and Mikey Connor
Stephen Hord
Martin Shpuntoff
Debbie Dirks and Kyle Sullivan

Thursday, October 14, 5:00-9:00 pm
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. 
You can donate directly to: 

See “quick links” above to submit a race.

Bay Bridge Paddle
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Sandy Point State Park
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.

Bay Bridge Run Discount For
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
Password: StridersATC2021
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 78+ 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.

2021 Meetings:
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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