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June 17, 2021 Issue 11
A note from Evan Thomas:
Got to like it when predictions come true. I wonder how many of the class of 2004 still have this “famous” shirt?
Thanks to Sue Dupont for the very accurate design! Little touches like this helped the Annapolis Striders Running club win the national beginning running program awarded by the Road Runners Club of America in 2011. A new class of beginning “Cicada” runners can be seen going through their paces at the Bates track on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


The club needs a race director for our Valentine’s 5K at Kinder Farm Park in February of next year. If interested, please contact Larry Puglisi.  

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Race limited to Annapolis Striders members.
Race limited to 400 runners.
NO Race Day registration.
Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00 AM
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 
As we have in-person races, we also need volunteers to make the events possible!

2021 Women’s Distance Festival 5K / Run After the Women 5K
Our 42nd year!
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Mexican Cafe
609 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401 

We are having an in-person race this year. It is the 42nd year for the WDF & 37th year for the RATW. This is also the graduation race for the 5K Beginner’s group. You have the choice of registering by mail or online. There will be NO race-day registration. Premiums will be guaranteed to the first 200 applicants.  

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

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.

Junior Striders will begin
Monday, June 21 and run through July 17.
Open to 5-14 year olds whose parents are Annapolis Striders Members, this program implements games and activities designed to encourage youngsters and build the stamina required for a one mile run; 4 loops around an athletic field track. The program is conducted assuming zero running experience and is designed to be fun and memorable; while achieving the goal of completing a 1 mile run, John Wall mile or the Jr Striders one mile on July 19th. Training will be Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 pm through July 19th, weather dependent. Children will be divided up by age and ability.

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: 
August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.

Photo credit, Jimmy Wilson. 
Left to right: Jimmy Wilson, Kelly Gardner, Dan Mandeville, Nicole Dawson and Katie Ahrens
Thursday, June 10, 6:30-8:30pm-Thank you to everyone who came out despite the rain and storms dancing around the area. We met outside under the big tent on the paved parking lot; we had great food, great conversation and great fun!! 
It was wonderful to see Annapolis Striders 10-mile Coach David Dold and fellow runners at the Fat Boys Crab Shack, 1581 Defense Highway, Gambrills, Maryland. Thank you, Katie Dold for your suggestion of the Fat Boys Crab Shack.
Thursday, July 8, 6:30-8:30pm-Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at the Mexican Cafe, 609 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD.
Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Spring Annapolis Striders 5K graduates!!
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
Thank you, Coach Paul Thorn for the restaurant idea. Also, thank you, Billy Wilkins, Manager of the Mexican Cafe for taking our reservation and offering individual checks.

See “quick links” above to submit a race.

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!

A Sisters Promise For Hope : Pretty In Pink Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 9:00 am in Walkersville, MD.
We are inviting all fighters, survivors, and supporters of those affected by breast cancer to join us for our run/walk.
 So tie up those running shoes and join us to spread awareness, raise money for a worthy cause and have a great time being active together. 

The 2021 Annapolis Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run will 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)

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:
July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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