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January 18, 2024 Issue 2

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Annapolis Striders Board Nominations 2024

On behalf of the Nominating and Board Development Committee, below is the slate of officers presented to the general membership as approved by the Board of Directors. Please use this form to vote to approve or disapprove the slate of officers. Voting closes March 8th at 11:59pm. Results will be announced at the annual meeting on March 9th. Only one vote is allowed per registered Annapolis Striders member.

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Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet

Saturday, March 9, 2024

5 pm-10 pm

The Annapolis Elks Lodge #622

2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037

Please join us on March 9th for our annual meeting and hear a recap of what happened in 2023 and what’s to come in 2024. After the meeting, stick around to see who received which awards and continued their iron man streak! Of course, we will have food, beverages and after the awards dancing! 

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Registration for the 2024 Annapolis Striders Championship Series

is now OPEN!

As a convenience to members only, this event registration will register members for all the races in the series. Note that this particular registration is not a requirement to be included in the Championship Series ranking and members may choose to register for each race individually. The only requirement is to be a member before the first race in the series (the Valentine’s 5K) and run the races. Check out the Championship Series Rules for more information about how the series works.

The Annapolis Striders will be paying for the processing fee associated with the 2024 Champ Series.

For more information and registration


Annapolis Striders Valentine’s 5K

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Kinder Farm Park in Millersville

This is the first race of the

Annapolis Striders Championship Series

For more information and registration

Volunteers are needed!

To volunteer

B&A Marathon and Half Marathon

Sunday, March 24,2024

Severna Park High School

60 Robinson Rd

Severna Park, MD US 21146

The B&A Trail Marathon & Half-Marathon is a fast, fun, well-supported, and low-pressure event along the B&A Trail. The Annapolis Striders held the first B&A Trail Marathon in 1992 and added the half marathon in 1996.

For more information and registration

UPDATE: Premium Volunteer Opportunity – Time Is Running Out

The B&A Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Numerous volunteer opportunities remain available in connection with this race and you can apply for them on RunSignUp link by clicking on the volunteer button.

 A lot of folks have volunteered already and it appears as though we have three of the six aid stations staffed. In addition, we have assurances that as in the past, the U.S. Naval Academy will come through with a host of volunteers. But I am writing once again to call your attention to three remaining very special premium volunteer opportunities that are now available.

 How would you like to be able to tell your friends that you are a member of the prestigious 2024 B&A Trail Truck Crew? As I have explained in past versions of the

E-Streak, this is a unique two-day volunteer opportunity. Robin Gower has already snagged one of these coveted positions. Two other candidates (Jim and Ethan) have expressed a very strong interest in joining the crew. I know you don’t want to let this chance to shine pass you by. To apply, please email Tom Lyden at, or call or text (240) 726-0207, or apply in person at the club social on Thursday, January 18th.

 Winning applicants will receive a coveted B&A Trail volunteer shirt left over from the 2020 race that was cancelled due to Covid as well as all the premiums available to race participants. 





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!


Annapolis Strider 2024 Half Marathon Training

Saturday, January 6- Sunday, March 24th

A 12-week build-up program for half marathon runners


This low-key program will guide the participants from a base of 6 miles up to a long run of 14 miles in 12 weeks. The goal will be for all who complete the program to be able to complete the B&A Trail Half Marathon or an alternative half marathon around the same timeframe. You must sign up for the race on your own. They CLOSE OUT so sign up early!

Every Saturday morning at 7:30 am from January 6, 2024, through March 16, 2024, we will meet at the B&A Trail near the Park and Ride lot at Jones Station Road and Route 2 in Severna Park. You will be coached by qualified Strider coaches.

For more information and registration


Winter Warriors 5K Training Registration

is now open!

Come join our “get off the couch” program

for beginning runners!

Sunday, November 26th to Saturday, February 10th

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.

For more information and registration



TUESDAY, February 6th, 2024

Severna Park Library

45 West McKinsey Road

Severna Park, MD 21146

The Tuesday, March 5th meeting will be held at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library

1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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!



566 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park starting at 6:30pm.

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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.

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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


 Barlowe Bolt 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

March 23, 2024 7:00 am

The 12th Annual Barlowe Bolt takes place in the suburban town of Millersville MD. Your path will have a good mix of flat and hilly roads lined with mature trees in this charming town. This is a perfect first race of the season whether you are a beginner or experienced runner. This is a chip timed race for the 5k participants. Medals will be awarded for the best male and female times in each of the age groups. We look forward to another fun Barlowe Bolt, we’ll see you there!

Same-day registration begins at 6am (cash only) and the race starts at 7am.

 For more information and registration

FONA Flowering 5K

March 24, 2024 9:00 am

Enjoy spring at the U.S. National Arboretum during FONA’s Flowering 5K. This run or walk will take you past garden collections brightly colored with spring flowers, over tree-lined rolling hills, and along streams winding their way to the Anacostia River. Enjoy cherry blossoms, magnolias, and so much more!

This race is not only scenic, but also safe and secure. All roads are closed to cars during this race so you can safely enjoy running or walking through this 451-acre urban green space. Strollers and dogs are welcome, but dogs must stay on a 6′ non-retractable leash.

There will be a professional race announcer calling out runners as they cross the finish line and there will be music before and after the event to get you in the groove. A professional photographer will take photos along the course. These photos will be shared with all participants after the race for free!

 For more information and registration


Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held on Saturday April 13 at the Woods Community Center beginning at 7 am. The race consists of an 800 yard pool swim, a 9 mile bike and 3 mile run on the B&A Trail. Individual and 2 or 3 person teams can participate.

 For more information and registration


 Marine Corps Marathon

October 27, 2024

Don’t miss out – MCM, MCM10K and MCM50K registration increases Dec 26! 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

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