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March 10, 2022 Issue 5
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REMINDER: Trail etiquette
Spring is almost here, and more people will be using the trail. Walkers, bikers and, yes, runners! Please remember to stay to your right, announce yourself before passing (but only when clear to do so), no more than two runners side by side and most importantly, be considerate of others. Please set an example for others to follow.

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Annapolis Striders
“Welcome Back” Picnic
Saturday, May 7
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Save the date!
To celebrate the return of “normal” we will be having a WELCOME BACK PICNIC on May 7th at Sandy Point State Park from 11 am – 3 pm. Members and their families are invited to participate in this event. We will have additional information as well as open registration in the next few weeks. In the meantime, make sure to mark your calendars.
See you there!

2022 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race
Our 43rd year!
2nd Leg of the Championship Series.
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8:00 AM
South River High School
201 Central Ave E
Edgewater, MD 21037 
This race gives every runner the opportunity to test him or herself on a beautiful, hilly course in the countryside south of Annapolis. Please take note of the cut-off time.
On-course support will close after two and a half hours, so runners need to be capable of running 15-minute miles.
Registration fee for Annapolis Striders who are not registered for the Championship Series is $7.00 and $12.50 for non-Annapolis Striders. $20 for all who register on race day.
  1. Workers run will be Saturday , March 19th at 8am from South River High School.
  2. We need volunteers, we currently have 2 volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, you can at RunSignUp or Contact Race Director .
  3. We are asking all runners to bring their own hydration bottle, as we will not have sufficient volunteers at the 3 water stops to fill water cups. All runners will fill their own water bottles.


2022 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
Kim Teter is our new race director for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon that is scheduled for March 27, 2022 at Severna Park High School.
Registration is $65 for the marathon and $55 for the half marathon. The race does have a cap of 1,000 participants. If you were registered for 2020 you should have received an email with a discount code for the 2022 race. If you have not received it, please Contact Race Director once your 2020 registration is confirmed the discount code will be sent. 

Volunteers are needed! Especially for Aid Stations 3,4,5 & 6, traffic control, finish line, & Saturday set up. 

Annapolis Striders membership is required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register. 

Spring 5K class training will start in late April.

January 8, 2022 – March 27, 2022
Half Marathon Training
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!

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 in person on the 7th floor of the Belcher Pavilion of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Masks are required. Room to be determined. The meetings are a hybrid format. Use the Zoom Link if you cannot attend in person.
Meeting ID: 945 9400 7107
Passcode: 075740
2022 meetings are:
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Meet & Greet Your Fellow Annapolis Striders
at our Monthly Socials

Welcome to 2022 and Your Annapolis Striders Monthly Socials
 Welcome to 2022 and your Annapolis Striders Monthly socials. Please save the dates: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 & December 8, 2022. Your 2022 Annapolis Striders Socials are the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined by our members.
Thursday, March 10, 6:30-8:30pm.
 Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at Stan & Joe’s Saloon, 37 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
Thank you Eric Peltosalo for the location idea and thank you Joe McGovern, owner of Stan & Joe’s Saloon, for reserving our space!!

See “quick links” above to submit a race.

MARCH 2022
The 11th Annual Celtic Canter 5K in Westminster, MD is on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 9am. Please use the Code:RUN5 at checkout to save $5 off of race registration. After the race enjoy the Irish Festival complete with Irish-themed food vendors, live entertainment, art & craft vendors, activities for the lil’ ones, free trolley transportation and a pub crawl.

The Get Pumped For Pets 5K, 10K, and 15K races will be held on Kent Island
on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The 15K is part of the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series. 

36th Annual Amish County BikeTour
Super Early Bird Registration is open Save $40!! The pricing is $35 per person or $30 each for teams of 5 riders. The event is September 10, 2022, rain or shine, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, Delaware. 

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