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January 27, 2022 Issue 2
8:00am Sunday, February 27th, 2022
Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland
Represent the Annapolis Striders in the RRCA Club Challenge! This is a race EXCLUSIVE to RRCA running clubs (such as the Annapolis Striders) in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and NOT open to the general public. The fastest runners from our club in each event contribute to scoring (Scott Koehler, Nicole Dawson, Adam Pegues, Kathryn Pegues, Danny Bennett, Sandi Simon I’m talking about you). Events include overall men/women/co-ed, Under 40 men/women, Masters men/women, Grand Masters men/women as well as overall individual awards.
If you are a member of the Annapolis Striders, use the link below with the team code 2022RunAS which pre-populates as you register. Registration closes February 13th.
Arrive early (6:45am – 7:40am) for bib pick up and a team photo (7:30am). This is our chance to show Maryland and the District which team is the fastest. For any questions email our team captain, Casey Rayburg

Registration for the 2022
Annapolis Striders Championship Series is OPEN!
The Annapolis Striders Championship Series is comprised of the following races:
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 2022 Champ Series.

Valentine’s 5K
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Kinder Farm Park
(First Race of Championship Series)

Volunteers are needed!

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We will be having our annual membership meeting on
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 immediately following the board meeting to review the prior year and vote on the proposed slate of 2022 officers and board members. 
You may either attend the meeting in person or via Zoom. Additional details will be provided when the date is closer. 

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!

Nominations for the Annapolis Striders
Board of Directors
In accordance with the
Annapolis Striders by-laws, the Nominating and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:
President: Casey Rayburg
Vice President of Administration: Brian Robinson
Vice President of Races: Larry Puglisi
Vice President of Programs and Education: Lee Crumbaugh
Treasurer: Darrell Mak
Secretary: Lauren Colvin
Annapolis Ten Mile Run: Bob Cawood and Casey Rayburg
B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon: Kim Teter
Directors, Term Expiring 2024
Rob Sampson
Steve Mitchell
Eva Coale
Jimmy Wilson
Directors, Term Expiring 2023
Dewitt Kneass
Dan Mandeville
Carrye Massey
Henry Schut
Bob Smith

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

November 28, 2021 – February 12, 2022
Winter Warriors Couch to 5K

 Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program. Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a outdoor 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.

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!

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, we are unable to hold a live meeting at the hospital. This meeting will only be via Zoom.
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:
March 1, April 5, 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: February 10, March 10, 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. 

Wrap up the Annapolis Striders first social of 2022 held at the Annapolis Town Center, Thursday, January 13th
We started at 5:30pm with shopping at Charm City Run Annapolis, located in the Annapolis Town Center, 1910 Towne Centre Blvd., #120, Annapolis, MD 21401. Annapolis Striders members received a 15% discount off full price merchandise!! Thank you and shout out to Bill Frazier, Manager of Charm City Run Annapolis and his staff for opening their doors for us and offering an Annapolis Striders discount!! At 6pm, runners met in front of Charm City Run Annapolis for a fun run around the well-lit perimeter of the town center. Next it was cheers to 2022, you and our first Annapolis Striders social for the year. We met at P. F. Chang’s, 6:30-8:30pm, located 307 Sail Place in the Annapolis Town Center, Annapolis, MD 21401. 
Thank you to Tamikeca Smith, Manager of P.F. Chang’s for reserving our space and thank you to Anna, our server. 

Coach Paul Thorn’s Winter Warrior 5K class members at Charm City Run Annapolis
More Charm City Run Annapolis runners
2022’s first Annapolis Striders Social at P.F. Changs
Thursday, February 10, 6:30-8:30pm-The Trophy Room at the Graduate Hotel Annapolis Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at the Trophy Room located in the Graduate Hotel Annapolis, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
Thank you, Tim Issel, Food & Beverage Manager for reserving our space.
Free parking at the hotel.

Try A Tri
Hosted by the Annapolis Triathlon Club
Severna Park Racquetball & Fitness
8514 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108
Sunday, February 6th 2-4 pm

See “quick links” above to submit a race.

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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