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February 16, 2023 Issue 4

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2023 Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:30-5:30pm

Hellas Restaurant

8498 Veterans Hwy

Millersville, MD 21108


Our Annapolis Striders 2023 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. 


3:30pm-4:00pm-Annual Membership Meeting

4:00pm-4:30pm-Meet & Greet, Appetizers

4:30pm-5:30pm-Annual Awards Ceremony

$15.00 per person; fee includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. 

There will be a cash bar and a silent auction. 

Please note the new location: Hellas Restaurant, 8498 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108. Please enter Hellas Restaurant in the front of the building, the restaurant entrance. 

Register on or before Thursday, February 23, 2023; registration is limited to 240 participants. 



Thank you and shout out: 

*Matt Choiniere for suggesting Hellas Restaurant to our committee!! 

*Committee members: David Deger, Susan Hughes, Sandy Kellstrom, Rebecca Kessler, Carrye Massey and Tess Zangrilli. 

*Michael ‘Mike’ Stavlas, Hellas Restaurant General Manager for reserving our space. 


Our Silent Auction benefits students with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) who are homeless and in need of running shoes and/or apparel. We are working with Jennifer Heisey Laque, Homeless Liaison with AACPS and we will use the silent auction funds to purchase gift cards from Charm City Run Annapolis and Fleet Feet Annapolis. 

If you would like to donate an item or a gift basket for our silent auction, please let one of our committee members know. Maybe you have a favorite business you would like to refer to us; we would love to hear from you.  

Annapolis Striders Board Nominations 2023

Ballot to vote for 2023 Board

2023 Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race

Our 44th year!

2nd Leg of the Championship Series.

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 8:00 AM

South River High School

201 Central Ave E

Edgewater, MD 21037 

This race gives every runner the opportunity to test themself 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.

For more information and registration

Save the date! The Cold Turkey 10K

will return this year!

Sunday, November 19th at Arundel High School

Planning is now underway to resume the Cold Turkey 10K, honoring Kati Fisher! If you are interested in helping our new Race Director prepare and/or if you are interested in helping coach the Fall 10K training class, contact Mark Hamilton.


8:00am Sunday, February 26th, 2023

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. 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 current member of the Annapolis Striders, use the link below with the team code 2023AS which pre-populates as you register. Registration is open January 1st until February 16th to club members ONLY. The Annapolis Striders do not supplement the cost of the race, but entrants will receive a specially designed Annapolis Striders team shirt to wear in the race while supplies last. Sign up soon to get the team shirt.


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:

Not interested in running the 10 miles? Better yet come to volunteer and cheer on your fellow Annapolis Striders. To volunteer use the link below:


Shoe Some Love

for the Annapolis Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center

Please bring your gently used shoes to the

March 9th Social at P.F. Chang’s


B & A Half & Full Marathon Packet Pick Up

Saturday, March 25, 10:00am–3:00pm


Race Day, Sunday, March 26, 7:30am-1:30pm at Severna Park High School

60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146

The simple act of walking from your kitchen for a meal or to your bedroom to rest, probably does not require a significant number of steps. You are easily able to navigate from room to room to address your basic needs without concern of how far you will have to walk. 

For someone experiencing homelessness, simple tasks of getting something to eat, finding a place to use the restroom or a safe place to rest, can result in 1,000s of steps taken throughout the day. Having to take those steps in shoes that provide little to no support for your feet and not having the option to replace your well-worn shoes, provides both physical and mental burdens for our neighbors. Through our “Shoe some love for your neighbor” drive, we hope to provide our neighbors with quality shoes as we enter the warmer months. 

We will be collecting running shoes/athletic shoes for the Annapolis Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center: 

  • New or gently worn men’s and women’s athletic shoes/sneakers.
  • All adult sneaker sizes, styles, and brands.
  • No other types of shoes or clothing can be accepted.
  • Please spray any gently used shoes with disinfectant prior

to donating and remember to donate with dignity!

  • Please tie each pair of shoes together

Annapolis Light House A Homeless Prevention Center

2023 B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Our 32nd year!

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7:30 AM

Severna Park High School

60 Robinson Rd

Severna Park, MD 21146 

Half Marathon – $75

Full Marathon – $85

Prices will increase on March 1.

Runners can follow the Facebook page for ongoing updates!

For more information and registration




Sign up here!

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 new training information!

The Annapolis Striders 2023 Half Marathon Training Program began Saturday, January 7, at 7:30 am on the B&A Trail near the Park and Ride lot at Jones Station Road and Route 2 in Severna Park.

We will meet at the same time and location on Saturdays through March 18. You will be coached by qualified Strider coaches. The head coach is Lee Crumbaugh.

We will be training for the Striders’ B&A Marathon and Half Marathon on March 26th (which you will need to register for separately). The training program assumes you can run 6 miles at the beginning.

For more information and registration

This is a free 12-week build-up program for half marathon runners. This low-key program will guide you 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 Sunday, March 26, 2023 or an alternative half marathon around the same timeframe. You must sign up for the race on your own.

Winter Warriors 5k class has successfully concluded.

Spring class will start in late April. 



March 7, 2023

7:00 pm

Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis 21401

The April 4th meeting will be held at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library.

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

Carrye Massey will set up socials through March 9th, 2023.

 If you would like to set up our future monthly socials, please contact

 Carrye Massey 410-627-8246.  

Wrap up from our February Annapolis Striders social and Couch to 5K Graduation celebration. If you haven’t been to Memo’s Bar & Grill-go!! We had incredible service, amazing food with reasonable prices and what a terrific runner’s reunion!! Congratulations to Coach Paul Thorn and his Couch to 5K class graduates.

Memo’s Bar & Grill is located 302 Harry S Truman Parkway, Suite K, Annapolis, MD 21401. Thank you to Rubin for reserving our space, providing individual checks and checking on us throughout our stay.   

Memo’s Bar & Grill Annapolis

Next Social:

Thursday, March 9

6:00pm-Fun Run with Charm City Run Annapolis, Annapolis Town Center, 1910 Towne Centre Blvd. Suite 120, Annapolis, MD 21401. Annapolis Striders members shop before your run and receive a 15% discount and a free beer after your run. Thank you and shout to Bill Frazier, Manager of Charm City Run Annapolis!! 

6:30-8:30pm-Annapolis Striders March social at P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Annapolis Town Center, 307 Sail Place, Annapolis, MD 21401. Another runner’s reunion, come say hello to your friends and meet some new running friends. Thank you, Jordan Houze, for reserving our space and offering individual checks.

Charm City Run Annapolis

P. F. Chang’s China Bistro



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.

Once posted, community race information is not updated in the




Shamrock 5K

March 11, 2023 12:00 pm

Shamrock-theme, family-friendly 5K on Greenbury Point Road. Base access is not required. Prizes, games, music, food, and beer tasting! Family-friendly indoors/outdoors at the former NEX.

Organizer: Naval Support Activity Annapolis, MWR Fitness

For more information and registration


GiGiFit Acceptance Challenge 5K

April 15, 2023 9:00 am

Join us for a 5k to celebrate GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis’ 5 year anniversary! The race will be held on April 15th at Quiet Water Park. Whether you’re setting a goal to run your first 5k or want to do something fun and active with your whole family, come out and help us raise awareness for our friends with Down syndrome and celebrate 5 years of achievement!

 For more information and registration

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