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March 2, 2023 Issue 5

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Congratulations to our club team at the RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge!

Thirty-eight Annapolis Striders traveled to Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland on

Sunday, February 26th, 2023 to represent our club at the RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, an annual team competition between all of Maryland & DC’s

RRCA-affiliated running clubs.

 As of press time, final results had still not been published, so we’re not entirely certain how our club fared, although we believe Owen Infante (56:52) and Nicole Dawson (1:07:28) were our top individual finishers. High-resolution race photos courtesy of club photographers Denise Hyde & Karsten Brown have been published, though, and they can be viewed HERE.

Thank you to all who ran for us this year, and special thanks to team captain Casey Rayburg for coordinating everything! The Club Challenge takes place each year on the fourth Sunday in February, so if you can run ten miles, come be a part of next year’s Annapolis Striders team on 2/25/2024.

The RRCA Club Challenge was also the first race in the 2023 Maryland RRCA Grand Prix Series. The series includes a wide variety of events all over the state, from one mile to a full marathon, and it includes the Annapolis Striders’ own Dog Days 8K Cross-Country Run on 8/6/2023. One only needs to run four of the races to become eligible for series awards. Although the full 2023 schedule has not been finalized yet, more details about the series can be found  HERE .



We are gauging interest in a potential new running group! The group would meet Mondays and Thursdays in Downtown Annapolis (DTA) at 5:30pm and run 3-5 miles. This is a casual running group and is not geared toward any specific race. If interested, please let us know via this survey

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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. 

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 and Lounge General Manager, for reserving our space. 


Our Silent Auction benefits students with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) that 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. 

Hellas Restaurant and Lounge

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


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 – $85

Full Marathon – $95

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,

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




Barlowe Bolt 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, March 25, 2023 7:00 am

The 11th 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!

 Friends of Olde Mill

 For more information and registration


GiGiFit Acceptance Challenge 5K

Saturday, 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


Hunt Meadow 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Sunday, May 7, 2023 9:00 am

Please join us for our 6th Annual 5K run through the lovely Hunt Meadow neighborhood in Annapolis Maryland on Sunday, May 7, 2023. This race benefits the children’s summer swim team, The Hunt Meadow Mustangs.

There will be an optional 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for those who want to participate but do not want to run the 5K course.

 For more information and registration


Crofton Kiwanis 10K and 5K

Saturday, June 10, 2023 8:00 am

The Crofton Kiwanis Club and Foundation are planning their annual community 10K and 5K races for Saturday, June 10th. 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.


For more information and registration



Parks Half Marathon

Sunday, September 10, 2023 6:45 am

Our race begins just before sunrise on a scenic Montgomery County road and quickly transitions into a tour of beautiful Rock Creek Park. As you run through the park you’ll experience the sun rising through the tree cover and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Mile markers help keep you on track and we also have an excellent pace team ready to help you reach your goals if you’d like.

 For more information and registration.

Of course, elite runners will run for free, and organizers are offering a discount to registration of $5 off for other runners. The discount code is PHM23CLUB. and the price of registration will increase on May 15.

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