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March 16, 2023 Issue 6

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Wrap up for our 2023 Annapolis Striders Annual Membership Meeting and

Awards Ceremony Held Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:30-5:30pm

Hellas Restaurant and Lounge, 8498 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108


Our Annapolis Striders 2023 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 3:30pm-5:30pm and we had 108 paid guests.   

Our agenda included the following: 

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

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

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

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, assisting with our menu, our event and for providing wonderful staff to work with us.   

*Ross Heisman for collecting charge purchases of Silent Auction items


Our 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction benefitted students with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) that are homeless and in need of running shoes and/or running/athletic apparel. We worked with Jennifer Heisey Laque, McKinney-Vento Education Liaison, Department of Student Services with AACPS. We raised $825.00 from both the 50/50 raffle and silent auction; $175 from our 50/50 raffle and $643 from our silent auction for a total of $818 and an anonymous $7.00 donation was made to round up to $825.00. 

Wow!! My heart is full; this is what being an Annapolis Strider is all about!! $825.00 worth of gift cards were purchased from Charm City Run Annapolis and the gift cards were delivered to Jennifer Heisey Laque. Thank you to everyone who bought a 50/50 raffle ticket and/or purchased a silent auction item. 

We are so very grateful to the following for their generous silent auction donations:   

Anonymous: 7 bottles of Ojai Vineyard wine 

Debra Saltz with BD Provisions

Kelly Mauer with Charm City Run Annapolis

Sarah Clark with Braveheart Run Club

Rose Dziedzic & Robert Cawood, 2023 Annapolis 10 Mile Run Directors

Rebecca Kessler & Sandy Kellstrom-All the Luck Basket

Sydney Seth with Armed Forces Gear

Jess Carlson and Janice Uthe with Spunkwear

Katie Luscher and Janice Uthe with The Vineyards of Dodon


If you missed our 50/50 raffle and/or silent auction and you would still

like to donate gift cards or money to support the AACPS students that are homeless, please see the link below or contact Jennifer Heisey Laque at 410-693-5875 or via email

Hellas Restaurant and Lounge

AACPS Homeless Student Support

Congratulations to all of the 2022 Annapolis Striders Annual Award Winners:

Strider of the Year:

Coach Paul Thorn

Runner of the Year:

Nicole Dawson

Most Improved Runner of the Year:

David John Walser

Ben Moore Lifetime Achievement Award:

Larry Puglisi

Volunteer of the Year: 

Bob Smith

Jennifer Heisey Laque, McKinney-Vento Education Liaison, Department of Student Services with AACPS.

Photos from our annual meeting and annual awards ceremony courtesy of Rebecca Kessler and Carrye Massey.


Attention Ironman recipients:

If you didn’t receive your award at the annual meeting, the awards will be available at the B&A half and full marathon on race day, Sunday, March 26th. The following Annapolis Striders have Ironman awards ready to pick up. Derek Ammons, Amanda Connelly, William Connelly, Leo Djiwatampu, Amy Malone, Lloyd Rawley, Martin Shpuntoff and Lisa Zamostny.



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

Shoe Some Love

for the Annapolis Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center

The Annapolis Striders, Family and Friends are Collecting for:

Shoe Some Love for the Annapolis Light House a Homeless Prevention Support Center


*We collected 15 pairs of new or gently worn adult running shoes Thursday, March 9 at our Annapolis Striders March Social at P.F. Changs China Bistro and donated them to The Light House SHINE Station, 1915 Suite 145, Towne Center Blvd., Annapolis


We will collect new or gently worn men’s and women’s athletic shoes/sneakers:

*Saturday, March 25, 10:00am–3:00pm the B & A Half & Full Marathon Packet Pick Up & Sunday, March 26, 7:30am-1:30pm Race Day, 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.


o New or gently worn men’s and women’s athletic shoes/sneakers.

o All adult sneaker sizes, styles, and brands.

o No other types of shoes or clothing can be accepted.

o Please spray any gently used shoes with disinfectant prior to donating and remember to donate with dignity!

o 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




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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

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2023 Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K

Our 43rd year!

3rd Leg of the Championship Series

Registration is now open!

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Severna Park High School

60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park 21146

The course is out-and-back mostly along the B&A Trail starting from Severna Park High School. Runners will depart the school and head east along Robinson Road to the B&A Trail. Runners will turn left to enter the B&A Trail, heading North. Runners will cross several intersecting public streets along the course. Runners will continue to the designated turn-around location just over the East-West Blvd. overpass bridge. Upon turn-around, follow the same route back to the race finish at the Severna Park High School.

For more information and registration



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A Workers Run for this race will be held: Saturday June 17th, 2023 at 8AM

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!

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Calling all coaches!

We are considering a spring 10K training class that would culminate with the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K as the graduation race. Mark Hamilton is prepared to host the training class on a once a week (Saturday or Sunday) run. If any RRCA certified coaches would like to work with Mark to offer a weeknight session (or to assist on the weekend sessions), please  Contact Mark.

Winter Warriors 5k class has successfully concluded.

Spring class will start in late April. 



April 4, 2023

7:00 pm

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


Kayla Roebuck Will Organize Future Annapolis Striders Monthly Socials!!


Kayla Roebuck volunteered to organize our future Annapolis Striders socials. Please welcome and join Kayla in April for our next social.


Wrap up from 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 shopped before they ran and received a 15% discount and a free beer after their 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. Thank each of you for coming out; what a great turnout!! Thank each of you for your friendship, beautiful flowers, thoughtful card, generous Charm City Run Annapolis gift card, dinner and a Mai Tai!!

Kim Hindle, Leslie Sparks and Dan Mandeville, thank you for your help over the years with the socials!! Thank you to everyone who has suggested a social location and/or for coming out to our socials over the years!!

Thank you, Jordan Houze, for reserving our space at P.F. Changs and for offering individual checks. 

Charm City Run Annapolis

P. F. Chang’s China Bistro


Photos courtesy of Leslie Sparks.



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

Red Shoe Shuffle 5k Run and Walk

Sunday, April 16, 2023 8:30am

The Happiest Morning in Maryland is right around the corner! Lace up and join the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maryland for the 12th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, April 16, 2023, beginning at 8:30 am.

We would like to invite the Annapolis Striders to create a team and join us this year in support of the families at RMHC! Use code RUNCLUB for $5 off the race fee.

 For more information and registration

Run to the Rescue 5K

Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00am

The MACEM&PS Run to the Rescue 5K leaves the starting gates soon…and we want you to be there! We’ve worked together with FCC to host our first-ever fundraising event – a 5K in honor of the brave folks who run to our rescue every day, and to benefit the students who’ll one day follow in their footsteps.

Whether you’re running to set your own personal best time, just want to walk in support, or somewhere in between (a light jog?), you’re invited!

Frederick Community College

7932 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick, MD 21702

For more information and registration

Shipley’s Choice Elementary Rock Trot 5K

Sunday, April 30, 2023 8:00 am

After a three year hours, our trot is back! Formerly the “Tech Trot” our Rock Trot will take you through 5K of our beautiful community with music along the route! This is a chipped event. A family fun event! Strollers are welcome! Run, walk, skip or prance – all paces are welcome. Only kids need to register for the 1 mile fun run – parents are welcome to run with their child. Register by March 24th to take advantage of discount pricing and guarantee a race shirt.

 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

Huntingtown High School Boys’ Lacrosse Team FunRun/Walk

Sunday, May 7, 2023 10:00 am

Trail and pavement run at Huntingtown High School to raise funds for the boys’ JV and Varsity lacrosse teams. 5K +/- fun run/walk. Shotgun start.

 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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