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March 30, 2023 Issue 7

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Race Results and Photographs (courtesy of volunteer

photographer and Annapolis Strider, Karsten Brown)

for the

2023 Annapolis Striders B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon held on Sunday, March 26th, 2023

Race results


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

Special Call for Volunteers for Cherry Pit 10 Miler

Seeking volunteers to help a recent 5K class member and now Race Director Tess Zangrill and of course your fellow Annapolis Striders who are running the race.  

The Annapolis Striders is an all volunteer organization. If you recently attended a training class, pay it forward and volunteer, as a thank you to your coaches.

Check this list of volunteer needs and sign up!

A note from Race Director, Tess: “I’ll take pretty much anything I can get. I have a critical need for 2 monitoring spots in particular, any sort of setup for food while the runners are out, and any folks who don’t mind moving some gear (i.e., tables) would be most helpful (particularly after leaving the event). And if you can drive a box truck, that would help too! “

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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!


Annapolis Striders Spring 2023 5K Beginning Running Program Registration is now OPEN!

30th Anniversary (1993-2023)

Spread the word! If you have previously participated in the program, please share your experience with friends, neighbors, relatives and associates who may be interested in registering in the program for better physical and mental well-being. And, if you are available, please consider joining the class by registering and assisting as a mentor. 

Have you taken some time off from running and want to get back into it? Are you new to the sport? Come be a part of our spring Annapolis Striders 5K Beginning Runners Program! FREE for Annapolis Striders members ($30/year). The 5K Class meets thrice a week at Bates Athletic Complex in Annapolis starting on April 25, 2023, with the target of completing the Annapolis Striders’ Women’s Distance Festival 5K/Run After The Women 5K on July 8, 2023 in West Annapolis. 

For more information and registration 



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

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Volunteer Needed to Organize Future

Annapolis Striders Monthly Socials

  Please contact Carrye Massey

Next Social:

Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:30pmAnnapolis Striders April social and Meet & Greet 5K Coach Paul Thorn

Trophy Room located in the Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Free parking at the Graduate Hotel; please have your parking ticket validated at the front desk or in the Trophy Room. 

Thank you, Brian Davis Marques, Bar Supervisor, for reserving our space and offering individual checks.

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Thank You Annapolis Striders, Family and Friends for Collecting 69 Pairs of

Adult Running Shoes 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. In addition, we collected 29 pairs of adult running shoes at the B&A Half & Full Marathon packet pick up and another 25 pairs of adult running shoes at the B&A Half & Full Marathon race day. Thank you, Kim Teter, Race Director of the B&A Half & Full Marathon and Larry Puglisi, VP of Races for allowing us to set up and for promoting our shoe collection. 


Annapolis Light House A Homeless Prevention Support Center



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Please check the provided links below for updated information about the community races, including fee structure, race details, cancellations, etc.

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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

Gunpowder Keg 25K and 50K

Saturday, April 15, 2023 8:00 am

The Baltimore Road Runners Club’s Gunpowder Keg Ultra 25K and 50K is being held on Saturday April 15th at 8am. With spring finally upon us the trails are about to be lush with green, but not yet overgrown. We think it’s the best time of year for running the Bunker Hill trails. This low-key, affordable ($20!), fun filled race consists of 2 loops of mostly single track trail. The course has 3 aid stations per loop, lovely vistas and friendly volunteers. And with over 1700 foot elevation gain per loop there are many options to challenge yourself – or to walk, depending on your hill philosophy, The race begins at the Bunker Hill parking lot in the Hereford area of Gunpowder State Park.

 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


Run Up To Juneteenth

Sunday, June 11, 2023 8:30 am

The first annual Run Up To Juneteenth 5K Run/1mi Walk was held in 2022 at the Baltimore Peninsula. We are Baltimore City’s official kickoff to the AFRAM Juneteenth celebration. Our 5K route begins in West Covington Park and spans the iconic Hanover Street Bridge, with a loop around Middle Branch Park that offers incredible views of the middle branch of the Patapsco River. As the first and only race route sanctioned to run across the Hanover Street Bridge connecting Baltimore Peninsula with the Cherry Hill neighborhood, the Run Up To Juneteenth is poised to become a Baltimore favorite.

 For more information and registration


Rock the Hall 5K

Sunday, July 23, 2023 8:00 am

Rock the Hall 5K is fun and active way to celebrate the Bay and is part of the Bay Paddle race happening on Sat July 22nd. The race will benefit Chesapeake Conservancy’s efforts to designate the Chesapeake Bay as a National Park, WaterKeepers Chesapeake to help keep the waters and rivers of the Bay healthy and Oyster Recovery Partnership’s work to plant 10 billion oysters in the Bay. The registration fee is tax deductible. Bay Paddle is a registered 501c3 and all proceeds from participants are donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership, Chesapeake Conservancy and Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

 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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