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December 16, 2020 | Issue 26
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Message to Our Members
We recently conducted a survey to find out how you are and your thoughts on what you would like to see the club doing. Thank you for your participation. If you have not yet completed your survey, please do so!
To date, we have received 281 responses split almost evenly between male/female. The majority of you are doing well which makes me happy to hear. Following are some of the responses:
·        Split about 50/50 for bringing back racing & training.
·        The majority are happy with socials as they are.
·        91% think we are still a good value and will be renewing their membership.
·        72% of those that responded are running solo.
·        55% of those that responded would like small group meetups.
·        68% of those that responded would like in person training.
·        Responses were split evenly on virtual races.
We hear you! Nothing would make us happier than to bring back racing and training. Unfortunately, with the rise in Covid-19 cases, it is not an option at this time as we are unable to obtain permits from Anne Arundel County. In the meantime, we are currently offering virtual Winter 5K training and will be starting virtual half-marathon training with the new year. Information about these training programs will soon be available on the Annapolis Striders website.
Stay positive. This will pass and we will be back training and racing in person before you know it!
I wish you and your family a Happy Holiday! 
Eva Coale
President, Annapolis Striders

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In accordance with the Annapolis Striders
by-laws, the Nominating and Board Development Committee presents the following slate of officers to the general membership:
Nominations for the Annapolis Striders
Board of Directors
2021
President: Eva Coale
Vice President of Administration: Richard Aulbach
Vice President of Races: Larry Puglisi
Vice President of Programs and Education: Lee Crumbaugh
Treasurer: Darrell Mak
Secretary: Lauren Colvin
Director of the Annapolis 10 Mile Run: Bob Cawood/ Casey Rayburg
Director of the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon: Joshua Harriman/Christian Zazzali
Directors (2022)
Kim Burke
Steve Mitchell
Brian Robinson
Jimmy Wilson
Directors (2023)
Dewitt Kneass
Dan Mandeville
Bob Smith
Carrye Massey
Henry Schut

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  • The 2021 Race Schedule has been tentatively approved subject to changes due to Covid regulations.
2021 Tentative Race Schedule (scroll to Upcoming Races)
  • Anniversary Run
The Anniversary Run 15K was held virtually 12/6/2020 through 12/13/2020.
·        39 registered
·        22 finished
·        $230 was raised for the charities

For sale
Interested in purchasing Annapolis Striders merchandise? Contact our Merchandise Chairperson for availability. Payment options include PayPal, cash, or check with local (contactless) delivery (optional shipping also available). 
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ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RUNNER EDUCATION AND 
TRAINING
 
Annapolis Striders membership is required to participate in these training programs. There is no fee for the training programs but you must register. 
Additional information about training programs may be found on the Annapolis Striders website.

A big THANK YOU to Carrye Massey for coordinating these gatherings for the past five years!
Meet & Greet Your Fellow Members at our Monthly Annapolis Striders Socials
Best wishes for a wonderful, safe holiday season!! 
Take care; enjoy and stay well!!
Location, location, location-please tell us your favorite outdoor location. We are preparing for 2021!! Save the Dates…your 2021 Annapolis Striders Socials are the 2nd Thursday of Each Month from 6:30pm-8:30pm with the locations to be determined: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.

Wrap up from December 10, 2020
We are so glad we had a group of approximately nine Annapolis Striders. Thank you again, Laura Amin, for suggesting the Severn Inn. Thank you and shout out to Jami Curtis, General Manager of the Severn Inn, for reserving our outdoor space.  Jimmy Wilson reports Annapolis Striders showed up for a chilly outdoor social on the deck of the Severn Inn, located at 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21409. What a great and different view of the Severn River bridge for so many runners. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020
6:00pm-7:30pm: 
Welcome to the Annapolis Striders Night at Charm City Run Annapolis. Enjoy special discounts and expert advice from their team. They are there to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and any winter gear you need for yourself. Great discounts on accessories and apparel for Annapolis Striders members!! 
Thank you and shout out to Kelly Mauer for setting up our Annapolis Striders Night. 
Please register in advance for a specific time slot so they know when to expect you and can ensure everyone has a comfortable shopping experience. 
Charm City Run Annapolis is located in the Annapolis Towne Center at Parole, 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard, Suite 120, Annapolis, MD 21401. 
January 14, 2021-Please enjoy your favorite restaurant with a carry out order; cheers to you and the Annapolis Striders!! 

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AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS
See “quick links” above to submit a race.
 

 
Hi Fellow Striders
I’m reaching out to you to ask for your support to put a wreath on 1,000 graves of departed veterans at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. 
If you feel led to help please 
1 wreath is $15
2 would be $30 but if you buy 2 we get a 3rd for free.
Looking forward to a Covid free 2021 race season.
Thanks
Noreen Leary 


Any runners interested in this opportunity?
I am a PhD candidate that is studying GI issues during running and how to reduce them. One of my dissertation studies involves having runners do 5-minutes of simple breathing exercises each day for 4 weeks and performing a few measurements (surveys, heart rate measures, etc.). As I am sure you can imagine, completing a dissertation in 2020 has been a challenge and I am looking for help! I’ve provided a recruitment flyer that outlines the study and the criteria for participating. Any help you could give would be very much appreciated!
 
I’d be happy to answer any questions about the study or provide additional information about what it involves. 
 
Alex Ehlert
PhD Student – Applied Kinesiology
Dept of Human Movement Sciences
Old Dominion University

FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND INTEREST:
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 virtual
2021 Meetings:
January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
 
 
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