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April 11, 2024 Issue 8

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Cherry pit

Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race Recap!

Thanks to all who came out to South River High School last Sunday (4/7/24) for our second Championship Series event, the Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race! 179 runners enjoyed a sunny spring morning as they tackled the rolling hills south of Edgewater. Edgewater’s own Kaitlyn Govatos (1:05:37) and Odenton’s Scott Koehler (59:44) notched overall victories, both having also won the first Champ Series race back in February. Participants ranged in age from 11-year-old Griffin Tabar to 82-year-old Molly Sherwood! Complete Cherry Pit results can be found at Race results , and a ton of high-resolution photos can be found at Photos .

Kudos to fill-in race director Larry Puglisi and invaluable assistants Delia Edelmann and Tom Lyden for putting everything together, and many thanks to all who served as volunteers on Sunday, including members of the Crofton High School track team!

The next race in our 2024 Championship Series will be the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K Father’s Day 10K, taking place at Severna Park High School on Sunday, June 16th.

Feel free to email if you’d be interested in volunteering!

Planning for the Annapolis Ten Mile Run has begun, and we are looking for some captains to join our race committee! We need people to lead Food, Merchandise, any Bib Pick-Up. No previous experience? We’ll teach you what you need to know. Running on Sunday? You can still run the race if you do Merchandise or Bib Pick-Up. Come join us as we host 3500 runners in Annapolis! Please reach out to the race directors, 

Rose and Bob, with any questions or for further details.

Registration for the


opens on Monday, April 15th!

Summer’s best race is returning to Annapolis this August for its 49th year, and we’re excited to announce that registration for the 2024 Annapolis Ten Mile Run is opening this coming Monday, April 15th! And we’re even more excited to announce that there’ll be an entry fee discount for Annapolis Striders members this year! Visit For complete information about this year’s A-10, taking place on Sunday, August 25th at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and be sure to stay up late and return to that site on Sunday night, because registration opens at the stroke of midnight on Monday.

If you’re a social media user, you can follow the A-10 on (Facebook) and/or (Instagram) for updates and reminders, including previews of our finisher premium and medal later this summer!





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 announcements about training programs!

Annapolis Strider 2024 Spring 10K Training

Tuesday, April 9th – Sunday, June 16th

A 10-week build-up program for beginner, returning and intermediate 10K runners


This low-key program will guide the participants from a base of 2-3 miles up to a long run of 6.2 miles in 10 weeks. The goal will be for all who complete the program to be able to complete the Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K. You must sign up for the race on your own. If you are signed up for the 2024 Championship Series, you are already registered for the race!

Every Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM and every Saturday morning at 7:00 AM from April 9th, 2024, through June 11th, 2024 (Saturday, June 15th will be a rest day and Sunday, June 16th is RACE DAY!), we will meet at the B&A Trail near the Park and Ride lot at Jones Station Road and Route 2 in Severna Park. You will be coached by qualified Strider coaches.

For more information and registration

Annapolis Striders Spring 5k Beginning Running Training

class registration is OPEN!

Class starts Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 6 PM 

Bates Athletic Complex – Weems Whelan Field.

E.T./Evan Thomas Jesters

In memoriam for Coach Emeritus and 5k class founder, former Annapolis Striders President, marathoner Evan Thomas (a.k.a. E.T.), we will call ourselves “E.T.’s Jesters”. We will continue his mission and love of running with a healthier lifestyle. “Regular exercise has saved my life,” Evan wrote in his farewell Capital column in 2018. “Mostly, however, it has brought a joy I have tried to share with others.”. In 1993 he formed the first Annapolis Striders Beginning Runners Program class. He has coached thousands of participants in the sport of running. Evan was well known for his humorous antics and quirky behaviour during class and even wearing a jester’s hat to always follow Rule #1: “Have FUN!” during class. The program is a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) award winning beginning running class. We will have “E.T. made me do it!” on the back of our spring class shirts.

For more information and registration



TUESDAY, May 7th, 2024

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library

269 Hillsmere Drive,

Annapolis, 21403

at 7:30pm

 (30 minutes later than usual) due to library availability.

June 4th meeting is at the Severna Park Library at the normal 7pm time.

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

Bring friends or potential new members!

Check here for future gatherings!


Saturday, April 13th

Come join us for a morning run and coffee social!  We will meet at The Big Bean in Severna Park at 8 AM on Saturday, 4/13 for a run on the B&A trail.  After the run, grab coffee and hang out with your fellow Striders!

558 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146



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



Local Group Runs

Are you looking for a group of friendly faces to meet consistently and with which to run? Here is a consolidated list of local area group runs open to anyone interested. While most of these groups have members of the Annapolis Striders in them, this is not an endorsement by the Annapolis Striders, Inc. It’s a way to find other people to run with almost every day of the week.

If you know of a group not listed here, Please contact Tess.

Check here for the list of runs


Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon will be held on Saturday April 13 at the Woods Community Center beginning at 7 am. The race consists of an 800 yard pool swim, a 9 mile bike and 3 mile run on the B&A Trail. Individual and 2 or 3 person teams can participate.

 For more information and registration


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Inc., (CTR) is a registered non-profit in Harford County, MD. We dreamed up our first-ever charity 5K as a fundraiser to help us support the programs we offer veterans and children and adults who live with disabilities.

The Hoofin’ It 5K will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2024. The race will begin and end at The Pavilion at Poplar Grove Park (3519 Conowingo Road, Street, MD 21154) and go through our farm and facility!

For more information and registration

Huntingtown High Boys’ Lacrosse Fun Run

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Come run with the boys’ lacrosse teams on a 5Kish trail and road fun run. All proceeds benefit the Varsity and JV teams in their upcoming season.

Team webpage

For more information and registration


Race 4 Warriors

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE

This historic event takes place along the scenic coastline of Delaware, our First State, to support our wounded warriors and homeless veterans. The race will encompass four picturesque beaches. Beginning at the historic Parade Field, Cape Henlopen State Park. Participants will travel through the state park and race down the beach line, simulating marching on the desert sands of the Middle East. The event is divided into a 5k and Half Marathon Challenge. 

Discount Code for Annapolis Striders: ASMD2024

For more information and registration

Down the Stretch Track Fest

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Light Horse Track Club is hosting a track meet at George Mason University on Friday,

May 17. The meet will include USATF officials, official timing done by George Mason Athletics, and a partner sponsorship by Aslin Beer Company. Both the Open and Select races are Mile, 5k, and 10k. Heats are seeded based upon qualifying times.

For more information and registration

Hero Dogs 5K9

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Puppy raisers and volunteers for Hero Dogs, Inc. are excited to present the 4th Annual Hero Dogs 5K9, our 2nd year with an IN-PERSON option this year hosted at Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC. We learned a lot from last year’s event and are excited to be back and better than ever!

Our 5K course is flat, fast, and USATF certified. Start and finish are within the cemetery, and the course goes out on the adjoining Anacostia Trail for a quick out and back. Water is available at the start/finish line and at a water stop around the halfway point of the 5k course.

For more information and registration

Woodley House 5K Run, Walk and Roll

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Rock Creek Park

Join us Saturday, May 18th for a family-oriented event to encourage fitness while funding our work providing supportive housing and services to DC residents living with mental health disorders.

The morning will begin with a half-mile (approx.) Kids Fun Run from Picnic Grove 24 to Morrow Drive and back. All participants in the Fun Run will be presented with a medal after crossing the finish line.

Our 5K Run, Walk, and Roll will follow an out-and-back route through paved roads beginning near Picnic Grove 24. This USATF-certified course runs entirely on paved park roads (closed to traffic) to accommodate participants of all abilities.

For more information and registration

MFR Mindful Miles: 5K for Health and Wellness

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Landover, MD

Maryland Family Resource, Inc. (MFR) is hosting its inaugural 5K race to promote mental, physical, and spiritual wellness and to raise funds for our summer programs for youth. The 5K event will consist of the race/walk followed by a wellness fair with vendors and informational tables, food, live DJ, moon bounces for kids, and much more! 

 For more information and registration


The Crofton Kiwanis Club and Foundation annual community 10K and 5K races

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Crofton Country Club.

The certified 10K course includes a great tour around our tree-lined community with some challenging hills and is a good 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 Crofton Kiwanis Foundation supports.

For more information and registration

Run Up to Juneteenth

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Baltimore’s citywide Juneteenth commemorations kick-off with the Run Up To Juneteenth, an uplifting event promoting the importance of health, wellness and education. Connecting the communities of Baltimore Peninsula and Cherry Hill, the route includes the scenic Hanover Street Bridge, and a short loop along the waterfront in Middle Branch Park, before turning around and heading back over the bridge. Start and finish will be at the fun-filled Race Village at Baltimore Peninsula, featuring music, entertainment, all-local food vendors/entrepreneurs and hands-on activities for children. Proceeds from the Run Up to Juneteenth benefit The SEED School of Maryland’s College Transition & Success Program. 

Seed School MD website

For more information and registration


 Marine Corps Marathon

October 27, 2024

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

 For more information and registration


Bay Bridge Run

November 24, 2024

Registration is OPEN for the Bay Bridge Run. Race date is November 24, 2024

Join our social team: ATC-Naptown Running Buddies

Password: ATC-Naptown2024

Teams of 15 or more participants in any race and everyone saves $10

Teams of 40 or more participants in any race and everyone saves $15

Don’t forget to invite your friends to join your Social Team.

To register

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