2021 Women’s Distance Festival 5K / Run After the Women 5K
Our 42nd year!
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:45 AM
609 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
We are having an in-person race this year. It is the 42nd year for the WDF & 37th year for the RATW. This is also the graduation race for the 5K Beginner’s group. You have the choice of registering by mail or online. There will be NO race-day registration. Premiums will be guaranteed to the first 200 applicants.
The course is mostly in deep woods at Rosaryville State Park, though there is some running in meadows also. The trail is largely single track; not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail. Hot food after the race starting about 11:30. The race will end at 4:00pm.
The course has two aid stations. There will be a bag drop just before the second aid station, a short walk from the Start/Finish.
Registration for the Dog Days 8k at Anne Arundel Community College on August 1 at 8:00 am is now open to all. The race is again part of the MD RRCA Grand Prix Series. Registration is only online and ends July 28. There is no race day registration.
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.
Junior Striders will begin
Monday, June 21 and run through July 17.
Open to 5-14 year olds whose parents are Annapolis Striders Members, this program implements games and activities designed to encourage youngsters and build the stamina required for a one mile run; 4 loops around an athletic field track. The program is conducted assuming zero running experience and is designed to be fun and memorable; while achieving the goal of completing a 1 mile run, John Wall mile or the Jr Striders one mile on July 19th. Training will be Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 pm through July 19th, weather dependent. Children will be divided up by age and ability.
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:
August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. Your ideas are welcomed and encouraged; please alert Carrye Massey, 410-627-8246.
Thursday, July 8, 6:30-8:30pm-Meet and greet your fellow Annapolis Striders at the Mexican Cafe, 609 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD.
Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Spring Annapolis Striders 5K graduates!!
Not a member? Please come out and meet new running friends.
Thank you, Coach Paul Thorn for the restaurant idea. Also, thank you, Billy Wilkins, Manager of the Mexican Cafe for taking our reservation and offering individual checks.
Location: Potomac, MD or at a location of your choosing! At a park, around town, or on a treadmill – be creative!
Last year, over 2,000 runners representing all 50 states and three countries came together for the 20th annual Autism Speaks Potomac 5K, raising over $300,000 in support of the autism community. We are excited to carry that same energy forward to our 2021 event!
We are working with local and state government with the intention to bring you a safe, in-person event in Potomac, MD, as well as virtually across the country, on Sunday, July 4.
As we finalize all the details on our end, you can register for a place at the starting line! Starting today, through World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, you can take advantage of our early bird registration price of $25. Register as an individual or gather your family and friends to form a team!
With every mile logged, you are helping to create a world filled with potential for people with autism. We can’t wait to run with you in 2021!
The 2021Annapolis Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Runwill be held on Sunday,
September 19 at 2pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and USNA Graduates
Who Perished in the Attacks.
The Run will honor the 14 U.S. Naval Academy graduates in addition to the one U.S. Military Academy and two Air Force Academy graduates who died in the attacks.
The United States service academy graduates killed on September 11, 2001
8:46AM – North Tower of the World Trade Center: Michael McGinty (USNA, 1981) and Douglas Brian Durian (USMA, 1986)
On the plane, American Airlines Flight 11: Kenneth E. Waldie (USNA, 1978) and Col. Charles D. Jones (USAFA, 1974)
9:03AM – South Tower of the World Trade Center and on plane: Kenneth M. McBrayer (USNA, 1974) and Kevin P. Connors (USNA, 1969)
9:37AM – Pentagon Western Wall Strike: CAPT Robert E. Dolan Jr. (USNA, 1981); CDR Patrick S. Dunn (USNA, 1985); LT Jonas M. Panik (USNA, 1997); CAPT Gerald F. DeConto (USNA, 1979); CDR William H. Donovan Jr. (USNA, 1986); LT Darin H. Pontell (USNA, 1998); and LCDR Ronald J. Vauk (USNA, 1987)
On the plane, American Flight 77: The pilot, retired CAPT Charles F. “Chick” Burlingame (USNA, 1971) – passengers were retired RADM Wilson “Buddy” Flagg (USNA, 1961) and retired CAPT John D. Yamnicky Sr. (USNA, 1952)
10:03AM – Shanksville, PA: United Flight 93: on plane, First Officer, Maj. Leroy Homer (USAFA, 1974)
This year, the Bay Bridge Paddle is being held during the Maryland Seafood Festival on Sunday, September 26th. This race will bring together all ages of paddlers to share in a day of camaraderie and fellowship.
Endurance athletes will love taking their training to the water for a new kind of challenge at the Bay Bridge Paddle, which attracts all levels of paddlers who race on the Chesapeake Bay on stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and other paddle craft.
Racers choose from three distances based on their level of experience:
The Span – 9 miles • Experienced
Paddlers race for the greatest distance under the span of the Bay Bridge, where water conditions can provide a great technical and endurance challenge.
The Steamer – 3 miles • Intermediate experience
Paddlers get a taste of racing under the Bay Bridge providing a technical challenge over a shorter, more accessible distance
The Soft Shell – 1 mile • Beginner
Newcomers to performance paddling who enjoy taking their fitness to the water will love our 1 mile course along the shoreline which is suitable for all levels and ages
All race participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and an energizing breakfast to help fuel up before the race.
The Bay Bridge Paddle proudly supports the Foundation for Community Betterment.
The Crofton Kiwanis Club and Foundation are planning their annual community 10K and 5K races for Saturday, October 2nd. 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.
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.
July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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