The Annapolis Striders has a position open immediately to join the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm, representing the membership of the organization, and being actively involved in the club by attending as many events as possible as a participant or volunteer. Role of a Director
The Board of Directors is filled by all volunteers. If you have not had the chance to be on the board, this is a great opportunity. The board is also preparing the slate of officers for the next election in early 2024. If you would like to be considered for a current or future position, please contact Dan and Casey.
This highly anticipated trail race is scheduled to take place on November 11th, 2023 at Rosaryville State Park at 8 am. New to this year’s race is the 20K option. That’s right, you now have the option of running a 50K or 20K.
Runners are encouraged to sign up early to secure their spot for this classic trail race with old school feel.
The Rosaryville State Park course is a true gem for trail runners in search of a challenging yet picturesque route. With the majority of the course winding through deep woods, runners will be treated to stunning views of Maryland’s natural beauty. The trail itself is largely buffed out single track making it accessible to runners of all skill levels. The race starts and finishes at the Pavilion picnic area, a short distance from the perimeter trail entrance. There will also be two aid stations along the way to help keep runners hydrated and energized. For those who need to drop off any bags or gear, there will be a designated area just before the second aid station, which is only a short walk from the Start/Finish line.
The Rosaryville Veterans Day Trail Run race committee is hosting a series of training runs to help runners get ready for the November 11th races (50K & 20K). The training runs are open to all levels of runners, and they are a great way to get some training miles while getting a chance to preview the race course. You do not need to sign up for the race to join the training run.
The third training run will be held at Rosaryville State Park on Saturday, October 7th at 8:30am. The park opens at 8am, we are planning to have shoes hit the trail at 8:30am. Please plan accordingly. There is a $3.00 park entrance fee, which is paid upon entering Rosaryville State Park. There is no additional cost to participate in the training run.
The plan is to break into three groups. The first group will do the entire 9.5-mile loop. The second group will run approximately 1.5 loops (one full loop then on the second loop we run to road crossing near the Mt. Airy Mansion and use a mix of dirt and paved roads to return to the parking lot where we started), and the third will do two loops. Groups will run approximately 12-14mpm pace depending on weather conditions and general pace of the group. There is not any water/nutrition out on the training so please make sure to bring water and nutrition you will need depending on which group you join. After the run we will have some cold water to hand out and hang out for a bit.
The perimeter trail is approximately 9.5 miles long and buffed out (not technical trail) with very little elevation change (flat). We hope to have more people join us, so come out with a friend and make some new ones too.
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!
Moore’s Marines™ Marathon Training
July 1- October 20
Come join our 17+ week Moore’s Marine™ Corps Marathon Training Program targeting the Marine Corps Marathon (and training for the Baltimore Marathon and other marathons, too)!
Our target race is the Marine Corps Marathon (“MCM”). If you want to run Baltimore or another marathon let us know and we can adjust the plans for you. Regardless of which race you target, you must sign up ON YOUR OWN. This program does not give you entry into any race.
Our marathon training program is named for longtime Annapolis Striders member
Ben Moore, who originated the marathon training program in 1979 for the Annapolis Striders and trained many to run the Marine Corp Marathon.
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at our Monthly Socials
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COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS
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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.
This is a 5 miles timed run event at The Calverton School’s beautiful cross-country trail. The course is a fast, mostly flat, trail course. In addition, there will be a Kids Fun Run for children 10 and under. Awards for the overall top male and female will be provided as well as awards for the top male and female runners in each age bracket.
There will be games, a bib drawing, door prices, 50/50 raffle & many wonderful silent auction items, including a weekend stay at a cabin in Todd Pennsylvania!!
Our Paulstrong team invites you to join us for an exhilarating day at our first official PRO-Vision fundraiser run! The event features two race distances: 5-K and 10-K. Both courses start and end at Severna Park High School, while winding through the beautiful scenic B&A Trail.
Proceeds benefit the Orphan Grain Train: a non-profit Christian network that provides resources to the needy locally and around the world.
The PRO-Vision Memorial Foundation was established in 2023 in memory and honor of Paul Robert Overton, an exceptional son, brother, friend, and leader in the Severna Park Maryland area. A motivator and passionate man who lived life to the fullest and for others. This foundation seeks to pay tribute to Paul’s Legacy of perseverance, righteousness, and optimism by supporting families in need of medical equipment for home healthcare and nutritional needs.
Semper Fi & America’ s Fund MCM (Marine Corps Marathon) Team
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Semper Fi & America’s Fund is a non-profit that assists injured service members and their families. The MCM is currently sold-out – but we have bibs available.
During the MCM we host a team of 200 injured service members and their families, as well as a team of Community Athletes who fundraise for us to receive a guaranteed bib to the MCM. The MCM is our largest fundraiser and our chance to connect runners with our service members and thank them for their support. It becomes an experience the Community Athletes never forget and a chance to support through sport.
Sunday, November 12, 2023-Run, walk or both across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Don’t miss out on the chance to run or walk over the Chesapeake Bay. The beloved Maryland tradition returns with a 10-kilometer, 6.2-mile point-to-point course will take runners over the eastbound span of the 4.35-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Participants will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year. This event happens once a year and is the only way to cross this majestic span on foot.
Charity partnership with the Bay Bridge Run on November 12, 2023
Walk the Walk Foundation is a local non-profit that exists to bless children in need by empowering individuals to serve through their time, talents, and treasures. We focus on making a difference in the lives of people and communities in need through our Backpacks for Kids, Christmas for Children, and Diapers for Babies programs.
We are inviting Annapolis Strider members to join us in our charity partnership with the Bay Bridge Run on November 12, 2023. As a Walk the Walk Team member your registration fee is waived when you join our team! Team members will receive all the same perks of a traditional registrant in addition to a Walk the Walk T-shirt, opportunities to earn more swag, free professional training plans, training runs and more.
Already registered? No problem! You can still donate, become a fundraiser and/or join our team.
The Naptown Half Marathon/10K/5K events are back for 2023 under new management as it has been added to the Rev3RUN portfolio of running events. This year’s event date is set for Saturday, December 16th and will start and end at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in historic downtown Annapolis. This year’s half marathon course will be USATF-certified which will take place in the coming weeks as we prepare for this year’s events.
The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30am, with the 10K participants starting shortly after, then followed by the 5K.
The awards ceremony and post-race party will take place at the stadium grounds.