In the past, we all came together, took care of business, and then celebrated each other’s accomplishments.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on that.
Below is our solution for conducting club business.
We are hopeful, that come summer, we can get together and celebrate being able to be together!
First, we must approve last year’s minutes 2020 Annual meeting minutes and vote in the new officers and board of directors. The link below will take you to a form that will allow you to vote.
If you vote before February 21st, you will receive a discount code for one-year free membership as a thank you for your participation. You must be a current member in order to be eligible for the discount code.
Second, we will be holding a virtual annual meeting on Sunday, February 21st at 7:00pm (please see meeting information below) where the current officers and board members will report on the club’s 2020 activities. Attendance is not required; but, please feel free to listen to what transpired in 2020.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Did you sign up for last year’s B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon or the 1st ever Annapolis Striders Crab Crawl and need to pick up your premium? Or, maybe you received an Annapolis Striders year end award pre 2020? Fear not!!! We will have one more (aka FINAL) chance for you to pick up these items.
On Saturday, March 20th from 8 am – 1 pm
These items will be available for pick up at Maryland Paint & Decorating located at 209 Chinquapin Round Road, #100 in Annapolis. Stop by and ask for Eva.
Update On Early 2021 Races
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Annapolis Striders is making alterations to its early 2021 race schedule.
The Valentine’s 5K will be transitioned to a free, no-frills virtual race. This race will not count towards the Championship Series rankings. This will be the graduation run for the current Beginners 5K training program.
The B&A Marathon and Half Marathon is currently postponed. Once pandemic restrictions ease such that we can obtain permits with Anne Arundel County to safely hold a large event, we will revisit the scheduling of this race. We do hope to hold the 30th running of this race. Regardless we are currently holding a Half marathon training programprogram for those interested in working up to half-marathon distance or improving their time.
Cherry Pit 10 Mile Race is also projected to be a virtual race. If virtual, this race will not count towards the Championship Series rankings but it will have a race premium (for a fee.)
The next race on the schedule after the Cherry Pit 10 Miler is Dawson’s Father Day 10K in June. It is our hope that we can hold this race in-person.
For those who look forward to the Championship Series rankings to resume, we also hope that we will begin scoring the series this year. The Championship Series Rules accommodate races that we are unable to hold. If the Father’s Day 10K, is the first Championship Series race we hold this year, then the scoring will begin with that race.
Stay healthy and safe out there.
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
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
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).
ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS RUNNER EDUCATION AND
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
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: 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.
Information to follow.
AS A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
COMMUNITY RACES AND NEWS
See “quick links” above to submit a race.
The 9th Annual Barlowe 5K Bolt 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at Olde Mill Pool in Millersville, MD
The proceeds will help with the continuing improvements and maintenance of Barlowe Field.
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
March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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