ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET
We want to survey the membership to get an idea of how many people might attend and what their preferences may be regarding venue, date and time. Below is the link to the survey. Please take a few moments to provide your input! Thank you!
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 final training run will be held at Rosaryville State Park on Saturday, October 21st 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.
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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.
The Consortia Championship held at Northwood High School is an annual event featuring races for high schoolers, middle schoolers, and elementary schoolers as well. It is a great chance to race a true cross-country course, featuring grass, trails, and a stream crossing, culminating with a finish on our school’s track. The day of races starts with an Open 5k, where community members can enjoy our unique course and relive the beauty of cross-country racing, then stick around to see some of the top teams in the county compete to take home the Consortia Cup.
Although taking place roughly two hours west of Annapolis, this scenic race through the Blue Ridge foothills is offering a secret $2 entry fee discount for Annapolis Striders members thanks to race director & Striders member Karsten Brown. No coupon code needed; just preregister online using the RunSignup account associated with your Striders membership, and the discount will apply automatically! Karsten adds that this dinky little race is probably not worth the drive, but he thought he’d invite his fellow Striders nevertheless.
The Richard T Brennan Fair Winds Memorial Foundation 5K/Fun run
Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:00 am
This inaugural 5k/Fun run will be at Quiet Waters Park on fully paved trails that take you through the woods, meadows and gardens. It will be professionally timed.
The proceeds from this event supports scholarship programs along with camp sponsorships for children healing from traumatic grief. An event t-shirt is included with registration until supplies last.
All entrants will entered to win prizes (2 – $50 Gift Cards to Charm City Run, 2 – $25 Gift Cards to Fleet Feet, and a Mission BBQ gift valued at $50). The Daily Crepe food truck will also be at the event serving made to order sweet and savory crepes to hungry runners and spectators.
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.