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February 25th, 2021 Issue 3
Thank you for your participation in this year’s Annapolis Striders Annual Meeting. I look forward to seeing you out and about and hopefully at races later this year. In the meantime, keep running! Warmer weather and races will be coming.
Eva Coale
President, Annapolis Striders

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Come and Get it Day – Saturday, March 20, 2021
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.

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Update On Early 2021 Races
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Annapolis Striders is making alterations to its early 2021 race schedule
  • 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 program program 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.
-Annapolis Striders

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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 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 Annapolis Striders at our Monthly 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: 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.

Dan Mandeville, John Stewart Brown, President Eva Coale, Mikey Connor and Leslie Sparks
Thank you to all who joined us Thursday, February 11, from 6:30-8:30pm at The Brass Tap Annapolis located in the Annapolis Mall, 2002 Annapolis Mall Road next to Cheesecake Factory, Annapolis, MD 21401. Perfectly social distanced with great service, food and friends.
Thank you, Jessica Pasco, for reserving our indoor space and alerting Alison Pead, General Manager, about our visit. Maryellen, our waitress, was game on; she was she was friendly, professional and a pure joy. 
Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8:30pm-Join us at Adam’s Taphouse and Grille, located in the Eastport Shopping Center, 921 Chesapeake Avenue #C, Annapolis, MD 21403. Thank you, Kathy Whitesel, for reserving our outdoor space with an indoor back up reservation if there is inclement weather.

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.

The Anne Arundel Dermatology Fourth Annual Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K will take place on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the beautiful Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has set the standards for educating the public and medical community about skin cancer, its prevention, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. Skin Cancer is the most common cancer not only in the United States but across the WORLD.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, in the U.S., more than 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

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
2021 Meetings:
March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th..
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