Annapolis Strider Kevin Wilson worked with the Principal of Crofton High School, Katie Feuerherd, to allow the school’s running track to be open to public use during non-school hours and other times it isn’t occupied pursuant to a permit.
Please refer to the email from Ms. Feuerherd:
After further discussion, we have made the decision to open the track to community use. For community use, the side gate closest to the field between the stadium and the tennis courts will be unlocked moving forward so that community members may access the track. Please note that use of the track may only occur during non-school hours; during times that the stadium is not being used for school extracurriculars, functions, and athletic programs; and during times that other groups (such as Recreation and Parks) have permits for use of the space.
We appreciate your follow-up inquiry and look forward to providing this opportunity to our local community members.”
Junior Striders is back this summer on
Monday nights starting June 12th.
Please come join the Annapolis Striders in a fun, low-key kids running/exercise summer program for 5-14 year olds. The kids will “graduate” by running theJohn Wall Mile race.
The registrant needs to be an Annapolis Striders member as a junior member or part of a family membership.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. This year, the WDF Grand Prix Series consists of 8 races (all 5k). Those women who complete 4 or more races will be honored with a Participation Award.
This race starts at 7:45 am with the women, and then 8:30 am approximately for the men. This event is also the graduation race for the Annapolis Striders’ 5K Beginners
PLEASE NOTE: The Bates track is scheduled to be resurfaced in July and may not be available for this race. If the race has to be moved to another location, we will send out notifications as soon as possible.
We will run the same modified course as 2022 due to conflict with Naval Academy use of Greenbury Point. The course is a fast and flat scenic 2.4-mile loop, primarily on packed dirt paths around Greenbury Point Nature Reserve and Possum Point across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy.
We still need some volunteers to help out on race day. On race morning we need some help unloading and setting up before the race. During the race we need monitors and water stop help. Contact Race director here
Registration fee will increase July 15th!
Registration is open for the 48th annual Annapolis Striders Annapolis 10 Mile Run!!
Come join us on Sunday, August 27, 2023, as we once again tour scenic downtown Annapolis and conquer the Naval Academy Bridge. All finishers will receive a medal and a custom technical lightweight running jacket.
Remember, we are an all volunteer organization and only with the help of our members and their friends and family can we make it happen so PLEASE reach out today!
2023 Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50k
Our 14th year!
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Rosaryville State Park
7805 W Marlton Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Registration for the 14th Annual Rosaryville Veteran’s Day Trail Run is officially open.
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.
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.
Please check the provided links below for updated information about the community races, including fee structure, race details, cancellations, etc.
Once posted, community race information is not updated in the
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.
Rock the Hall 5K is fun and active way to celebrate the Bay and is part of the Bay Paddle race happening on Sat July 22nd. The race will benefit Chesapeake Conservancy’s efforts to designate the Chesapeake Bay as a National Park, WaterKeepers Chesapeake to help keep the waters and rivers of the Bay healthy and Oyster Recovery Partnership’s work to plant 10 billion oysters in the Bay. The registration fee is tax deductible. Bay Paddle is a registered 501c3 and all proceeds from participants are donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership, Chesapeake Conservancy and Waterkeepers Chesapeake.
As part of the American Psychiatric Association’s work to eliminate mental health disparities, each July the APA celebrates Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month through the APA Moore Equity in Mental Health Initiative.
Please accept this invitation to join us on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the USATF Certified Course at Wheaton Regional Park for the 3rd Annual APA MOORE Equity in Mental Health: Run, Walk, and Roll.
Registration is free and suggested donation is $100 to receive your race t-shirt and medal! Check out our other fundraising incentives on our race website. Funds raised benefit the APA Foundation Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program, which supports community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of young people of color.
Casey Cares 14th Annual 5K/1-Mile Walk at the Maryland Zoo
August 5, 2023 8:00 am
Join the Casey Cares Foundation for our 14th Annual 5K Run/1-Mile Walk on August 5th! Proceeds from the race will support programs for families with critically ill children. The chip-timed 3.1 mile run/1-mile walk will be held at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Participants will receive a tech shirt, race bib and finisher medal. We’ll have awards for the largest team, most spirited team and top fundraising team.
Our race begins just before sunrise on a scenic Montgomery County road and quickly transitions into a tour of beautiful Rock Creek Park. As you run through the park you’ll experience the sun rising through the tree cover and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Mile markers help keep you on track and we also have an excellent pace team ready to help you reach your goals if you’d like.
Of course, elite runners will run for free, and organizers are offering a discount to registration of $5 off for other runners. The discount code is PHM23CLUB. and the price of registration will increase on May 15.
Get Your Rear in Gear
Sunday, October 15, 2023 7:00 am
Timed 5K at Anne Arundel Community College to raise awareness and funds for colon cancer.
Semper Fi & America’ s Fund MCM (Marine Corps Marathon) Team
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.
Join our social team: ATC-Naptown Running Buddies
Save $15.00 off your registration!!
(Price increases July 1 and again September 16, 2023)
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.