Annapolis Ten Mile Run Will Draw Thousands This Weekend


The Annapolis Striders will host the Annapolis Ten Mile Run this Sunday. A stock photo of a different race is shown above. (Shutterstock)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Annapolis Ten Mile Run will bring thousands of runners to the state capital this Sunday. The race will bring rolling road closures and parking restrictions to the city.

The Annapolis Striders, a local nonprofit, is hosting the event. The organization said it would cap preregistration at 4,000 runners.

Runner's World in 2005 named the Annapolis race one of America's top 10-mile runs. The publication said the race "challenges runners with a hefty double whammy of Tidewater heat and humidity."

"This is a hilly course run in the heat and humidity of a Chesapeake August," the Annapolis Striders website said. "Temperatures can be 80 degrees at the start, with high humidity. Please be sure you are properly trained."

Preregistration is already closed. There is no registration on race day.

If there are extra slots, the Annapolis Striders will allow in-person registration for $110 on Saturday at Navy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium starting at 10 a.m. Other runners will also be there to pick up their race packets with a government-issued photo ID. 

Race Course, Parking Tips, Road Closures

The race starts at 7 a.m. at Navy Stadium. The course then:

  • Heads downtown
  • Continues out King George Street to the Naval Academy Bridge
  • Takes Homewood Road to Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
  • Circles back to Ritchie Highway
  • Returns across the bridge
  • Goes down Taylor Avenue
  • Ends at the stadium

A map of the route is posted here.

Rolling road closures are expected to conclude by 9:30 a.m.

"Extensive consideration was given to minimize the inconvenience to residents and businesses," the City of Annapolis said in a press release

Parking will be prohibited on Randall Street from 6 a.m. until the Annapolis Police Department reopens it. Cars will be towed if they are parked there past 6 a.m.

Parking spots on other roads along the route will not be affected.

Parking along Main Street and King George Street won't be affected, and sidewalk closures aren't planned.

A traffic detour will send vehicles in and out of downtown on Rowe Boulevard, around the stadium. Police will be at the Rowe Boulevard intersections with Farragut Road and Herbert M Sachs Drive to direct traffic and runners.

The City of Annapolis press release shared these plans for navigation and closures.

Access Downtown Annapolis

  • via Rt. 50 Parole, left on West St. Expect delays at Church Circle until 7:50 a.m.
  • via Rt. 50 Rowe Blvd after 7: 50 a.m.

Naval Academy Bridge will have metered traffic to the Perry Circle/Sellers Rd housing ONLY and will be closed to all other traffic from 7:30 a.m.- 9:20 a.m. Eastbound metered traffic will be allowed for vehicles exiting from Gate 8 and Liberty Housing. There will be no westbound metered traffic on the Naval Academy Bridge with entry to Gate 8.

Compromise St. access to Downtown opens at 7:45 a.m. Travel to and from Eastport 7:15 a.m.- 7:45 a.m. via Bay Ridge and Chesapeake.


Stadium Area / Rowe Blvd (6:45 – 7:30 a.m.)

  • Taylor Ave. between Cedar Park Rd. & Rowe Blvd. – Closed to traffic until 7:50
  • Cedar Park Rd. between Taylor Ave. & Farragut Rd. – Closed to traffic
  • Farragut Rd. – Closed to traffic (except for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church traffic)
  • Rowe Blvd. – Southbound lane from Farragut to Taylor – Closed to traffic

West Annapolis/Taylor Ave. Area (7:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

  • Taylor Ave from Rowe Blvd to Baltimore Blvd – Closed from 8:15 to 9:30
  • Intersection of Rowe Blvd. at Taylor Ave. – Closed to traffic
  • Taylor Ave. south of Rowe Blvd. – Detour around the Stadium using Farragut Rd. and Cedar Park to go toward West St. or re-enter Rowe Blvd.

Historic Area (7:15 – 7:50 a.m.)

  • Rowe Blvd. between Taylor Ave. & Northwest St. – Inbound (SE bound) lanes closed to traffic between 7:15 and 7:45
  • Northwest St. – Closed to traffic
  • Church Circle – North portion of Circle between Northwest St. & Main St. closed to traffic while southern portion of Circle remains open to traffic
  • Church Circle at College Ave. – Closed to traffic when runners are passing
  • Main St. – Closed to traffic until 8:00
  • Randall St. – One lane will remain open exclusively for traffic leaving Gate 1 of the United States Naval Academy. All cars will be directed to Eastport via Compromise St.
  • King George St. between Randall St. & Baltimore Blvd. – Closed to traffic
  • College Ave. at King George St. – Closed to traffic entering King George St.

Naval Academy Bridge Area (7:30 – 9:15 a.m.)

  • Bowyer Rd / Perry Circle to Rt 648 – Eastbound metered traffic for vehicles exiting Gate 8, Perry Circle, and Liberty Housing; westbound metered traffic for access for Perry Circle and Liberty Housing ONLY
  • No vehicle entry to Gate 8, except for emergency vehicles

Pendennis Mount/Ferry Farms (7:30 – 8:45 a.m.)

  • Northbound lane of Route 648 from St. Margarets Rd to Edgewood Rd open to metered traffic only – One direction at a time from 7:30 to 8:40, expect delays
  • Southbound lane of Route 648 from St. Margarets Rd to Edgewood Rd – Closed to traffic from 7:30 to 8:40
  • Route 648 from Route 450 to Ferry Farms – Closed to traffic
  • Route 648 north from St. Margarets to dead end – Closed from 7:30 to 8:45
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