Each year, the Howard County Striders host an Awards Banquet & Annual Membership Meeting. General club news is discussed, outstanding Striders from the past year are recognized, new members of the Striders' Hall of Fame are inducted, and the slated Board for the coming year is put to a vote.

Date: 1/7/2017 (Saturday)

Address: **NEW LOCATION FOR 2017** Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044 (the building next to the Swim Center, at the start of the Bagel Run)

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our 2016 running and club accomplishments and the New Year at our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet!

We will discuss official Howard County Striders business, with highlights of 2016. We will also propose our new Board of Directors for 2017, and put our budget to a vote. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of our various Runner of the Year awards and Hal of Fame inductees.

What we need from you

Each family (or person) is asked to bring a main dish (for 4-6 people) AND a side dish or dessert to share.

To reflect the rich diversity of our running community, and continue our tradition of sharing a meal together, the Banquet will once again be a Potluck Dinner. Please be sure to bring food! Please write a card with the name of your dish, being aware to list any common allergens. You may bring your dish in a crockpot to assist with keeping food warm, as there will be some outlets available for use

Need food ideas?

  • Chili and corn bread
  • Hearty vegetable soup and a tossed salad
  • Rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes
  • Sushi and brownies
  • Pulled pork and macaroni & cheese
  • Burrito wraps with chips & salsa
  • Pizza and cupcakes
  • Lasagna and cookies
  • Hummus & vegetable platter and fresh cut fruit
  • We ask that you bring a little more to be certain that even the last table called up gets a nice variety of food.

    As is the norm, Howard County Striders will provide plates, plastic ware, napkins and beverages. Please bring your own serving utensils for your dish.

    For more information email Cecilia Murach at or Beth Hannon at

    We look forward to seeing you on January 7th!

    Be certain that your membership dues are up-to-date before the banquet, so you can vote in our elections! Email with any questions. You also will be able to check on your membership during the event

    Past Award Winners