Next Step Building to Bagel 2018 

Register Here! (Registration opens July 30th)

Want to build to a 10K distance in an easy-going, socially oriented program? Ever thought about participating in the Saturday morning Bagel Runs, but thought it was too intimidating? Join us for Next Step Building to Bagel, beginning the Monday after Labor Day (September 10)! This is a nine-week program, building your long run distance from 2 miles to 6 miles, ending with an early morning Bagel Run, and a post-run breakfast on us. After a two mile time trial on the first night, you will be matched with other runners of similar pace and a coach who will guide your group through your training. Questions? Ask your coordinators, Melinda Krummerich ( or Christine Merenda (

When: Monday, September 10 – Monday, October 29 at 6pm; Graduation Bagel Run – Saturday, November 3, 7am

Where: Longfellow Elementary School (5470 Hesperus Drive Columbia, MD 21044)

Cost: $25 – if not already a member of the Howard County Striders, you MUST join first.  Use this link to join the club –

Who can participate: This is a coed training group for adults 18 and up.  Those 16-18 years of age can join too, as long as their parents are also participating.