Welcome to the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
The ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival includes seven top shelf events for all skill levels.
ChesapeakeMan Ultra Triathlon
This event has been named a 140.6 Best Race, in Triathlete Magazines March, 2010 edition, and is the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship event. Come experience 140.6 miles of Maryland Eastern Shore hospitality as featured in James Michener's book "Chesapeake". CheseapeakeMan uses much of the world-renowned Ironman 70.3 EagleMan venue. Start your day with a 2.4-mile Swim in the protected Hambrooks Bay section of the Choptank River in Great Marsh Park. Then follow with a two loop cycling experience through the flat and windy Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The run is a three loop fast and flat course with a finish at Cambridge - South Dorchester High School. Join us for the Champions Brunch & Awards at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday morning.
Interested in challenging yourself but don't want to run the marathon? Then the Aquabike is for you! The Aquabike encompasses the 2.4-mile Swim in Hambrooks Bay and the 112 miles of cycling through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The race finishes at the transition area where the full distance ChesapeakeMan competitors will continue on with the run.
Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon
The Skipjack Triathlon will begin with one loop of the 1.2 mile ChesapeakeMan swim course in Hambrooks Bay. After a quick transition (skipping the changing tent) and saddling up for the 64-mile first loop of the ChesapeakeMan bike course, there will be an out and back 10-mile run. The Skipjack Triathlon is the perfect event to end your season or to use as training for a long distance event.
Bugeye Classic Triathlon
The Bugeye Classic Triathlon is an Intermediate distance race consisting of a 1.2 mile swim on the ChesapeakeMan Hambrooks Bay swim course, a 25 mile bike through portions of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and a 6.2 mile flat run.
This race is for those who want to brave the waters for 2.4 miles and then join the spectators to cheer on the other racers. The swim start is at the same time as the Ultra Distance and Aquabike events.
ChesapeakeMan 10 Miler
Get in on the fun by running the ChesapeakeMan 10 miler beginning at high noon!
Join Ultra athletes under the stars for 26.2 miles beginning at 5 pm. The party goes on until midnight with glowsticks and tiki torches.
*Bugeye: Single - $150; 2 Relay - $225; 3 Relay - $300 Military - $135
*Skipjack: Single - $225; 2 Relay - $275; 3 Relay - $325 Military - $205
*Ultra: Single - $425; 2 Relay - $225; 3 Relay - $300 Military - $395
*Skipjack AB: Single - $175; Military - $155
*Ultra AB: Single - $275; Military - $245
*Swim Fest: Single - $75; Military - $65
*10-miler: Single - $75; Military - $65
*Moonlight Marathon: Single - $95; Military - $85
*Ultra-Ride: Single - $95; Military - $85
*Divisions Age group 18-24 up, to 70 & over male & female;
Relays (all women, all men, co-ed);
Grand Masters 55+;
For more information on the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival, please visit www.tricolumbia.org.