SERC ecologists are committed to uncovering the mysteries of Chesapeake Bay and other coastlines around the globe and the 2,650-acre wooded campus acts as an outdoor museum. For more information about SERC, visit http://serc.si.edu -
Water Quality will be tested days before the race. Water quality tested at the SERC has been far better than other areas of the bay and is safe for swimming. However, hard rains could impact water quality. The race organizers retain the right to cancel the swim for any reason impacting safety.
BIKE: (BIKE Course is Subject to route change)
Two loops. This is NOT a high speed course.
The route will take you out the access road you took to get to Transition, then on the road you came into the Center on (Conte Wharf Rd). Remember those bumpy sections?
A LEFT turn onto a wide shoulder for 1 1/2 mile, then a HARD LEFT.
This section has 3 SPEED BUMPS we were not able to remove - BE CAREFUL - DO NOT TAKE THEM AT SPEED.
There will be Volunteers and cones to warn of their approach. At the end of this section is a 30 yard section of crushed gravel near the construction area. You are encouraged to walk your bike through this area but you may choose to ride cautiously.
Repeat the loop then turn left back to TRANSITION. Take your time and enjoy the flora and fauna.
TRAIL RUN: 3.1 miles of single track trail with a few roots, fewer hills, and great scenery. The course will be marked with colored ribbons and Volunteers will be at all intersections. There will be a Water Station at about 1 1/2 miles. There will also be opportunities to see runners going in the other direction. At 3 miles the course crosses the Bike course. There will be Volunteers ensuring a safe crossing - then a straight shot to the FINISH in front of the Schmidt Building where Registration was and where AWARDS will be held. ABSOLUTELY NO LITTERING - ANYWHERE. Stick it in your shorts, if you have to. -