Endurance athletes looking for a new challenge
next year will certainly want to add the newly announced Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon
calendar. The inaugural edition of the race is scheduled to take place in and
around Cape Charles, Virginia on September 7, 2013.
The ES 140 course
will feature a 2.4 mile swim on Chesapeake Bay, followed by a 112 mile bike
stage, which is immediately followed by 26.2 mile run. The race will get
underway from the Cape Charles Beach, where competitors will first complete a
double loop swim on the bay before taking their bikes out onto a out-and-back
course along scenic and rolling country roads. Finally, they'll complete their
very long day with a marathon through the downtown streets of Cape
The just launched ES 140 website contains much more information
about the event, including details on the course
, a helpful FAQ
and a registration
for athletes who want to compete. The site just went live yesterday
however, so other things like the race schedule, competitor list and volunteer
info will be filled in over time.
The race director for this event is Don
Mann, who is well known for putting on great events that also happen to be
rather tough. In addition to organizing the infamous Beast of the East adventure
races and numerous other triathlons, Don was also responsible for Primal Quest
Utah, Montana and Badlands. As an experienced endurance athlete himself, Don
knows how to create a challenging course that will test competitors while still
finding a way to remain fun to race on.
If you're up for a new challenge
for next year, than start planning for the ES 140 now. September, 2013 may seem
like a long way off at the moment, but you'll need all of that time to train for
this epic event.