Endurance athletes looking for a new challenge
next year will certainly want to add the newly announced Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon to their
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
form 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.
Complete Course descriptions, including turn-by-turn directions (and GPS download) available for view at the www.es140.com website.
Complete driving Directions and Airport info available on the www.es140.com website
Dear ES 140 Ultra TRI registered athlete,
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2013 ES 140 Ultra Triathlon.
The reason we have cancelled the ES 140 is because on Sept. 21st 2013, the ChesapeakeMan is scheduled to take place. We do not want to place another similar event so close to the date of an existing and very successful event. I called the Kari Ebeling at Chesapeake Man to confirm their dates for 2013. Kari told me that they do plan on producing the 140.6 event in 2013 and 2014. I told Kari that we wish her and all of their events continued success and that we would highly recommend that our registered athletes and sponsors consider the ChesapeakeMan triathlon. The link is below. http://www.tricolumbia.org/events/?eid=5 Please let us know where to send your refund, and we wish you good luck in the future with all of your training and racing. All my Best,