|2.5K Race :|
|Swimming : Swim 1.6 Miles|
|5K Race :|
|Swimming : Swim 3.1 Miles|
|7.5K Race :|
|Swimming : Swim 4.7 Miles|
|1.2 Mile Triathlon Swim :|
|Swimming : Triathlon Swim|
|2.4 Mile Triathlon Swim :|
|: Triathlon Swim|
Maryland Swim for Life isam open water event and community fundraiser held annually in the Chester River in Chestertown, Maryland. Distances include 1.2 mile, 2.4 mile, 2.5K, 5K, and 7.5K options.
Rolphs Wharf Marina1008 Rolphs Wharf Rd.Chestertown, MD 21620
Participants will start and finish at Rolphs Wharf, in six waves by distance (5 mile starts first). The swims are out (upriver) and back (downriver) and run parallel to shore. Course map and swimmer instructions attached. The course is marked by inflatable yellow buoys at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 miles. The 2.4-Mile Triathlon Challenge buoy, at 1.2 miles from the start, will be marked with a special orange buoy. Swimmers should always keep the buoys to their left, with the exception of the 2nd buoy at 1 mile on the return. The swim ends promptly at 12:30 pm. Any swimmer still in the water at that time will be picked upby safety personnel. A more-detailed interactive map of the course is available online at:
LOCATION: This years event will again take place at Rolphs Wharf Marina on the Queen Annes County side of the Chester River, three miles south of Chestertown in Kent County. This beautiful setting, near a charming small town, is well worth a day trip or a weekend of exploring. For lodging and tourist information, call 410-778-0416, or visit http://www.kentcounty.com/.
DIRECTIONS: From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Take 50 East to 301 North. 50 East and 301 North separate approximately 9 miles past the Bay Bridge. Stay on 301 by taking the left fork. In approximately 5 miles, take the Route 213 North exit toward Chestertown and Washington College. After 2 miles, you will pass through Centreville. Proceed another 10 miles and turn left onto Rolphs Wharf Road. A Swim for Life banner will mark this turn. Follow Rolphs Wharf Road for 2 miles and a volunteer will direct you for parking. If you plan to drive Saturday morning, it is best to leave early to avoid summer bridge traffic.
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