Announcing TriColumbia’s Newest Event! The Inaugural Choptank Bridge Swim in Cambridge, MD on Saturday, May 10, 2014
Columbia, Md. – TriColumbia, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier endurance event production company, is excited to announce the inaugural Choptank Bridge Swim, a two-distance endurance open water swim on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Choptank River, the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula. This open water swim event in Cambridge, Md. consists of a 1.6 mile swim and a 3.6 mile swim along the scenic banks of the Choptank River, and between the Choptank River Bridge and the Choptank River Fishing Pier that sits next to it.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to offer such a unique and exciting event on Maryland’s scenic Eastern shore in Cambridge,” said LJ White, Executive Director at TriColumbia. “Our Choptank Bridge Swim will be staged adjacent to the beautiful Great Marsh Park where our world-renowned EnduraFit IRONMAN 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon takes place in June. This event will offer endurance swimmers a beautiful swim in an equally beautiful venue, and provide a unique training opportunity for IRONMAN EagleMan entrants to become more familiar with the Choptank River.”
For the 1.6 mile swim, participants will start at the Choptank River Fishing Pier State Park on the Talbot County side of the Choptank River and swim between the Choptank River Bridge and the Choptank River Fishing Pier, finishing on the beach at the Dorchester County Visitor’s Center. Swimmers participating in the longer 3.6 mile swim will begin on the beach at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge (South side of the river), swim 2 miles North across the river to the Choptank River Fishing Pier State Park, and then follow the 1.6 mile course between the Choptank River Bridge and the Choptank River Fishing Pier, finishing on the beach at the Dorchester County Visitor’s Center.
Registration for the 2014 Choptank Bridge Swim will open Wednesday, February 19, at 9 am. Registration will be $60 until April 30, then $85 through May 9. Race day registration of $85 will be available for athletes interested in participating in this year’s event if the event has not sold out. Check in and race packet pick-up will be on race day at the Dorchester County Visitor’s Center, adjacent to Sailwinds Park. Buses will available to shuttle athletes to the starting points from the Dorchester County Visitor’s Center. Post-swim lunch will be provided, and participants also receive a very special inaugural 2014 Choptank Bridge Swim t-shirt, magnet, and an inaugural premium item to be announced soon.
For more information and to register for the Choptank Bridge Swim, please visit www.TriColumbia.org or call 410-964-1246.
TriColumbia is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping other non-profit and charitable organizations raise donations, and service their communities, by providing superior multi-sport events which encourage health and wellness in all aspects of life. TriColumbia hosts an array of multi-sport events for all ability levels. Founded in 1983, it is one of the oldest, non-profit multi-sport organizations in the country, giving back to the community millions of dollars in donations over its 30 years of service.
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