September 21, 2013 - Registration is OPEN
USATMA Ultra Championship- 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, 26.2 Mile Run
Aquabike - 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike
Skipjack - 1.2 Mile Swim, 64 Mile Bike, 10 Mile Run
The Bugeye Classic - 1.2 Mile Swim, 25 Mile Bike, 6.2 Mile Run
SwimFest - 2.4 Mile Swim
ChesapeakeMan 10 Miler Run
Swim Start/Finish & Bike Start - Great Marsh Park, Somerset Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21043
Bike Finish, Run Start & Race Finish Line: Cambridge South Dorchester High School, 2475 Maple Dam Road, Cambridge, MD 21613
Please note that the Athletes Guide under Key Race Information is for the 2012 race. An updated Athletes Guide will be posted closer to the event.
Welcome to the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
The ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival includes seven top shelf events for all skill levels.
ChesapeakeMan Ultra Triathlon – This event has been named a “140.6 Best Race,” in Triathlete Magazine’s March, 2010 edition, and is the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship event. Come experience 140.6 miles of Maryland Eastern Shore hospitality as featured in James Michener's book "Chesapeake". CheseapeakeMan uses much of the world-renowned Ironman 70.3 EagleMan venue. Start your day with a 2.4-mile Swim in the protected Hambrooks Bay section of the Choptank River in Great Marsh Park. Then follow with a two loop cycling experience through the flat and windy Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The run is a three loop fast and flat course with a finish at Cambridge - South Dorchester High School. Join us for the Champions Brunch & Awards at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday morning.
ChesapeakeMan Aquabike - Interested in challenging yourself but don't want to run the marathon? Then the Aquabike is for you! The Aquabike encompasses the 2.4-mile Swim in Hambrooks Bay and the 112 miles of cycling through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The race finishes at the transition area where the full distance ChesapeakeMan competitors will continue on with the run.
Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon - The Skipjack Triathlon will begin with one loop of the 1.2 mile ChesapeakeMan swim course in Hambrooks Bay. After a quick transition (skipping the changing tent) and saddling up for the 64-mile first loop of the ChesapeakeMan bike course, there will be an out and back 10-mile run. The Skipjack Triathlon is the perfect event to end your season or to use as training for a long distance event.
Bugeye Classic Triathlon - The Bugeye Classic Triathlon is an Intermediate distance race consisting of a 1.2 mile swim on the ChesapeakeMan Hambrooks Bay swim course, a 25 mile bike through portions of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and a 6.2 mile flat run.
This race is for those who want to brave the waters for 2.4 miles and then join the spectators to cheer on the other racers. The swim start is at the same time as the Ultra Distance and Aquabike events.
ChesapeakeMan 10 Miler
Get in on the fun by running the ChesapeakeMan 10 miler beginning at high noon!
Join Ultra athletes under the stars for 26.2 miles beginning at 5 pm. The party goes on until midnight with glowsticks and tiki torches.
Share Your Personal Story?
Often participants become involved in multisport as a way to overcome an obstacle, cope with a loss, provide a role model, forward a cause, or as a way to change their lives for the better. Why did you become involved? Where do you find your strength to compete? Do you race for a cause? How has your participation in multisport events changed your life? If you would like to share your story and inspire others, please send us an email with your inspirational story. We want to hear from you!
TriColumbia endorsed training partners, Spin 90 and TriFitness Training offer programs to help athletes learn how to prepare for or improve performance in a long course triathlon.
Spin 90 offers a variety of cycling classes, both indoor and outdoor that provide valuable training to all ability levels.
In addition to Open Water Swim Clinics, TriFitness Training offers an Endurance Camp - A Primer for 70.3 & 140.6 Triathletes on May 5, 2013 that offers training with coaches who specialize in each of the components of the EagleMan/CheseapeakeMan events.
“I just want to thank you for the incredible event. I will never forget it. You and your staff (and of course the many volunteers) made this a fantastic experience from beginning to end- every aspect. I didn't want it to be over. I give it a "10". And I thank you humbly for the experience of a lifetime.”
~ Rob E., Ultra Distance Age Group Athlete
“Please know that you guys all did a great job last weekend. I raced my first 140.6 and the support and organization were great. Terrific job. Great course. Great location.”
~ Brandan, Ultra Distance Age Group Athlete
“I just wanted to thank you for such an enjoyable race yesterday at ChessyMan.
This was my second year at the race (although I have been doing EagleMan for years), and it only reaffirmed in my mind what a great event ChessyMan is. The scenery was fantastic, the logistics were well thought out and athlete-friendly, and it was so nice not having to fight for overcrowded water during the swim and to constantly avoid rider-drafting packs during the bike as occurs at some other races people flock to. I am so glad to hear ChessyMan is on for next year -- I'll be there for sure.”
~ Ted W., Ultra Distance Age Group Athlete
I have raced 10 different iron distance races in the U.S. ranging in size from 47 finishers to 2500+ participants. This race is my favorite. The race organizers are super friendly and passionate about the race experience. They all seem to be personally vested in the success of each participant. The race organization is equal to or better than any other iron race of any size. Yet there are none of the long lines, hoop jumping, and other hassles of the big races. The course is a PR course and would also be a great race for a first timer. The beautiful bike course is very well-marked with very little traffic. I always felt safe on this course. The food is fantastic. The race swag is absolutely the best of any race in which I have competed.
~ Sharon H., Ultra Distance Age Group Athlete
Great venue - great support. Thanks to CTA/TriColumbia for making this available to folks in the Mid-Atlantic. Most people have to travel much farther and pay much more to do a full-length cours.
~ Zachary McNamara, Ultra Distance Age Group Athlete
* The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic will receive 100% of all donations received from participant
fundraising pages, 100% of all one-time donations made at the time of registration, and 50% of all processing
fees received via registration for the Bugeye Classic.