The Watermans Half is in Rock Hall, MD. Nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!) or 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history. George Washington took the Annapolis Ferry to Rock Hall nearly ten times before heading to Philly on horseback to work out America’s Independence! The swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete’s dream. Wide open ribbons of pavement with wide shoulders throughout most of the course take athletes though a huge expanse of countryside – this course is flat through mile 15 then rolling the rest of the way! The run course is completely pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint neighborhoods and sideroads of Rock Hall, MD. There will be 3 water bottle hand-offs on the bike and a minimum of 1 aid station per mile on the run course.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
Water Temperature: You can monitor the approximate water temperature in Rock Hall Harbor via the NOAA buoy just offshore HERE.
Cut Off Times:
All athletes must complete this race within the 8 hour time limit. Cumulative cut off times for the individual disciplines are as follows:
Swim: 1 hour and 15 Minutes
Bike: 5 Hours
Run: 6.5 hours (lap 1), 8 hours total.
Race management and medical personnel reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears that they are not sufficiently trained to complete the remainder of the course in the allotted time and in a safe manner.
1st Place Overall Male & Female $500
2nd Place Overall Male & Female $300
3rd Place Overall Male & Female $200
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a watershed protection agency that fights to keep the water we swim in clean. Please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during the registration process.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.
Chessie Photos will be attending this event capturing images throughout the race course.
Athletes will receive a customized email after the race with automated links to find your images. You may also go directly to their website to review their custom products, and purchase your photos from this and other Series Events.
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