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ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival To Benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of The Mid-Atlantic



TriColumbia is pleased to announce that the 2012 ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival taking place on September 29th in Cambridge, MD will be produced to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.  


We are inspired by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and its mission to grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions, and are proud to offer an entire endurance festival focused on raising funds to support that mission.  There will be optional fundraising opportunities for athletes to take part in, and Make-A-Wish® 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.


As we welcome Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, we have added a brand new intermediate distance event to the festival, The Bugeye Classic, consisting of a 1.2 mile swim in protected Hambrooks Bay on the Choptank River, 25 mile flat and fast bike through portions of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and a 6.2 mile flat, rural run.  


140.6 Best Triahtlete MagazineUSAT MA Regional Aquabike Championship logoIn addition to The Bugeye Classic, the festival will include The USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Ultra Distance Triathlon Championship (named a "140.6 Best" by Triathlete Magazine) , the ChesapeakeMan Aquabike, and the Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon. 


The Bugeye Classic will open for registration on Monday, February 27th at 9 am;  all other ChesapeakeMan events are currently open for registration.  


Sign up today for your favorite event and help make wishes come true!  And as with all TriColumbia events, the majority of your race entry fees are tax deductible. Click HERE for more information and to register. 


Train safely, and we'll see YOU at the finish line!


Celebrate Life!

Robert Vigorito, Level 2 Race Director, and The TriColumbia Team  



Are You Already Registered For The ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival?  Here's How To Get Your Personal Fundraising Web Page       

ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival Logo If you have already registered for one of the events at the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival, why not use your participation as a way to raise funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic?  Simply send an email to tjones@midatlantic.wish.org and include the exact name you used in your registration for the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival. Your fundraising page will be active within 3 - 5 business days. You will receive an email notification with all the relevant information once your page is active and ready for use.

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic logoMake-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic was founded in 1983 and has granted the wishes of more than 7,000 local children with life-threatening medical conditions, such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene's muscular dystrophy and heart disease.  The Mid-Atlantic chapter serves children who reside in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia (Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County).

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event_schedule2012 Event Schedule
April 29, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center - Registration is open
In addition to an awesome inaugural medal, Iron Girl 1/2 Marathon finishers will receive a bracelet with a special commemorative sterling silver Iron Girl 13.1 bead.

May 20, 2012 - Columbia Triathlon
Registration is open - only a few slots remain.

June 3, 2012 - Blackwater Duathlon - USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship - Registration is open  


June 10, 2012 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & AquaVelo  - Registration is closed -  contact charity teams for possible entry opportunities or contact us for a CTA Community Slot.
**The EagleMan 2012 Aqua Velo has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2012 Regional Championship.

June 24, 2012 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon benefiting MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Registration is open

July 22, 2012 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon   Registration is open

August 19, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon -
Registration is closed - contact charity teams for possible entry opportunities.  CTA Community Slot are no longer available.

September 29, 2012 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, Aquabike & Bugeye Classic (intermediate distance) - Registration is open.

** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2012 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship and was named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6"

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