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2 Mile Kayak (instead of swim), 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Purpose: METASTATIC BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Approximately 30% of persons diagnosed with early stage breast cancer eventually metastasize. 41,000 Americans, including almost 500 men, die annually of the condition in the US. 100% of donations after costs will go for research to extend the lives of women and men diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
Entry Fees: Individual: w/kayak-$60; Indvl without kayak-$80; Relay-$120
Family/Pet Walk: $10
THIS YEAR WE HAVE QUITE A LOFTY GOAL- TO RAISE $90,000 THROUGH THIS EVENT. IN 2012, WE BEGAN A NEW CAMPAIGN CALLED "30% FOR 30%". SINCE 30% OF THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH PRIMARY BREAST CANCER EVENTUALLY PROGRESS TO STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER, IT MAKES SENSE THAT 30% OF THE RESEARCH MONEY BE RELEGATED FOR STAGE 4 RESEARCH-ONLY ABOUT 2% IS RELEGATED NOW. SO, WE HOPE THAT EACH OF YOU WOULD FORWARD OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE TO 30 OF YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE HOPE THAT EACH OF THEM WOULD DONATE $30 TO SPONSOR YOU AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE TRIATHLON.
The Start will be split into three Waves . Racers will make a water start at the Hillsmere Beach and paddle 2 miles around three buoys and finish back at the same spot.. Racers will then transition to their bikes next to the Beach Parking lot.
The 15 mile three loop course is on paved, flat residential roads through the Hillsmere community. Racers will enjoy the bay setting and a view of the Chesapeake Bay. Roads will be open to traffic and there is a chance riders may be stopped at the main community intersection to prevent excessive traffic backup.
The 3.1 mile run is a scenic two loop run through Hillsmere community. Finish in style, where your fans and cold refreshments will be waiting.
Race Divisions Include: Male & Female ages: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Relay Teams Teams must be made up of two or three participating members. Awards will be offered to the overall top 3 for both men and women and overall top 3 for teams. The awards ceremony will start at 12 pm.
There will be a cutoff for official race results with the race time limit of 2 hours and 40 minutes. At 2 hours and 40 minutes the official timed finish line will shut down. A time clock will continue running for all participants that finish after the time cutoff. It is hoped that all participants will finish the race in less than 2 hours and 40 minutes from their kayak start time.