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Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Severna Park Community Center 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard Severna ParkMD  21146
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Severna Park Community Center 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard Severna ParkMD  21146

About This Activity

 Due to a last minute permitting issue the triathlon has been re-scheduled for Sunday May 21st. We hope you will be able to join us for a morning of fun and remembrance.

Do you like to swim, bike, and run? Do you like to help raise money for a worthy cause? Then why not participate in the 11th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon.

  Never done a triathlon before? The “sprint” length distances are perfect for first time triathletes. This year’s triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 20th. The triathlon offers two courses, Sprint and Olympic. Each course takes place at the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail. The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of 2 or 3 people. 

Event details and schedule

Triathlon Information:

 Due to a last minute permitting issue the triathlon has been re-scheduled for Sunday May 21st. We hope you will be able to join us for a morning of fun and remembrance.

This Triathlon is held at the Severna Park Community Center and the B&A trail. The triathlon benefits the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship, which was established in 2004 following Emily’s death from a car accident.   Emily was a 2003 graduate of Chesapeake High School in Pasadena.

 Emily spent most of her life in the water. Joining the SPY Team when she was 9 years old, she always put friendship above competition and exemplified team spirit as a swimmer on the team for 9 years. Always encouraging others to remain positive, Emily brought a smile to everyone around her. When she laughed, she laughed wholeheartedly. It was as if she had just heard the funniest joke in the world. Her blond hair shining in the sunlight reminded you of an angel.            

On a snow-covered road in January 2004, Emily was killed in a car accident. After her death, her parents established a scholarship fund in her name. The scholarship is awarded annually to any graduating or past SPY swimmer who has been on the team for at least 1 year. At least 1 scholarship in the amount of $1000 is awarded each year. To apply applicants must submit an essay describing how swimming on the SPY team has affected their life.

Applicants are judged on their essay, an interview with members of the selection committee, recommendations from the SPY coaches and financial need.

In 2009, a second scholarship was established and is granted to a non-SPY swimmer annually at the Winterfest Swim Meet. To date, nearly $43,900 has been awarded to 77 swimmers.

 

Triathlon Time Line:

Monday, April 24th

Early Registration Ends

 

Wednesday , May 17th

 TBD - Pre-Race Meeting

          -Severna Park Community Center

 

Thursday, May 18th

Registration Closes

 

SUNDAY , May 21st

6:00am - Race Check-in

7:00am - Race Begins

TBD - Award Ceremony

 (Check website/e-mail for cancellation information)

Detailed map located at: www.spcc-aquatics.org

 

Distances:

Sprint Triathlon

Swim - 800 yard (Severna Park Community Center Indoor Pool)

Bike - 9½ miles (B&A Bike Trail)

Run - 3 miles (B&A Bike Trail)

 

Flamingo Feat:

Swim - 1600 yard (Severna Park Community Center Indoor Pool)

Bike - 18 miles (B&A Bike Trail)

Run - 6 miles (B&A Bike Trail)

(Bike and run distances are approximate)

 

 Relay for Sprint Triathlon:

Consist of 2 or 3 people. Each leg needs to be completed by the person who started the leg. There can be one person for one leg and another for two or a total of three people each doing one leg. Each person needs to complete a separate registration form to participate.

 

Timing

In keeping with Emily’s enthusiasm for “the time she had” rather than her “swim times,” we encourage everyone to enjoy their experience of a recreational triathlon. The swim, run and transition times (the time between each leg of the event) will be posted. Times will not be posted for the bike ride because no one is permitted to exceed the speed limit of 15 mph, and participants will not receive an advantage or disadvantage by the bike ride.

 

There will be designated pathways roped off to direct you to the next leg of the triathlon.

 

Please stay in the path for your safety and obey all B&A Trail regulation including the 15 mph speed limit; failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

Severna Park Community Center 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard Severna ParkMD  21146
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