Sign-ups now open for Wye-Tri Ad­ven­ture Race

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WYE IS­LAND — Spring is al­most here and the staff at Wye Is­land Nat­u­ral Re­sources Man­age­ment Area in Queen Anne’s County are ready­ing them­selves for the first warm days of May, when the 5th an­nual WyeTri Ad­ven­ture Race will take place on Satur­day, May 7.

Spon­sored by the Mary­land Park Ser­vice, the WyeTri Ad­ven­ture Race is a triathlon con­sist­ing of three seg­ments: run­ning, kayak­ing and moun­tain bik­ing. The race will be­gin with a 2-mile trail run, fol­lowed by a .75-mile pad­dle and con­clude with a 6.5-mile moun­tain bike ride. Cat­e­gories for this year’s event in­clude Male over 40, Male un­der 40, Fe­male over 40, Fe­male un­der 40, Two Per­son Teams (16 years and older) and Adult/Youth.

The Wye-Tri Ad­ven­ture Race is open to any­one 14 years of age or older in good phys­i­cal health and costs $20 per per­son, $30 per team. Each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a sou­venir event shirt.

Kayaks and ca­noes of all sizes will be per­mit­ted. A limited num­ber of ves­sels will be avail­able for rental for an ad­di­tional $5 (con­tact the park of­fice for de­tails). Per­sonal flota­tion de­vices will be manda­tory. The Wye-Tri will be held rain or shine but may be de­layed or in­ter­rupted in the event of ex­treme fog, wind or thun­der­storms. Par­tic­i­pants will be re­quired to have their kayaks and bi­cy­cles in place by 7:30 a.m. and be present for a pre-race meet­ing at 7:45 a.m. The Wye-Tri Ad­ven­ture Race will be­gin promptly at 8 a.m.

This year, re­duced reg­is­tra­tion will be of­fered to Wye-Tri par­tic­i­pants who sign up at the same time for the Tuck­a­hoe Triathlon, tak­ing place at Tuck­a­hoe State Park on Satur­day, June 4. The re­duced rate will be as fol­lows: two sin­gle reg­is­tra­tions, $30; two team reg­is­tra­tions, $50; and mixed (as a sin­gle in one race, part of a team in the other) $40.

Wye Is­land NRMA is lo­cated in the tidal re­cesses of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay be­tween the Wye River and the Wye East River. Of the is­land’s 2,800 acres, 2,450 are man­aged by the De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources Mary­land Park Ser­vice for re­source man­age­ment, recre­ation and agri­cul­ture. A ma­jor em­pha­sis at Wye Is­land is to pro­vide suitable habi­tat for win­ter­ing wa­ter­fowl pop­u­la­tions and other na­tive wildlife.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for the Wye-Tri Ad­ven­ture Race, visit http:// dnr2. mar yland. gov/ pub­li­clands/ Pages/ east­ern/ wyeis­land.aspx or con­tact the Wye Is­land NRMA of­fice at 410-827-7577.

KI Bucs U13 win An­napo­lis Open

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Over the week­end of April 2 and 3, the Kent Is­land Bucs 13U ran off five straight wins enroute to clinch­ing the pres­ti­gious 2016 An­napo­lis Open — thought to be the big­gest pre­sea­son youth tour­na­ment east of the Mis­sis­sippi. The Bucs played spec­tac­u­lar de­fense, only al­low­ing an av­er­age of two runs per game, while the bats helped the of­fense av­er­age nine.

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A group of par­tic­i­pants from a past Wye-Tri Ad­ven­ture Race.

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