Sign-ups now open for Wye-Tri Adventure Race
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.
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A group of participants from a past Wye-Tri Adventure Race.