SERC Event

Tri For The Chesapeake

Man biking
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:30am
Event Location
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Sign-in at the Schmidt Conference Center)

Swim, bike and run through the scenic SERC campus, at a Tri For The Chesapeake triathlon! Prefer to stay on land? You can also participate in a run-bike-run duathlon.

Pre-registration Required

Event Details

Woman running in front of Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory

On Sunday, Sept. 16, SERC will host Tri For The Chesapeake, a swim, bike and run triathlon, or optional duathlon (run-bike-run).

See what your body is capable of doing, as you push your personal limits for a good cause! Participants will experience Chesapeake Bay ecosystems firsthand by taking part in a 1/2-mile swim, 10-mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile (5k) trail run, OR a 5k run, 10-mile bike ride and 5k run through the forested campus. This is a great beginners race, as the scenic course provides enough of a challenge without pushing athletes onto open roads where they must compete with cars and other large traffic. (There is one small stretch of the bike course on Muddy Creek Road. Other than that it's all closed for the event.) All proceeds benefit SERC.

Sign-in begins at 6am at the Schmidt Conference  Center. All participants must be present by 7:30 for a mandatory pre-race meeting. T-shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by August 15.

View registration and full course details (outside link to

Photos: Meng Lu