SERC Event

Tri For The Chesapeake

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

Bike, swim 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

Grassy hill with overlook of Rhode River

On Sunday, Sept. 16, Tri For The Chesapeake is organizing a swim, bike and run triathlon, or optional duathlon (run-bike-run), at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), with proceeds benefiting SERC.

Push your personal limits and see what your body is capable of doing! 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.)

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: Kristen Minogue and Nicole Campbell (SERC)