The Chester River Association and the Sultana Education Foundation will be hosting the second annual Chester River Challenge 5k and Half Marathon as part of Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship & Wooden Boat Festival. Both the 5k and Half Marathon will begin at 8:00am on Sunday, November 2 at Wilmer Park in Chestertown. Race fees are $20 for the 5k and $50 for the Half Marathon for participants registering before October 26. Participants receive food and refreshments at the finish line as well as a free tech shirt.
More than 300 runners participated in the first ever Chester River Challenge in 2013 drawn by the opportunity to compete on a riverside racecourse with an incredible view of the visiting Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship Fleet. Proceeds from this year’s Chester River Challenge will benefit the Chester River Association and the Sultana Education Foundation. Runners can register online by visiting www.sultanaeducation.org or www.chesterriverassoication.org.
About Downrigging Weekend: Now in its fourteenth year, Sultana Downrigging Weekend is one of the largest annual Tall Ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast. Originally established to mark the end of the schooner SULTANA’s sailing season, Sultana Downrigging Weekend has grown to become a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake Bay great.