Start Wave | Overview
The safety of the participants is our highest concern. The width of the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is only 26 feet. To ensure the safety of the participants, the Across the Bay 10K will begin in ten waves of approximately 2,000 participants each. The waves will begin on a staggered timeline every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 9:15 a.m. Start times for the Across the Bay 10K will be assigned to each participant based on the anticipated pace indicated during registration. The fastest participants will begin at 7:00 a.m. while the subsequent waves will be those with increasingly slower times. The participant bibs will be color-coordinated and will indicate which wave they are assigned to start in.
*Start Waves are Subject to Change
2017 Start Waves will be announced closer to the event.
Please use the 2016 Start waves as a reference.
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