Race | Expo

PLEASE NOTE: Race bibs must be picked up at the expo on Friday or Saturday. There is no bib pick up on race morning.

Our event is far more than just a race on Sunday morning. It is three days of fun-filled activities for runners, groups, families and friends!

The pre-race Expo will be held at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Friday, November 3th from 10a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday November 4th from 10a.m.-6p.m. The Expo is where each participant will pick up their race bib packet, t-shirt, parking pass. Please note: If you ordered the bib mailing option, your shirt and parking pass will be mailed with your bib prior to the race.

This two-day event will have something for everyone! The Race Store with Official Bridge Race gear, food vendors, fitness products and gear vendors, charity booths, kid’s fun run registration and kids fun tent…just to name a few!

All proceeds benefit the First Responders of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department who work year round to make this event safe for all of us!

Full details of the race weekend plan will be emailed to the email address you used to register approximately 2 weeks prior to the race. These details will also be posted on our website around the same time. Look for the heading “Runner Checklist”.

Daily | Schedule

10:00am Race Expo Opens
4:00pm Runner Happy Hour @ Loews Annapolis
5:00pm VIP Reception (Invitation Only)
6:00pm Expo Closes
10:00am Race Expo Opens
10:00am Registration for Clearshark Shark Sprint (1k Kids Race) at expo
11:30am Clearshark Shark Sprint – Kid’s Run
6:00pm Expo Closes
5:00am Double Check Your Wave Start Time & Suggested Shuttle Time/Location
6:00am Shuttles Begin Boarding For Early Waves
6:50am Race Start – Disabled Athlete Field
6:55am Opening Ceremonies
7:00am Race Start – First Wave of Traditional Athletes
8:00am Live Music Begins at Finish Area
Finish Line Festival Opens
8:30am Finish Line Shuttles Begin Returning Runners to Parking Lots
9:30am Race Start – Last Wave of Traditional Athletes
2:00pm Last Shuttles Leave For Race Parking Lots

Picking Up | Another Person’s Bib

You may pick up your friends’, family’s, teammates’ or groups’ bibs. All that is required is to have the first and last name of the participant plus their bib number. The race crew at bib pick up will make sure you are all set!

After | the Race

The Race Is Over – Time To Celebrate!

Following the race, there will be an awesome after-party near the finish line for runners, friends and family. The celebration includes live music, great food, refreshing drinks and family friendly activities. If you are over 21years old, make sure you pick up an all you can drink bracelet during the expo for cool beer at the finish line. All proceeds benefit the IRONMAN Foundation’s grant programs supporting local nonprofit initiatives.

Traffic | Advisory


Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays on Nov. 6 Weather permitting, the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic on Sunday, Nov. 6, from approximately 12:01 a.m. – 2 p.m. Two-way traffic operations will be in place on the westbound span. One lane of traffic will operate in each direction on the westbound span, with the center lane closed to traffic. Please note that the center lane may open to traffic intermittently to help reduce westbound delays

In addition, two detours will be in place on the Eastern Shore due to the race.

The off-ramp from US 50 eastbound to MD 8 will be closed during the event. A detour will be in place to direct motorists to the next exit at Thompson Creek Road. From there, motorists will travel westbound on MD 835 to the signal at MD 8.

  • The on-ramp from MD 8 to westbound US 50 also will be closed during the event. All traffic attempting to access westbound US 50 will be directed to MD 18, to the roundabout at Castle Marina Road and onto US 50 west
  • Motorists using the Bay Bridge on Nov. 6 will experience significant delays throughout the day and early evening. To avoid delays, motorists are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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