Tri Tilghman

Tri Tilghman, Kayak, Bike, Run

Takes Place Each September.

Please check back for 2020 date.

Kayak/SUP   •   Bike   •   Run

This is a rain-or-shine event.
Unless there are thunderstorms in the area, the event will continue as planned
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TriCycle & Run began organizing Tri Tilghman in 2019, with all proceeds still benefiting Phillips Wharf.

Jason and Laura bring a lot of experience to the table and know how to make this race even better.  I know that many of you participate in this race because it directly supports Phillips Wharf Environmental Center;  Please don't worry because TriCycle & Run will be hosting this race in benefit of our organization.  Your race registration will still be supporting our mission, we will just not be the ones doing all the planning.

About The Event

A unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County, Maryland, is the Tri Tilghman. This activity begins with a 3 mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After that, you will hop on your bicycle and complete a 10 mile scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.

You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the 3 challenges separately.

All of the challenges will start and finish at the new location of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little known gem of the Eastern Shore!

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDERS ARE WELCOME!!! You MUST supply your own SUP if you plan on racing on one.

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, ALL PERSONS SHOULD BRING A LIFE JACKET FOR THE KAYAK/SUP PORTION AND A BICYCLE HELMET FOR THE BIKE PORTION OF THE TRI TILGHMAN EVENT.

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Timing and Course Layout by:

Looking for a place to stay or things to do while you are in town? Check out these websites:

www.tilghmanisland.com

www.stmichaelsmd.org

Dear Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Supporter,

I want to share with you how Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pivoting towards new horizons that strengthen our longevity into the future and make our educational programs much more accessible to diverse audiences.

In Phillips Wharf’s 14-year history – two challenges have remained constant—the rising costs of maintaining a waterfront campus and old buildings, and addressing the inaccessibility of Tilghman Island to many school systems and others unable to afford the cost or the time for the long trip from more urban areas like Easton.

With this in mind, Phillips Wharf’s Board of Directors have made a bold decision to ensure the sustainability of our future and educational programs by liquidating our assets on Tilghman Island—including the real estate and property—and re-focus the expected gains from the sale to re-open a location in Easton that the Board will determine.

Be assured—Phillips Wharf will always bring our students to meaningful interactions with the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and inhabitants. We know technology and our FishMobile, for example, can bring experiences and education to more students when we can focus our operations more on education, and less on maintaining an underutilized campus with mounting deferred maintenance costs and more.

Phillips Wharf will continue to carry the essence of encouraging, educating, and engaging Chesapeake Bay stewards from a new location soon. In addition, we’ll be sure to share this exciting news when it comes to fruition with you.

In the meantime, thank you for caring about our students and the Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for the Shore’s residents. We are excited to bring the Chesapeake Bay closer to our students and the public in ways that are more meaningful. This is a bold step forward not only in Phillips Wharf’s survivability, but also in our thrivability.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at [email protected] or 410-886-9200.

Warmest regards,

 

Matthew Albers

Board President, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center