CAMBRIDGE, Md.- More than 2,000 athletes from around the world are expected to compete in the 20th annual Ironman 70.3 Eagleman triathlon that will be held this Sunday, June 11 in Cambridge, Maryland.
The event gets underway shortly before 7 a.m. with a 1.2-mile swim on the Choptank River from Great Marsh Park, which also is where the finish line is located.
The Ironman 70.3 also features a 56-mile bicycle ride through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and then a 13.1-mile run through the streets of Cambridge.
Drivers are reminded that there will be more traffic in the area because of the event and there may be delays between about 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Spectators are welcome to cheer on the athletes at Great Marsh Park (site of the start, the transitions, and the finish) and where it’s safe along the race course.
Great Marsh Park is located at the end of Somerset Avenue, on the banks of the Choptank River. Dorchester County is one of the few communities to host two official Ironman events each year; the other is Ironman Maryland, a 140.6-mile full triathlon in the fall.
Click here for more information about the Ironman 70.3 Eagleman.