As the leaves change color and the air grows brisk, runners across the Chesapeake Bay area prepare for the highly-anticipated 4th Annual Across the Bay 10K. Across the Bay 10K includes not only one of the largest mid-distance events in the nation, but also a Kid’s Fun Run at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and a live concert at the finish line. Continue reading
The triathletes’ journey is nothing but rewarding when swimming, biking and running through one of the country’s oldest colonial towns. With breathtaking views of all the amenities Cambridge has to offer, triathletes keep coming back every year for a scenic and successful IRONMAN Maryland. Continue reading
In FY16, Maryland Sports touched 317 events generating $176,641,000 in direct spending. But this is only the beginning and we are working to make the coming years bigger and better than ever.
Terry Hasseltine, the Executive Director of Maryland Sports stressed the importance of the video to highlight Maryland as a world-class sports destination. “The video highlights the continued focus of Maryland Sports to promote Maryland as a sports destination and to highlight the strategic alliances we have created in order to achieve that goal. At the same time, emphasizing the importance of the sports tourism industry in the State of Maryland.”
With topography as varied as the U.S. itself, Maryland is primed and ready to host any event a sports planner has in mind. From mountain biking and whitewater kayaking in Western Maryland, to marlin fishing in Ocean City, to soccer in the plethora of sports-field complexes spread across the state, to cheerleading and gymnastics events in the Baltimore City and Ocean City Convention Centers, to indoor or outdoor tennis complexes to baseball in no less than nine minor league ballparks and more, the state has much to offer. It’s also accessible to travelers using any mode of transportation. In short, according to Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, it’s a perfect location, and one planners should be considering in their site selection decisions.
Just last year, on November 8, 2015 the 2nd Annual Across the Bay 10K took place in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties catering to 25,000 participants. Last year the race became the 6th largest 10K event in the United States and one of the only races in the world that allow runners to cross an iconic bridge. Continue reading
Runners and supporters alike took to the streets of Charm City as the Baltimore Running Festival commenced this past Saturday. Since its revival in 1995, the marathon returned to the city for its fifteenth consecutive year.
More than 24,400 people spanning all 50 states and 29 different countries registered and turned out for this year’s festival. The festival included the traditional full marathon, as well as four shorter-distance races that runners could select instead. A half-marathon, a 5K, a Team Relay, and Kid’s Race all took place Saturday as well, which worked perfectly to accommodate all types of athletes.
The Neon Run, a fun and family-oriented race, came to the Frederick Fairgrounds on July 25th. The Neon Run focuses more on fun than speed in this nighttime 5k that you will remember for a lifetime. This year, around 2,500 participants came out to take part in “the run that will simply blow your mind!” Continue reading