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Posted: April 2, 2013  

Athletics: 10K Run Across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Announced for 2014

Tentative date for first ever 10K Across The Bay is Sunday, November 9, 2014

KENT ISLAND, Md. -- The Queen Anne's County Commissioners and the MDTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding, and the County and Chesapeake Bay Bridge LLC signed an agreement with Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run LLC to create a new event that will allow runners to cross the Bay Bridge as part of the new "10K Across the Bay".

With endurance sports growing each year, race organizers Sparrow Rogers and Peter Paris felt that there was only one problem with the road races currently offered in Maryland: none of them crossed the most remarkable landmark in our region. In 1612, Captain John Smith said, "Heaven and Earth have never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation."

Rogers agrees, "The most beautiful, magical place in this region is the Chesapeake Bay. Every time I drive over the Bay Bridge, I feel a sense of wonder."

For Paris, who is an avid runner himself, "The idea of creating a race that goes straight over the Bridge really caught my imagination. I didn't know how we could make it happen, but I knew we had to try." Now that the race is approved - runners should be prepared for a great inaugural event. It is likely to sell out quickly so runners should get on the invitation-only list for early registration by emailing

To find out more about the race, visit the event's website at and make sure to follow "10k Across The Bay" on Facebook.

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