Six Pillars Century: 2014
Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc. is sponsoring the 6th annual Six Pillars Century cycling fundraiser on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. The cycling event will include four ride choices, including a 11-mile family ride, a 37-mile fun and fitness ride, a 56-mile Ironman Eagleman 70.3 Course, and a 100-mile Century Course.
The event will support Character Counts Mid-Shore, Inc., an agency which is best known for providing the Winners Walk Tall Program to over 8,000 students in the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties free of charge. Over 300 trained volunteers, known as Character Coaches, visit classrooms each week to deliver lessons based on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. For more than 16 years, character lessons have had a positive impact on the behavior of youth in the schools on the Mid Shore.
The Six Pillars Century check-in begins at 6 a.m. at Great Marsh Park in historic Cambridge, MD. A "show and go" start will be held between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The family ride will begin at 10 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Online registration opens October 1, 2013. Special early rate of $40 until December 31, 2013. The cost of registration is $45 per person through February 28, 2014; $55 per person through March 31, 2014; $65 per person through April 26, 2014; and $75 per person through May 1 at midnight. Registration for the family ride is $40 per family, with a maximum of two adults and two children, and $10 for students. In Park registration (cash and check only) will be held on Friday, May 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3 starting at 6 a.m. for $85 per person. To register, click here. First 1000 registered participants will receive a specially designed event tech tee shirt on the day of the event.
Continental Breakfast at the park from 6 to 10 AM.
Rest stops are manned with water, Gatorade, sustenance and smiling volunteers.
Picnic in the Park upon your return from 11 to 4:30 PM and is included in the registration fee. Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads and baked goods plus beverages and entertainment to top off your Six Pillars experience. Non-registered guests pay $8 and children pay $4.
For further information, call 410-819-0386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driving Directions to Great Marsh Park (pdf)