Dorchester County Home of IRONMAN Maryland, Dorchester County has more shoreline than any other county in the state. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Choptank and Nanticoke Rivers to dramatic marshland, water is central to life here. It's no wonder Dorchester draws outdoor enthusiasts, birders, photographers, hunters, cyclists, boaters, paddlers, and others from near and far.

Amanda Fenstermaker
community parks
miles of shoreline
  • As a Race Director, it is a gift and pleasure to plan and host 2 major triathlon events in a community that has welcomed these activities for many years. IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman is in its 22rd year with IRONMAN Maryland in its 5th year. The success of these internationally known races is due to the welcoming attitude of the residents of Dorchester County and the amazing athlete friendly conditions over which to race, in a challenging but safe manner. We are the smallest community on the IRONMAN circuit but believe we have the biggest heart. Open expanses of beautiful countryside, full of wildlife and gorgeous scenery make this a destination location for athletes from around the world.
    Gerry Boyle, IRONMAN Maryland and IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman Race Director

Featured Venues

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat for the continuing benefit of the American people. It represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world.
River Marsh Golf Club
Overlooking the historic Choptank River, the Keith Foster-designed golf course at River Marsh Golf Club has added a decidedly happier atmosphere to the grounds of what was once a mental hospital. One of the last undeveloped spots along the Choptank, with Maryland's leading Eastern Shore golf course boasts virgin forest, open fields, and untouched riverfront with views of almost a mile to the opposite shore. The green on No. 18 sits on the river and the finishing hole hugs it all the way home.