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2016 5K Run For Research
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Please join us on Saturday, September 17, 2016, graduate students at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) will host the 9th annual CBL 5K Run for Research. The course begins and ends at CBL and takes the participants on a morning tour of beautiful Solomons, MD. Funds raised by the Run for Research are used exclusively to provide travel grants to CBL students.
You can run or walk; participate competitively or just for fun! This year the race will be timed. Race Start time: 7:30 Race Location: 150 Farren Avenue, Solomons, Maryland
The students working at CBL conduct cutting edge research on the environment – include tracking the migrations of critically endangered leatherback sea turtle hatchlings, studying the impact of contaminants on the estuarine environment, and assessing the populations of important commercial Chesapeake fisheries, such as blue crabs, oysters, menhaden, and striped bass. Our students work hard to understand complex local and global environmental challenges and, under the guidance of their faculty advisors, they are seeking solutions for today and tomorrow.
An essential part of their education is attending scientific conferences around the country where they present the findings of their work. Attending these conferences is critical to leveraging the research they do in Southern Maryland by gaining insight and feedback from experts in their field. But the students at CBL couldn’t travel to these conferences without the proceeds from the Run for Research which helps to subsidize travel expenses. Your support ensures that students from CBL can continue to further their educations, share their knowledge of the Chesapeake System, and represent Solomons and Southern Maryland on the national stage.