ICMA and the 2018 Host Committee
are planning the following
sporting events for conference attendees, their families, and guests.
Sunday, September 23 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Play at the
premier public course in the Mid-Atlantic region and the #1 rated public course
in Maryland. Designed by Pete Dye, Bulle Rock is ranked in the Top 100 listings
of every major golf publication. Located about 45 minutes from the Baltimore Convention
Center in Havre de Grace, the course features 18 distinctly different holes
sprawled over 230 acres. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format,
and prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, the ball that lands closest
to the pin, and the best team score. The Host Committee will contact players
before the conference about transportation logistics, partner preferences, and
$135. Ticket price includes greens fee,
cart, range balls, Bulle Rock bag tag, tee packet, transportation, breakfast,
lunch, and a $5 golf shop credit.
Sunday, September 23 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
sites, spend time with your colleagues, and enjoy such iconic landmarks as Fort
McHenry and the Domino Sugars Sign as you race along the Baltimore Harbor in
the Canton neighborhood. Runners/walkers of all levels are invited to
Ticket price includes race registration, awards, race shirt, and
Harbor Waterfront Kayak Tour Sunday, September 23 8:00 AM - 10:30 AMSold Out
Sunday, September 23 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Departing from the Maryland Science Center, you and the
seasoned tour guides of Baltimore Outdoor Recreation will explore four to six
miles of the Inner Harbor. The guides will highlight several projects,
including floating wetlands, oyster nurseries, and the world-famous Mr.
Trashwheel, that work together to clean our urban waterways. Not recommended
for beginning kayakers. Please dress to be outdoors, and bring a reusable water
bottle. Limit: 15 participants. (Physical activity ranking: Level 3)
$20. Ticket price includes
single kayaks, paddles, vests, and seasoned tour guides.
Gwynns Falls Bike Ride Sunday, September 23 8:45 AM - 2:00 PMSold OutThe Host Committee
has partnered with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to offer unusual and
exciting activities. To find the activity that’s right for you, take into
account the physical activity ranking for each trip:
Level 1 – Not very taxing/all skill
Level 2 – Moderate exertion/I have
done this before but it’s been awhile
Level 3 – Heavy exertion/you’d best
be in shape and ready for a challenge.
This 11-mile bike tour explores programs
and partnerships that connect West Baltimore along the trail to the Inner
Harbor. This is a rain-or-shine opportunity, so come prepared for the weather.
Gywnns Falls Park and Leakin Park provide a historical context for studying
park development and management in an urban setting. Key learning points
include park development history, current uses, funding, and management
challenges. Along the way, cyclists will pedal through parks and open space
with historical and cultural significance. The tour will include a break for
lunch. Limit: 30 participants (Physical activity ranking: Level 2-3)
$25. Ticket price includes
bikes, helmets, a follow truck, transportation, and experienced tour guides.
Get Out and Paddle: Middle Branch Park and Baltimore Water Trails
Sunday, September 23 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Explore Baltimore’s coastal areas near the Inner Harbor via
kayaks and canoes. Learn about the important role that public access to water
and programming plays in an interdisciplinary approach that highlights public
works projects, local watershed associations, and other local initiatives. If
Baltimore City’s eighth graders can do it, so can you! Dress in layers and bring
a change of clothes, a reusable water bottle, and sun protection. Limit: 40
participants. (Physical activity ranking: Level 1-2)
$25. Ticket price includes all equipment, and staff to assist all skill levels. Transportation to the departure point will be on your own.