The City of Brigantine has postponed this year’s race. We hope to see you all back in 2021!
Our COVID plan for your safety
We began organizing races 30 years ago. This has been a part-time hobby business as so many involved in this organization are passionate volunteers and athletes alike and all have full-time jobs elsewhere and have perpetuated this business for one reason: “For the love of the sport”. We have consistently brought the same high level of organization to every one of our events and donated most of the profits to charitable organizations. That said, please take the time to thank a volunteer because they are there for you. This year we are excited that the Stone Harbor, Lake Lenape and the Brigantine Triathlon have partnered to bring you the shore race series. Race all three races and be eligible for prize money and trophies for the series.
A lot of time and initial layout costs go into organizing an event and this year is no different except there will be more hurdles to get through. We have applied for all of our permits, permissions, reservations and will be ready to go by race date. The 2020 race season is going to be unique experience to all of us so bear with us and all of your athletic brethren because things will be different.
Here is our partial plan to keep you safe.
We will be following current CDC guidelines that will ultimately dictate how we manage our participants on race day. If you have/will register for this event, and any governmental entity/municipality cancels the event because of the repercussions of the COVID epidemic, we will roll your registration fee until 2021.
At packet pick-up, athletes checking in and/or registering will be 6 feet apart from each other. All athletes and volunteers at registration will be requited to wear a mask/face covering. Please respect each other’s distance. At check-in, every athlete’s temperature will be taken. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave the race and will be issued a full refund. If you feel sick prior to the race date, no mater how minimal your symptoms, please stay home.
Our swim will begin, as it has the last few years, one-by-one, as a time trial event. Athletes will line up in a line and stand 6 feet away from the athlete in front/behind of each other.
We will have more bike racks this year and those racks will be spread out over a larger transition area. We will also be limiting the number of bikes per rack. The usual rack number is 7 bikes to a rack. This year we will only be allowing 4 bikes per rack. Both Lake Lenape and the Brigantine Triathlon are neutral transition areas, so there is not advantage of where you rack your bike. The racks will probably not be numbered this year, so keep the limit of 4 bikes to a rack.
After the race, we always wait until the last racer crosses the finish line before we begin the awards ceremony. This year, we sadly will not be hosting the group presentation. We will be offering ‘live’ results via Compuscore.com and will ask you to check those results on your phone and claim your trophy on the trophy table (grab-n-go). You will also be invited to a Zoom Awards Presentation a few hours after the race, if you choose to join us at the virtual award presentation.
End of the race pre-packaged food will be handed out by masked and gloved volunteers. There will not be common fruit or food bins for athletes to help themselves and possibly contaminate the supply.
We will be updating our website as things progress and/or atlernate plans (ie racing the entire event as a Time Trial, ergo individualized report & start times to keep everyone safe and separate). Please check back with the most up-to-date information, closer to the race date. Again, thank you for your patience while we get thru this difficult time.
Race Date: August 1st, 2020, 8am START
Since 1989, the City of Brigantine has been involved in the Brigantine Island Triathlon. Every years since its inception, the race has benefited various entities on Brigantine Island including the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the American Red Cross, the Brigantine Board of Education and the Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department (CER). Local Police, Fire, EMS. Dept. of Public Works, the Beach Patrol, Emergency Management, the NJ State Police, US Coast Guard, the City Manager and City Council and Mayor of Brigantine are all intimately involved in making this race a success, year after year.
The several hundred athletes of all different abilities, will participate in Saturday’s event which kicks off with a ¼ mile swim in the bay, beginning on 26th Street dock area. The race is then followed by a scenic bike ride around the Island of Brigantine. The athletes return to 26th Street dock area where they will drop their bikes and don on their running shoes for a 4 mile run to the North end of Brigantine and back.
The athletes will then have time to relax at a Picnic catered by Nobil Food Services. This after race party occurs at the 26th Street Ballfields. The award ceremony will take place at the same location as soon as the last finisher crosses the finish line. Many local sponsors support the race because of the large fluctuation of athletes in town. Without their support, the race could not be as successful as it has been. The winners of the event will cross the finish line in 50 minutes, while others may take 2 hours to complete this event.
For this years event, we will again host the 1/4 swim, 11 bike and 4 mile run. We have also added an event for Duathletes starting with a 1 mile run while their counterparts swim. The Duathletes will follow the same bike and run course. The third individual event gives the option of the athlete swimming the 1/4 with the Triathletes, and finishing their race with the 11 mile bike.
As always, we are looking for volunteers to assist in the success of the race. If you have an interest in helping out and earning a free T-Shirt, this year or next, please contact Jim Mogan (609-264-7350) by July 28th.
Register for this event by clicking on this link: Brigantine Triathlon Registration Link
Or, use your phone. We’ve Gone Mobile! Register for the Brigantine TRIATHLON on your mobile device. Announcing a new partnership with VIPLY (approximately $2.00 less than active.com to register). To access this easy way to register, please input your user information on your phone after signing up by following the below link:
Thank you in advance for making this a great annual event. We hope to see you all there!
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All athletes will receive a cool race T-shirt, race bag with all kinds of goodies, a race number and a timing chip during packet pick up. This year, we will also be providing finisher medals for those that are competing in the Aquabike, Triathlon and Duathlon. Top Finishers will compete for the top 5 places overall in both the male and female divisions. Age group racers will be eligible for age group awards (3 deep in 5 year increments). There is a separate category for those competing for the Brigantine resident overall finisher awards (both male and female categories), 5 deep.
The Race Course
The Swim: 1/4 mile, essentially out and back. Floating Start. Finish up boat ramp onto a sandy beach at the 26th street dock area. This course can often be challenging due to tidal influence. Signing up for this race assumes that you have trained yourself as a swimmer and certify that you are in good shape to complete the event, and in particular, the swim. Make sure you are prepared to swim against the sometimes strong current.
The Bike: 11 miles and covers the entire island.
The Run: 4 miles that is an out and back run on Brigantine Blvd. Water stations at every mile.
The Transition Area: No riding in the transition area. The flow will be in one direction. Swim in, Bike in, Bike out, and run out will all begin from the Bay side and move towards the beach side of the island. Also, no spectators, support crews, husbands, wives, children, dogs, cats, fish or any other living or artificial beings are allowed in the transition area once the race begins. Athletes only (thank you).
Packet Pick Up
Every effort should be made by athletes to pick up race packets should on Friday, July 31st starting at 5:30 p.m., ending at 7:30 p.m., in the new Brigantine Beach Community Center, located at 265 42nd Street in Brigantine, (609) 264-7350. A pasta party for all participants and their families plus all event volunteers will also be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Center. Please make every effort to pick up your packets on Friday evening. Many athletes have to register for this race, so the more we process on Friday night, the less everyone (volunteers and athletes) will be stressed on race day.
Race Day Packet Pickup will be held at the 26th Street Dock from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. on Saturday August 1st.
All athletes will be finishing at the 26th street ball fields (Recreation Complex). Athletes will not be turning onto 25th as we have in past years. After the event, the Awards Ceremony and Buffet lunch will be held at the 26th Street Recreation Complex (26th Street and Brigantine Avenue), after the last athlete crosses the finishline.
During the race, no spectators are allowed in the transition area. Athletes only. Helmets are a must and please DO NOT Draft on the bike leg. Headphones and Earbuds are NOT permitted during the race for safety reasons. Any of the aforementioned violations will result in an automatic DISQUALIFICATION. We all want to continue to have a safe race. Remember that we are sharing the roads with locals and visitors and some may not know about the race.