Race Date: August 4th, 2018
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 now Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department (CER). The CER will again host the triathlon this year on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. 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 CER is a City based organization who is trying to raise money for recreation programs for the children of all ages, as well as the community of Brigantine. Find more out about the Brigantine CER Office by following this link: http://brigantinechamber.com/brigantine-community-education-recreation/
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 Picinic 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 fluxuation 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.
The annual 5k, the evening before (Friday) the Tri/Du, will take place at the Community Center during packet pick up on Friday evening. The 5k will begin at 5:00pm.
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.
Thank you in advance for making this a great annual City 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. New 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.
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, August 3rd 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 4th.
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. 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.