July 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020.
RACE WEEKEND! Run a 5K or Swim a 1 Mile race at Atlantic County Park, Lake Lenape WEST on Friday evening. Then race a SUPER Sprint or a LONG Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, or Aquabike. 8 different race choices in one weekend. Take advantage of beautiful Atlantic County area and spend it at the beach after the race!
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July 10th, 2020
New SWIM Race: There will be a new 1 mile swim race that begins at Lake Lenape Park WEST on FRIDAY evening at 6:30pm. This event will be a time trial style event, as we launch swimmers, one-by-one onto the swim course. We ask that ALL athletes check in by 6:15pm. At that time, registration for this event will be shut down. Register for any of this year’s event, online at active.com, or in person on race day. Swimmers will receive a Tshirt and will be eligible for an age group medal at the awards presentation. Registration and Tshirt pick up are at the race start (5:30pm). GPS address is: 6303 Old Harding Highway , Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Are you tough enough to do the double?
New 5K Running Race: On FRIDAY evening at 6:30pm, while the swimmers are in the water, Runners will begin the 5K race near the start of the swimming event and finish in the same area. We ask that ALL athletes check in by 6:15pm. At that time, registration for this event will be shut down. This years 5K course will be contained entirely inside the park at Lake Lenape WEST. The course will have many water views as it wraps around the wooded section of the park during this two looped course on both pavement and sand trails.
July 10th, 2020
2 Races going on at the same time. A ONE Mile Swim and a 5K Running Race. Packet pick up will also be going on at Lake Lenape WEST. You may pick up your packets from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Boat house at the lake. You may also pick up your race packets from 6am-7:30am on race day (July 6th)
July 11th, 2020
6 Races going on at the same time! SUPER SPRINT Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike (.25 Mile Swim, 9 Mile Bike, 2 Mile Run) and the Lenape Long Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike (.5 Mile Swim, 17 Mile Bike, 4.5 Mile Run).
Sprint LONG Distance Race & SUPER SPRINT Distance Race
NEW VENUE, NEW START TIME
New Lodging Option, the night before the race
If you choose to do the LONG SPRINT race or the SUPER SPRINT Distance race, athletes are eligible for a camp site, on the lake at NO Charge for Racers. We have reserved 13 campsites (space that accommodates 6 adults) at Lake Lenape WEST and are available for athletes and their families. Please take advantage of this offer this year. Turn this race into a family adventure. There are brand new lean to shelters, as well as traditional camp sites. You must be registered for EITHER of the Lake Lenape Triathlon races first, before reservations can be made. Camp assignments are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. All rules and regulations of the park must be complied with. (see below for park rules and regulations). Call the Lake Lenape Reservation Office, 6303 Old Harding Highway, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 @ (609) 625-8219 to make the reservation. [If you choose not to camp after making the reservation and you do not cancel your registration two weeks before the event, you will be charged the facility use fee plus associated processing fees]. Take advantage of this offer and be courteous to fellow racers and make the reservation only if you plan on using it.
For additional information on the park and its regulations, please visit the Atlantic County Park link:
Race Date: July 11th, 2020, 8am Start
This grass roots triathlon started in 1990. We began with approximately 80 athletes and have hosted over 400 athletes some years. This triathlon was designed for the beginner or novice in mind. However, many professionals have done the race, as have TV personalities including Cecily Tynan of Action News. MTV producers of their show ‘Made’ also filmed an episode here at Lake Lenape Triathlon. The race has been consistently delivering a professional product with its management, as well as its constantly improving all organizational aspects of the race. We go the extra effort to close the roads to vehicular traffic to promote a safe race and make the race a better environment to race in. This race has ample volunteers from the Oakcrest High School Field Hockey Team
Register for any of this year’s event, online at active.com, or in person on race day. We close both of the registration platforms on Wednesday prior to the race in order to ship all of the data to our timer. You are welcome to register on Friday evening (530pm-730pm) or early Saturday morning (6am-730am).
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.
All athletes should arrive early to register and set up their transition area at Lake Lenape Park WEST. The GPS location address for WEST is: 6303 Harding Highway in Mays Landing, NJ 08330. There is NO PARKING on the ‘transition’ side of the lake. Athletes can drop their gear off, We are asking for athletes to be considerate of other athletes and limit yourself to 30 minutes for register and to set up your gear in transition area because of the limited parking in this area of the park. If you like to take your time with registration and setting up your transition spot, you can park at the swim start and bike your gear over (1.5 miles).
DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE ON THE RACE COURSE
The New Venue:
Voted as one of the prettiest parks in Atlantic County, Lake Lenape Park EAST is the start of the race. There is ample parking at this location, as well as picnic areas and other points of interest. Visit this County Park’s website for the historic background, scenery, playground and other pictures of the park at http://www.atlantic-county.org/parks/lake-lenape.asp#LLeast
Swim (LONG SPRINT Course = Half Mile; SUPER SPRINT Course = Quarter Mile)
Both swims will begin at the lighthouse pictured above. The sprint course is a .33 mile course and will be a point-to-point swim (breathing from the right side), keeping all of the buoys on your right. We sink approximately 10 swim buoy markers to make it easier to sight the next buoy for the competitors. The swim is also close to the shoreline for those that are more comfortable swimming near terra firma. Both race swims will begin at the same time and be formatted in the same way in a time trial style start (1-by-1). That course will be marked with differently colored bouys and will obviously be longer. This swim is Point-to-Point and swimmers will not be returned to the beach you start from. Both swims will end in transition area at Lake Lenape Park, WEST. See the map of the swim portion of this event.
There will be lifeguards, rescue boats, surf boards, and the police department’s dive team on hand to assist any swimmers having difficulty. We have even had a car/boat in the water during the race overseeing the swim. Wetsuits are permitted regardless of the water temperature. Temperature of the water is sometimes above 78 degrees F, so be mindful of dehydration and being more uncomfortable if you wear a wetsuit above 78 degrees.
This year, we will again be emphasizing safety by sending swimmers off one-by-one from a beach standing start, at 3 second intervals (this takes the same amount of time as sending athletes off in waves). In 2017, we are the first in the area to implement this style of start. We are asking that the swimmer seed themselves according to their ability and self predicted swim time (faster first). This should spread the swimmers out, eliminate bunching at the start and around each buoy, and reduce the number of athletes swimmer over top of one another, thereby creating a safer swim.
The Race Director can (and will) provide personalized instruction for those that require specialized attention. The below photo depicts competitor Joe Boothby receiving pre-race instructions the evening before the race, as he ‘readys’ his mind and body to tackle the next days challenge.
First Run of the LONG Sprint and SUPER SPRINT Duathlon:
If you are not swimming, the first leg of the race is a 1.5 mile run. The Run Start is on the access road to the Park on Tunney Ave underneath the entrance sign to the park. Both Sprint and Olympic Distance Duathletes will cover the same distance for the first run. Roads will be closed to thru-traffic. Racers should pay attention to local traffic for those residents that have to leave their homes. Racers should obey the rules and laws of the road.
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 water side and move towards the access road. 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).
SUPER Sprint Bike (second leg) [Triathlon and Duathlon]
The 9.0 mile bike will be an out and back course. We close the bike course to vehicular traffic, so racers can enjoy a traffic free event. Riders will exit the transition area and head out of the park. Make a RIGHT onto Weymouth Road and b YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE RACE COURSE. Weymouth Rd. will be closed to vehicular through traffic. However, keep in mind that residents on the road may also be on the roadway. So, heads up and pay attention to all rules of the road. A bicycle is considered a motor vehicle and you must abide by all motor vehicle laws, therefor all participant may adhere to the “rules of the road”. There will be draft marshals on both bike, foot and motorcycle. Officials have been instructed to issue no warning for drafting. NO DRAFTING WILL BE PERMITTED.
17 Mile LONG Sprint Bike (second leg)[Triathlon and Duathlon]
LONG Sprint 4.5 Mile Run (last Leg)[Triathlon and Duathlon]
After racking your bike in the same location as the beginning of the race, runners will head out of the Park for an approximately making a LEFT onto Old Harding Highway (CR559). Runners will hug the lake and make another LEFT onto Mill Road (CR559) and bear LEFT onto Lenape Ave and the final LEFT onto Park Road. Runners will pass Municipal Beach Entrance (The Cove) on Park Road and make a LEFT onto Lake Dr, and a RIGHT onto Tunney Ave and another LEFT onto Park Road, passing the parking area. Continuing on Park to the residential loop on Morningside, and McGreary Roads. Runners will return to the start by staying on Park Road and heading directly back to the Start/Finish area.
SUPER SPRINT Run (2 Mile Run) [Triathlon and Duathlon]
After racking your bike in the same location as the beginning of the race, runners will head out of the Park for 1 mile, then turn around at the swimming area known as the “Cove” and head back, retracing their footsteps to transition area at Lake Lenape WEST.
Freshly paved roads around Lake Lenape!!!!!! (finally)
Aquabike We have also added an event category for those that cannot or don’t wanna (sic) run. The Aquabikers will begin the swim with the Triathletes, followed by the same course as the bike (either SHORT or LONG distance) finishing by crossing the timing mats at transition area. When their race ends and they can heckle the other athletes who are not finished yet.
Finisher medals for all athletes that complete any of the race Tri/Du/AB distances.
Overall three Males and Females in each race (Tri, Du, AquaBike). These athletes will not be included in the age groups awards that are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Awards will take place after the last finisher crosses the finish line from each respective race.
Beginning at 0600 hours, all athletes are asked to check in at the Transition area at the ATLANTIC COUNTY Park, LAKE LENAPE WEST, Mays Landing on Old Harding Highway. Drop off any racing equipment and set up your transition area. After your transition are is set up, you must move your car to the other side of the lake. All athlete parking is located at the Atlantic County Park LAKE LENAPE EAST. See above referenced map. Once you park your car, make your way to the swim start at the lighthouse at the waters edge. [We ask you to park away from the transition area for safety reasons. We dont want vehicular traffic while the athletes are in the park.] We will have a board to hang your keys on designated by your bib number. There will be 2 Police Explorers detailed to guard the keys while racers are on the course. The board will be at the parking lots edge nearest the water. The Atlantic County Explorers will be asking for a small donation at the parking lot of $1 or whatever you want to give that directly supports this non-profit organization. We appreciate you supporting this organization.
After the race You can ride your bike back to the parking area (1.5 miles) DO NOT park anywhere on the race course. A tow truck will be standing by to remove any vehicles from the bike and run courses. Again, we are emphasizing safety by keeping vehicles off of the race course. Thank you for understanding.
Other Mays Landing Partners
Our Mays Landing DJ services are provided by www.shotsentertainment.com. Click on the link to find out more about them. Our Mays Landing Trophy provider are provided by http://www.crowntrophy.com/ . Our Mays Landing T Shirt vendor can be found at http://goaye.com/ . If you have children or teens, consider supporting Young’s Skating Center on Park Road, Mays Landing while you are in town. Find more out about the hours of operation at http://www.youngsskatingcenter.com/ .
Nutrition Needs: PBN Nutrition. By Triathletes for Triathletes: https://www.facebook.com/PBNSwim/
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN RACE!!!
Athletes will received a quality race T Shirt from a Mays Landing T Shirt company, a water bottle, food, race flyers and other cool stuff in the athletes SWAG Bag.
Back of Shirt Front of Shirt
Sunday, July 12th:
Dragon Boat Races on Lake Lenape. Stay an extra day at Lake Lenape, grab some Triathlete Teammates, and enter this fun event for a great cause.