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19th Cape Henlopen Triathlon

Cape Henlopen State Park; Lewes, DE

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 7:30am

CAPE HENLOPEN TRI & DU

TRI: 1/4m swim - 9.67 mile bike - 5k Run

DU: 2 mile run - 9.67 mile bike - 5k Run 

Divisions for 2019 include:  

TRI= OVERALL, MASTERS, AGE GRPS, CLYDE, ATHENA, NOVICE

DU= OVERALL, MASTERS, AGE GRPS

I would like to take the time to welcome you to the 19th annual Cape Henlopen Triathlon & Duathlon at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, DE.  This event was formally a Piranna Sports event that has been purchased by the local Seashore Striders.  The event is a great "1st Timer" event for those interested in the multi-sport events.  We look forward to hosting you for the second year in Lewes and we hope you enjoy the event.

Tim Bamforth

Race Director Seashore Striders

(I am adding info weekly so please check back)

 

NEW EVENT INFORMATION

This event is the same great event that Piranha Sports conducted for 17 years and my goal is to keep as much of the event logistics the same as it has been.  The swim course is the same, the bike course has been changed slightly from previous years and will now begin at the southwest corner of the bathhouse parking lot.   The rest of the bike course remains the same.  The transition area has been changed from the parade field to the southwest corner of the bathhouse parking lot which will eliminate issues the State Park Personel had with bikes and runners mixing into each other near parade field.   The run course is now on the east side of the park heading towards the Biden Center & Herring Point and will do an out & back instead of a loop.   There will be no bikes and runners near each other on the course.  

In previous years the swimmers had to run nearly 1/2 mile to reach the transition area.  As the new director I was not a fan of having the transition area so far away.   The CHSP Personel and myself would like to try the transition area in the main beach parking lot making it easier on the athletes and the logistics of the bike and run courses.   I realize that with the move issues may arise regarding the wind, the sand, the parking lot, but we are willing to work through these items and give it a try as we feel the positives out weigh the negatives.

Lastly, I would like to thank previous Race Director Neil Semmel who has been beyond great in getting me as much information as possible on this event and I hope to be able to honor him at a future Cape Triathon event for all the hardwork over the years he put into this event.

My goal, as it is with each of the hundreds of events I have directed in the past 28 years, is to provide my athletes with a safe, enjoyable, & fun event here at Cape Henlopen State Park in my hometown of Lewes with my host team The Seashore Striders.  

NOTE:  In a case where my safety team makes a decision to eliminate the swim portion of the event due to weather or the water conditions- the event, if possibe, will be turned into a full duathlon.   Please remember that the athlete's safety is our Number 1 Concern.

Course
Tri Swim...The 1/4m/.25 ocean swim at Cape Henlopen State Park will take place in waves to be determined. Athletes will leave the beach and enter the ocean to the north or to the south of the main bathhouse which will be the ocean exit. Athletes will enter the ocean and swim around the first buoy, pass by to the outside of the 2nd buoy, and swim around the final buoy heading to the beach. There is only one swim course and all tri athletes will swim the same course.................... Tri & Du Bike (NEW Start & Finish while the rest of the course remains the same)...The 9.67m/15.57 km bike course will leave TRANSITION and the main bathhouse parking lot in the southwest corner exiting onto Post Lane following it past the parade grounds and straight out of the park onto Cape Henlopen Drive. Bikers will be on the right side of the road with traffic throughout the course and will follow Cape Henlopen Drive north to the end taking a left at the Dairy Queen and E. Savannah Road heading west. Bikers will follow Savannah Road west for just 1/2 mile crossing the Lewes drawbridge and taking a left on Gills Neck Road. Bikers will follow Gills Neck Road through the "S" turns, past Wolfe Pt, Wolfe Runne, and Hawkseye Developments before taking a right at Kings Highway and Cape H.S. Bikers will follow Kings Highway to Theo C. Freeman Memorial Hwy over the Freemon Highway Bridge before taking a right on Cape Henlopen Drive heading south back towards Cape Henlopen State Park. Bikers will take a right at the entrance on Engineer Rd. and the second left. Another left will put them on Dune Rd. and a right on Post Lane heading back to the main bathhouse parking lot and TRANSITION.................... Tri Run & Du Run#2 (NEW Course)...The 3.1 mile/5 km out & back run course will leave TRANSITION and the main bathhouse parking lot in the southwest corner and pick up the multi-use paved trail heading south towards Ft. Miles. Runners will follow the trail through Ft. Miles, onto Transistor/Marathon Rd, and onto the Gordon's Pond Trail heading towards Herring Pt. Runners will turn around at the 1.55m mark and return the same way to the finish at the main bathhouse parking lot.................... Du Run#1 (NEW Course)...The 2 mile out & back run course will leave TRANSITION and the main bathhouse parking lot in the southwest corner and pick up the multi-use paved trail heading south towards Ft. Miles. Runners will follow the trail through Ft. Miles, onto Transistor/Marathon Rd. Runners will turn around at the 1.0 mile mark and return the same way to the finish at the main bathhouse parking lot....................
Registration

Triathlon & Duathlon Pricing is based on your Registration Date

Individual Pricing:


$70 - Month of March
$80 - Month of April 
$90 - May 1 - June 7th @ 6 p.m.(online registration closes)
$100 - Last Chance Registration at Saturday's(6/9/19) Packet Pick-up

 

** No Refunds, however if for some reason you can not compete, the Seashore Striders can enter you(transfer) to the 2020 event at your wish...Thank You for your cooperation.

Amenities

* Custom Tech T's

* Cool Awards

* Post-Race Celebration

* Awesome Sprint/First Timer Course with no bike/run overlap

* First Timer Clinic/Swim Warm-Up on Saturday...(Finishing details...more to come...stay tuned)

* Chip Timed Event...We will use Chronotrack Velcro Tri Chips for this event...your race number, bike number, & bib number will all be the same.

* Paperwork is now being completed to bring back USATriathlon and make this a Sanctioned Event again.   As of now, it is not completed yet, but I am confident that it will be done and that will require you to be a member of USAT or to purchase a one-day waiver for insurance purposes.   The question & option is already embedded in my registration platform.   I have heard from many athletes that they stopped competing in the Cape Tri because it was not sanctioned.  The truth is that I do not know the ins and outs and pros and cons of what went on in the past, nor do I care what went on in the past.   I respect USAT, I have had a past relationship with USAT, and I want to move to the future and make my event a sanctioned event and the best event I can make it.  

Awards

Presented to:

- Overall Top 3 Male & Female Finishers(6)...both the Tri & Du

- Overall Male & Female Master Finishers(2)...both the Tri & Du

- Overall Top 3 Clyde & Filly Finishers(6)...Tri only

- Overall Top 3 Novice Finishers(6)...Tri only

- Top three finishers in the following age groups: ...both the Tri & the Du 

13 & U, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & O

(NOTE:  No Double Dipping allowed...Overall, Master, Clyde/Filly Awards do not win age group awards and vice versa) 

Results

Results will be produced by Seashore Strider Event Production, Inc.

Sponsors
Sponsor Logos: 
Race Director: 

Tim Bamforth

Seashore Striders

302.542.4536 cell

302.644.8952 office

[email protected]