DelMoSports Adds Registration Fee Reimbursement to 2 Events in 2012
OLD BRIDGE, NJ – January 31, 2012 – 365Competitors, LLC is proud to announce DelMoSports Inc. has contracted with 365Competitors to offer Registration Fee Reimbursement for the 2012 season. The participating events include the 9th Annual Tri he Wildwoods Triathlon & 5K and the 2nd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon.
The 9th Annual Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon & 5K is a classic beach race along the southern New Jersey shore and is scheduled for August 18, 2012 in North Wildwood, NJ. It comprises a 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike and 5K run. The 2nd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon will take place September 15, 2012 in conjunction with the Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The International race is a 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike ride, and 10k run. The sprint portion includes a 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5k run.
“DelMoSports has always been an athlete centered organization. We believe it is in the best interest of the athlete to provide a service to help protect our racer’s investment in themselves and in the sport of triathlon. 365Competitors, LLC has given us the opportunity to add an amenity no other company can offer. In short, it’s good for the sport!”
DelMoSports, Inc. is a boutique race company founded in 2004. We specialize in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore. We believe in high quality, athlete centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement while staying true to the sport of triathlon. Our events provide a challenging course, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. For more information or to register, go to www.delmosports.com .
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800.365.0198 ext. 304
Atlantic City Triathlon to move to Bader Field in 2012
By EMILY PREVITI, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY – The second annual Atlantic City International Triathlon will move to Bader Field and add a shorter race this summer, organizers said Thursday. Scheduled for Sept. 15, the featured international-distance event includes a mile swim, a 20-mile bike and a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run. The swim will move from the ocean to the bay, but the cycling portion will remain on the Atlantic City Expressway and the run on the Boardwalk, race organizer Stephen DelMonte said.
The new sprint race will start with a quarter-mile swim, followed by a 10-mile bike and 5K run.
Race registration and a new website will launch in mid-February. Last year’s participants will get discounted fees, Del Monte said. This summer’s route will proceed from Bader Field along Albany Avenue – known as the Black Horse Pike west of the bridge next to the former municipal airport – to the Boardwalk for the run and Expressway Exit 2 for the cycling leg, said Tom Foley, the city’s emergency management coordinator.
That will eliminate the traffic issues that stemmed form last year’s course, which “cut the city in half,” Foley said. And during the inaugural run, most athletes didn’t complete the swim leg because rough ocean conditions forced organizers to cancel it and run a bike-run race, or duathlon, instead. “We had to pull 62 swimmers out of the ocean last year,” Foley said. “With the bay, there will be no issue.” Competitors were staged in Boardwalk Hall in 2011 but will do so from Bader Field on the tarmac running parallel to the bay, DelMonte said.
“It’s unfortunate we won’t be at Boardwalk Hall because it’s such a beautiful place,” DelMonte said. “But for longevity of the triathlon, it’s in the event’s best interest, the city’s best interests and also the athletes’ best interests.” The 85-year-old domed structure would not be able to accommodate the 3,000 athletes – about 10 times last summer’s participation – DelMonte ultimately hopes to attract.
DelMonte also organizes another triathlon, annual Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon & 5k, slated for its ninth run Aug. 18, and said the 2012 Atlantic City race is still in its planning stages. But Foley expects the city to approve the necessary permits in plenty of time. They also said they have full cooperation from organizers of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival, also scheduled for the same weekend at Bader Field.