Additional race information can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Bear/LumsPondTriathlonFestival.
Just minutes from I-95 this mid-season Sprint/Olympic race is fast, flat and easy to get to. Staged out of beautiful Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware this is a great race for elite and novice athletes alike. The freshwater swim starts with a rectangular course that parallels the shore for the first 250 meters. The bike course is super fast and completes a large loop around the park. This course is completely flat, all right hand turns and has great pavement throughout. The run course is amazing with a beautiful, heavily forested mix of single track lake views and wide open graveled walking paths. There are mountain biking, hiking and running trails galore as well as the GoApe ropes course. Or you can relax with friends post race at Stewarts Brewing Company on the way home.
***The Lum’s Pond Sprint & Olympic Triathlons are the USA Triathlon Delaware State Championships.
Qualifying for the Toyota Age Group National Championships. State championships will qualify the top 35% or top five (5) finishers in an age group (whichever is greater). You may only qualify for Olympic-distance Nationals by placing in the Olympic distance State Championship race or Sprint Nationals by placing in the sprint distance State Championship race.
High School State Championships Exemption: All high school athletes who finish any of the State High School Championships will automatically qualify for Sprint-distance (pending they are at least age 15 as of December 31, 2023)
Any state championship that occurs after June 1, 2023 will qualify for BOTH 2023 AND 2024 Toyota Age Group Nationals. The qualification criteria for 2023 Age Group Nationals are subject to change from what it is for 2022. Click here to review the full 2023 qualification criteria for Toyota Age Group Nationals.
Athletes do not have to be a resident of a state to win that state’s championship. Any age group athlete competing in an age group division is eligible to win any state championship.
This is a beautiful race that you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check out our video HERE, then register below.
For more details please go to the Kinetic Multisports Lums Pond Triathlon website HERE
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Sprint Distance 1-loop swim, 1-loop bike, 1- loop run
Olympic Distance 2-loop swim, 3 loop bike (do not come back into the park until you are finishing), 2-loop run
Be part of the great experience. Here are some comments from last year’s Lums Pond Triathlon race.
"I signed up for the race the night before. Thru my stuff together and drove down. I had a wonderful experience"
bib# – 346
"This was my first year racing Olympic distance triathlons and my second Kinetic multisport. Totally recommend your events to novice and experienced athletes. Loved it all."
bib# – 291
"This was my 99 th triathlon. The tri community is the best!"
bib# – 140
Any athlete who participates in a minimum of five (5) 2023 Kinetic Multisports events will qualify for Kinetic Cup Series scoring and qualifier rewards.
The tiered qualifier system will work as follows:
Stage 1 Qualifier: Q3 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 3 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a Race for the Kinetic Cup Technical Headband at Packet Pick Up!
Stage 2 Qualifier: Q5 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 5 Kinetic Multisports events will eligible for Kinetic Cup Series awards and will receive a Race For the Kinetic Cup Special Ball Cap!
Stage 3 Qualifier: Q10 Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 10 Kinetic Multisports events will receive a custom Kinetic Multisports Qualifier Jacket! (Your custom jacket will be mailed to you after the season). Pictured is the 2023 Q10 Jacket, this jacket is different each year.
Race For the Kinetic Cup Series Awards – Each athlete placing in the top 5 of each age group or category (with 5 races) will receive a special award. Awards differ from year to year!
The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons. Every participant, official, volunteer and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.
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Please visit https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules for a complete list of USA Triathlon Rules.
Time Trial Swim Start: Kinetic Multisports races utilize a time trial swim start. We'll start two (2) athletes at a time every few seconds. Athletes line up based on swim and overall finish times, faster up front, slower in the back to create a smoother race for everyone.
Elite Box Start: In conjunction with our time trial swim starts we are excited to announce the official addition of the Elite Box Start at select races. If you are in contention to get Top 20 Overall Male/Female or just want to race up front, this is for you. Simply work your way to the front of the swim start area on race day. We'll get you lined up and started first, then athletes two at time every few seconds thereafter. The Elite Box Start concept worked well at many races last year and we are excited to add this feature to more races.