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Thank you so much for registering for the Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon scheduled for September 19, 2020. There is no doubt we all could use something to look forward to, so we have waited while carefully considering how to proceed. The fact of the matter is that it can not be held this year in the traditional sense, even with a solid safety plan in place. With that said, we are offering the following options to choose from. Please choose an option by Aug 1, 2020
- A complete refund of the race fee minus a $7.50 service. Please note USAT (the organization that holds your one day insurance membership) will be contacting you directly via email after September 20 asking how you would like your $15 fee handled.)
- A deferral to next year. The date next year will be Saturday, September 18, 2021.
- A donation of your race fee directly to United Through Sport, USA and Pathways to Success, divided equally. You will get a receipt for your donation.(If you already made a donation, it will still be directed directly to them)
- A virtual race that can be conducted anytime from Sept 13-Sept. 20 for a cost of $30. If you choose this option your entry will automatically be moved to the virtual race before Sept 13, and you will be refunded the difference from the race fee you paid to equall $30 for the Virtual Race. There will no tshirts or awards mailed, but winners will be posted.
Again, please choose by August 1 on how you would like to proceed.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.deweybeachtriathlon.com/.
As always the feature event will be the triathlon, a 1/2 mile ocean swim, 15 mile bike and 3.5 mile run.
Want to enjoy the beautiful Dewey Beach Triathlon with your friends? Join a relay team for three times the fun!
Athletes will have the option to race a duathlon as a 1/2 mile beach run, 15 mile bike and 3.5 mile run.
For those looking to race and not wanting to run you can elect to race in the Aquabike division which features a 1/2 mile swim and a 15 mile bike.
The first Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon was held on September 14, 1996. It was held in the back of what was then called Gary’s Surf Spray Café on New Orleans Street in Dewey Beach, Delaware. The after party was held on the roof of the building. The following year it was also held on the same street but quickly outgrew the venue and has been held in the Delaware Seashore State Park ever since. It’s a no frills, grass roots community event and a Dewey Beach tradition that brings athletes and their families from near and far to the resort area.
We have simply striven for a safe, enjoyable and fun triathlon with a fast and scenic course while keeping the money within our community.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Friday, September 18, 2020
Big Chill Beach Club – White tent – 4-7 PM
27099 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach 19930
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Race Site - Delaware Seashore State Park (Ocean Side) Tent Near Main Building (6:00AM - 7:30AM)
Tower Road (Just South of Dewey Beach on North Bound side of Route 1)
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
You must bring the following items for packet pickup:
Email Registration Confirmation
Valid Photo ID
Valid USAT card. If you do not have a a USAT annual membership, you most likely paid for a one day USAT membership during your registration. If you entered an expired or invalid USAT annual membership number during registration you will have to pay $12 at packet pickup.
**Race Packets will only be given to racers. You can not pick up someone else's packet. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.**
Arrive early and bring your photo id and USAT card if you are a member. At packet pickup you will receive your run number, bike number, helmet number, timing chip, swim wave cap, goody bag, triblend race shirt and water bottle.
There will be an informational meeting held on Friday night at the race site at 6PM. At this meeting, we will explain the race course, triathlon rules and will answer any of your questions. Bring any questions you may have. This clinic is required for for first timer triathletes and highly recommended for everyone.
You must wear your assigned race chip on your ankle and unaltered race number on the front of your body at all times during the event. This year we will be using a reusable race chip that will be given to you at packet pickup and you MUST RETURN THIS CHIP AT THE END OF THE RACE. If you do not race but picked up your timing chip, please return it to the finishline and inform a timing staff member. . Timing is handled by CompuScore and finish results will be streamed instantly at www.compuscore.com
You must be at least 15 years of age to race. You would have automatically signed a USAT one day insurance waiver when you registered online, but if you did not, you will be instructed at packet pickup to pay the one day fee or show your USAT annual membership card. This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all participants must either be a USAT member or purchase a one day membership. For more information on USA Triathlon, go to their website at www.usatriathlon.org . Athletes are encouraged to complete the event evaluation located on their website in an effort for USAT to obtain more information on this event.
Parking is limited within the Delaware Seashore State Park Tower Road area. The State Park will open at 5:30 AM for racers and requires a parking pass for vehicles. ALL PARTICIPANTS CAN GET IN TO THE PARK FREE BY DISPLAYING YOUR RACE NUMBER. Parking is also available across Rte. 1 at Tower Road-Bay, or 1/2 mile South at Key Box (ocean side) and New Road (bayside). Parking at DSSP is limited and once inside, you will not be allowed to leave until all race participants have completed the event at approximately 11 AM. This is the last day for permit parking in Dewey so please post that you are a racer on your dashboard if you are parking within Dewey city limits. Do not park at the private residence of Indian Beach or unload on Rte. 1.
No one other than registered racers will be allowed in the transition area. You will be body marked prior to entering the transition area.
All racers must be complete the course within 3 hours of their start time (when their swim wave starts). Racers still on the course after the cut off time will not be timed but will be allowed to finish or picked up by a sag vehicle.
We will accept approximately 1,000 participants and we reserve the right to close registration when deemed necessary. Sponsors receive complimentary entries/teams based on their sponsorship level. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org . There are no refunds and no race transfers are allowed.
Prizes to the top finishers in the following age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Awards go to the 3 Overall male and female and 3 Overall Masters Males and Females; Top 3 Relay Teams (all male, all female and mixed relay), Top 3 First Timers, Clydesdales, Athenas and Aquabikers (M and F) and Duathletes (M and F).
No race refunds or transfers will be allowed for any reasons.
Food and beverages will be available upon finishing the race for triathletes. All racers eligible to win raffle prizes. Massages for a fee will be provided after the race. Donation will be requested of all non racers. Beverages will also be sale for non participants.
For first time triathletes, you are allowed to register as a Novice, however please know that you are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP AWARDS IF YOU ARE IN THE NOVICE WAVE. These waves begin after all other race waves have started. While you are not competing in your age group, you will be competing and timed with other Novices. If you are a competitive athlete, consider racing in your age group. *You must complete the course within 3 hours of whatever wave you start in* - You will not be allowed to switch waves once you have registered.
All Clydesdale and Athena athletes will be weighed at the time of packet pickup. Please know that, per USAT rules, you are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP AWARDS IF YOU ARE IN THE CLYDESDALE/ATHENA category. The minimum weights for these categories are 200 lbs for Men and 150 lbs for Women.
***This is a USAT sanctioned event and we want this to be a fun and safe activity, but if you feel at any point you need medical assistance, please notify a nearby volunteer or medical person. We will make every attempt to pick up disabled bikes on the course, but we can not promise that you will be picked up in a timely manner.
Q: Can I pick up a packet for my friend/brother/husband/daughter/neighbor, etc?
A: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay team members must be present at the same time to receive the packet, or you will have to split up the relay packet for each participant. All athletes are required to show a photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Every single participant, including relay participants, must have a photo ID. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID. Annual members are required to show their membership card if they did not register through an RTAV.
Q: Why is my Age 1 year older?
A: USAT Events use your age on 12/31/20 in order to normalize everyone competing across 1 calendar year. So while your age on race day might be 49, if your birthday is after the event your age used for scoring, awards and wave placement would be 50.
Q: Can I go in a different wave?
A: If your wave is incorrect, please see a race official during packet pickup to have it corrected.
Q: Am I eligible for the novice, clydesdale and age group categories all together?
A: No, you are only eligible for one category: Age Group, Clydesdale/Athena, or Novice, you can not be in more than one.
Q: Can I wear a Wetsuit?
A: Yes, the race will be wetsuit legal as an ocean swim. If you do wear a wetsuit, your timing chip must be on the outside of the wetsuit in order for it to work. Please pay extra attention not to the loose the chip when you take your wetsuit off.
Q: How can I find out my Bib and Wave Assignment?
A: All bib and wave info will be listed here: Find a Participant
Q: When do we rack our bikes?
A: All bike racking will be done on race morning. You CAN NOT RACK YOUR BIKE ON FRIDAY.
Q: I'm in a relay, where do I exchange with my team member
A: All relays must exchange the timing chip at the bike rack. The timing chip must be worn by the participant competing at all times on the ankle.
Q: When do I pick up my timing Chip?
A: All timing chips will be handed out on race morning until 7:30 am.
Q: Do I have to wear the swim cap?
A: Yes, our lifeguards are in charge on this one. For your safety, we MUST WEAR THE SWIM CAP WE GIVE TO YOU.
Q: How do I see my results?
A: Finish Results will be streamed instantly to: www.compuscore.com . Splits will be posted there as well shortly after the race.
Q: I am injured, can I get a refund?
A: There are no refunds, transfers or deferments for this race.
Q: Can I just give by bib to someone else, I already paid for it?
A: When you registered, you signed a waiver that you are the one participating. Giving a bib to someone else who has not signed the waiver, has not given any safety information, emergency contact info, or any general info at all, it a safety risk for all involved and is extremely discouraged. Anyone caught wearing a bib that does not belong to them will be disqualified.
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