Saturday, September 14, 2019
23rd Annual Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon
*** State public safety officials have decided that the event will be cancelled for the weekend. ***
Despite reports that Hurricane Florence may remain south, she is still a moving target. The State of Delaware public safety agencies that the triathlon relies on must be invested this weekend in their essential mission (which unfortunately but understandably special events don’t fall under.)
We also understand that many of you will be very disappointed in this decision, but know it is in the best interest of everyone as we will have coastal flooding because of storm surge. Our beaches have already suffered erosion after this past weekend.
We have tried to find an open fall date to postpone to, but it is virtually impossible without going into November.
Here is what we are doing -
1) If you were registered, you can still pick up your shirt, water bottle & goody bag fr Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill from 11-3 on Saturday the 15th.
2) We can mail your shirt to you.
3) After this weekend, if we still can’t find a suitable alternative date, we will try to be in touch with each of you on how we will handle next year’s registration. There will be a 23rd Annual Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon.
In the meantime, our thoughts go to the real potential victims of this monster hurricane.
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.
Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon History
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 strived for a safe, enjoyable and fun triathlon with a fast and scenic course while keeping the money within our community.
United Through Sport
Dewey Beach Triathlon is working with United Through Sport as the beneficiary for our event. United Through Sport is focused on working with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds using the power of sport to improve education, raise health awareness and build life-skills.
To learn more about United Through Sport go to: www.unitedthroughsport.org/us
United Through Sport USA, INC is a USA 501c3 registered charity
Clinics & Training Camps
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