Who is DelMoSports? What is DelMoSports? Great question. We are what is possible…just like you. We are what can happen when you refuse to settle for “that’s fine.” Have you had those thoughts run through your head? That things are “good enough?” We have those thoughts too. The DelMo Difference is in the details. From our world class customer service, to checking off the boxes that make DelMoSports New Jersey’s best triathlon series. We sweat the details for our athletes. We think like you, because we are you, we always have YOUR best interest at heart. Is that all? No. There is an intangible that we cannot explain as well. When an athlete steps into one of our races…something is different. There is an energy that only other athletes who have ‘taken the leap’ can describe. We believe DelMoSports is New Jersey’s Best Triathlon Series. We believe if you do the work, commit yourself, and stay positive that anything is possible. We believe these are the key ingredients in the recipe that makes the DelMo Difference.
DelMoSports, Inc. is a boutique race company founded in 2004, specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware. Their unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families.
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Stephen Del Monte is the founder and CEO of DelMoSports, Inc.. A former social worker, youth athletic coach and middle school math teacher, he founded the company in 2004 with his wife Jamie in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, where they live with their two children. They specialize in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware, with challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. Now with over 7,000 finishers annually, DelMoSports’ participants travel from around the world and compete at every level, from beginner to elite.
DelMoSports’ events include the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Escape the Cape was also nominated for Triathlon Business International awards for Best Small and Best Destination Race, and DelMoSports was nominated for Best Race Series. Stephen was recently named “Top 40 Under 40,” by the Atlantic City Weekly, Event Director of the Month by Active.com and “an emerging giant in the race industry,” by Shore News Today.
Kristy aka “KT” is the first official employee to come on board with DelMoSports. She’s a former Pre-School Teacher’s Aide and youth athletic coach at Crest Memorial Elementary School. Like her boss Steve, she grew up in North Wildwood, NJ. Went away to college in Florida studied Physical Education and Exercise Science, and is now back in her hometown roots helping produce First Class Triathlons!
Kristy plays a big role at DelMoSports. She is the “go to gal” in the office and out on site. You need it? Kristy’s got it! If not, she’ll go get it! Her title is Event Specialist; however she is quickly taking on the roll as registration liaison and admin for DelMoSports.
The Triathlon world is very new to Kristy. So new she competed in her very first triathlon last July “The Queen of the Crest” in a men’s Tri Kit (thanks to her former co-worker Ben!). This was part of the job requirements per Stephen.
Outside of DelMoSports Kristy enjoys catching up with her friends, fishing, boat rides, anything beach related (paddle boarding, whiffle ball, beach volleyball, or just laying there) traveling and not to mention spoiling the crap out of her rescue dog Jake. She is also a member of the Women of Wildwood “W.O.W.” which is an all ladies non- profit organization that gives back to the community, lends helping hands to the local schools and families and promotes a positive attitude towards the Wildwoods as a whole.
Mindy Soranno joined the DelMoSports Team as our Expo Coordinator and quickly took on role of Volunteer Coordinator too, event planning is her niche.
She is not new to triathlon, she is in her 17th year in the sport, she has completed 10 Iron Distance Triathlons, as well as numerous sprint/Olympic and half iron triathlons, 2 Ultra Marathons, she is also on the quest to do a marathon in every state, slowly checking off states, 12 official states done (repeated too many with IRONMANs)
She is from the D.C. area and currently resides in Fort Belvoir, VA with her husband Don. She loves to travel so many times travel and races go together and when she is home, which is rare, she loves to cook!
Lisa is an elementary physical education teacher. She grew up in Wildwood Crest where she now resides with her husband, Darrick, and three kids. The Kobierowski family often participates in 5K races together, with DJ running his first 1K race at age 3. Fitness is a family affair.
Although new to the world of triathlons, Lisa has a strong background in fitness. Lisa went to college at Sacred Heart University and completed a degree in Psychology and Human Movement and Sport Science. While in Graduate School, Lisa also cheered in the NFL as a New England Patriots cheerleader. After graduation, Lisa competed in fitness competitions and was named Ms. Fitness New Jersey in 2002 and has placed in the top five of several other fitness competitions since, most recently a fifth place finish at the Atlantic City Superbody in 2012.
In addition to teaching and being a busy mom, Lisa directs a youth dance and gymnastics program for the community. Her dance students perform annually at the Harlem Globetrotters games. Lisa also volunteers her time as a cheer coach. Lisa loves the energy and positive vibes of race day and is excited to share that spirit with more volunteers at the DelMoSports events.
Rachel interned with DelMoSports for the 2016 event season and quickly became apart of the team. She is a recent graduate from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. Rachel has traveled the world and to date can speak 3 different languages (smarty pants). Rachel is a well spoken, hard working, go getting asset to the DelMoSports team. You will often see Rachel during Registration assisting athletes at the “Solutions Desk”, on site assisting where needed and Sponsors Activation.
Rachel enjoys sunsets at Douglass Park (site of ETC swim).
I am a Sports Chiropractor/Certified Athletic trainer with an additional degree in Exercise physiology. I have 20+ years treating athletes at all levels of competition from Amateur/High School/College/ and even one past and future Olympian. I am also an Adjunct Professor at a local college. I grew up in Old Bridge, NJ but I currently reside on the east end of Long Island with my wife and 2 young sons. I got into the sport almost by chance when I happened to be at a friend’s son’s birthday party and he asked me to do a duathlon. From that point forward I got interested in trying triathlon, and though I had been a runner most of my life for fitness, I welcomed the cross training effect. My first race was the Might Montauk Olympic triathlon in Montauk, Long Island. The biggest obstacle I have in the sport is juggling my practice, teaching, fatherhood while trying to maintain the necessary training to complete the Ironman distance or just get faster at the shorter distances.
The highlight of my racing career has been finishing Ironman Lake Placid, Challenge Atlantic City Full in the inaugural year, and the epic Challenge Roth full in Bavaria Germany. I was introduced and became a fan of DelMoSports a few years before I was an ambassador when I signed up for Challenge Atlantic City. After seeing the professionalism of Stephen and his staff I was hooked. I knew I needed to race one of the exclusive DelMoSports races ,which I chose Escape the Cape Olympic. It was the most unbelievable triathlon experience and I have raced it ever since. Surprisingly, Tri the Wildwoods has become my favorite race. The beach atmosphere and the ease of the logistics make it the most family friendly race I have done. First timers may benefit from discussing things with me for a few reasons. On a professional side, since I have many years of dealing with athletes of all ability levels I can advise them on dealing with injuries both on a physical and believe it or not mental side of things. Though I am not technically a coach my Exercise Physiology background allows me to explain many concepts in training and give perspective during the process of training, nutrition, recovery etc. On a personal side, many people like to discuss how I juggle everything like they do and get to the starting line and finish line of an Ironman in one piece.
Why did you choose this sport?
I chose Triathlons because I needed a reason to stop being an overweight lazy bum. When I was younger I exercised to have a lean body and look good but as I got older I just wanted my body to feel like I was 20 again. Triathlon affords me the opportunity to keep my ADD in check. I'm never bored of training as I have a new mode of suffering to look forward to every day.
- What fuels you?
Aside from Scratch Labs? (Shameless plug) What fuels me is the training. The ability to pause my job, stress and leave life for a bit and be one with my body and the days discipline. I can get lost in the moment and enjoy the suffering at hand. Whenever the pain starts to get intense, I think of the people I've met or read about that can't physically get out to do it and I dig deeper to finish my sets. I also have to wear a really tight and small TriKit so I have to keep shedding pounds or it will show on race day.
- What is your favorite DelMoSports Race?
Atlantic City. It's a nice closed Swim. A fast bike that puts you on the AC Expressway and a boardwalk run finish. If you get really tired on the run you can walk into a casino to play some roulette and get a beer. What's better than that?
- What was your first triathlon?
My first triathlon was Atlantic City Sprint. I finished in one piece. Moral Victory.
- Why should a first timer choose you to give them support?
A first timer should choose me if everyone else is already taken. That and the fact that I'm not going to sugar coat my thoughts and opinions. I'm going to push you to get better and expect you to #dothework. I'm also going to help you spend absurds amount of $$ on gear and make you look good on the road.
- What has been your biggest obstacle?
My biggest obstacle has been my love hate relationship with running. As well as balancing my time between running a business, #dadlife , playing guitar and finding good places to swim outdoors. My love of beer, sugar and pizza is also a hurdle. #thestruggleisreal
Colleen Kelly Alexander is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker who inspires positive change, contribution, determination and actionable gratitude. A survivor of brain surgery, multiple autoimmune disorders and a near fatal bicycle accident in 2011, Colleen has battled back from over a month in a coma, more than thirty surgeries and two flatlines. Continuing to defy diagnoses, dire predictions and death, she has since stunned doctors and successfully run more than 100 races and complete 40 triathlons, including 2 Half Ironman events, and multiple half Ironman relays.
A spokesperson for the American Red Cross blood services, featured in numerous national media and having worked alongside Nobel Peace laureates, Colleen Ignites action through her philosophy of personal empowerment and spiritual generosity. She is uniquely qualified to speak to the miraculous power of body, mind, spirit and the phenomenal potential every human being has to make a positive impact. With her indomitable approach and incredible story of survival, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be strong and use adversity as a catalyst to make the world a better, brighter place.
Currently, Colleen lives in Connecticut with her husband, two labs, Jamis and Coda, and cat, Luna. While she gears up for her next surgery - and her next race - she can be found enjoying the open air, the open road and the bicycle chain grease kisses on her legs from the last magnificent ride.
Why did you choose this sport? Six years ago, I asked my brother to run New Jersey Marathon. After completing the marathon, I asked him to choose something for us to do next and he said he wanted to do a triathlon. I said sure and we signed up for the New Jersey State Olympic Triathlon a couple of days later. The funny thing is I didn't know how to swim so I had three months to learn especially since that triathlon is almost always a non wetsuit swim. On race day, in the first 100 yards, I had my anxiety attack and a lifeguard came over and stated that she would take me back to shore if I didn't think I could continue. Well, at that moment, I was left with the choice of going on or giving up and I said, "I’m fine, thanks" and took off before she could DNF me. I ended finishing the race and said to my brother afterwards that this is the best three hour workout ever!!! My triathlon career took off from there.
- What fuels you? My biggest goal in each event is always having a great run. If you can have a great run in a half or full then all those hours training and waking up at 4am was worth it.
- Favorite DelMoSports event? Challenge AC year 1 will always be my favorite. I just joined a new local tri team in NYC that year and legacy members of the team signed up and we had a blast. Ironman AC70.3 would be my next favorite. - What was your first triathlon? New Jersey State Triathlon
- Why should a first timer choose you to give them support? I've been there. I've experience a lot in the six years in this sport. I'm also now one of the captains of the same tri team I joined three years ago and I try and support my teammates as much as possible. I never stop trying to learn new things so I can pass the information on to my teammates and friends. Most of all, I enjoy helping others. I've had teammates, friends and strangers come up to me afterwards thanking me for a heads up or if they ran into a tough situation that they were dealing with.
- What has been your biggest obstacle? The marathon leg of the Ironman. I'm going to beat it one day and I will keep trying.
Maggie is originally from Philadelphia but now calls North Wildwood, NJ, her home. She is also a Leo and unfortunately everything you’ve heard about them is true – you’ve been warned!
After volunteering at a Delmo Event and leaving inspired, she just knew she had to continue being a part of this amazing triathlon family. Her first triathlon was the inaugural Escape The Cape Triathlon – go BIG or go HOME – but her heart still belongs to the Tri Wildwoods. She loves swimming in the ocean and almost hitched a ride on a dolphin once – turns out it was just a fellow athlete in a gray wetsuit. Honest mistake.
Throughout the summer months she can be seen swimming, biking and running all over Cape May County with her fellow Wild Harbor Tri Club members. As one of the co-founders of the club, she spends much of her free time planning club events and sharing her passion of the sport with anyone who cares to listen.
Maggie has gone from not being able to run a mile to becoming a somewhat legit-so-so-mediocre-still-hates-to-run triathlete crossing the finish line in her first Half Ironman this past September at Ironman Atlantic City 70.3.
Maggie knows that anything is possible and hates hearing the word “CAN’T.” So if you are looking for an average triathlete who can give you some motivation, inspiration and fun this season, then she’s just what the doctor ordered.
Five years ago my simple little life in Mullica Hill, New Jersey changed forever when I decided to join a local triathlon club. I was a 41 year old stay at home mom with two small kids who went from a non-athlete to a tri-athlete. My journey began when I was talked into joining by a neighbor who didn’t want to join alone. I had no idea what triathlon was. I had never done any swimming, biking, or running competitively EVER! But for some reason it sounded awesome. So I signed up for my first sprint triathlon, Queen of the Hill, and what a disaster!! The swim-totally panicked and backstroked the whole time, the bike-used a friend’s and had no idea about shifting gears, the run-legs burning and 3 miles felt like forever! But I finished and when I crossed that finish line I loved that adrenaline rush. That was it! I was hooked. Triathlon would be my new challenge. And I love a challenge and pushing myself. I wanted to know how to do these three things and do them well. I started with swim clinics, cycling groups, and running partners. After feeling comfortable doing Sprint and Olympic distances I wanted to move on to longer distances. So I hired a coach to train me well and to be injury free. So here I am five years later with numerous Sprints and Olympics, 4 Half Ironman races, and 1 Full Ironman under my belt. I have podiumed in a few and even placed first in my age group this past year (2016) in the very challenging Shoreman Half Ironman, a big accomplishment for me.
Out of all the races I have done though, Delmo races are by far the BEST! The beach, the ocean, the boardwalk, and a ferry jump..what more could you want!
From racing to volunteering triathlon has brought so much positivity in my life. I am definitely a people person and enjoy helping others by volunteering as often as I can, encouraging “newbie” triathletes to never give up..yes it’s hard work but it’s all worth it, but most of all ENJOY this journey and have FUN!
I am super excited and proud to be joining Team Delmo in 2017. I hope from my personal experience that I can inspire, support and help those who are new to this TRI WORLD!!
Why did you choose this sport?
I chose the sport of triathlon because it was an opportunity for me to excel athletically with other options besides mountain biking. Prior to triathlons I was a competitive mountain biker, surfer, snowboarder, and sky diver. I always loved the outdoors and was intrigued by triathlons because of what is involved in the training process, however I was never an excellent runner, I had NEVER ridden a road bike or swam laps. Upon leaving the mountains of Colorado, I moved to VT with my soon to be wife and purchased my first road bike and realized I could not only skunk her but many others as I had only ridden my mountain bike and had no idea how fast a road bike could actually be ON THE ROAD! When I had to learn to swim, I hired a coach as I couldn't swim one lap without taking a break and gasping for air. It took several months until I could swim 4 laps comfortably without feeling like I would pass out. Since I Was never a runner I learned to just get out there and train and try to hold my own.
What fuels you?
Being able to compete with hundreds if not thousands of athletes and knowing we are all sharing a similar goal and that goal is to finish at the best we can. (and also the medals make great christmas ornaments)
Favorite DelMoSports event?
Tri the Wildwoods or AC Olympic, they are kind of a toss up. I dig the open ocean swim at Wildwoods the best. IT ROCKS
What was your first triathlon?
Dunedin Sprint Triathlon on Honeymoon Island
Why should a first timer choose you to give them support?
Because I went from zero knowledge of triathlon to competing in all triathlon distances in two years and LOVED IT. The notorious tri bug will bite ya!
What has been your biggest obstacle?
Running in hot weather and humidity.
Scott S. Turner is a man of many hats, a teacher, an artist, and athlete. As a teacher, Scott works with elementary aged at-risk and emotionally disturbed students in the greater Washington DC area. As an artist, he splits his time between performing for a theatre company which specializes in physical theatre and working with students with a higher need level to create art in their own ways. As an athlete, Scott is "just trying to keep the rubber side down." Still new to the sport, he considers himself a "young athlete," but he's eager to grow and get even faster. In three seasons of racing, he is proud to hold two top 20 overall finishes ( Escape the Cape 2016 & Luray International 2016) , two qualifications for Age Group Nationals, an age group win ( Escape the Cape 2016), and a top 50 at Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City (2016). When he's not training, on stage, or in the classroom, Scott loves to spend time with his family (aka his drastically underpaid support crew)
Why did you choose this sport?
Triathlon was a pebble in the pond, that eventually rippled into the OCEAN :) I was asked to be on a relay team as the runner...two years later, I went to Sprint, then Olympic at nationals a few months after.. and Ironman AC this past..sometimes I feel that triathlon chose me. - What fuels you?
Adult beverages. HAHA. I believe it is to see what I can do. It's the challenge.
Favorite DelMoSports event?
My Favorite Delmo race is Escape the Cape. Ferry Jumping- a perfectly good boat- and you just.... JUMP
What was your first triathlon?
My first Tri was Tri AC as the relay runner. My first sprint triathlon was Escape the Cape in 2015
Why should a first timer choose you to give them support?
Any Delmo Team Member would be able to support any first time athlete. We all have our unique qualities. I try to plan my strategy. I train hard, and on race day, put it all out there. Sometimes a plan does not always work.
You need to get in there and live in that moment. This is where you need to be bad a** and show the world why you train. Show them this is why you you are sleeping at 8pm and up at 4am for a swim session, then cycle for a few hours, the run all different routes till you hit that round number of mileage. But I love to have fun. I mix up my routines, also have experimental days. I laugh at myself, as well as learn from my mistakes. Question what I need to do to fix weaknesses. Always stay positive. - What has been your biggest obstacle? One of my biggest obstacles had been trying to find a support system. I have done a lot of training on my own. I have never met so many wonderful people until I met Team Delmo. A true life changer. I appreciate how this network of athletes has become friends and family to me. Near or far, they always have your back. So when I am done with work, and ready to sit down and relax- I see messages of how people just did 20 miles on the bike, or went for a 10 mile run, or swam a mile in the pool. #motivation #accountability What have YOU done today?! Come on, you've got this!!!!! "Do the work"-Steve DelMonte
I have been involved with triathlon for 4 years now, however my life was not always surrounded by fitness and wellness. Before I got into triathlon I was weighing in at over 300 pounds and I had much more interest in partying and have fun. Before long, I woke up and came to the realization that if I continued on this road, I would not make it very long. I began working out and running, before long the weight was falling off but I did not have a goal to work towards. At that point a friend reached out about doing a triathlon. We found the Atlantic City International race (still my favorite event) and the rest has been history. I actually placed 5th in my AG that year but didn't know it until Stephen called my name as I was walking to my car. My life now is completely surrounded by triathlon, between training and coaching. I love giving back through coaching to a community that has given me so much!
Hi my name is Gina Stango. I consider myself an outgoing, fun and goal oriented person. I’m married with 2 teenagers and choose the sport of Triathlon because of the intense “challenge”. It was something that an “Average Jane” like myself just doesn’t normally do. I started out as an avid cyclist and then progressed into running and finally swimming – which I am still trying to perfect to this day. More than anything, PEOPLE fuel me.
I became involved in the sport because of the challenge but then quickly learned that the people you surround yourself with in the Triathlon world are completely AMAZING! They are dedicated, focused and fun individuals who have their own personal goals but are always willing to lend a hand to help someone achieve theirs.
My favorite Delmo Sports event is the Atlantic City Triathlon. I grew up as an AC Boardwalk Kid and would frequent the AC Expressway several times a week. For me, riding my bike along this highways is an absolute high.
My first Triathlon was 3 years ago... Tri the Wildwoods. After I saw a bunch of people I know jump off a boat in Cape May – the name “DELMO” started to resonate and I had to try one of these adventurous races. I didn’t know a single person there and my Husband thought I was crazy for swimming in the Ocean, but it was the BEST thing I’ve ever done for myself in terms of building self-confidence.
My biggest obstacle is jumping off the boat at Escape the Cape. I’m extremely afraid of heights. I can barely get up a 3 foot ladder without feeling nauseous. To me, starting this race off facing my biggest fear makes me a WINNER the minute I hit the water literally seconds after the race starts. I consider myself an “Average Jane” but keep making my goals bigger and bigger. I know we all start somewhere and I LOVE giving support to those individuals who have a goal be it big or small.
I chose the sport of triathlon because I was brought up as a competitive swimmer. After moving to the USA from Puerto Rico and after my first year of college, I bought a 9 speed bike to get to work. I loved riding and and made it a hobby. After watching Ironman on TV, I always wanted to do one, but never did. It wasn't until 3 years ago, when a female friend told me she just signed up to do one, that I set a goal to do one. My first triathlon was the Brigantine Triathlon. About a month later I did the Atlantic City International Triathlon where I felt like I was doing the Olympics! I was hooked! I had to wait about 6 months for my next triathlon (Escape the Cape) where I finished 2nd in my age group!
My favorite DelMo Sports event is Escape the Cape. Nowhere have I been where the anticipation of an event is so great!
A first timer should choose me because I am probably one of the friendliest people anyone could ever meet. Yet, I take training very serious, but not to the point where I am no having fun. I love helping people that want to be helped.
My biggest obstacle has been injuries. My injuries are not serious but have limited my training. I have, however, learned to train smarter instead of just harder.
Some background info about me:
What fuels me? Me. I fuel myself with the desire to do my best.
Hey You. You know you are. You’re the ones that travel in wolf packs. Your crew rolls into an event and has the ability to make it a party or a PainCave. More importantly, you all love to dress the same with matching everything, like a family on a Disney trip... for the 34th time. Yes, you’re a Tri Club.
We love Tri Clubs.
Well, GOOD NEWS! You guys and gals are responsible for growing the sport of triathlon by taking in the newbies and keeping the old crusty veterans on their toes. We salute all of the hard work you do to keep this sport fun!
TriClubs + DelMoSports = :))
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