Escape the Cape Triathlon

Lower Township, New Jersey

June 4, 2017

Escape the Cape Triathlon

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Escape the Cape Triathlon

Voted Top 5 Bucket List Triathlon

Lower Township, New Jersey

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Backflip off boat, optional.

New Jersey’s Best Triathlon!

Escape the Cape,  starts with a 12 foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

The Escape the Cape Triathlon was voted the BEST TRIATHLON in the Mid-Atlantic & North East Regions. The 5th Annual Escape the Cape Triathlon offers Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. New Jersey’s Best Triathlon, Escape the Cape,  starts with a 12 foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

  • “Top 5” Best Small race,
  • “Top 5” Best Large race,
  • “Top 5” Bucket List race,
  • “Top 5” Most Scenic race  in the USA by Triathlon Business International. Additionally, the DelMoSports Championship Series was selected a “Top 5” triathlon series in the USA by voters.
  • The Escape the Cape has been voted BEST OF COMPETITOR 2014 by athletes as Best Triathlon, Best Swag, & Best T-Shirt!

A Weekend Of Events

This is the one you heard about. The one of a kind 12ft jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. From the incredible start leaping into the Delaware Bay, to the gorgeous closed bike course that takes you through vineyards and back country roads of Cape May, there is only one Escape the Cape Triathlon and only DelMoSports can bring it to you.

Kids' Fun Run

.5 Mile Run
June 3, 2017
Saturday
3:00 pm
REGISTER

The Kid's Fun Run is FREE and kids of all ages are encouraged to join!

Aquabike

Olympic & Sprint
June 4, 2017
Sunday
6:30 am
REGISTER

Olympic Aquabike: 1 Mile Swim, 23 Mile Bike - $199
Sprint Aquabike: .35 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike - $175

Olympic Triathlon

1 Mile Swim, 23 Mile Bike, 5 Mile Run
June 4, 2017
Sunday
6:30 am
REGISTER

Individual: $229
Relay: $329

Sprint Triathlon

.35 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike, 5K Run
June 4, 2017
Sunday
7:15 am
REGISTER

Individual: $209 
Relay: $299

Event Schedule

*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS TENTATIVE & SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:45 am
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Shuttle Service Begins
North Cape May Shopping Center
10:00 am
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Mandatory Packet Pick-Up & Bike Drop-Off Open
  • Shuttle service available; you will NOT be able to park at the ferry!
  • Residential parking is available (park and ride your bike in)
  • Shuttle service is available from the North Cape May Shopping Mall for Saturday’s Events.
Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
10:00 am
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Pre-Race Swim Clinic #1 with ETA Coach

Visit website: www.etacoach.com

Swim Exit (West End Jetty/ Douglas Park)
10:00 am
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Health/Wellness Expo Open
11:00 am
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Athlete Meeting #1

Athletes encouraged to attend one meeting

On the Ferry Lawn
12:00 pm
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Pre-Race Swim Clinic #2 with ETA Coach

Visit website: www.etacoach.com

Swim Exit (West End Jetty/ Douglas Park)
1:00 pm
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Athlete Meeting #2

Athletes encouraged to attend one meeting

On the Ferry Lawn
2:00 pm
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Pre-Race Swim Clinic #3 with ETA Coach

Visit website: www.etacoach.com

Swim Exit (West End Jetty/ Douglas Park)
3:00 pm
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FREE Kids' Fun Run

(all ages welcome!)

4:00 pm
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Athlete Meeting #3

Athletes encouraged to attend one meeting

On the Ferry Lawn
5:00 pm
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Health/Wellness Expo Closed

Get some sleep!

5:00 pm
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Packet Pick-Up & Bike Drop-Off Closed
5:00 pm
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Shuttle Service Ends
North Cape May Shopping Center

Sunday, June 4, 2017

4:15 am
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Transition Opens
Cape May- Lewes Ferry Terminal
4:15 am
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Parking Opens
Cape May Winery Vineyard
4:15 am
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Shuttle Service Begins

Athletes only!

Cape May Winery Vineyard
5:45 am
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Begin boarding the Ferry

You MUST present a Ferry employee with your Ferry Ticket to board the vessel, this was provided in your race packet.

Cape May- Lewes Ferry Terminal
5:45 am
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Transition Closes
Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
5:50 am
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Last call to board the vessel
Cape May- Lewes Ferry Terminal
6:00 am
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National Anthem
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
6:00 am
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Shuttle Service Begins

For Spectators

Cape May Winery Vineyard
6:30 am
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OLYMPIC TRIATHLON RACE BEGINS
New Jersey Vessel
7:15 am
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SPRINT TRIATHLON RACE BEGINS
New Jersey Vessel
9:45 am
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Awards Ceremony
On the Ferry Lawn
12:00 pm
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3:00 pm
Escape the Cape After Party!
Harpoon's on the Bay
1:00 pm
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Shuttle Service Ends

for both ATHLETES & SPECTATORS

Swim & RUN Course Map (Sprint Triathlon)
Swim & RUN Course Map (Olympic Triathlon)
Bike Course (Sprint & Olympic)

Swim & RUN Course Map (Sprint Triathlon)

Starts with a 12 foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Swim & RUN Course Map (Sprint Triathlon)
  1. Exit Transition and follow signs to Beach Drive (via the Back Exit Gate).
  2. On Beach Drive, Turn RIGHT to run NORTH on Beach Drive.
  3. Turn LEFT at Lincoln Blvd. (beach access ramp) ONTO THE BEACH **NEW in 2017**
  4. Turn RIGHT at the bottom of the dune (run one long block) to Rose Hill Pwky dune, run up the dune.
  5. Turn LEFT onto Beach Dr. heading North
  6. Curse DelMo.
  7. WATER STOP offered at Town Bank Rd.
  8. Turn LEFT at Racetrack Dr. run down the dune
  9. Turn LEFT on the beach (run one block) and Turn LEFT to run back up the dune at Adelphia Rd.
  10. Curse DelMo for a second time.
  11. Turn RIGHT upon hitting the street (Beach Drive)
  12. Turn RIGHT at the Rose Hill Pkwy dune, turn LEFT onto the beach (run one long block) to Lincoln Blvd. **NEW in 2017**
  13. Turn RIGHT onto Beach Drive heading South.
  14. Run PAST the Ferry Terminal Access Gate to the Swim In/Run In Signs
  15. Turn LEFT onto Ferry Lawn
  16. On Ferry Lawn, Turn RIGHT and head to the FINISH.
  17. Take a swing at DelMo if you see him. (DON’T MISS!)

Swim & RUN Course Map (Olympic Triathlon)

An incredible start leaping into the Delaware Bay off the Ferry.
Swim & RUN Course Map (Olympic Triathlon)
  1. Exit Transition and follow signs to Beach Drive (via the Back Exit Gate).
  2. On Beach Drive, Turn RIGHT to run NORTH on Beach Drive.
  3. Turn LEFT at Lincoln Blvd. (beach access ramp) ONTO THE BEACH **NEW in 2017**
  4. Turn RIGHT at the bottom of the dune (run one long block) to Rose Hill Pwky dune, run up the dune.
  5. Turn LEFT onto Beach Dr. heading North
  6. Curse DelMo.
  7. WATER STOP offered at Town Bank Rd.
  8. Run straight to Pinewood Rd.
  9. Turn LEFT onto the beach, run North up the beach towards Shore Rd. access dune.
  10. WATER STOP offer at Mallow Rd.
  11. Follow Shore Rd. to Springtime Rd., TURNAROUND and run back to Mallow Rd. Dune.
  12. WATER STOP offer at Mallow Rd.
  13. Turn RIGHT and run down the dune heading back towards the terminal.
  14. Turn LEFT at the bottom of the dune and run to PINEWOOD AVE DUNE.
  15. Turn LEFT and run up PINEWOOD AVE DUNE.
  16. WTF DelMo?
  17. Turn RIGHT upon hitting the street (Beach Drive) almost home FREE!
  18. Turn RIGHT at Racetrack Rd, ONTO THE BEACH, and run down the dune.
  19. Turn LEFT at the bottom of the dune  and proceed to Adelphia Ave
  20. Turn LEFT and run up the Adelphia Ave Dune.
  21. Find DelMo, kill him.
  22. Turn RIGHT upon hitting the street (Beach Drive) AGAIN!
  23. WATER STOP offered at Town Bank Rd.
  24. Turn RIGHT at the Rose Hill Pkwy dune, turn LEFT onto the beach (run one long block) to Lincoln Blvd. **NEW in 2017**
  25. Turn RIGHT onto Beach Drive heading South.
  26. Run PAST the Ferry Terminal Access Gate to the Swim In/Run In Signs
  27. Turn LEFT onto Ferry Lawn
  28. On Ferry Lawn, Turn RIGHT and head to the FINISH.
  29. Take a swing at DelMo if you see him. (DON’T MISS!)

Bike Course (Sprint & Olympic)

A gorgeous closed bike course that takes you through vineyards and back country roads of Cape May.
Bike Course (Sprint & Olympic)
  1. Exit Ferry Terminal Via New Access Road…Turn RIGHT on Lincoln BLVD.
  2. Turn Right on Bayshore/Jonathan Hoffman Blvd.
  3. Turn Right onto Seashore Rd (leads to the West Cape May Bridge)
  4. Up Over The Bridge
  5. Turn RIGHT at the base of the Bridge (New England Road)
  6. Follow New England to Bayshore Ave and Turn LEFT
  7. Turn LEFT on Stimpson
  8. Turn LEFT on Shunpike
  9. Turn RIGHT on New England and follow back to the West Cape May Bridge
  10. Go Up Over The Bridge
  11. Turn LEFT on Jonathan Hoffman Blvd (this should be familiar)
  12. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Blvd.
  13. Turn RIGHT on Atlantic Ave
  14. Turn LEFT on Everson Ave
  15. Turn LEFT onto Beach Drive (during the race, cyclist will travel in the LEFT LANE and runners will be in the RIGHT LANE)
  16. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln BLVD (at this point Sprint athletes will turn RIGHT back into the Ferry Terminal, INTL athletes will continue on to their 2nd Loop of the course).
*The Race Director reserves the right to alter the course at any time for any reason.

Race Results

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Friends & Family

Lower Township is the hidden gem of the Southern Jersey Shore. Nestled quietly on the extreme southern tip of the state of New Jersey and reaches up along the Delaware Bay, Lower Township provides vacationers with unrivaled amenities. Easily stated, Lower has it all: quiet country roads, beaches, natural observatories, WWI & WWII historical sites, winery’s, playgrounds, shopping, horseback riding, water sports, incredible dining, and of course, home to the best Sunsets on the East Coast!

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Slow Twitch

Slow Twitch

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

Online triathlon magazine

Congratulations on a very very well organized and one of the most well communicated/supported races I have participated in over my 30 years of racing. You also attracted a very high quality field of competitors from the local area. Bruckner was an awesome asset along with the sports psych on the boat to ease the minds of the swimmers.

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Mark Lutz

Mark Lutz

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

Seriously, you pulled it off in GRAND FASHION. That race was awesome. I usually don’t brag about my races, but I’ve been all about posting pics on FB this week. I had a fantastic time. Thanks for your dedication and passion.

Escape the Cape Triathlon

Laura “The Professor” Pyott

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

I gotta tell you, every time I wear my escape the cape shirt (which is as often as I can!) someone in the community comes up to me and says “did you do that?! did you jump off the ferry?!

Escape the Cape Triathlon

Tac Crowley, MD

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

It’s easy to see DelMoSports as the dominate shore tri series out there for so many amateurs getting into the sport. For all the newcomers to the ridiculously fast in this growing sport the past 5 years you really make them feel like rock stars, and that seems to be your goal.

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Tim Pappas

Tim Pappas

Triathlete & Coach

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

So glad this is happening again – we had an awesome time. will be there.

Escape the Cape Triathlon

Timothy Burn

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

I don’t think that I will do any other events. You really have it down to a science of how to run an event. I am really impressed with how you make the event so personal for everyone, and you make it your duty to see that everyone has a great time and an unforgettable experience.

Escape the Cape Triathlon

Michael Matteo

Escape the Cape Triathlon
Finisher

Everything you need to know about race day in one simple format. Print and take with you.

2017 Athlete Guide will be available closer to race day, once all dates/times are finalized.

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FAQ

Some of the more commonly asked event specific and general policy questions:
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What time does transition open, and close?

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Transition opens at 4:30am and closes at 6am.

What will the water conditions be like and will the race be wet-suit legal?

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The median water temperature for the Delaware Bay at the Ferry Terminal is 70 degrees in June. However, it can range from 55-75 F. Be prepared for cold H2O !

What is included in my packet?

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Inside your packet you will find; a race bib, a colored swim cap, your MyLaps timing band, a sticker sheet with your individual number to placed on your bike, helmet and a wristband which will allow you access to the transition area. As well as a FERRY TICKET to board the Vessel.

Where and when is packet pick-up?

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Packet pick-up is Saturday June 3rd from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal.

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What will the water conditions be like and will the race be wetsuit legal?

Wetsuits may be worn if the water temperature is less than 84 degrees however, if the water is between 78-84 degrees all participants wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for awards. Please be aware you are swimming in the ocean, it is imperative you are prepared for all water conditions.

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Can I transfer, sell, or give my bib to another person?

No. Please see the DelMo Race Policies at the end of this event page.

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When will the athlete guide be posted and what information will be included in the athlete guide?

The athlete guide will be posted 2-3 weeks before race day. Included (but not limited to) in the athlete guide will be; an event timeline, important locations and directions, course maps, parking information, check-in information, typical weather conditions, race rules and regulations, timing information, awards information, kids race details, a spectator guide and an expo guide.

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Can I register for someone else on ACTIVE?

Yes. Please be sure to have all of their Emergency Contact information as well as their USAT annual membership number.

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What is included in my packet?

Inside your packet you will find; a custom bib with your name on it, a colored swim cap, your timing chip and strap, a sticker sheet with your individual number to placed on your bike, swim cap and helmet, and a wristband which will allow you access to the transition area. Also don’t forget to pick up your one of a kind DelMoSports race shirt!

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Can I bring communication or music devices on the course?

NO communication devices, MP3 players, speakers, and NO cell phones.

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I can no longer compete, can I get a refund?

No, we do not under any circumstance offer refunds. Please see our DelMo Race Policies on the bottom of this event page.

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What are the Age Groups?

18-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-79

80+

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Will there be live on-line tracking and results on race day?

Yes, during the event there will be live race day coverage including athlete tracking and up-to-date race results. The tracking is ONLY available on race day. Download the DelMoSports mobile app from the App Store or Google Play for event coverage, spectator information and more.

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Is there an expo at every DelMoSports race?

Yes! Every event has an athlete expo on site. Athletes can check out the latest products in triathlon, from bike racks to sunglasses to nutrition.

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I can’t race this year but I want to be involved, how can I help?

Volunteer!  We are always looking for helpful volunteers at all of our events.  Contact us more information or go to our Volunteer page to sign up.

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Can I pick up a packet for another athlete?

No, you must pick up your OWN packet and have photo identification.

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Is the race USAT sanctioned?

Yes.  All of our races are USAT sanctioned and athletes must race according to USAT rules. 

 Please visit usatriathlon.com and review the rules.

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Deferral Policy

DelMoSports, LLC does not allow for any deferrals. However, you may request a refund provided you have purchased Registration Protector. Additionally, you may also request a transfer to another DelMoSports event in the same calendar year, provided you meet the Transfer Policy terms below.

Transfer Policy

Event To Event

  1. There is a $30 transfer fee to transfer from one event to another event.
  2. The event transferred into must be in the same calendar year as the original event year. This does not include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City.
  3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced race to a lower priced race, the athlete will not be refunded the difference. 
  4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced race to a higher priced race, the athlete will be required to pay the difference in addition to the transfer fee.
  5. Entry into sold out events is not available.
  6. Athletes must transfer out of a race no later than 45 days prior to the race date.
  7. Athletes may transfer into eligible races until 45 days prior to the race date.
  8. If a one-day USAT license was purchased along with the original race entry, it cannot be transferred to the new race and will need to be repurchased by the athlete.
  9. Races to be transferred into must have been opened to the general public for at least ten days.
  10. An athlete may only request (1) transfer per event per calendar year.
  11. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan. Even if they purchased the Registration Protector for that particular event within the registration.

Within the Same Event

  1. Transfers are permitted from one distance to another within the same event provided General Registration is still open.
  2. There is no fee to transfer from one distance to another within the same event. This includes Individual to Relay and vice versa.
  3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced distance to a lower priced distance, the athlete will not be refunded the difference.
  4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced distance to a higher priced distance, the athlete will be required to pay the difference.
  5. Once a transfer or refund has been redeemed, the option to switch is no longer available.
  6. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan.

To request a transfer, email info@delmosports.com

Refund Policy

DelMoSports, LLC offers Registration Protector through ACTIVE. In the event that you register for a DelMoSports event and cannot participate, there are no refunds UNLESS you have purchased Registration Protector AND are in compliance with the terms and conditions. Additionally, refer to item 9 of the DelMoSports, LLC Waiver: I acknowledge and agree that Event Producer, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the Event for any reason, including if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed, modified, or cancelled, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of Event Producer, there shall be no refund of entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Event.