Escape the Cape Open Water Classic

Lower Township, New Jersey

June 9, 2018

Escape the Cape Open Water Classic

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Escape the Cape Open Water Classic

Lower Township, New Jersey

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The Most Exciting Open Water Swimming Race on the East Coast

This event is hosted by Wildwood Crest Dolphins Swim Team in Association with DelMoSports

Welcome to the Escape the Cape Open Water Classic. The Delaware Bay serves as the backdrop for these amazing open water swimming events in Lower Township, NJ. Swimmers of all ability levels will be able to test their skills in a one of a kind setting! All you have to do is jump 12 feet off of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and swim!

The Top 7 Reasons You Should Take the Plunge:

  1. Amazing Location
  2. USA Swimming sanctioned
  3. FLAT Open Water Swim
  4. Wetsuit and Non-Wetsuit Categories
  5. 5K swim and 1 mile swims to test all ability levels
  6. Event photos!
  7. Big Fat Finisher Medals

1 Boat, 1000 Athletes, Unlimited Smack Talk!

 

A Weekend Of Events

The one of a kind 12 ft jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry starts off this Open Water Classic swimming event.

5K Swim

June 9, 2018
Saturday
7:00 am
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REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

1 Mile Swim

June 9, 2018
Saturday
7:30 am
REGISTER

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Triathlon

June 10, 2018
Sunday
7:00 am
REGISTER

End Escape Weekend with a swim, bike, run combination!

Event Schedule

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

Friday, June 8, 2018

3:00 pm
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7:00 pm
Athlete Check-In & Same Day Registration

Note: You MUST present your Photo ID and valid USA Swimming Annual Membership card upon check-in.

If you need a copy of your USA Swimming Annual Membership, check your deck pass.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal

Saturday, June 9, 2018

4:30 am
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5:45 am
Athlete Check-in/ Same Day Registration/ Bag Drop

Note: You MUST present your Photo ID and valid USA Swimming Annual Membership card upon check-in.

If you need a copy of your USA Swimming Annual Membership, check your deck pass.

Bag Drop details coming soon!

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Lawn
5:45 am
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Pre-Race Meeting
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Lawn
5:55 am
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National Anthem
On The Boat
6:00 am
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Athletes begin boarding the vessel
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
6:15 am
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Ferry departs dock
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
7:00 am
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5K SWIM START

Non Wetsuit swimmers: Category 1
Wetsuit swimmers: Category 2

On The Boat
7:30 am
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1 Mile SWIM START

Non Wetsuit swimmers: Category 1
Wetsuit swimmers: Category 2

On The Boat
8:30 am
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10:30 am
Athlete Food
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Lawn
9:15 am
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Awards Ceremony
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Lawn
5K and 1 Mile Swims

5K and 1 Mile Swims

5K and 1 Mile Swims
*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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Everything you need to know about race day in one simple format. Print and take with you.
Note: Athlete Guide listed reflects 2017. Details for 2018 are subject to change.

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:
Simply click on the question or + button to expand to view the answer.

Do you HAVE to jump off the boat?

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NO. If you are not ‘feeling it’ that day, you DO NOT HAVE TO JUMP. We are happy to take you back to the dock but you will not be able to swim and will have to DNF.

What will the water temperature be like and will the race be wetsuit 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! Yes, we are proud to have wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. Please, we recommend you swimming in what you train in, do not change anything the day of the race.

What if the event is cancelled due to weather?

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DelMoSports reserves the right to cancel the Events for any reason. Additionally, in the instance that the Events have commenced, DelMoSports may cancel the remainder of such Events if, in the opinion of any employee or agent of the Company, there is sufficient reason to believe that the Participant may be in danger of injury or loss.  This paragraph includes, but is not limited to, any act of God or unforeseeable event, such as natural disasters, riots, acts of governing authorities, or otherwise.

What time does the boat load?

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We will start loading the boat promptly at 6am.  Please check the SCHEDULE on this event page for the latest updates.

Are there cut off times for this race?

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Yes, we will be a 2.5 hour cut off time for the 5K Swim and a 1 hour cut off time for the 1 Mile Swim.

Will someone jump on top of me?

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No! Although you will be jumping in with 5-10 people at a time, there is no danger of someone else jumping on you. We will wait for you to hit the water, collect yourself, and start swimmer before sending more swimmers into the water.

Is the race USA Swimming sanctioned?

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Yes. We are proud to have the event USA Swim Sanctioned and athletes must race according to USA Swimming rules.
Note: This event is NOT USMS Sanctioned.

Do I need to show photo ID at registration?

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Yes, you must present your photo ID and a valid USA Swimming Annual Membership Card upon check-in.

Where is the best place for my family to watch the race?

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The beach (between Townbank Rd and Lincoln Blvd) is where all the action happens! This will give spectators the most opportunities to see their athlete race. Residential parking is encouraged!

Where can I park for the event?

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There is NO parking on the Ferry grounds for this specific event. TBD

When and where is athlete check-in?

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Athlete check-in is available on Friday, June 8th from 3pm-7pm and/or Saturday, June 9th from 4:30am-5:30am at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, North Cape May, NJ. Please check the SCHEDULE for the latest updates.

Will there be a place to put my gear?

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We will gave a bag drop! More details coming soon!

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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 check-in for another athlete?

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

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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 an open body of water, it is imperative you are prepared for all water conditions.

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What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?

Shoot us an email at info@delmosports.com and we will have our timing company review your results accordingly.

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Information on Registration Protector

If you purchased Registration Protector through Booking Protect at the time of check-out, you may request a refund provided you are in compliance with the terms and conditions. Please refer to the email that was sent to you following the completion of your registration. For more information, click HERE (downloadable PDF). To start a claim, click HERE.

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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 through Booking Protect (Core DelMo Events) or Allianz (IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City). Please refer to the email that was sent to you following the completion of your registration. 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 Hops Trot 5k and/or 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.