Second year of competition expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes
DelMo Sports Inc. has announced that the 2nd Annual Atlantic City International Triathlon will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, with the starting point at Bader Field. Triathletes will navigate a 1 mile protected swim in Atlantic City’s back bay, bike 20 miles on the Atlantic City Expressway, and run a 10k on the Boardwalk.
This year will feature an additional event, a sprint race consisting of a .25 mile swim, 10-mile bike, and 5k run to entice beginners to give it a Tri.
“We are pleased to welcome these athletes to Atlantic City to let a new segment of visitors and media become aware that this is a world class destination,” says event organizer, Stephen Del Monte. “The triathlon is a great way for athletes to showcase their competitive spirit.”
Along with the race, participants and spectators will enjoy a full schedule of activities, ranging from award ceremonies and cocktail receptions to cultural festivities. The A.C. Triathlon this year will be partnering with the Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field. The festival will feature fresh seafood and cuisine prepared by renowned chefs. All athletes will be given complimentary access to the festival, family and friends of athletes will be admitted for $5, with kids 12 and under allowed to enter for free.
“The triathlon attracts visitors who may not have been to Atlantic City before but come for the event and see all that the resort has to offer,” says Jeff Vasser, President of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
The AC Triathlon will also be saluting the Atlantic City area by naming the swim, bike and run events after notable local athletes of the past. Del Monte is asking for suggestions from the community on whom to honor by naming a race after them. The race organizer is also working closely with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City to teach children the importance of athletic activities. Members of the Boys and Girls Club will be volunteering on race day.
The event is seeking business partners and sponsors. For more information on sponsorships and the Atlantic City International Triathlon, including registration and event schedule, visit delmosports.com.
Last year's winner was Doug Clark of Morristown, N.J.
“We haven’t even put on a race yet, but what [the recognition from Active.com] shows is that Atlantic City is a national power. And being able to offer a triathlon is just another step in the evolution of progress in Atlantic City.”
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