Triathlon 1. Swim
The swim course will be an in the water start and sandy beach finish. The start will begin in shallow water next to a jetty. Swimmers will swim out beyond the end of the jetty, make a u-turn around the last buoy and swim straight back .5 miles.
Triathlon 2. Bike
The bike course is a fast and flat course that takes you from the Nanticoke River (Cedar Hill Marina) to the town of Whitehaven. You will turn around in Whitehaven along the Wicomico River and return on the same route back to Cedar Hill Marina. There will be police officers and volunteers at the major road intersections. There will be volunteers at all other intersections as well as the course will be well marked with signs and road chalk.
Triathlon 3. Run
The run course will leave out of the transition area opposite the bike entry/exit towards the water. Runners will proceed to their left, counter clockwise and run along the marina thru the parking lot. Runners will then turn left going out of the park the same way they did on the bikes, staying to the far right of the road and to the right of the cones. Runners will turn right on Nanticoke Rd and proceed South toward the turn around running inside the cones on the right hand side of the road. They will bear right on Bivalve Wharf Rd just after the fire house and run down to the water. After the turn around runners will come back the same route until they reach the first marked entrance into the Marina. Runners will turn left here and return back into the marina. They will run down the south side of the marina to a turn around and then come back around to the north side and into the finish chute.
The run is 3 miles and entirely flat. Runners will be able to get a feel for the competition as they leave the park and go by the returning bikers for the first 1/2 mile. They will also see each other throughout the out and back course and the last 1/2 mile takes place within the marina having line of sight to the finish the entire time. This also adds a little more fun for your friends and family spectators. There will be a water station at transition on the way out, at the turn around which is approximately mile 1.5 and once you come back into the marina at mile 2.5.
Triathlon: 4. Transition Area
The transition area is located in the parking lot of the Cedar Hill Marina. There is one transition area for the swim to bike and the bike to run.
We are expecting the water temperature to be around 68 degrees by the first week of May.
Take a look at the Maryland DNR statistics for the Nanticoke River. Wet suits are highly recommended. Bonzai Sports will provide wet suit rentals at a special daily rate for this event.
You must register for the wet suite prior to race day. A link will be provided directly to their rental site.
We are expecting the water temperature to be around 68 degrees by the first week of May. Take a look at the Maryland DNR statistics for the Nanticoke River. Wet suits are highly recommended. Bonzai Sports will provide wet suit rentals at a special daily rate for this event. You must register for the wet suite prior to race day. A link will be provided directly to their rental site.
The swim course will be an in the water start and sandy beach finish. The start will begin in shallow water next to a jetty. Swimmers will swim out beyond the end of the jetty and turn right to begin a triangular section of the course.
• Wearing swim goggles or a face mask is recommended, but optional
• No fins, paddles, snorkels or flotation devices of any kind allowed
• Traditional wetsuits are not required but are highly recommended.
• Timing Chips must be properly fixed on your ankle
• No individual paddlers or escorts allowed.
Course will be adequately patrolled by surfboards, kayaks and patrol boats
• Time penalties may be imposed on athletes not behind the official
start line 5 minutes prior to race start.
• Swimmers are required to stay on course, swim counterclockwise and keep
course markers on their left. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
A line of boats will flank the river side of the swim route.
• Any assistance required during the swim will result in disqualification.
• Contestants that are swimmers only will remove the chip timer off their angle and give to the officials. This is a security measure designed to maintain an accurate count of swimmers in an out of the water above and beyond the electronic chip counting system.
Nanticoke River Swim & Triathlon | P.O. Box 205 | Selbyville, DE 19975 | Phone: 302-524-4033