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  Open-Water Ocean Swimming Clinics
Now Available!

Open Water Swimming Clinic Now Available!The Ocean Swimming Clinics conducted by Jess Manning, USAT Level II & Head Coach of Bricks MultiSport, in Bethany Beach are here for the 2013 Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon. Don't miss your opportunity to swim in the same water that you will compete in, while learning proper open water techniques & transitions, etiquette & tips that will help you master and create confidence in what is perhaps the most intimidating of the three triathlon disciplines. Swimmers of all skill and experience levels are welcomed and encouraged to participate. The clinics are $15 for BBTri athletes, and $20 for non. Clinics meet at the Baja Beach House Grill, 109 Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany Beach.

Space is Limited, Reserve Now! Clinics Dates & Times:
Aug 9th FRI 6pm (Transition Area Clinic to follow)
Aug 16th FRI 6pm (Transition Area Clinic to follow)
Sep 6th FRI 6pm (Transition Area Clinic to follow)

Double your training skills and participate in both Swim & Transition Area Clinics!

  Transitions Area Clinics!

Transition Area ClinicsThe Transition Clinics will be conducted by Steve O'Boyle . Steve has accumulated 27 medals at the USLA National Championships from 1996 to present; 7x USAT All American Triathlete; 12 first place finishes USAT triathlon 2003 to present; and 5x Best of the US triathlon qualifier.

Transitions are all about simplicity but you must master some basic skills such as planning your layout, mounting on the fly, proper dismount, running blister free, run belts, flying ice, and developing a bag of tricks that you can call your own. I will help you cut "minutes" off of your sprint, international, and 70.3 races. For those of you who are interested in Xterra Triathlon, I will present some additional info that will make your experience a success! Reserve Now!

The clinics are $15 for BBTri athletes, and $20 for non. Clinics meet at the Baja Beach House Grill, 109 Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany Beach.

Clinics Dates & Times:
Aug 9th FRI 7:30pm (Will follow Swim Clinic)
Aug 16th FRI 7:30pm (Will follow Swim Clinic)
Sep 6th FRI 7:30pm (Will follow Swim Clinic)
  Bethany Beach Tri-Du-Aquabike!Register Now!

Rates Increase September 1st.
Event is selling out!

Registration Details:

Regular Before September 1 - $115
Procrastinator before September 19th - $135

Relay Teams (Triathlon & Duathlon only, 2 or 3 persons):
Regular/Procrastinator - $245/$285

Registration at:
Pre-register Early to be eligible to win lottery-style give-aways that include gift certificates to local restaurants and shops.

Sorry, no "Day-of" registrations permitted. $5 discount for First Responders who register.

Bethany Beach Tri 2013  AQUABIKE RACE ADDED! 1000 Meter Swim (.62 miles)
     and a 30K Bike (18.5 miles), followed by a less than
     quarter mile run to the Finish Line.


 EXPANDED CLINICS! Swimming, Transition & Running

  Athletes Welcoming Reception Party, Friday Night at the World Famous Starboard In Dewey Beach

The Starboard This place is rocking bright and early each and every day, serving incredible breakfasts along with World Famous Bloody Mary's, Ruby Red Grapefruit Crushes. The Friday Night Athletes Welcoming Party where athletes can enjoy drink specials and light appetizers. More to come!
  Award Winning Bethany Blues to Cater After-Party!

Bethany Blues Free After-Party catered by Bethany Blues including their Award-Winning Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Original Jalapeno Slaw, Cucumber Salad & Homemade Cookies.

*Menu subject to change.
  Enjoy Luxury Accommodations at the New Hyatt Park Place In Dewey Beach

Hyatt PlaceOne of our new host hotels, the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, combines style and innovation to create a completely new hotel experience. Located on the Bay and footsteps from the ocean where you can enjoy Delaware's most stunning sunsets. This resort hotel features two of Dewey Beach's most popular restaurants, Que Pasa and the Lighthouse. Special two night packages available to race participants only. Limited availability, so book now by calling 888-216-2804 using code: FIRST RESPONDERS TRIATHLON!
  Autism Speaks, Share-A-Lot of Sussex County, DEEvent Details:

Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon, presented by Meris Properties, will be held on September 22, 2013 at 7:30a.m. The event will benefit Bethany Beach's First Responders in the Fire and EMS service of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company with options to support Autism Speaks and Share-A-Lot.

THIS YEAR: You can choose to dedicate your triathlon to Austims Speaks and the one million Americans affected by this disorder.

Simply register for free to create an online fundraising page at and ask your friends and family for support!

The Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, produced by Seashore Striders Event Productions Inc. and Piranha Sports, and has been designated as 2013 Qualifying Event for One of the Best of the US Amateur Triathlete Competition. The Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon will start with a point to point ocean swim. The transition area will be on Garfield Parkway and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Bethany Beach. The bike and run will encompass Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Indian River Bridge and South Bethany. The race will end at the Bandstand on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

It will feature finishing medals, Overall, First-Timers, Masters, Clydesdale, Athena, First Responder, and Age Group awards, and a post race party on the Boardwalk with food and Music along with a Beer Garden at Mangos in downtown Bethany Beach. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in one of two races:

The Triathlon – 1000 meter (.62 mile) ocean swim, 30k (18.5 mile) bike and 7k (4.35 mile) run.
The Duathlon – 1k (.62 mile) beach run, 30k (18.5 mile) bike and 7k (4.35 mile) run.
The Aquabike – 1000 Meter Swim (.62 miles) and a 30K Bike (18.5 miles), followed by a less than quarter mile run to the Finish Line.
Team Relays - Available for Triathlon and Duathlon only.

Race packet pick up will be at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, September 21, from 4-8 p.m.
  Meris Properties Joins as Our Presenting Sponsor

Meris PropertiesMeris Properties is a Southern Sussex County based developer, specializing in the natural, and responsible, development of waterfront properties. Meris' communities follow the natural beauty of each site, incorporating parks, nature trails, open spaces, ponds and docks (as allowed). Meris is actively involved in the identification, acquisition, entitlement and development of each and every Meris site. The Meris portfolio consists of over 1000 single family home sites (nine communities), in various stages of the development process. To learn more about Meris Properties, visit

Meris' corporate office is located in the heart of Bethany Beach, DE. Meris is pleased to have been active in many community events and the Meris principal, Michael Daniels, is the proud founder of Share-A-Lot, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, formed to help those in need in Sussex County. To read more about Share-A-Lot, please visit
  Volunteers Needed!

We are currently seeking additional sponsors and volunteers. Have a great time in helping us secure a safe and quality event.

Please Register Here!
  We Thank Our Sponsors

Thanks to the presenting sponsor, Meris Properties, our official bank sponsor PNC BANK BETHANY BEACH and other sponsors to date: ResortQuest Real Estate, Delaware Wave, 3rd Wave Brewing Company, Baja Beach House Grill, Rehoboth Beach Sports, Beach Liquors, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Blues, The Cottage Café, Bethany Dental Associates, Peninsula Oil & Propane, Bethany Fenwick-Area Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Point, Creative Resource Group,Inc., Cycling Center of Coastal Delaware, D3Corp, Delaware National Guard, Delaware Wave, Delmarva Two Way Radio, Harris Teeter, Rehoboth Beach Sports, Park Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, The Starboard, Kiki at the Beach, Mango's, Marnie Custom Homes, Ocean RV Center, The Dispatch, Sea Colony, Southern Delaware Tourism, Deployable Systems, Tri Tats Temporary Body Marking, and Mid-South Sound.

For more details, including registration information, sponsorship information, or to volunteer, visit:

All Information in this newsletter is subject to change without notice.
  Rick Hundley
USAT Level I Certified Race Director
Tim Bamforth
Ernie Felici
USAT Level I Certified Race Director
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