Sea Isle City is ready to host Tri for Our Veterans II. The weather forecast is promising and we expect another great race. We will have more than 500 racers competing on Saturday, May 23rd and look forward to sun, sand, and a sensational start to the summer.
A few items to mark down as you prepare for the race:
1. Packet pick up: You must bring a photo ID & your USAT ID card (if you are a member). Racers must pick up their packet and cannot have someone else pick it up for them (insurance purposes). Packet pick up on Friday, May 22nd is from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the VFW Post in Sea Isle (301 JFK BLVD). Packet pick up on Saturday (RACE DAY) is at the transition area, JFK and Pleasure Ave., 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM.
4. Ride the course on Friday: Take a one lap tour of the bike course with one of our Elite athletes. Meet at the transition area at 5:30 PM on Friday, May 22nd. The distance is only 4.1 miles and will last about 15-20 minutes. It is a light ride for informational purposes only.
5. Water Temperature and Wetsuits:
Got your attention, right? The water temperature will be roughly 60-62 degrees. The average time in the water last year was 11 minutes. We have many Sea Isle City lifeguards in the water and around the swim course in boats. The USCG will also be on hand as back up. It is strongly suggested that you have a wetsuit. Don't have one? Our sponsor, Xterra Wetsuits, rents them and can ship it out to you via Fedex. Check it out at http://www.xterrawetsuits.com/shop-xterra/product_info.php?cPath=0&products_id=43
6. Have fun & thank our military!
This triathlon is the USA's only race dedicated to our military personnel and veterans. More than 15% of the field is currently serving in uniform, have served in the armed forces, or have retired from the military. Please be sure to support them throughout the race-they will have the BLUE caps on for the swim. Our friends at Team Semper Fi get a thunderous "OORAH" from Sea Isle-check them out at http://www.semperfifund.org/team.html
See you soon in Sea Isle City!