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Note: This page is for May 2013. Click here to view most current event.

Escape from Fort Delaware® Triathlon
Delaware City, DE
Saturday May 18, 2013
THIS IS THE REGISTRATION PAGE FOR THE SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON ONLY.
SATURDAY - Sprint Tri: 0.2 Mile Swim~10 Mile Bike~2 Mile Run
SUNDAY - International Distance Tri: 1500 Meter Swim~40K Bike~10K Run


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***ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - Please Register in Person at Race Site***
As we prepare for this exciting opening event, Online registration has been closed.  However, you may still register in person at the race site located at Battery Park in DE City near 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE.

If you still wish to race, please click on pdf below and print out paper registraiton, fill out completely, and show up at the race site accordingly for the race(s):


SPRINT -  this Saturday between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.    Cash only accepted.

INTERNATIONAL - this Sunday between 4:30AM and 5:35AM.  Cash only accepted.

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**WETSUITS ARE MANDATORY**
Just a reminder that wetsutis are mandatory.  No wetsuit, no race, no refund.  If you need a wetsuit, order today and consider these sources to rent/purchase:

www.xterrawetsuit.com and use code R-Piranha.  Code is applicable only to some of the wetsuits Xterra sets forth.  For example, it will not apply to some of the brand new wetsuits they've just come out with.  Piranha is not responsible for any misprints and is simply offering this source for your convenience.

www.tribonzai.com.  Be sure to tell them we referred you and that you are doing this race.
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*WHERE TO REGISTER*
This is the registration page for the Sprint Distance Triathlon Only. To "Register Now" or "Volunteer Now", scroll up to the respective buttons.

If you are interested in signing up for the International Distance Triahtlon, click here.
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Important Notices for 2013 Event
The Fort is closed and only opened for triathletes for the swim start area only.  Fort Delaware State Park is not opened to the public and is closed on May 19th.
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River Swim - Please Respect Rules

ALTOUGH WE PLAN THIS EVENT AROUND TIDES AND CURRENTS, IT CAN BE A CHALLENGING SWIM IN THE BRANCH CANAL.  PORTIONS OF THE SWIM COURSE IS ON STATE PARK LAKE AND PROPERTY.  PLEASE ADHERE PARK'S RULES:

ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING IN RIVER OR CANAL PRIOR TO EVENT AS NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY

If you violate any of these rules, you will be banned from the race and no refund will be issued.

Water temperature in the past has been around 68 degrees.

WETSUITS ARE MANDATORY - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Thank you.

Piranha Sports

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Event Summary
  • The Escape is celebrating its 13th Anniversary!!  Limited to the first 400.  This sprint distance is an inaugural event.
  • A Greater Atlantic Multisport Series Event
  • A Greater Atlantic Club Challenge Event
  • Historic, scenic, beautiful...finish on historic Clinton Street.
  • The Sprint Triathlon Swim 0.2 Miles from Fort DuPont Boat Ramp on the Branch Canal to Delaware City Public Boat Docks.  This can be a challenging swim - wetsuits mandatory!!
  • Scenic flat and fast run and bike course through Delaware City and surrounding wetlands
  • Beautiful transition area located at the Battery Park in Delaware City
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Additional Options
When signing up online, consider these options:

Run Race Belts - Allows you to attach your run bib #s and a quick get away in transition area by affixing number and belt via belt clip.  Will be handed out at race packet pickup.  Cost:  $10.00.
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Results History
To view previous year's results, go to results up top.  For the 2007 Results - go to 2007 Overall Results
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Athlete Guide


Click on PDF above to view the Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon Athlete Guide
 


 

 


Also, feel free to view and print out the 2013 Event Guide Outlining all of our Races.  Click on image below.

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Awards
  • Top 5 Overall Male and Top 5 Overall Female

    • Male Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
      • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
    • Female Age Groups (Top 3 in each)
      • 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
    • Top 3 Clydesdale (Male 220+ lbs) 
    • Top 3 Athenas (Females 165+ lbs)
    • Top 3 Physically Challenged - please contact race director for a course overview.
  • ESCAPE ARTIST Award given to Top Male and Top Female Overall - awarded to racer who finishes both Sprint and International Distance and with the lowest combined overall time.  To be awarded after the International Distance Triathlon on Sunday.
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Course

Swim - 0.2 Miles - Point to Point Swim.

  • Prior to race start, head over to Fort DuPont Boat Ramp by taking bus OR walking over there (about 1 mile walk)
    • You may take your walking gear and other gear over to this area in marked bag as we will transport this back to Transition Area for you.
    • Walk up Canal Street along the Branch Canal as you can view the swim course. Then turn left over Grated Bridge. Turn left onto grouns towards Fort DuPont Boat Ramp.
  • Swim course is point to point from Fort DuPont Boat Ramp (in-water start) to modified ramp exit at DE City Public Docks near transition area.  Absolutely no diving in the water for your own safety.
  • Wetsuits mandatory!!!
  • Expected water temperature around 68 degrees.
  • Swim Cut Off Rule. All participants are expected to be able to complete the swim discipline maintaining a steady consistent stroke and able to maintain on course. Lifeguards are provided for emergency situations and to prevent swimmers from drowning. Any swimmer who is in constant need of aid from lifeguards along the swim is considered to be a hazard to themselves and other swimmers and has not prepared properly for the race (this includes breaks, and redirection on course). If a lifeguard at any point feels an athlete is taking too much attention, the lifeguard reserves the right to remove the athlete from the race. This removal will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish) from the entire race (the athlete will not be allowed to compete in the bike or run) at which point athlete must hand in their timing chip to lifeguard or designated staff person.
  • No Swim Warm-ups at island. Do not enter water until instructed to do so. No diving into water.

Bike - 10 Miles. Flat and Fast. Out and Back Course.  Not closed to vehicular traffic.

  • Exit Transition area towards onto Clinton Street.
  • Head straight out onto Clinton Street which eventually becomes Cox Neck Road
  • Left onto Clarks Corner Road towards St. Georges
  • In St. Georges at the end, turn right onto Main Street
  • Left onto Kirkwood - St. Georges Road just under Route 13 bridge
  • Go for about 1 mile and u-turn just beyond the Route 1 Overpass.
  • Head back same way towards Transition Area.

Run - 2 Miles. Out and Back.

  • Note: Stay to the left at all times throughout run.
  • Head out onto Harbour Street past Crabby Dick's
  • Left onto Washington Street
  • Right onto Front Street
  • At the end, take left onto Jefferson Street
  • Right onto William Street
  • At the end, take a left onto Monroe Street
  • At the end, take a left onto 4th Street
  • U-Turn from left to right at Washington Street.
  • Head back in same direction back to Finish line near Transition Area
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Course Maps

 Transition and Parking Area Map

 

 Swim Map
 

 

Bike Map
 

 

Run Map
 

 

 

 

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Amenities & Photos
  • Over $80 worth of good for all athletes.
  • Technical Shirts to all pre registered individuals.  $20 retail value. Shirts are not available if you register within 2 weeks of the event.
  • Finishers Medals to all Finishers.
  • State of the art chip timing and results.
  • Free Digital photos* with results - no "proof" on photos.  Feel free to right click on photo, save picture as, and share with friends and family.  Over a $40 retail value.

* Please allow at least 1 week after race date as we make every effort to provide finishing photos aligned with your results under results page at www.piranha-sports.com/results.  Due to the flood of athletes coming across the finish line, athletes possibly not wearing bib # on front and/or it is not visable - not all photos are viewable.  However, one may also go to http://photos.piranha-sports.com to browse and find their own photos (this is where swim and bike photos typically are posted).  These photos are also free by "saving" or you may elect to purchase these photos at minimal prices.  There is no guarantee your photos will be taken and posted.  This photo service is a "free" service we provide above and beyond the expected entry fee as there is no other race organization that provides this service without extra charges. 

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Lodging

Embassy Suites Hotel Newark
Located at Rt. 896 across from University of Delaware Field Houses.  About 7 miles from race site.  Closest hotel. 
654 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
1-302-368-9700

Homewood Suites Hotel Newark
Located at Rt. 896 across from University of Delaware Field Houses.  About 7 miles from race site.  Closest hotel. 
640 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
1-302-453-9700

Camping at Lums Pond State Park
Campground is located about 7 miles away.
1-302-368-6989

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Directions

Closest GPS is 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE

From Philadelphia and North

  • Interstate 95 South
  • Exit #4 onto Rt 1 and 7 south by the Christina Mall
  • Stay on Rt 1 South towards Dover/Seashore points for 7.3 miles
  • Exit #152 onto Rt 72 South for Delaware City/St Georges
  • SEE BELOW

From New Jersey

  • Delaware Memorial Bridge (295 South) - toll bridge
  • Interstate 95 South
  • Exit #4 onto Rt 1 and 7 south by the Christina Mall
  • Stay on Rt 1 South towards Dover/Seashore points for 7.3 miles
  • Exit #152 onto Rt 72 South for Delaware City/St Georges
  • SEE BELOW

From Maryland and South

  • Interstate 95 North
  • Exit #4a onto Rt 1 and 7 South by the Christina Mall
  • Stay on Rt 1 South towards Dover/Seashore points for 7.3 miles
  • Exit #152 onto Rt 72 South for Delaware City/St Georges
  • SEE BELOW

From Seashore of Delaware and Maryland

  • Rt 1 and 13 North
  • Go over the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge (Rt 1 Bridge) - Toll bridge
  • First Exit after bridge is..
  • Exit 152 onto Rt 72 East for Delaware City/St Georges
  • SEE BELOW

BELOW

  • Stay on Rt 72 East towards Delaware City/St Georges for about 3.8 miles until you reach Washington Street (Valero gas station)
  • Turn left onto Washington Street at the gas station 
  • NOTE:  this left onto Washington Street is just 1 block before Clinton Street
  • Parking available at the end of and along Washington Street as well as surrounding streets. 

 ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON CLINTON STREET

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Race Itinerary

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New this year - sprint distance added and scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 0.2 mile point to point Swim from Fort DuPont Boat Ramp to swim exit in DE City; 10 Mile Bike (out and back); 2 Mile run (out and back).
 

  • FOR SPRINT ONLY
  • 2:00pm - 3:25pm - LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.
  • 2:00pm - 3:25pm - Transition area opened. Located at the Gazebo in the park at the end of 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. Packet PIckup for SPRINT ONLY. Body marking.
  • 2:30am - First Timers Meeting
  • 3:15pm - National Anthem
  • 3:20pm - Bus transportation OR Head over/walk over to Swim Start (3/4 mile of walk)
  • 4:00pm - Swim - 1st Wave.  All Males.  Orange Caps.
  • 4:05pm - 2nd Wave. All Females.  Yellow Caps.
  • 5:30pm - Official Results Posted. This is your opportunity to review your own results. Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 5:45pm - Post race party/awards. Awards will not be mailed.
  • 5:45pm - Transition area closed.
     

Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE ONLY
  • 4:35am - 5:35am - LAST MINUTE BIKE AND HELMET optional inspections.
  • 4:35am - 5:35am - Transition area opened.  Located at the Gazebo in the park at the end of 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE.  Packet PIckup for INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE ONLY.  Body marking.
  • 5:35am - Mandatory pre-race meeting.  Transition Area Must Be Cleared.
  • 5:45am - National Anthem.
  • FERRY SCHEDULE BELOW:  Ferry takes 20 minutes round trip.  We need to get everyone over by 7:00am.  This is a suggested schedule assigned by bib #s.  Last minute changes may be made in order to get everyone over to the island in time.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  No switching your assigned ferry schedule.  If you miss it, you miss the race, no refunds.  No wetsuit - no swim.
  • 6:05am - 1st Ferry to Island.  Bib #s 1-100.
  • 6:25am - 2nd Ferry to Island.  Bib #s 101-200.
  • 6:45am - 3rd Ferry to Island.  Only if necessary.
  • 6:45am - 4th Ferry to Island.  Only if necessary.
  • You may bring your towel, flip flops, and last minute rituals with you to island.  We will transport back to Delaware city for you in a designated area near transition area.  Please label your own bags.  Items not to forget for the island trip - wetsuit (mandatory), goggles, old sneakers/flip flops.  Do not bring your racing flats.  We will not set this up for you in transition area.
  • Water, sports drink, and porta potties (2 or 3) available on island. 
  • 7:30am - Swim - 1st Wave.  All Males.  Orange Caps.  
  • 7:32am - 2nd Wave.  All Females.  Yellow Caps. 
  • 8:32am - Swim cut off time.
  • 11:30am - Official Results Posted.  This is your opportunity to review your own results.  Once awards ceremony begins, all results are final.
  • 11:45am - Post race party/awards.  Awards will not be mailed.
  • 11:45am - Transition area closed.

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dictated by event day conditions, such as weather.

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Refund Policy
No Refunds, No Tranfers, No Deferrals Under Any Circumstances.  

absolutely NO refunds will be made for any reason.  REFERRED TO AS “ENTRY FEES” ABOVE AND INCLUDES ENTRY FEES, PARTICIPANT SHIRTS, UPGRADED PRODUCTS, ANY OTHER AMENITIES, INSURANCE, AND ONLINE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE ANY ITEMS as leftovers are distributed on day of race.  WE DO NOT SHIP.  ENTRY FEES CANNOT BE  TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PERSONS OR APPLIED TOWARD future PIRANHA SPORTS EVENTS.  Selling your race entry slot is strictly prohibited by piranha sports.
If you do sell your race slot, you will be disqualified from the race and you, as well as the entrant who purchased your slot, will be unable to race in another Piranha Sports event for a minimum of 2 years. Piranha Sports reserves the right to reject any entry if a valid photo ID is not presented at race packet pick-up.  There is NO rain date for the event.  In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of God, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be absolutely no refunds or transfer of entries to future Piranha Sports events. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as participate shirts, upgrade products, insurance, and online administrative fees.  All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all.  Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason.  By signing up for this race, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms listed on this page.
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Rules
Please see Series Information for complete set of rules.
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Spectator Information

Line the streets of Delaware City to cheer on your favorite athlete!!!  After the race, stop in at Crabby Dick’s for a relaxing meal, enjoying the view of Fort Delaware and the Delaware River.

Parking
Spectator (as well as athlete) parking is available in the parking lot behind Crabby Dicks on Washington Street as well as the streets of Delaware City.  There is no parking along Clinton Street.  In order to promote a race, we ask that you use extreme caution when driving through Delaware City.

Athlete Support
Bring your cow bells, noise makers, posters, banners, and other items to cheer on your favorite athlete.  Please keep in mind that spectators are not allowed to provide any outside assistance to the athletes.  Outside assistance can result in penalties and possible disqualification.  Outside assistance can include but is not limited to: transition area assistance, running or riding along with the athlete (pacing), handing off water bottles, etc.  The Piranha Sports staff and volunteers will provide assistance as needed and allowed.  As well, there will be no time during the event when spectators will be allowed in the secure transition area.  If your athlete forgot an item for the transition area, please ask a Piranha Sports Staff member or volunteer to assist you in getting that item to the athlete.

Spectator Control
The Piranha Sports Staff and volunteers have your athlete’s safety and security as their primary responsibility.  Therefore, there may be times during the course of the event that we will need to provide directions to spectators if we feel that the athletes do not have a clear and unobstructed path.  Please pay close attention to these directions/instructions so that we are able to maintain the safety of course and athletes.

Kids and Dogs
The Piranha Sports Staff loves having kids and dogs at the events.  The kids are our future and the dogs are just great.  If you do bring your children and/or pets, please keep a close eye on them.  Do not allow them to venture onto any of the roadways particularly near the mount/dismount area.  As well, if your children bring bikes, please ensure that they are wearing helmets at all times.

Post Race Food
Just a reminder, the food and beverages provided by Piranha Sports are for athletes and volunteers only.

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