Race Information

Note: This page is for September 2014. Click here to view most current event.

Bethany Beach First Responders Tri, Du & Aquabike
Bethany Beach, DE
Sunday September 21, 2014
TRI: Swim 1K (.62 mile), Bike 30K (18.5 miles), Run 7K (4.35 miles)
DU: Run 1K (.62 mile Beach Run), Bike 30K (18.5 miles), Run 7K (4.35 miles)
AQUABIKE: Swim 1K (.62 mile), Bike 30K (18.5 miles), Walk/Run to Finish Line (500 yards)
Cap of 1,000 for the Bethany Beach First Responders Traithlon/Duathlon Presented by Meris Properties

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Greater Atlantic Multisport Series (GAMS)™
Athlete Guide, Packet Pickup, Status Changes

Click on PDF above to view the Bethany Beach Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike Presented by Meris Properties Athlete Guide

For the Individual Entry List to Look up your Bib # for Packet Pickup, Click here

For the Relay Entry List to Look up your Bib # for Packet Pickup, Click Here.

Water Temperature to be posted soon.  Last year at this time it was measured at 74 degrees AND will likely be wetsuit legal.

New earlier packet pickup time available on Friday, Sept. 19th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Welcoming Party at The Starboard in Dewey Beach.  Any status changes must be handled at Saturday's Packet Pickup (see below).

Packet Pickup, Sports Expo is at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Packet Pickup is MANDATORY on Saturday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  There will be no packet pickup allowed on race morning.  With over 800 athletes registered and a 7:30 race start time, packet pick up must be the day before. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your USAT card if you're a member. If you're registered for a relay, all members of your team must be present at packet pick up.

Any Status Changes (i.e. - Tri change to Du; First Time in Triathlon to Age Group) will be handled during Packet Pickup Times Only.  Inquire with a Piranha Sports Staff.
Create Your Own Fundraising Page Here!
Create Your Own Fundraising Page Here!!


New Elite/Open Category added for 2014 TRIATHLON
New for 2014 will be the addition of the “ELITE/OPEN” wave for the TRIATHLON only which will start in Wave 1 and launched before the Duathlon Wave. We are NOT requiring an official ELITE identification. This wave was created to ensure safety amongst all athletes. If you chose to enter the ELITE/OPEN wave, you will be racing for overall awards. This WILL NOT affect your USAT status in anyway shape or form – BUT – you will not qualify for an age group award.
  • Who qualifies for the ELITE/OPEN wave?
  1. Male triathletes who had a time of 1:37.00 or under at the 2012 or 2013 Bethany Beach Triathlon.
  2. Female triathletes who had a time of 1:50.00 or under at the 2012 or 2013 Bethany Beach Triathlon.
  3. If you DID NOT race the Bethany Beach Triathlon in either 2012 or 2013 – please submit 1 result (copy & pasted.) Please make sure that your submission is in the form of a URL from a live web page and that it works in all web browsers. This MUST include YOUR finishing time of the USAT-sanctioned event of any distance.
  4. It is within the sole discretion of the Race Director to clear you for the Bethany Beach Triathlon ELITE/OPEN wave.
  5. Please DO NOT submit URL’s for cycling, running or swimming events – we will only accept triathlon, duathlon and aquabike results.

Elite/Open Wave participants do not count towards the Greater Atlantic Multisport Series rankings/points.
Race Merchandise
Visit www.bethanybeachtri.com/tri-store to purchase Race Merchandise.

To volunteer for the Bethany Beach Triathlon, please click on the button above.  You may also contact the volunteer coordinator at:
Jacqui Felici
About the Bethany Beach Triathlon
The race website is located at www.bethanybeachtri.com

The race director is Rick Hundley, rick@bethanybeachtri.com.

Online registration and set up is provided by Piranha Sports, LLC.

Important Notes About Registering Online
Thank you for registering online with Piranha Sports.  Below is some general information to help you with your decisions when registering online.
  • There is a division, "First Timer at a Triathlon", for the individual triathlon.  Should you select this division, you are not eligible for regular age group awards.
  • If you are a First Responder - be sure to select this box under Additional Options in order to receive your $5.00 discount.  In addition, answer the question at the beginning of registration to indicate your affiliation regarding your role as a First Responder.  We thank you for racing with us!!
Autism Speaks - join us today!!
Autism Speaks is honored to have been selected as one of the charities to work with this landmark event!  Here’s how you can participate with a purpose:
1. After you register for the Tri visit http://events.autismspeaks.org/bethanybeachtri  to register as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks.
2. Take a moment to build your personal fundraising page, send emails to friends and family, and get the word out about your commitment.
3. All participants who raise a minimum of:
• $188, in honor of the 1 in 88 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, will receive a performance race hat.
• $500 will receive a Team Up With Autism Speaks triathlon singlet you can wear throughout the event!
Autism has become a national crisis. It deserves a national strategy. Please be part of the solution by REGISTERING or SUPPORTING A PARTICIPANT today!
Participant of the Greater Atlantic Multisport Series
We are proud to announce for the second year in a row, the Bethany Beach Triathlon is a participant of the Greater Atlantic Multisport Series.  Relays and Aquabikes do not apply in the series rankings/points. 

Elite/Open Wave participants do not count towards the Greater Atlantic Multisport Series rankings/points.
There are No Refunds, Transfers, Or Deferrals for this event UNLESS you purchased the ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance when signing up. Thank you.

ENTRY FEE Refund Insurance:  You may purchase this additional option for $10 per event.  Only participating events apply and must be purchased at the time of registering for the event(s).  Refund insurance allows you to opt for the following refund of the ENTRY FEE according to deadlines outlined below.  All other fees paid towards to the event do not apply including but not limited to one day insurance, other additional options, the refund insurance fee, or processing fees.  To opt out, send an email PRIOR to deadlines outlined below to info@bethanybeachtri.com.  Refunds may take up to two weeks after requested event to process.

9/23/2013 till 5/31/2014 you get 100%
6/1/2014 till 6/30/2014 you get 90%

7/1/2014 till 7/31/2014 you get 85%
8/1/2014 till 9/10/2014 you get 80%
9/11/2014 till RACE DAY you get no refund.
Race Itinerary
Friday, September 19, 2014
  • 7pm - till WELCOMING RACE PARTY at The Starboard, Dewey Beach, DE
Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • 3:00-8:00pm Packet Pick-Up Featuring Sports Expo, Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Rt. 1 & Garfield Pkwy – Free (open to general public)
  • 3:30-5:00pm Open Water Practice Swim, Main Beach, Bethany Beach, Garfield Pkwy (Lifeguards and Coaches On Site)
  • 6:00pm  "First Timers" Meeting w/ Q & A - Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company
Sunday, September 21, 2014
  • 5:30am - Transition Area Opens
  • 6:45am - Transition Area Closes
  • 6:45am - Pre-Race Instructions
  • 6:50am - National Anthem
  • 7:30am - Triathlon/Duathlon Starts
  • 10:30am-1:00pm - Post-Race party
*Schedule subject to change.


Host Hotel

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach Special two night packages available to race participants only. Limited availability, so book now by calling 302-448-0568 using code: FIRST RESPONDERS TRIATHLON!



Holiday Inn Express, Bethany Beach (302) 541-9200

Bethany Arms Motel, Bethany Beach (302) 539-9603


ResortQuest  (302) 537-8888 or CLICK HERE for Available Rentals.

Wilgus Associates Property Rentals (302) 539-7511

Crowley Real Estate (800) 732-7433

Tansey-Warner Realty (302) 539-3001


Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce