FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the distances of this triathlon?

Triathlon Distances: 300 yard swim / 11 mile bike / 3 mile run

Duathlon Distances: 2 mile run / 11 mile bike / 3 mile run

Aqua Velo Distances: 300 yard swim / 11 mile bike

Will there be awards?

Yes. All finishers will receive a Jersey Girl Triathlon medal. Additional awards are the top ten overall and top three in each age category in five year increments.

Can I register as a team? Does it have to be three people?

Yes, you may register yourself as part of either a two or three person relay team. On the registration page, please clarify which participants will be completing each portion of the triathlon.

Can I defer my entry to 2020 if I am unable to race?

Yes, deferments are allowed until July 20, 2019. We do also allow participants to transfer their registration to another participant until July 20, 2019. Please use this form to submit

I am injured/pregnant/leaving the country/etc. and unable to race, can I transfer my registration to a friend?

Yes! We will allow transfers until July 20, 2019. Please use the this form to let us know the new participants information. It is your responsibility to collect the money from the person you are transferring your registration to. There will be a fee for all transferred registrations. 

Where can I park

Parking... The best location for parking is the public lot located on South Broadway and 2nd Ave, Long Branch, NJ.  Starting at 5am, an attendant will be there. you can pay $10 and leave the car there the entire day. According to google maps, it's a 4 minute walk to the transition area.

Where is Packet Pick up and When

I live far away, can I have someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, friends or family can pick up your packet for you. Please make sure that the person picking up your packet knows your full name and date of birth when they come.

How does the relay work

Relay Members will receive only one chip. The chip, worn around your ankle, is your exchange baton, tag off. Other relay members need to wait inside the transition area to tag their team mate and get the chip, put it on their ankle then go. The exchange is done in the transition area. Swimmer comes in and tags the biker, then the biker can proceed. All relay members remember to only cross the mat when they are competing, otherwise you need to use our separate entrance/ext on the south side (closest to Madison Ave) in the middle.

I am an Aqua Velo participant. Where do I finish?

We like everyone to experience the finish line, so after finishing your bike portion, rack your bike and proceed out the run out, and directly to the finish line. 

Can I switch my event?

Yes, up until July 29th please use this Form page to notify us of the change.  After July 29th,  please change at packet pick up, it's very simple.

How do I wear my race number?

Please secure your bib number to the front of your run shirt and make sure that it is displayed clearly as you cross the finish line. Bike numbers should be tightly secured to your bike. Please do not remove your bike number until you have removed all of your equipment from the transition area. This is to ensure that no bikes are stolen.

Will there be body marking?

Yes, volunteers will be located near the transition area in the morning to mark athletes. Calves will be marked with ages, and arms will be marked with race numbers.

Are wetsuits required/allowed for the swim?

Wetsuits are not required, but are certainly allowed. The water is usually warm enough that they are not necessary. About half of the athletes typically choose to wear them.

Are there any types of bikes restricted for this race?

No, all types of bikes are permitted.

Are bike helmets mandatory?

Yes. Race officials will be stationed at both transition exits to make sure that all participants are wearing helmets as they head out on the bike course.

What should I do if my tire is flat?

There will be two bike mechanics available on the course. If you have a flat tire or need assistance, please alert the nearest volunteer or race official, who will then call the mechanic to come assist you.

Can I use my iPod or any other music device on the course?

No, music players will not be allowed on the bike or run course under any conditions.

Yes! Please invite all family and friends to join you at the race and help out. Just fill out our Volunteer Form and let us know how you'd like to help out. Volunteers will receive a generous discount on any future Split Second Racing event.

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