Sunday March 29, 2020
Road Runner Sports, 490 Broad St, Shrewsbury, NJ
Whether you are diving in to the sport of Triathlon for the first time, looking for a comfortable but competitive race to better your times or just out to have fun with the girls...it's time to start training for the Jersey Girl Triathlon!
Meet and greet with the coaches, review of the course, understand the training plan...let us ease your jitters and get you excited for the 11th Annual Jersey Girl Triathlon!
Pre-Race Ocean Swim & Walk-Through
Any last-minute questions or would you like to get in the ocean one more time before the race…
Thursday, July 30th, SWIM (6:30pm):
o Led by Coach Brian Shea, this is an open water ocean swim, off the beach in Long Branch on the same course as the Jersey Girl Triathlon.
o This will be a guarded swim, but all swimmers should be comfortable completing the full 300-yard swim in deep water, without stopping & NOT require the assistance of the lifeguard (he/she is there for rescues in extenuating circumstances).
o The course is marked by buoys, which offer a great opportunity to practice sighting & navigation.
o You can do as little/much as you like, as long as you're finished within the 30-minute window.
Want to feel a little more comfortable with your race plan?
WHAT: PRE-RACE WALK-THROUGH (6 – 6:30pm):
We will be holding a "pre-race walk-through" to go through the steps of race-day/transition set-up as well as answer ANY last-minute questions you have about race day.
Friday, July 31 (6 – 6:30pm)
We will be meeting on the beach at directly in front of Madison Avenue (see link for map/directions):
For GPS use:
1 Madison Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Madison Avenue is located on the NORTH side of the Ocean Place Resort: http://www.oceanplace.com/directions-en.html There should be ample parking in the areas around the location or on the adjoining streets (most spaces in the area do not require meter payment at this time of day, but please check your respective space).
The transition area will close at 6:45 a.m. At this time, athletes should make their way to the Heat Waiting Area on the beach and listen for heat managers to direct them to the proper corral as their start time approaches. Start times are organized by heat, with the earliest heat will go off at 7:00 a.m., and each subsequent heat going off every 3 minutes after. If you miss your start time, please alert a heat manager, who will move you to a later heat and make sure your wave time is adjusted.
300 yard swim / 11 mile bike / 3 mile run
1.3 mile run / 11 mile bike / 3 mile run
300 yard swim / 11 mile bike
The transition area will open at 5:15 a.m. to the athletes. Wristbands are required for entrance into the transition area. Bikes should be racked according to heat which will be marked on either end of the bike racks. Bikes must be racked by their seats and should alternate on either side of the rack, fitting 8 bikes per rack. Security will be checking wristbands prior to and after the race to ensure that only racers enter the transition area.
Please place you bike in the correct heat location. It is VERY important to be racked with your heat, not with just anyone. The flow of the transition area is dependant on this. We had to make a change in the heat location on the racks for better flow. Bikes racked in the wrong location could be disqualified.
Bike dismount will be on Madison Avenue before entering the transition area.
First Aid & Police
First Aid squads will be located on Madison Avenue, south of the transition area, and in the parking lot located north of the Jersey Girl Expo tent. All staff members and volunteers will be given the phone number to the ambulance rigs that are stationed at the race. In the case of an emergency, please do not call 911, but instead locate a race staff member or volunteer for immediate response from our designated medical staff. Police officers will be stationed on the bike course to help with safety for athletes on roads because they will not be closed off to traffic.
There will be a bike mechanic available and roaming the course throughout the race. If you have a flat tire or need assistance due to a bike malfunction, please find a staff member or volunteer who can call the mechanic to come help you.
There is free street parking, but spots are limited and will fill very quickly. Paid parking is available at the LM Ocean, LLC. outdoor lot, located on Abbotsford between Broadway and Laird. This lot will open at 5:15 a.m. and will charge $5 for triathletes (normally $15), as long as you are out of the lot by 11:00 a.m. After 11:00 a.m., you will be charged the extra $10, but you can then stay the whole day. The Ocean Place Hotel is offering spots in their north lot, which will open at 4:30 a.m. This is the closest lot, but they charge $15 for the day (no discounts for triathletes).
Other spaces are available at Pier Village at no charge, but these spaces are limited and after 9:00 a.m., there is enforced two hour parking limits. There is also a parking garage for those without roof racks at the south end of Pier Village. Please do not park on the east side of Ocean Boulevard on Cooper, Madison and other small residential streets just north Ocean Place Hotel. Please be considerate of the residents. We recommend arriving no later than 5:30 a.m. in order to have enough time to grab your chip, find your spot in the transition area, and get settled before the transition closes at 6:30 a.m.
To view a map of all designated parking areas, please click here.
The nearest public restrooms are located near the bandstand and just north of the circle in Pier Village. Additional public restrooms are located 2 blocks south on the boardwalk along the run course.
Portable restrooms will also be available at the south end of the transition area on Madison Avenue.