For those of you who don't know me I'm Ray Campeau,the race director for the Jerseyman Triathlon and J-Man/Women swim. There are a few things I wanted to address and, given the importance of both topics, I wanted to deliver those messages myself.
First, I hope this message is finding you and your loved ones in good health and safety. These are unprecedented times that we are dealing with right now and I greatly appreciate your patience while we have been assessing the feasibility of having this race. Personally, I am a small business owner and have been hustling every single day to stay in business, put food on my family's table, and have also been committed to keeping my two races on. I have spent a significant amount of time and money planning for both events of which I will not be getting back.
However, it's hit the point where I realize I can not hold the Jerseyman Triathlon or J-man/Women swim this May 2020. Right now, social distancing and stay at home orders are in place until April 30th across the US. Even if those orders are lifted, I am fearful for everyone's health and safety if I held my event shortly after those dates given athletes have not been swimming or out on the rode biking in addition to spreading COVID further. This has not been an easy decision for me; the sport of triathlon saved my life growing up and I love giving back to the community with my events.
Because of this, I will be waiting a few months to decide what to do with the Jerseyman Triathlon.
1) A September race with dates of the 20th or 27th.
2) Defer to next May with a small administration fee.
I know if we are able to race by September the month will be filled with events and I will take this into account for my decision.
1) We will defer this event to next year with no fees at all.
I'm sure you're going to ask me why I am not offering refunds? Like most small races, there are no refunds , mine included. I've incurred costs already on the that I am not getting back such as insurance, medals,shirts.awards, and emergency support. In addition to the charities we give to every year. It's the behind the scenes expenses that at this point are also non-refundable.
If you're registered participant for this year's event you will be receiving updates via email on how we will proceed. Also please check the Facebook page.
Thanks for being a support for me and my races. Please keep practicing social distancing and stay at home orders so we can all race again.
Stay safe and healthy
JerseyMan Triathlon Festival
Round Valley - Lebanon, NJ
7:15 A.M. Sunday May 17, 2020
The Sprint Triathlon will be an Individual Triathlon only (no duathlon or aquavelo). The distances will be 0.5 mile Swim, 16 mile Bike, 3.7 mile Run.
The Olympic Triathlon be an Individual Triathlon only (no duathlon or aquavelo) with 2 categories to choose from: Individual or Elite, (no athena/clydesdale, relays, duathlon or aquavelo this year). Distances are: 0.9 mile Swim; 32 miles Bike, Run 5.8 miles.
Sprint Awards: Top 3 Men and Women overall and then Top 3 Men and Women in each age group (5 year age categories).
Olympic Awards: Elite wave will start in the first wave and will only be eligible for overall awards but Elites will NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP AWARDS.
Overall Triathlon: Top 5 Men and Women (Elites will win cash prizes and non Elites will win non-cash prizes); Top 3 Men and Women Age groups in 5 year brackets will get non cash prizes (Elites are not eligible for these awards.)
Registration does NOT include a Tshirt. If you want a Tshirt, it is $10 extra.
No refunds, transfers or deferrals allowed for any reason.
1- aquavelo and elite men & woman (7:15)
2- 40-49 men (7:20)
3- 50 and up men (7:25)
4- under 39 men (7:30)
5- all women (7:35)
6- all women (7:40)
7- men 44 under (7:50)
8- men 45 up (7:55)
Swim cap colors
Wave 1- yellow
Wave 2- green
Wave 3- light blue
Wave 4- white
Wave 5- pink
Wave 6- yellow
Wave 7 - green
Wave 8 - pink
Wave 9 - white
Elevation Correction ~1100ft gain per loop.
Link to Garmin Course.
5K Run Course
10K Run Course
- From the East:
- Route 78 West to exit 20A to Route 22 West
- Follow sign to Round Valley
- From the West:
- Route 78 East to exit 18 to Route 22 East
- Follow sign to Round Valley
- From the South:
- 31 North to Route 618
- Take 618 to the end and make a left onto 629.
- Take 629 to Round Valley (entrance on your right)
- Address-1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon, NJ, 08833