Sunday, December 29, 2013

Newsletter December 29, 2013

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Resolution Classic 5K
We are over 160 pre-registered entries as of Sunday morning. Thanks to all those who helped get the word out. We still need about 40 more runners to break even and then every entry fee after that goes to the Tri-Dawgs. I either need your participation and/or I need you to continue to help get the word out. If you are on Facebook, please post the link. If you belong to another club or fitness center ask them to help promote the race.  We have over 300 members in the club and you all benefit one way or another by being on the club so PLEASE help spread the word.

The date will be Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM. 

We will do some tailgating in the gym after the race. Here is a link to sign up to bring something.

I need volunteers for out on the course. Contact Tricia Reilly at if you can help.

Race day registration starts at 9:00 AM and is $25.00.

I will run a swim practice that morning 7:00-8:15 and there will be a spinning class 8:30-9:30 so you can start the new year with a sprint tri.

Delaware Swim and Fitness Center
DSFC is introducing their newest and lowest pricing plans starting as low as $19.99 per month. They are also offering $100.00 off if you join before January 20th. You can find more information about the fitness centers and the pricing plans and sign up online If you are already a member and want to switch to the new pricing, you can do that.

Boston Marathon
Brian Welch just missed qualifying for the 2014 Boston Marathon by less than a minute but was able to secure a charity spot.  Brian could really use your help to raise money for Team CT Challenge, which empowers cancer survivors through exercise and rehab opportunities.  To make a contribution that can be used as a tax deduction for 2013, remember to donate before the end of the year.   Thank you.

How to Carbo Load
Click here.

Inside the Mind of a Marathoner (or IM)
Click here.

Training Tips
As you plan your training for 2014 here are a few important things to keep in mind.

How to Stretch Your Entry Fees
Click here.

From Delmo Sports
I would love to have the Tri DAWGS representing at at least 1 event along the Southern Jersey Shore. Below is a synopsis of what we do:

Escape the Cape Triathlion, Aqaubike & Kid's Race: June 8th, 2014.
This event has become the must do race for many athletes. In only a few days almost 800 triathletes signed up and we fully expecting to sell out at 1500 well in advance this year. Check out this video of last year's event: 

Challenge Atlantic City, June 29, 2914:
What can I say...the Challenge Family has entrusted myself and Robert Vigorito (Eagleman, Columbia Triathlon, IronGirl) with bringing the first ever event to the US market. This is a huge deal and I can GUARANTEE you this event will surpass expectations of what "full" distance racing should be. The biggest benefits of investing in our event is the TLC you will receive...awesome swag (can you say massive finisher medal?), relays, friends and family finish line, and we will be introducing an aquabike in the next week or two that we believe will appeal to all of our IM brothers and sisters because this is the ONLY full distance Aquabike in our region and placed perfectly for a tapering IM athlete. Check out our Challenge AC video here:

Tri the Wildwoods: Triathlon, Aquabike, 5k and Kid's Race August 16, 2014:
We're 11 years running and this race is only getting better. Ocean Swim, Closed Bike course going out over the NW/SH causeway and back, and a beach and boardwalk run. As with every DelMo event, awesome prize giveaways, ridiculous breakfast buffet, and there is FREE beer after the event at the North End American Grill...which is always a treat. There are great perks to this event: each triathlete and kids race competitor receives a 2 day all access morey's piers pass to the piers and water parks...that's a $100 value. Also, with every DelMo event there is complimentary event photography. Check it out at

Atlantic City International Triathlon, Aquabike & Kid's Race: Sept 14, 2014.
This event has become really, really special for us here in Southern New Jersey. No other venue like in the region. Awesome venue in Bader Field, always incredible swim conditions in the back bay, a bike course that is unique, and a blazing fast run on the AC Boardwalk. The absolute highlight of the weekend is the paratriathlon... Incredibly humbling and amazing to watch these athletes start the morning. If you go on our FB page you will see the response from athletes. You really, really have to do this thing one time. We're expanding our reach in 2014 by adding a kids race that will be entirely on Bader Field as well as adding a paddle-board race on Saturday afternoon in the back bay. As we have the last three years, we will be operating in conjunction with the AC Seafood festival that weekend which gives the event a feel like no other around. Check out our video recap of the event:

The events (not including Challenge) are all part of the DelMoSports Championship Series. You can find more details about this any of our websites. At the end of the day, we think we're going in the right direction here in South Jersey. Anything you can do to help us spread the word about love for the sport is helpful.
Stephen Del Monte

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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