Formerly of Piranha-Sports, The Top of Delaware is one of the most unique additions to our racing family. Working in conjunction with the City of Newark, the Top of Delaware Triathlon features a swim in the pristine Newark Reservoir. This reservoir is unique in that it is built into the top of a mountain in what appears to be on the “Top of Delaware” – hence the name.
Athletes will start their day with a 1/3 mile walk up from transition to get to the swim venue. This race is an in water start with athletes getting in/out of the water via a special platform and stairs. After the one loop swim in the Newark Reservoir, they’ll then run the 1/4 mile back to transition at the base of the mountain. Not to be outdone, the bike course is rolling and sometimes technical, but those miles really go by as you roll through portions of the City of Newark and then through the elegant forests of White Clay Creek State Park and Middle Run Valley Natural Area. The bike course is mostly right hand turns and the pavement is well maintained throughout. After racking their bike in T2, triathletes will then venture back up to the “Top” for a new, out and back course around the perimeter of the Newark Reservoir featuring skyline views of the City of Newark. We promise, this race will become one of your new favorites.
750 Meter Swim; 20K Bike; 5K Run
2.5K Run; 20K Bike; 5K Run
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