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Mission Statement

5x Triathlon Business International Award Winner

The DelMo Difference… 15 years in the making

Who is DelMoSports? What is DelMoSports? Great question. We are what is possible… just like you. We are what can happen when you refuse to settle for “that’s fine.” Have you had those thoughts run through your head? That things are “good enough?” We have those thoughts too. The DelMo Difference is in the details. From our world class customer service, to checking off the boxes that make DelMoSports New Jersey’s best triathlon series. We sweat the details for our athletes. We think like you, because we are you, we always have YOUR best interest at heart. Is that all? No. There is an intangible that we cannot explain as well. When an athlete steps into one of our races…something is different. There is an energy that only other athletes who have ‘taken the leap’ can describe.  We believe DelMoSports is New Jersey’s Best Triathlon Series. We believe if you do the work, commit yourself, and stay positive that anything is possible. We believe these are the key ingredients in the recipe that makes the DelMo Difference.

DelMoSports is an elite event production company founded in 2004, specializing in world class events in Philadelphia and the southern Jersey shore.  Our unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, Escape the Cape Triathlon & Open Water Classic, the Women's Philadelphia Triathlon, MudHen Brewing Co. Half Marathon, Red Bull Surf & Rescue, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, and the Crest Best Run Fest. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families.

Meet The Team

Stephen Del Monte

Founder / CEO / Family Man

Kristy Thall

Operations Coordinator

Rachel Leal

Event Specialist aka “Rockstar!”

Denise Burgese

Expo / Volunteer Coordinator

Mindy Soranno

Volunteer Coordinator / Expo Support

Ryan Morris

Timing Lead

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Stephen Del Monte

Founder / CEO / Family Man

Stephen Del Monte is the founder and CEO of DelMoSports, Inc.. A former social worker, youth athletic coach and middle school math teacher, he founded the company in 2004 with his wife Jamie in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, where they live with their two children. They specialize in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Philadelphia, with challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. Now with over 13,000 finishers annually, DelMoSports’ participants travel from around the world and compete at every level, from beginner to elite.

DelMoSports’ events include the IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, Women's Philadelphia Triathlon, Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, MudHen Brewing Co. Half Marathon, Crest Best Running Fest and Escape the Cape Triathlon & Open Water Classic, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Escape the Cape was also nominated for Triathlon Business International awards for Best Small and Best Destination Race, and DelMoSports was nominated for Best Race Series. Stephen was recently named “Top 40 Under 40,” by the Atlantic City Weekly, Event Director of the Month by Active.com and “an emerging giant in the race industry,” by Shore News Today.

USA Triathlon Certified Race Director - Level 1

Kristy Thall

Operations Coordinator

Kristy aka “KT” is the first official employee to come on board with DelMoSports. She’s a former Pre-School Teacher’s Aide and youth athletic coach at Crest Memorial Elementary School. Like her boss Steve, she grew up in North Wildwood, NJ. Went away to college in Florida studied Physical Education and Exercise Science, and is now back in her hometown roots helping produce First Class Triathlons!

With 6 years under her belt at DelMoSports, Kristy plays a big role at DelMoSports. She is the “go to gal” in the office and out on site. You need it? Kristy’s got it, thanks to her event “bible.”

Outside of DelMoSports, Kristy enjoys catching up with her friends, fishing, boat rides, the beach and traveling. She is a proud mom of her two rescued fur babies Jake and Razzle.

USA Triathlon Certified Race Director - Level 1

Rachel Leal

Event Specialist aka “Rockstar!”

Rachel interned with DelMoSports for the 2016 event season and quickly became apart of the team. She is a recent graduate from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. Rachel has traveled the world and to date can speak 3 different languages (smarty pants). Rachel is a well spoken, hard working, go getting asset to the DelMoSports team. You will often see Rachel during Registration assisting athletes at the “Solutions Desk” and on site assisting where needed and Sponsorship Activation.

Rachel enjoys sunsets at Douglass Park (site of ETC swim).

USA Triathlon Certified Race Director - Level 1

Denise Burgese

Expo / Volunteer Coordinator

A transplant from a college town in Southeastern Pennsylvania and now a Jersey Girl, Denise joined the DelMoSports Crew in 2017. A former running club board member and volunteer coordinator, she is applying her expertise and zest for life to the triathlon world.  Denise is a mother to 2 grown sons, and a 'bonus mom' to the 2 sons of her husband and partner-in-crime, Lou Burgese.  She enjoys competing in triathlons from sprint to 70.3 distances, as well as trail running and mountain biking.  Cooking/baking, reading and knitting occupy some of her attention outside of athletics. Besides paying attention to her duties at DelMoSports, she also works as a fitness instructor (PiYo, Indoor Cycling). You will find Denise cheering on EVERYBODY wherever she is!  You will never find her without a smile on her face, inspired by those around her trying their best while loving life.

Mindy Soranno

Volunteer Coordinator / Expo Support

Mindy Soranno joined the DelMoSports Team as our Expo Coordinator and quickly took on role of Volunteer Coordinator too, event planning is her niche.

She is not new to triathlon, she is in her 20th year in the sport, she has completed 10 Iron Distance Triathlons, as well as numerous Sprint/Olympic and half iron triathlons, 2 Ultra Marathons, she is also on the quest to do a marathon in every state, slowly checking off states, 25 official states done (repeated too many with IRONMANs)

She is from the D.C. area and currently resides in Fort Belvoir, VA with her husband Don. She loves to travel so many times travel and races go together and when she is home, which is rare, she loves to cook!

Some favorites: 

  • Music – classic rock – Queen.
  • Favorite food:  wine – is that a food? Ok, sushi.
  • Loves the beach - glad to be back on the East Coast and be closer to the salt air. She lived in Ohio for a year!
  • Race mantra: inhale confidence, exhale doubt... I have a very special friend to thank for those words.

Ryan Morris

Timing Lead

Ryan joined us in 2018 to lead the in-house production of all event timing for DelMoSports. He brings over 8 years of experience in the event timing business as well as in-depth knowledge of the multi-sport and running industry. Ryan has timed over 250 events and has been a part of the timing team for some of the biggest and most prestigious events across the country. He takes a calm and organized approach to event timing and is always ready for the next challenge.

Originally from the Mid-West, Ryan has lived on the east coast for the last 6 years with his Wife, 2 children and rescue pup. He has completed over 40 triathlons including 2 70.3 events and still loves to train and compete... when not timing a race!

Interesting fact: Ryan's son is named after the greatest rock-n-roll band of all time: BOSTON!

Will your Triathlon Team win?

The DelMo Championships returns in 2020.
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Volunteer

Yes, YOU can help make it an unforgettable event.
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Tri Clubs

Hey You. You know you are. You’re the ones that travel in wolf packs. Your crew rolls into an event and has the ability to make it a party or a PainCave. More importantly, you all love to dress the same with matching everything, like a family on a Disney trip... for the 34th time. Yes, you’re a Tri Club.

We love Tri Clubs.

Well, GOOD NEWS! You guys and gals are responsible for growing the sport of triathlon by taking in the newbies and keeping the old crusty veterans on their toes. We salute all of the hard work you do to keep this sport fun!

Tri Clubs + DelMoSports = :))

  • 15 or more athletes registered for a DelMoSports triathlon 45 days before race day will receive their own club/team bike rack in transition. 
  • 25 or more athletes registered 45 days before race day will receive their own club/team bike rack in transition, a tent at the finish line festival AND a club/team designated pre-race porta john.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Relay teams are not included in club racking.

We have some great programs that can be customized to meet your clubs needs. Please contact us or call 609-849-8908 TODAY!

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Training

DelMoSports is pleased to offer DelMoSports Training Plans by our Official Coaching Partner ETA Coach Endurance Training via our Official Training Platform, TrainingPeaks.

Set up your FREE TrainingPeaks account now and download the plan that’s right for you and your season. Go ahead, it’s on us.

Plans include event specific training plans as well as distance

First Sprint Triathlon? Get the 12 Week “Donuts to Sprint” Training Plan.

First Olympic Triathlon? Get the 12 Week “Fitness Enthusiast to Olympic” Training Plan.

First Half Distance Triathlon? Get the 16 Week “Olympic to 70.3” Training Plan.

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Deferral Policy

DelMoSports, LLC does not allow for any deferrals. However, you may file a claim to request a refund provided you have purchased Registration Protector through Booking Protect when registering via ACTIVE.com or Allianz when registering via RunSignUp.com. Please refer to the email that was sent to you from the Protection provider following the completion of your registration. Additionally, you may also request a transfer to another DelMoSports event in the same calendar year, provided you meet the Transfer Policy terms below.

Transfer Policy

Event To Event

  1. There is a $30 transfer fee to transfer from one event to another event.
  2. The event transferred into must be in the same calendar year as the original event year. This does not include Hops Trot 5K, Rock ‘N’ Roll Atlantic City and/or IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City.
  3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced race to a lower priced race, the athlete will not be refunded the difference.
  4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced race to a higher priced race, the athlete will be required to pay the difference in addition to the transfer fee.
  5. Entry into sold out events is not available.
  6. Athletes must transfer out of a race no later than 45 days prior to the race date.
  7. Athletes may transfer into eligible races until 45 days prior to the race date.
  8. If a one-day USAT license was purchased along with the original race entry, it will be transferred to the new race and will not need to be re-purchased by the athlete.
  9. Races to be transferred into must have been opened to the general public for at least ten days.
  10. An athlete may only request (1) transfer per event per calendar year.
  11. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan. Even if they purchased the Registration Protector for that particular event within the registration.

Within the Same Event

  1. Transfers are permitted from one distance to another within the same event provided General Registration is still open.
  2. There is no fee to transfer from one distance to another within the same event. This includes Individual to Relay and vice versa.
  3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced distance to a lower priced distance, the athlete will not be refunded the difference.
  4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced distance to a higher priced distance, the athlete will be required to pay the difference.
  5. Once a transfer or refund via Registration Protector has been redeemed, the option to switch is no longer available.
  6. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan via Registration Protector.
  7. Bib transfers from one person to another is not allowed. No exceptions.

To request a transfer, email info@delmosports.com

Refund Policy

DelMoSports, LLC offers Registration Protector through our registration platform. In the event that you register for a DelMoSports event and cannot participate, there are no refunds UNLESS you have purchased Registration Protector AND are in compliance with the terms and conditions. Additionally, refer to item 9 of the DelMoSports, LLC Waiver: I acknowledge and agree that Event Producer, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the Event for any reason, including if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed, modified, or cancelled, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of Event Producer, there shall be no refund of entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Event.