Since 2013, I have raced in 14 DelMo events from 5Ks to full-distance tris. The DelMo Team puts their hearts and souls into these races, and it shows in every way from packet pickup to the after party. Whatever races I have on my calendar each year, I find myself looking back most fondly at DelMo events, cannot recommend highly enough!
This is one of the best tris in the Jersey area. Very well organized, beautiful setting, and an ocean swim.
I hope Stephen del Monte feels as wonderful as I do this morning. Another fantastic race experience with DelMo Sports, his amazing team and simply fantastic crew of volunteers. Ironman should be proud to have added this race and this race director to their repertoire.
Awesome experience!! Very well organized & awesome course. So much fun and a great 1st triathlon experience!!
The most awesome triathlon you could ever do! How many people can say they got to jump off a ferry for fun!?!
This race was amazing! Very well organized and details covered. Nothing was missed. The race director was fun and informative and the energy of the event was so energetic and supportive. Probably the most amazing energy I’ve experienced at any race so far. Thank you for a wonderful event!
Ok, ok... I have to admit - it wasn't so bad. I got my exercise and he got my beer! Fun event put on by DelMoSports. The weather was not the greatest, the boardwalk was a little slick, but we were careful and took some pictures to have memories of our run.
I've loved this race since my first time in 2007. Amazing how this event has grown! By far my favorite race and favorite way to end the summer. Thanks again, DelMo! You rock!
This was my first time racing this event as an individual. Everything about the race is topshelf. From check-in to Awards Delmo does it right. I did the Olympic distance. I love the venue the support and all the amenities..... This race should be on your calendar next season.
A huge THANKS to every single volunteer and police officer. You guys rocked!!! You all kept me going, made sure I was fueled, stayed safe and gave me that extra you got this when I definitely needed it! THANKS again!!!! Big hugs.
I have not commented, but have been following the posts over the past 24+ hours...My two main take-aways from from the race: 1. Stephen Del Monte is an awesome Race Director! Plenty of support on the course, great staff and volunteers, beautiful course! I have worked plenty of Delmo races as a vendor/sponsor, but now can comment as an athlete...I have done races throughout the US and this was one of the best (even though I did not PR)! 2. The Atlantic City public safety team (Police, Fire, EMS and Surf Guard) are first rate! Despite all of the negative comments on the swim, the surf guard put public safety first. Despite the events in Seaside on Saturday, I felt totally safe thanks to the AC Police and the NJ State Police. Thank you for a great race and protecting me and my family!
I love this race. It's my 2nd and I was looking forward to it all year. The positive and supportive energy from Team DelMo and all of the volunteers is simply contagious. And it means a lot to any triathlete, especially to those starting out. I am a 1st year triathlete, relatively new to the sport, and can appreciate a well-run event. And DelMo races are top notch. Thank you.
Thanks to Stephen del Monte, the Delmo crew, Ironman and especially the volunteers. My first Ironman 70.3 was a success and I'm looking forward to being back in AC next September to set a new PR!
Great race. Fantastic volunteers and breakfast was awesome. I mean eggs and bacon and sausage. Come on now 🤩🤩🤩
There are only a few races where you get to jump off a boat to start your triathlon day. Among them are the legendary Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon and the Norseman in Norway. This past weekend 1208 athletes jumped from near Cape May, NJ to challenge themselves in the Escape the Cape Triathlon and we surely noticed.
Glad I made the trip down from northern jersey. Great race, great day, looking forward to next year!
Thanks, Stephen del Monte, for all you did to pull this together, and also to the awesome volunteers and police, fireman (particularly the officer running the shower on the boardwalk). I've followed you long enough to know you'll work out any identified kinks next year. A beach umbrella that runs the length of the boardwalk would be a nice start.
Awesome event from start to finish! Thanks to all the paid and volunteers that made it a great two days! Proud to be a small part of the Wildwood Community ❤️
I wish there were 6 stars. There is no other race program like this ANYWHERE! DelMo races & Steve Del Monte best ever. You really feel like you are getting twice as much as you paid for.
Nothing but great things to say about the race today! steve, your commical relief is exactly what i needed before and after my first tri!
This was my second time participating. Great venue, great people, well organized, and a truly exciting experience. Can’t wait for next year’s event.
This was my first half marathon & it was an incredible experience! The volunteers were awesome (thank you!), the race was well organized & the atmosphere was amazing!
Such an awesome day! Found something in me I thought I lost!!!
Thanks to DelMo Sports, IRONMAN, the volunteers, and the police officers in multiple towns. And congratulations to fellow competitors. Great race.
Can I just say how awesome the volunteers were. Especially on the run part. Wasn't my day and each and every volunteer did everything in their power to get me to the finish line. I can't thank you enough.
It was amazing! So well run especially for it being the first! Thank you for showing off our beautiful city and for inspiring such feelings of community and excitement! There were women of all ages and shapes and we all had such a great time cheering each other on! Way to go ladies! Will definitely be back next year!
I ran the 10 mile option this morning. What can I say? This was a well run, well organized, and well supported event. I look forward to making it part of my Columbus Day weekend plans for years to come.
I don’t think that I will do any other events. You really have it down to a science of how to run an event. I am really impressed with how you make the event so personal for everyone, and you make it your duty to see that everyone has a great time and an unforgettable experience.
A True Jersey Shore Triathlon! Sun, Sand, Wind, Waves and the fiercest competition will test all skill levels and make even a seasoned veteran a better triathlete.
Unique swim with a party atmosphere on the boat before you jump! Well organized, too. Will do every year that I can!
First, Thank you to the volunteers and Delmo crew today!!! It was a long day for everyone, with rip currents, and headwinds, and beating sun - oh my! yet everyone was professional and helpful.
Awesome event! My husband and I did the run this morning and my son did the kid's run yesterday. Great weekend!!!
Beautiful course, great support, well done. Best race after party!
Thank you Steve DelMonte for another great race! You thought of everything, right down to the mats at the WAWA entrance! This was my first 70.3 and couldn't be prouder finishing it! Your volunteers were so encouraging along the way, and I don't think I could have survived the run without those ice cold sponges! A special thank you to all the police officers from AC and the surrounding towns as well they did an excellent job! Right down to the officer that kept the shower on the Ventner boardwalk going! As for the parking complainers, if they attended the Athletes meeting they would have known to leave early. We got there no later than 4:45 and had no issues. After all there is pretty much only one way in from the boardwalk, that is out of your control! Oh and JGSS winning the Delmo Cup an added bonus!
Great job on the Tri this weekend, I don’t think it could have went any smoother or could have had any better weather. I am looking forward to next year all ready.
Thanks for letting my daughter volunteer she manned the water station on 15th on the beach. Another well run event, I enjoy them yearly, see you next year!!!! By the way, my wife is the one with the cow bells.
Great job DelMo! Course was well marked, lots of support and plenty of water stations!
Just catching up with the national and local news and want to send a big thank you to the law enforcement officers securing the race course today along with all the volunteers who made it a great day.
This was a great race from start to finish. You couldn't beat the price for everything you received. The hospitality was wonderful and thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard. I did the 8K and had a blast. Will definitely be doing this one again next year!
This is a great race! Who doesn't love swimming in the ocean and running on the beach! Well organized. Lots of encouragement and team spirit. The atmosphere is casual, low keyed and fun. Loved watching and encouraging the little triathletes.
Thank you so much for such a great triathlon! All the volunteers and AC Police Dept for help and support!Great race! Looking forward to next year.
Huge thanks to local and state law enforcement. I'm from the Midwest and not a big city. Heading off the bombs at Seaside and NY was a very frightening eye opener for me. I am so amazed by how many I saw on the course and the steps that were made to keep us safe on all levels from fending off traffic for us. :o to attacks. Even more impressive was how friendly they were on the course. One of the nicest groups I've seen at a race. Special thanks to the deputy who stood on the boardwalk and pushed the shower button for us. He was awesome and fun too. I can't imagine what it takes to put on a race this size in a city of this size. Amazing coordination between race staff, local municipalities and law enforcement. Give thanks to everyone. I also want to that all the amazing athletes and volunteers who encouraged me along the way. Love this community. I hope this "pink sparkle skirt lady" made some of you smile and forget the pain for a second or two. Thanks to everyone who made a tough day survivable.
This was my second half and I really enjoyed the this one because all the volunteers were so nice to all the runners and being so encouraging to everyone in the race. I can't wait until next year. I am in for next year!
Who knew running and drinking beer every 1/4 mile could be so much fun. Best of all, we had early access to the Beer Fest so there were no lines to try our favorite brews and try some new things like throwing axes and getting the high score on the Ms. PAC-Man machine. I raved about this event to all my friends (even the ones who don’t like beer) and told them to try Cider Beer because there was over 20 of them to try. I convinced them! Looking forward to bringing a big crew this year to burn some calories at the Hops Trot and then be a part of one if the biggest Beer Fest Parties in Atlantic City. It’s the Best!
Absolute Fantastic Run Weekend. A great way for 3/5 in my family to enter the world of running. Thank you for a well-organized, passionate group of people and volunteers! We are all running in the spring and we plan to be back in the fall.
Hops Trot 5K was literally such a fun race! Camaraderie was ABUNDANT; this race was full of characters ready to have some serious fun! The views of the ocean were def a plus as we guzzled beer instead of water along the route. Strangers quickly became friends and laughter was a constant companion. Looking forward to a redo in April! Thanks DelMo team for all you do!!
It was hard to believe that it was only the first year! The event ran so smoothly and on time. It was the first event that I had ever been to where they offered a hot breakfast! The long sleeve shirts are so nice as well as the finisher and award medals! Cannot wait for this year!
Top notch 10 miler from beginning to end. Nice, flat scenic course, good support staff and safety, good water stations and volunteers, great mile markings - couldn't miss them, AWESOME finish, and then there's the food! So well organized with friendly faces congratulating us as we walked in. Truly a pleasure to have run. It was terrific. Well Done!!!
Great race put on by Stephen del Monte and DelMoSport! Shout out to the volunteers, especially my female tri group Philly Waves, who got there before the athletes arrived ready to work! Cheered us on and made it easier to get through my first 70.3! I hope you all enjoyed my daughters signs and enthusiasm on the boardwalk. Love my personal cheerleaders! #family #phillywaves #🏊🚴
Great organization. They really did an outstanding job, many thanks to all volunteers and police who helped out. 1st class event!
I have to say I had an amazing time in my first ironman. My experience was only exceptional. Thank you so much to the amazing volunteers and staff, I felt that it was extremely well organized and the expectations were very clear. This was only my second triathlon ever and I have to say, the tri community is absolutely amazing and encouraging. Thank you for making this experience one of the best in my athletic life!!!
Okay, so let me get my list of complaints out of the way first: Sky too blue Ocean too calm Tide too low Not enough wind Not enough soft sand Donuts too delicious I thought I’d get this list to you early so you could get a jump on it for next year’s race. 🙂 Seriously, what a great day! Congrats on a job well done. And thank you for finding me in the crowd for the Cadence treat. I should tell you, however, that I wound up giving it away to someone else. The woman who won the aero helmet told me that the helmet was going into a raffle basket to raise money for breast cancer. I gave my Cadence gift to them for the basket. Definitely a better use of it! I wanted you to know that your generosity towards me will in turn benefit many others. Enjoy the rest of your summer with your beautiful family!
This was one of the most fun and well-organized races I have ever run. Registration and packet pickup were painless; the tech tee was high quality and well-designed (one I will actually wear over and over!); the course was challenging, beautiful ad fun, all at the same time; the finish line experience was special (please let the emcee know that his efforts to read every finisher's name as they crossed the line meant a lot); and the post-run nutrition was plentiful. A special shout-out to the course volunteers whose energy and encouragement helped tremendously. I don't have a bad thing to say about this race. Looking forward to next year already!
Such a well organized and inspiring race. Definitely will do it again next year.
The Hops Trot 5K is a perfect balance of excersize and recreation. It has become a yearly tradition for me and my friends. Worth every penny!
Beautiful beach run! Awesome way to welcome spring!
Highly supportive, with volunteers at the water stops. Beautiful views. Great beer and food after. Thanks MudHen Brewing Co. and DelMoSports!
Just wanted to let you know that I received the medals in the mail today. Thank you for sending them. Also thank you for the gift certificates, I’m sure that I will you them very soon. I really enjoyed participating in your race. It was a great experience and lots of fun to run on the beach. Thanks Again!
I still consider this the best half marathon in New Jersey. Well organized, a fun race and the best after party. Done it four straight years and will be back next year.
Best race weekend ever!!! Thanks DelMoSports Inc. for a fantastic race weekend! #allthebling
Third year in a row doing this race, the Olympic distance. The best organized and run event. Steve is continuously tweaking and improving this race. The diversity of this race makes it amazing from the boat jump, to the flat and fast bike to the dune sucking run. It’s great. Oh, and Cape May is an amazing destination too. Race is flat. Venue is clean and accessible. Race Director is a blast. Volunteers are friendly. Neighborhoods are accommodating. The ferry jump is unforgettable.
Thanks for putting on a great race! We lucked out with a perfect day and you provided an awesome brunch, great winner prizes and race experience. Congrats.
Thank goodness today's weather didn't happen yesterday!! Thanks Stephen del Monte to your staff and the volunteers for a great race! Nothing ever goes perfect but all-in-all it was a well run race. I really appreciated the well stocked tables on the boardwalk and the crowd control for runners was awesome. If there is anyway to add more shade; it would be even more perfect.
This was my first race, so I have little to which I can compare it. That said, I couldn't imagine a more professional experience, top to bottom. I had a lot on my mind, being a first timer and it went... swimmingly? Great job by everyone involved, from Steve, the DRBA, LTPD, all of the lifeguards and other safety personnel in the water, and all of the volunteers. GREAT GREAT GREAT event. Can't wait for next year.
I got this baby........ I'm around the corner of the finish line................... wait a minute.... not too fast still 4 miles to go :/ Lol......... (for one second I thought the finish was just after the beach path. Beautiful race. Love the city. Love the people. Love the course. Love the organization. Love the logistics. Love the souvenirs everyone got. Love the medal (we earned) love you guys. Thank you for everything you put on the table DELMO SPORTS Elite Events. I LOVE USA!!!
Tri the Wildwoods is a wonderful race if you’re joining the tri world for the first time. Relatively easy and very safe course. DelMoSports is ran by a very professional and kind group of people who took all anxieties I had leading up to the race away. Would highly recommended this race to anyone thinking about doing a triathlon!
My participation in the AC Triathlon was fun, safe and rewarding. My fellow athletes were supportive and the volunteers served us hand and foot. I couldn't have finished first in my age group without the support and guidance of the staff.
A great race right from the start! Very organized and everyone had a great attitude.
What an amazing event! I was very nervous and the crew made everything so smooth and eased my nerves, as well as seeing the many friends and locals who were all so encouraging! Huge shout out to my girl Kristy who was my number 1 cheerleader, coach, I couldn’t have done it without her!!! Sign up for my next Delmo event first thing this morning!
Seriously, you pulled it off in GRAND FASHION. That race was awesome. I usually don’t brag about my races, but I’ve been all about posting pics on FB this week. I had a fantastic time. Thanks for your dedication and passion.
Ocean Running Club had a blast. Great job by Team DelMo! Best sign on course "would you rather be cleaning".
It’s a lot of fun and while the ocean swim may be intimidating for beginners, IT IS a good place for beginners to do this. One of my favorite triathlons by DelMoSports.
Had a great time. Awesome job DelMoSports!!! The volunteers rocked at the finish line !
Good morning IMAC competitors! Thank you so much Stephen Del Monte , all the volunteers & law enforcement for a fabulous experience in my first 70.3! It was an awesome experience. If pressed for input to make it even more fabulous, I would love to see one more aid station on the bike course. Thank you again - great work everyone!
DelMo knows how to do it! The organization, communication and logistics for athletes AND spectators is top notch!
The race organization, the live chats and the guide was the best prep ever. The volunteers were the most amazing, cheerful, kind and helpful ever. I struggled big time in the swim. I had a guard paddle next to me encouraging me the whole time. When I finally got out of the water I was greeted by a huge welcome from a volunteer who unzipped me and helped me pull my suit down to my waist. I never thanked her cause I could barely talk! The course was perfectly marked, The organization, the people, the tri community is amazing. I loved this race and would highly recommend it. So proud I finished.
Awesome, well organized weekend of events! Thanks to everyone that made it possible!
Thank you for another awesome race.and a great after party!!!!
By far most well put together event EVER!!!! Being a first time participant, you went above and beyond to let us just worry about the race. I told EVERYONE how amazing the whole experience was. Expecting hopefully a lot more locals to participate next year. :-))))))) a huge thank you!!!! More than you know!!!!!
Loved this weekend. Be back next year for sure. Hope to bring lots of running friends for the challenges. Thanks to all the super fun and friendly volunteers!
Awesome race yesterday!! Thanks to the great volunteers, police, delmo sports and ironman staff. I said one and done but it was so enjoyable u might see me back again!! Thx guys, u ROCK!!
Amazing, well organized event. Kids run was doable even for my 2 year old (with daddy's help!). We will visit this event again and again ❤️
The Hops Trot 5K is by far one of the coolest experiences for a 5K you can have. Running the Atlantic City Boardwalk with a thousand other people while shooting beers, wearing spandex and a blonde wig is by far up there in life achievements. An included entry into the AC Beerfest is just an added bonus. DelMoSports always provides awesomeness.
Volunteered at the Women For Tri/Jersey Girls Run Aid Station and Body Marked at Ironman 70.3 AC yesterday and had a blast! I have a new found love and respect for the sport from the volunteer standpoint now! Volunteers are as amazing as the athletes who conquer the miles! Thanks to Stephen del Monte for putting on such an awesome race.... I will be heading up to race it next year as my first ever branded 70.3... every half I've done since 2007 has been independent! Congrats to everyone on such an amazing weekend!
FUN!!! Challenging time as a 1st time triathlon competitor... by far the swim was the toughest part... I felt very safe after the jump lots of lifeguards and it was a straight shot to the end of swim leg... don't let your fears hold you back the other athletes were absolutely amazing! Have some fun step outside of your comfort zone!
Huge shout out and thank you to all the volunteers who supported us yesterday .. You guys reallly make such a huge difference.. And to all the athletes way to kick ass Out there ... Awesome job by everyone...
Another great experience at the crest best. Organization, food, help, aid options every detail spot on. Also chatted with some DelMo folks who also just great people, and great runner talk... keep bringing this event in... it’s a favorite!
My friends and I did our first Tri today…. What a great event!!! Can’t wait till next year! Thanks so much!
The music at the start / finish area at the convention center was a great way to get you pumped. The “Pacers” that ran the course to help runners keep their pace was a great idea, and also very friendly while carrying on conversations during the run. The 13.1 course was well marked and had plenty of water stations along the route. Hearing your name called at the finish line was cool. Thank you to the organizers and local PD who helped set the course and keep it closed for runners safety. See you next year.
I had so much fun at the race!! Thank-you for setting up a great race & look forward to next year!
I've had a fantastic time communicating with DelMo. They have been attentive, they have answered every question and inquiry I had. I always have a good time at the Hops Trot 5K, and plan on participating this year and upcoming years.
First time Olympic distance triathlon and I couldn’t have picked a better race! So well organized and a wonderful race experience!
Excellent event and well organized. Great course and loads of entertainment while running along the AC boardwalk. I also recommend this race for those thinking about taking the leap from a Sprint distance to an Olympic distance. Nice, fast and flat course.