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!
Great Race! The staff and volunteers are AWESOME! AC and the surrounding towns and the residents welcome you with open arms. THE BACON IS GREAT! 😁
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!
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.
Beautiful course, great support, well done. Best race after party!
I couldn’t have picked a more perfect Triathlon for my first one. Everything about this race was awesome, from the course to the race director to the amazing volunteers. Can’t wait for next year…I will be doing all of the DelMo Triathlons next year (hopefully)!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Best race weekend ever!!! Thanks DelMoSports Inc. for a fantastic race weekend! #allthebling
Excellent race. Excellent volunteers. Excellent triathletes.
Great job DelMo! Course was well marked, lots of support and plenty of water stations!
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!
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 have done Tri AC Olympic Distance a couple times in recent years, and it is one of my favorites. DelMo knows how to put on an event. Swimming in the Back Bay is awesome, and well-supported by an armada of lifeguards on boards. Fast and flat bike and run courses. Great ocean views. Optional camping on Bader Field right at the start. What more can you ask for?
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.
Thank you to DelMoSports Inc., the Borough of Wildwood Crest, and the amazing volunteers (especially the Crest Memorial School community) for another incredible Crest Best Run Fest! Can't wait until next year!
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!
Glad I made the trip down from northern jersey. Great race, great day, looking forward to next year!
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.
The BEST! DelMoSports is World Class in providing a safe, fun and very supportive race experience for all of this phenomenal Girl Power💪🏻🙌🏻
I will NEVER miss this event purely based on the AMAZING energy alone! Don’t get me wrong, the course is absolutely beautiful but the mix of new triathletes and those with 20+ years experience is absolutely AWESOME....SO MUCH SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT and POSITIVITY out there, I love it!!! It’s what Triathlon is all about🙌🏻
OMG! What an awesome day and very well organized! Everything went so smooth and I love the courses. Great Job and to all the volunteers! Thank you so much for introducing me to this sport! I will be back!
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.
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.
Thanks to DelMo Sports, IRONMAN, the volunteers, and the police officers in multiple towns. And congratulations to fellow competitors. Great race.
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!
Thank you for another awesome race.and a great after party!!!!
The Hops Trot 5K is an amazingly fun event. It is much more than just a 5K…it is a 5K with beer and costumes and more beer! 8 beer stops along the run and early entry into the AC Beer Festival… what more can you ask for in a race? This event is a must do! The DelMo team does a first class job…as always!!
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!
A true shore triathlon...waves, bridges and sand....It is an awesome race that gets better and better every year...HAD A BLAST!!!
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!
My friends and I did our first Tri today…. What a great event!!! Can’t wait till next year! Thanks so much!
Very good event, well ran and very organized. If you missed it this year, put it in for next year. Good Job!
First time Olympic distance triathlon and I couldn’t have picked a better race! So well organized and a wonderful race experience!
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!
So well-organized with so much helpful information in the days leading up to the race, answering every question big and small for all of us beginners. Such an encouraging and empowering environment was created and I felt such camaraderie with all of the women around me and felt so supported throughout. I CANNOT wait to do this race again next year. Thank you for all of the incredible work you put into making this race truly magical and the best first tri experience I could have asked for.
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 #🏊🚴
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.
LOVE the DelMoSports, Hops Trot AND the The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival and have 2020 on our calendar!
This was my first time running this race and I loved it! The start was organized and on time, the course was beautiful, the volunteers were encouraging and appeared excited to be there, and the finish line party area was great! The tech shirt is actually wearable and the pier tickets made for a fun weekend!
I had so much fun at the race!! Thank-you for setting up a great race & look forward to next year!
Congratulations on a very very well organized and one of the most well communicated/supported races I have participated in over my 30 years of racing. You also attracted a very high quality field of competitors from the local area. Bruckner was an awesome asset along with the sports psych on the boat to ease the minds of the swimmers.
Had a great time. Awesome job DelMoSports!!! The volunteers rocked at the finish line !
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!
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.
You put on great races. I’d come even if you didn’t just to support you in the small way I can! But I’m sincere in my feedback. You are separating yourself from your peers in race promotion with your attention to detail. That is what matters. Any race that has the infrastructure to support both professional athletes and first timers is doing it right. Your race is unique and has taken a step forward each year I’ve participated. As you expand even further, I encourage you to stay true to your original philosophy and spirit as much as possible. When I look at other successful races that have grown and developed from something small, this underlying theme is consistent. Though they may have grown to be elaborate races, they retain their “grassroots” and community feel. This is why I like your race so much. It feels part of the town of Wildwood, and community support is apparent. Or…it feels as though the race is “for the community,” as opposed to being “for the race directors,” which is often the case in lesser races. I think St Anthony’s is a close example to your race. It is interwoven into the community, and is unique because of that nuance. The experience is more than the race itself. Many other races exist outside of the community, in venues that are removed from the community, without much involvement from the community. These races feel shallow and empty, and as racer, I’m left with an experience that is wholly defined by just the event and my performance. At St Anthony’s, I have had poor results but always come away having had a really enjoyable experience. Through your race, I have come to realize that Wildwood has a very strong and established community, and by participating in the race, I feel as though I’ve become a small part of it. That is HUGE! It’s like Ironman. You do one, and you’re part of the “club.” I sense that this is what is happening with your race, and it will extend to AC. DelmoSports races are a unique experience.
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!
Had a great time once again running wildwood. Volunteers were loud and cheerful.
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.
Ocean Running Club had a blast. Great job by Team DelMo! Best sign on course "would you rather be cleaning".
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!
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.
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.
I gotta tell you, every time I wear my escape the cape shirt (which is as often as I can!) someone in the community comes up to me and says “did you do that?! did you jump off the ferry?!
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!
Awesome, well organized weekend of events! Thanks to everyone that made it possible!
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.
Such an awesome day! Found something in me I thought I lost!!!
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.
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.
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.
Lots of positive hype, beautiful course, safe swim, nice volunteers, great DJ, race director and announcer, organized, well marked course, good photos, and lots of very supportive women!!!!!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
Highly supportive, with volunteers at the water stops. Beautiful views. Great beer and food after. Thanks MudHen Brewing Co. and DelMoSports!
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.
The race today was beyond my expectations! The crowd, the volunteers, the location - everything. As a first time triathlete, I was so nervous signing up for this but I was in the best hands: all i felt was encouragement and love and support from the race director to the staff who helped me learn to rack my bike to the volunteers who gave me water and so many others. DelMoSports is the best- I’ll be back next year!
Thank you Stephen del Monte and the super amazing volunteers for a spectacular weekend! You’re all amazing and kept us going throughout the day! Congrats to all the finishers as well! Great group of athletes... The comradery I got to witness throughout the whole race speaks volumes about the sport of triathlon. Well done!
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.
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.
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.
What an awesome race! You and your family deserve a huge congratulations on pulling off such a demanding event. This was my 6th Tri and although I’m not one of your elite competitors I still get caught up in the competition and push myself to do better. Thanks again and I’ll see you next year.
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.
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 is one of the best tris in the Jersey area. Very well organized, beautiful setting, and an ocean swim.
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.
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!!!
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!
I truly love competing in Delmo events. Since I live right around the corner from AC I was ecstatic to be part of an amazing group of volunteers. The challenging part was greeting the athletes off the shuttle and reassuring them everything would be alright. Hopefully everyone made it on time. Thank you for being so understanding. It was great to see such a huge turnout. I learned a lot from this experience as a volunteer. You athletes are truly amazing !!! And as far as the spectators shuttle: due to the overwhelming amount of athletes it's was in the best interest for the safety of the runners for the police to hold back the traffic they way they did. Thank you ACPD for keeping the athletes safe. 👍🏻
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...
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!!!!!
Great race. Fantastic volunteers and breakfast was awesome. I mean eggs and bacon and sausage. Come on now 🤩🤩🤩
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.
Awesome event! My husband and I did the run this morning and my son did the kid's run yesterday. Great weekend!!!
Such a well organized and inspiring race. Definitely will do it again next year.
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!
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.