Wilson Endurance Sports announcement re: Delta Lake Triathlon.
January 23, 2021
We are disappointed to pass along the following information.
We have received emails from New York State Parks and Recreation and confirmed with phone calls to the management of Delta Lake State Park in Rome, NY that the State has already made the decision to deny any permits for events within their parks in 2021 due to the corona virus.
We of course will be deferring all registrants to 2022 automatically.
The tentative date that has been set is July 16, 2022.
The encouraging news is that we were able to hold 9 events of our scheduled 22 in 2020 and feel that with the protocols we have implemented we will be allowed to proceed again this year at various local venues.
Our race season begins in May and we will closely monitor the pandemic situation and, along with the local municipalities, make decisions on a race by race basis moving forward. As other races are given the go-ahead by local authorities you will be able to transfer your paid registration to another Wilson Endurance Sports event if you so desire.
Although this decision is completely out of our control our main concern has been, and will remain, the health and safety of our participants, the communities and the volunteers surrounding our events.
Please know that we are deeply saddened to not be able to bring you this great race for another season. We wish you well; please stay safe and if there has ever been a time or reason to continue training to keep your body and mind fit and focused it is now! If we can do anything to assist you during this time please feel free to reach out to us at the contact information below.
Tonia Wilson-Race Administrator
716-353-1288 or email@example.com
Coach Mark Wilson-Race Director
914-466-9214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Rome, NY and the scenic and lovely 720 acre Delta Lake State Park. Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.
Sprint & Olympic Triathlon & AquaBike
Start with a 750m swim followed by a moderate hilly 10.7 mile bike ride outside of the Park followed by a 5K run all within the grounds of the State Park with a finish right next to the lake. The Olympic participants will complete 2 loops of each course.
Paratriathletes are welcomed!
Participants in the Aqua Bike competition will complete their event after the bike. Finish times are recorded as participants cross the timing mat as they enter transition. Finishers can make their way to the Finish Line for their race medals. There are no relay team entries for the AquaBike.
Swim Course: The course will be a 750 meter triangle in a counter clockwise direction with a beach start. Olympic participant will come out of the water, run around the buoy and enter the water again for your second loop of the swim. Wave in-water starts for men, women & relay teams.
Bike Course: 10.7 mile bike loop with the Olympic participants making two loops of the course. Turn by turn instructions:
Out of transition follow the entrance/exit road for Delta Lake State Park.
Left turn onto State Route 46 (Townline Road)
Left turn onto River Road
Left turn onto State Route 53 (Stokes Westernville Road)
Right turn onto Main Street
Right turn onto State Route 46 (Townline Road)
*Right turn into Delta Lake State Park back to transition ~ Sprint
Run Course: The 5K run course takes place completely within the State Park grounds. Olympic athletes will follow the signs to complete loop 2 of the course.
The Sprint & Olympic Triathlon can be entered as a relay team of 2 or 3 members; each completing 1-2 of the event legs. Team members exchange the timing chip inside the transition area.
*Delta Double – Race the Sprint AND the Olympic Tri (all athletes must finish the Sprint that begins at 7:00am and be back to the start line for the 8:30am Olympic Tri)
**Relay teams cannot compete in the Delta Double, AquaBike or Kids Triathlon events.
13 & Under will complete a 50m swim, 1 mile bike and 400m run in two year age group waves. *Wilson Endurance Sports feels that youth ages 14 & Up would be fine competing in the Sprint Triathlon. Please reach out directly for any questions.
Schedule of Events:
Friday – 12p – 8pm – Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)
Saturday – 7:00am – Sprint Triathlon (Individuals and Relay Teams) & AquaBike
8:30am – Olympic Triathlon (Individuals and Relay Teams) & AquaBike
11:00pm – Kids Triathlon
DIVISIONS & AWARDS:
Finisher medals & Race T-shirts
Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)
Pre-race there will be free coffee provided by Wilson Endurance Sports.
Post race snacks that will be provided by Wilson Endurance Sports include water, Body Armor, coffee, fruit & granola bars.
The Delta Lake Park concession stand, Teddy’s Treats at Delta Lake State Park, will be open at 6am for all participants and spectators. The full menu will be offered for purchase throughout the day. Prices are extremely reasonable and the menu is great. All items will be available for purchase at any time.
Parking will be at the race site within Delta Lake State Park. You will not be charged an entrance fee into the park; however if you have spectators coming they will be charged after 8am.
Restrooms will be available at the race site provided by Delta Lake State Park. There will be no other facilities available on bike or run courses.
All races are USAT sanctioned and all rules and regulations apply, and there will be no refunds for this event or bib transfers. Race is held Rain or Shine. It is the participants responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
If not a current USAT member you will be required to purchase one day event coverage during registration. $15 for Adults, $10 for Ages 17 & Under.
**Please note that with assuming Covid restrictions will be in place for 2021 – there will be NO race day registration. Protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.
There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at email@example.com 716-353-1288.
Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.
Camp sites fill up quickly within the State Park. Make your reservations early.
Our host hotel is the Hampton Inn – Rome. Ask for the group block under Delta Lake Triathlon when making reservations directly.
Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut. We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website. Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.
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