The first Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon was held on September 14, 1996. It was held in the back of what was then called Garys Surf Spray Cafe on New Orleans Street in Dewey Beach, Delaware. The after party was held on the roof of the building. Since its inception, the race has been held as a charity event for the Sussex Family YMCA Campaign for Healthy Kids. The following year it was also held on the same street but quickly outgrew the venue and has been held in the Delaware Seashore State Park ever since. Its a no frills, grass roots community event and a Dewey Beach tradition that brings athletes and their families from near and far to the resort area.
We have simply strived for a safe, enjoyable and fun triathlon with a fast and scenic course while keeping the money within our community by all proceeds going directly to the Sussex Family YMCA.
Volunteers and Participants may park free in Dewey until noon in metered or permit parking. Do not block driveways or park anywhere in the Indian Beach/Chancellery communities. There is no shuttle service on race morning.
Tower Road Beach:
Delaware Seashore State Park, Tower Road Beach is approximately one mile south of Dewey Beach, Delaware.