Nanticoke River Multisport Festival is Sunday

More than a decade since the event debuted in Cedar Hill Park, the Nanticoke River Multisport Festival draws novice and elite athletes from far and wide to test their skill at a combination of swimming, cycling, and running.

The event launched in 2008 as a way to bring triathlon to the area and to give back to the community. Since then, The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has donated roughly $100,000 to local organizations. Race Director Mike Lahey says his goal for the event is fun. “It’s a great day if both the athletes and spectators come away having had a good time. It’s a great first time event for participants and their families, and we draw some of the region’s strongest triathletes, too.”

A sanctioned USA Triathlon event, the Nanticoke River Multisport Festival offers athletes an opportunity to earn points toward national standings, and to qualify for regional, national, and international competitions.

Triathletes will swim a half-mile course from the beach at Cedar Hill marina, followed by a 15-mile bike ride through Bivalve and Whitehaven before finishing the event with a fast, flat 3-mile run. Cedar Hill Park provides multiple points to see athletes and to cheer them on.

This year’s events add aquabike (swim-bike) and duathlon (run-bike-run) options to the sprint distance triathlon, triathlon relay, and youth triathlon.

As always, the event will conclude with “the best post-race party on the shore” including a cookout and music during the awards ceremony.

Sunday, May 6- Cedar Hill Marina

8:30 a.m.

Roads close into Cedar Hill Marina: You should be in the park prior to the road closures.  Roads will reopen after the youth event at approximately 9:30am

8:45 a.m. Youth Triathlon start

10:00 a.m. Event Start: 1st triathlon wave begins at 10:00 a.m. to be followed by additional waves at three (3) minute intervals. Start time may vary slightly depending on tidal flow

Awards and Post Race Party: Stay and Celebrate with the best post-race party on the shore!

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