COVID -19 Race Update
First, we want to thank you for your support, patience and understanding through this very difficult, ever changing time. The safety of our events is paramount. Not only the safety of each athlete, but that of their family, our staff, volunteers, spectators, police, medical and the community as a whole. Any decision we have made and will make moving forward is in the best interest of everyone.
We wanted to make our final decision only after we had exhausted every possible avenue that would allow us to produce the 2020 triathlon. As you are aware, things are moving rapidly right now and as of this past Friday we thought there may be a chance the race could take place. While we were optimistic, it became clear from discussions with government agencies and health officials that the race cannot proceed safely given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, and much to our disappointment, the NJ State Triathlon will not take place on July 18 and 19, 2020. While there are many factors that have to be considered in the new norm of racing, hosting nearly 3,500 triathletes over race weekend is just not feasible right now.
We realize that the postponement and cancellations of so many races has affected each of you very deeply and we want to do everything in our power to offer you a positive resolution.
Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and support. We want to get back to racing as much as you do and look forward to that day…everyday!
Larry and Michele Redrow
Race Directors/CGI Racing
You may choose one of the following options:
DEFER 100% OF YOUR ENTRY FEE
Deferral: Defer 100% of your entry fee into the 2021 or 2022 New Jersey State Triathlon. You must submit your deferral request by June 30th. Submit your request now
RACE WITH US VIRTUALLY –#MY TRI
We are living in unprecedented times dealing with COVID-19 and it has changed the way we gather as groups and hold events for 2020. We get it and know it’s not a real race but if you have continued your training, why not race with us on your own turf and be rewarded with an epic shirt, finish medal and lots more!
You have six great options:
Sprint and/or Olympic distances as; A. Triathlon, B. Duathlon, C. Aquabike.
Please note: if you do not choose (and formally submit a request form) for one of the above options you will automatically be included in the NJ State virtual MYTRI and forfeit your deferral to the 2021 race.
LET’S DO OUR PART SO WE CAN RACE TOGETHER AGAIN SOON
We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing signs of illness.
Below are recommended habits on how to prevent the spread of infectious illness and proper etiquette to consider while running.
- Wash your handsoften with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes,nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contactwith people who are sick.
- Stay home whenyou are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneezewith a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequentlytouched objects and surfaces.
- Clear your noseaway from other runners.
- Disposeof your drink cup, gel packs, and other personal items in the proper receptacle.
6.15.20 Update: We will be making a final decision/announcement on Wednesday, June 17. Please check your email and our social pages for details.
Currently the NJ State Triathlon is scheduled to proceed on July 18 and 19, 2020. There are many considerations we are currently reviewing that will factor into our decision. If for some reason you do not want to race in 2020, you can choose from one the options currently posted here .
We realize many of you have questions regarding our policies in the event we had to cancel the July 18/19th race weekend. For peace of mind, we want to let you know what would happen if the COVID-19 pandemic continues and it is determined that the event cannot take place as planned. If that were to happen we will offer the following options to our registered runners.
– Postponement – if possible we will reschedule the race for a date later in the year.
– 100% deferral to the 2021 event.
– Full transfer to Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon or Rutgers Unite Half Marathon.
Please note, these options will only become available if the event cannot take place as planned. If you have already chosen one of the current options, you will be able to update your choice at that time.
We are committed to communicating any decision to postpone or cancel the triathlon as soon as it is made. We realize that many of our athletes, sponsors and vendors travel to our events from out of town and will update you within the next four weeks.
We are scheduled to meet with Mercer County Park and the permitting agencies in the next few weeks. Any updates that arise from this meeting will be immediately communicated to you via email and social media.
The safety of our participants is paramount, and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we navigate the challenges of COVID 19. We always strive to provide exceptional event experiences for our family of athletes and we cannot wait until the day we can all race together again.
Until then- STAY WELL – STAY POSITIVE!