Formerly of Piranha-Sports, The Top of Delaware is one of the most unique additions to our racing family. Working in conjunction with the City of Newark, the Top of Delaware Triathlon features a swim in the pristine Newark Reservoir. This reservoir is unique in that it is built into the top of a mountain in what appears to be on the “Top of Delaware” – hence the name.
Athletes will start their day with a 1/3 mile walk up from transition to get to the swim venue. This race is an in water start with athletes getting in/out of the water via a special platform and stairs. After the one loop swim in the Newark Reservoir, they’ll then run the 1/4 mile back to transition at the base of the mountain. Not to be outdone, the bike course is rolling and sometimes technical, but those miles really go by as you roll through portions of the City of Newark and then through the elegant forests of White Clay Creek State Park and Middle Run Valley Natural Area. The bike course is mostly right hand turns and the pavement is well maintained throughout. After racking their bike in T2, triathletes will then venture back up to the “Top” for a new, out and back course around the perimeter of the Newark Reservoir featuring skyline views of the City of Newark. We promise, this race will become one of your new favorites.
This event features a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirts, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.
AQUA BIKE Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Aqua Bike category you will find it as a category of the Triathlon!
DUATHLON Category is available for Men & Women! To register for the Duathlon category you will find it on the registration page in Run Sign Up!
-This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Click HERE for a brief description of common USAT rules and how you can avoid getting a penalty in this event.
-This event allows a onetime deferral of your registration to the following years event. Athletes can do this through their profile by paying a $20 deferral fee at least 30 days prior to the event. Once we are within 30 days and until online registration closes you may defer your entry to the following year for $35. Sorry, but refunds are not allowed for this, or any VTSMTS event.
-Race Registration Insurance is available during race registration check out.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Please consider making a donation during the registration process. You can also make a donation via their website by clicking HERE.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a watershed protection agency that fights to keep the water we swim in clean. Please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation during the registration process.