1,750 Athletes from 41 States to Participate in DelMoSports’ Escape the Cape Triathlon
Wildwood, NJ (June 7, 2016) – Voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor, the 4th Annual Vitargo Escape the Cape Triathlon Presented by AtlantiCare and Rothman Institute has also been included in a short list of bucket-list races by Triathlete Magazine and dubbed the “Escape Race of the East.” Held on June 12, 2016, the same day as the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, 1,750 athletes from 41 states and 140 different triathlon clubs will start the race with a 12 foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry into the Delaware Bay, swimming ashore and then biking through the beautiful vineyards and back roads of Cape May county before running to the finish line. The race offers both Sprint and International distances for individual athletes and relay teams.
Returning for a second season of DelMoSports triathlon are Presenting Sponsors AtlantiCare and Rothman Institute. AtlantiCare, a member of the Geisinger Health System, is the region’s largest healthcare organization and aims to build healthy communities. Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in orthopedic science and technology and is ranked the #1 sports medicine program in the region. As world-class organizations deeply committed to community well-being, the partnership with DelMoSports for the Escape the Cape Triathlon, Atlantic City Triathlon and 5k, and Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, 5k and Kids’ Race is an exceptional fit.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with DelMoSports,” said Bradford S. Tucker, MD, Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare sports medicine surgeon. “Our physicians take great pride in treating athletes of all ages and skill levels. We look forward to a safe and exciting event and want to wish the competitors good luck.”
Also back for the 2016 triathlon season is Salming, the Official Running Shoe of DelMoSports. With its North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Swedish-born sporting goods company has developed premium products for running, handball, floorball, and squash. Six-time IRONMAN Wold Champion Mark Allen called Salming “a game changer,” and all 12 of DelMoSports “TEAM DelMo” ambassador athletes will “Run Swedish” in Salming running shoes this season.
Returning sponsor Kaenon is back as the Official Eyewear for the DelMoSports 2016 triathlons. Kaenon emerged in 2001 and developed the proprietary polarized SR-91® lens – the world’s first non-compromising polarized lens. They quickly set the standard in performance eyewear, and are a perennial favorite of DelMo athletes.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Triathlete Magazine and thrilled to welcome back our partners AtlantiCare, Rothman Institute, Salming and Kaenon,” said Stephen Del Monte, DelMoSports LLC CEO, Founder and Race Director. “Escape the Cape continues to sell out at record speed and that’s due to an award-winning combination of world-class partners, an exceptional Cape May county venue hosted by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and our inspiring triathletes.”
Although Escape the Cape is sold out, there are five coveted entries available to support the event’s charity partner, the Cape May Beach Patrol Benevolent Association’s Scholarship Fund, thanks to sponsors Rothman Institute, Kaenon and Cape May Brewing Company. Athletes who commit to raising $250 by race day will receive a free entry. For details, visit http://delmosports.com/2016/05/race-escape-the-cape-for-free/
AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.
For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org or www.well4life.org; call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.
About Rothman Institute
Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 25 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.
With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology.
Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as several college and high school teams. For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit www.RothmanInstitute.com.
Salming is a Swedish sporting goods company established in 2008 designing, developing and marketing premium products for the Running, Handball, Floorball and Squash markets under its Salming brand. The company has its head-office in Sisjön, Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden and North American headquarters in Raleigh, NC. In addition to producing first in class products Salming is committed to helping athletes improve and has developed and patented one of the most advance running analysis centers in the world. Salming RunLab’s are currently located in Gothenburg and Stockholm Sweden as well as Raleigh, NC. Visit www.salming.com/us/running
Kaenon emerged in 2001 from an intense passion and a clear desire to never compromise. Determined to create something better, they developed the proprietary polarized SR-91® lens — the world’s first non-compromising polarized lens. Wrapped in unique, California-designed frame styles built for comfort and performance, along with distinct colorways and hand-painted treatments unique to Italian craftsmen, Kaenon sunglasses became more than a reality, they raised the standard in performance eyewear. For more information visit www.kaenon.com.
DelMoSports LLC is a boutique race company founded in 2004, specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware. Their unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. www.delmosports.com