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Denville Sprint Triathlon CANCELED

Sun July 12, 2020 Denville, NJ 07834 US Directions


Race Canceled

Race Canceled

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the 2021 Denville Triathlon. Thanks for your patience!

If you would like to donate your race registration fees to the Joey Bella Foundation. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us for the 2021 Race.


Cook's Pond
Entrance Way
Denville, NJ US 07834


This is the Eighth Annual Denville Triathlon Event!

For anyone who has not done our event, this is a great tri for first-timers.  The “V” shaped swim is .35 miles in Cooks Pond, a very pretty and clean local lake. The bike leg is a 9 mile flat route (double loop) through the downtown area (roads are closed). And then there's the run — it's a 5K and it does start with a killer hill, but we have lots of fans to cheer you on and the course goes through a lovely local neighborhood.

This will be an individual and relay event.  Proceeds from this event benefit local charities, including the Joey Bella Memorial Fund.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Course Information: Swim Course

Click here to view the Swim Course

The swim is set up as a .33 mile U-shaped swim in Cooks Pond. Athletes enter from the beach, swim past the dock and then swim counter-clockwise around buoys. 

Course Information: Bike Course

Click here to view the Bike Course.

The bike course is a 9 mile DOUBLE LOOP course through downtown Denville. Exit Cooks Pond, turn left on Entrance Way, right on Diamond Spring, left on Pocono, left on Old Boonton Road, left on Bush Road and then left onto River Road.

At the end of River Road you will make a left onto Diamond Spring to complete the loop again.  This time at the end of River Road you will make a right on Diamond Spring Road, then a left on Entrance Way. Slow down as you head up the small hill and prepare to make a right into the Cooks Pond Transition Area.

There will be no water stops on the bike course.

Course Information: Run Course

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The run course is a hilly 5K through a Denville neighborhood. 

Exit Cooks Pond through side gate and make a left onto Lake Street and then make an immediate right on Entrance Way, right on Summit Drive, right on Barnes Pass, left on Whale Back Waddy, left on Canyon Road, left on North. Make 2nd left on Summit, right on McDermott Pass, right on East Glen, left on North Glen, left on West Glen, left on Florence, right on Mulberry Lane, left on Winding Way. Cross over Florence onto Edgewater, make right onto path by Rock Ridge Lake. Right at the lake and go over small bridge, pass clubhouse on your left and continue straight over gravel road, right on Entrance Way. Finish Line on Entrance Way before Cook’s pond Entrance.

There will be one water station on the run course.

General Information and Rules

General Information:

All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.  No refunds will be given – no exceptions. If the race should be cancelled due to weather, act of God or other issues, no refunds are possible as many costs have already been incurred in preparation of the event.

Minimum age is 14 years old.

There is no rain date for this event.

Early bird registration price of $75 for individual athletes valid until February 14th, then price increases to $85 until 4/30. On May 1st the price increases to $90.

Three person relays (cost per person): $40 until May 1st, then $45 each.
Two person relays (cost per person): $60 until May 1st, then $65 each.

Online registration closes on Monday, July 8th. Only if there are spots available, race day registration will be available for $100 (cash only). There are 300 spots available (individual and relay combined).

Registration includes t-shirt and goodie bag, as well as post-race food and beverages.  To be guaranteed a t-shirt you must register by May 20, 2019. Shirts are available in men's and women's sizes and sizing information is available during the registration process.

This is sanctioned USAT event, we will be strictly enforcing all USAT rules. Go to for a complete list of triathlon rules. 

Course is subject to change before the event. Parking maps will be emailed to all participants before race. 

Certain portions of the course will be closed to traffic but athletes must always be aware of cars and pedestrians. 

Be familiar with race routes before race day, especially the bike course, which consists of two loops and several merging points.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the race. An athlete newsletter prior to the race will provide additional details.

Swim Course Rules:

You must be a member of Cooks Pond to swim there prior to the race. No one is permitted to swim in Cooks Pond when lifeguards are not on duty. You do NOT need to be a member of Cooks Pond to participate in the tri.

There will be no swim warm-ups allowed on Race Day.

During the swim you may float holding on to a kayak, but no forward progress is allowed.


Bike Course Rules:

Bike helmets are required and must be properly placed on the head and fastened before the participant first mounts the bicycle, at all times when on the bicycle and must not be unfastened or removed until the participant has dismounted.

You must walk your bike out of the transition area and mount/dismount when directed by race volunteers. Do not ride your bike back onto Cooks Pond property at the end of the bike leg.

All handlebar ends must be solidly plugged to prevent injury.

Certain portions of the course will be closed to traffic but athletes must always be aware of cars and pedestrians. 

It is your responsibility for knowing and following the cycling course. Always ride on the right side of the road.

All participants must obey traffic laws while on the cycling course.

No drafting during the bike race. Keep 3 bike lengths between you and the person ahead of you.

Always pass on the left.

Do not block by riding side by side. If racing with a friend you must have one ahead of the other with at least 3 bike lengths distance.

Music/iPods/headphones are not allowed any time of the race.


Run Course Rules:

There will be one water stop on the run course.

The course is hilly. Please use caution ascending and descending hills.  

Music/iPods/headphones are not allowed any time of the race.

Past Results

2018 Triathlon Results 

First place overall, men: Michael Sikorski
First place overall, women: Christine Dunnery
Second place overall, men: Yeah Jimenez 
Second place overall, women: Olivia Myszkowski
Third place overall, men: Jeffrey Melgaard
Third place overall, women: Sierra Scoggin
First place, 3-Person Relay: Team LVM

First place, 2-Person Relay: Relay- ted Racers

First place, 14-19, men: Alexander Stigall
First place, 14-19, women: Becky Cunningham
First place, 20-29, men: Daniel Cangelosi
First place, 20-29, women: Kendall Cornine
First place, 30-39, men: Todd Egan
First place 30-39, women: Kim Asencio
First place, 40-49, men: Scott Cirillo
First place, 40-49, women: Leigh Hermey
First place, 50-59, men: David Fabian 
First place, 50-59, women: Janine Michaels
First place, 60+ men: Larry Striegel
First place, 60+ women: Robin Wolf 

Fastest lake (average of three best times): Cedar Lake  

2017 Triathlon Results

First place overall, men: Peter Algert
First place overall, women: Gabrielle Czernik
Second place overall, men: David Fabian
Second place overall, women: Anne Peters
Third place overall, men: Jeffrey Melgaard
Third place overall, women: Rachel Cullivan
First place, Relays: Team Trifecta

First place, 14-19, men: Mitchell Edden
First place, 14-19, women: Abigail Gringeri
First place, 20-29, men: Timothy Shaw
First place, 20-29, women: Hannah Driskell
First place, 30-39, men: Adam Duckworth
First place 30-39, women: Tracey Eckert
First place, 40-49, men: David Istvan
First place, 40-49, women: Stephanie Chamberlain
First place, 50-59, men: Dave Kavanaugh
First place, 50-59, women: JM O'Donnell
First place, 60+ men: Dan Murphy
First place, 60+ women: Lois Lean

Fastest lake (average of three best times): Indian Lake

2016 Triathlon Results

First place overall, men: Paul Capuzzo
First place overall, women: Allyson Black
Second place overall, men: Michael Rave
Second place overall, women: Hanna Vasquez
Third place overall, men: Mitchell Eddeh
Third place overall, women: Lia Bella
First place, Athena: Sara Allison
First place, Clydesdale: Ricardo Santos
First place, Relays: Rushing Pies

First place, 14-19, men: George Scherger
First place, 14-19, women: Abigail Gringeri
First place, 20-29, men: Aaron Goldstein
First place, 20-29, women: Nicole Sobiepan
First place, 30-39, men: Scott Solomon
First place 30-39, women: Rachel Cullivan
First place, 40-49, men: David Istvan
First place, 40-49, women: Annie Peters
First place, 50-59, men: Didier Blanc
First place, 50-59, women: Elizabeth Kuehne
First place, 60+ men: Keith Paterson
First place, 60+ women: Heysoon Lee

Fastest lake (average of three best times): Indian Lake


2015 Triathlon Results

Overall Winner - Men: Dan Isleib
Overall Winner - Women:  Petra Semelona
Second Place - Men: John Sabatino
Third Place - Men: Clyde Wandle
Second Place - Women: Allyson Black

Third Place - Women: Jessica Foran

Clydesdale Winner – Gavin Doyle
Athena Winner – Stacy Marcus

Relay Winner – Jasper Gates, Anthony Dibianca, Wayne Erb

First Place - Age Groups 
14-19 Men: Thomas Vanier
14-19 Women: Angela Cunningham
20-29 Men: Christian Vergilio
20-29 Women: Lia Bella
30-39 Men: Scott Cirillo
30-39 Women: Stephanie Bellante
40-49 Men: Jeffrey Eades
40-49 Women: Leigh Hermey
50-59 Men: Bob Koppenol
50-59 Women: Debbie Foy
60+ Men: Keith Paterson
60+ Women: no competitors

Best Lake (average of best three times): Cedar Lake






Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy-Denville

Denville PBA

McCarter's Towing and Recovery 

Lakeland Hills YMCA

Thatcher's McGhee

California Beach Hut


Denville Medical and Sports Rehab

American Legion


Peace Pipe County Club

Hammer Nutrition

Bob Dyer

Connolly Family 

Broadway Auto Repair

New York Red Bulls

Walgreens of Denville

Corrado's of Denville 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Where can I find more information about the Joey Bella Fund?

Please click here to learn more about this charity. You may also add an additional charitable contribution when you register.


What are the distances for the Denville Tri?

The swim course is a triangle-shaped 0.33 mile swim. The bike course is a 9 mile double loop course, which is fast and flat. The 5K run is hilly and challenging but goes through a beautiful local neighborhood.


Is this a USAT certified race?

It is not a USAT certified race, but we will be following USAT rules which can be found here.  


How many participants will there be?

The race is limited to 300 athletes.  


Can I register on the day of the race?

We will allow Race Day registration for $100 per individual only if we are not sold out.


If I cannot do the race after I signed up, can I get a refund or transfer my registration to someone else?

Sorry, race policy is no refunds or transfers.


What time does the transition area open?

The ANYTIME FITNESS transition area opens at 5:00 a.m. on race day.


When can I pick up my race packet?

Race packets will be available prior to race day. Stay tuned for more details on pick-up times and locations.


Will there be food and water at the race?

There will be a water stop on the run course but no water on the bike course. We will also have snacks and drinks for all athletes after the race. There will also be an after-party at Thathcher McGhee’s, a local Denville restaurant. 


Are wetsuits allowed?

Yes, full and sleeveless wetsuits are usually allowed but it depends on the water temperature on the day of the race.


How do relay teams work?

A relay team must consist of two or three members and all team members must check in at registration. A relay team is assigned one bib number and team members must transfer the timing chip at the transition area between each portion of the race. When you  register for the race, you must select if you are a 2 or 3 person relay.


Will anyone be taking pictures on Race Day?

Yes, we have a local photographer, Shoot2Please, who will document the event. We will send all athletes information on how to access the photos. Check out last year's event photos to see what a great time everyone had.


How do I volunteer to help out?

Please email if you’d like to volunteer.


Who Benefits? 

The Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc . - The Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. was established to help families affected by life-threatening, catastrophic illness. The Fund provides financial grants to help meet medical care and associated expenses. During the registration process you will be given an opportunity to make a donation along with your registration payment.  Please visit their website at


Race Day Instruction Email to Participants

In case you did not receive the email with Race Day Instructions, please find the information here.  

WAVE INFO- Will be in the next email we send you a few days before the race

RACE DAY SCHEDULE-  we stick very closely to the times below as the police need to open roads back up by a certain time. 
5.00 AM Registration and Transition Area Opens 
6.30 Registration Closes
6.45 Transition Area Closes
6.50 Morning Meeting on Beach
7.00 Race Begins
9.30 Awards Ceremony at Cooks Pond
11:00 Post Race Celebration at Thatcher McGhee’s Bar and Restaurant (Downtown Denville)
12:00 Silent Auction Winners Announced at Thatcher McGhee’s

Packet pick-up, parking, and course info
Packet pick-up is set for Saturday, July 12th at Cooks Pond, from 1:00-4:00 pm. You are allowed to pick up packets for other athletes and we ask that you make every attempt to come that day to make Race Day a little calmer. If you have extenuating circumstances and cannot pick up your packet, please email our race director. If you registered after May 20th, shirt sizes are on a first come, first serve basis.

You will NOT receive your timing chips in your packet; you'll get those at registration on Sunday morning.

Police and volunteers will be around early to help with parking.  Please allow extra time as parking is limited.  Please follow all parking signs and be considerate as this is someone's neighborhood.  If you need to leave early please plan accordingly as roads closer to the transition area are on the run route and will remain closed until the end of the race.

You can check out the specifics of the swim, bike and run routes at Just a reminder that only Cooks Pond members can swim there prior to Sunday and ONLY when lifeguards are on duty. You do not need to be a Cooks Pond member to participate in the race. PLEASE become familiar with the race route ahead of time to help avoid any confusion. BIKE ROUTE IS A DOUBLE LOOP IF YOU ONLY DO IT ONCE YOU WILL NOT GET A TIME FOR THIS PART OF THE RACE.  

The water temperature is currently 76 degrees. We are USAT-sanctioned event.

We will provide detailed wave info in a few days.

Here's how the prizes work

Men's Overall Winner
Women's Overall Winner
Men's Second Place
Women's Second Place
Men's Third Place
Women's Third Place
First Place 3 Person Relay Team 
First Place 2 Person Relay Team 

Men's 14-19
Women's 14-19
Men's 20-29
Women's 20-29
Men's 30-39
Women's 30-39
Men's 40-49
Women's 40-49
Men's 50-59
Women's 50-59
Men's 60+
Women's 60+
Fastest "Lake" (average of three fastest times)

Thank a volunteer
Keep an eye out for any great volunteers you see during your race experience. We'll be rewarding them with a $100 gift certificate so we'd love to hear your feedback. 

Gold Sponsors
Cycle Craft

Silver Sponsors
Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
Denville PBA
Tumbleweeds-art and design
Denville Medical and Sports
American Legion
McCarter's Towing and Recovery
Lakeland Hills YMCA
Thatcher McGhees

California Beach Hut


Bronze Sponsors
Peace Pipe Country Club
Hammer Nutrition
Connolly Family
Walgreens of Denville
Corrado's of Denville
Bob Dyer 


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