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Lower Township Police Department
Saturday June 11th, 2022 :: 05:00 p.m. EDT


REMINDER - ROAD CLOSURE & DETOUR INFORMATION - 9th Annual Escape the Cape Triathlon - Sunday, June 12, 6:30am - 11:30am

On June 12, 2022 the 9th Annual DeSatnick Real Estate Escape the Cape Triathlon & Open Water Classic Presented by Inspira Health will take place at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lower Township, NJ. There will be 3 events taking place simultaneously. The ‘Sprint’ triathlon consisting of a .35 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and a 5K run. The ‘Olympic’ triathlon consists of a 1 mile swim, 22 mile bike, and a 5 mile run. The ‘Open Water Classic’ consists of a 3 mile swim. All 2,000 athletes will begin the event by leaping off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry into the Delaware Bay and swimming to shore. For the cycling and running portions of the event, there will be road closures and detours.

On June 12, 2022 between 6:30am-11:30am, all persons living along Jonathan Hoffman, Seashore Road south of the canal, the West Cape May Bridge, New England Road south of the canal, Bayshore Road south of the canal, Stimpson Lane, Shunpike Road south of the canal, Lincoln Blvd., Atlantic Ave., Emerson Ave., Beach Drive, and Channel Apartments can expect road closures, detours and delays during this time. Additionally, Douglas Park will also be closed. Attached is a map of the entire bike course from start to finish. If you live along this route, please use caution and have a plan to take an alternate route the morning of June 12th. For complete event information, please visit

FOR RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG JONATHAN HOFFMAN BLVD NORTH OF THE CANAL/FERRY RD: Expect heavy bike traffic along Sandman Blvd/Route 9 from approximately 7:30am- 10:30am. If you need to leave your home during this time, the only way in or out will be via Shunpike Road where LTPD will assist you in exiting. The intersections at Seashore Road and Bayshore Road will be completely closed. *For any persons living along New England Rd. triathlon course: If you have to leave your home due to extreme circumstances, please contact the LTPD at 609.886.2711 to be safely escorted off the triathlon course.

FOR RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG THE BAY FRONT: Expect heavy bike traffic in front of your home (From Lincoln Blvd. to Emerson) from 8am-10am, and heavy runner traffic (from Emerson to Pinewood and Mallow to Springtime) from 8:45am-11:45am. No parking on Beach Dr. or race route, please park on adjacent side streets. Please remove any trash cans from the street.

FOR RESIDENTS LIVING SOUTH OF THE CANAL BETWEEN BAYSHORE AND SEASHORE: Expect heavy bike traffic from 7:30am-10:30am. If you need to leave your home, please contact the LTPD for an escort.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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