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Road Closures, Detours Expected During Escape the Cape Triathlon This Sunday

Road Closures, Detours Expected During Escape the Cape Triathlon This Sunday

From Lower Township Police Department

On June 2, 2024 the 11th Annual DeSatnick Real Estate Escape the Cape Triathlon will take place at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lower Township, NJ. There will be 2 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, 23 mile bike, and a 5 mile run. 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 2, 2024 between 6:30 am -10:30 am, all persons living along the following roads and areas, can expect road closures, detours and delays during this time.

  • Jonathan Hoffman Road
  • 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 Avenue (North Cape May)
  • Emerson Avenue
  • Beach Drive  (North Cape May)
  • Shore Road (Town Bank)
  • Channel Apartments

Additionally, Douglas Park will be closed. The below PDF includes 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 2nd. 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 6:30 am – 10:30 am. 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 intersection at Seashore Road and Bayshore Road will be completely closed. *For any persons living along the triathlon course on New England Rd.:
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 BAYFRONT: Expect heavy bike traffic in front of your home (From Lincoln Blvd. to Emerson Avenue) from 8 am -10 am and heavy runner traffic (from Emerson to Pinewood Road and from Mallow to Springtime Road) from 8:45 am -11:30 am. NO PARKING on Beach Dr., Shore Rd, or race route. Please park on adjacent side streets, and please do not block any driveways or intersections. Also, homeowners along the route are asked to please remove any trashcans from the street.

FOR RESIDENTS LIVING SOUTH OF THE CANAL BETWEEN BAYSHORE AND SEASHORE: Expect heavy bike traffic from 7:30 am -10:30 am. If you need to leave your home, please contact the LTPD at 609-886-2711 for an escort.

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