Bassman Open Water Swims


Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Woodbine, NJ


Activity Today Later

.35 mile swim - Individual Age group/open

$20 $25 Closed

.6 MILE SWIM - Individual Age group/open

$25 $30 Closed

1.2 MILE SWIM - Individual Age group/open

$30 $45 Closed

About This Activity

Ten years and running strong the Bassman Triathlon is THE race to start your season. For over a decade athletes have used the three distances to build their capacity on the same course, first dashing through the Sprint, then moving up to the International Distance, and then powering through the half distance event.

2016 is different. Introducing the Bassman Season Starter Multisport Festival. Eleven races, two days, camping, and much, much more. Come one, come all, to the unforgettable oasis that is Bass River State Forest, New Jersey's first and best State Park.

Bassman Athlete's village. For a little extra bring your tent or rent a tent and join fellow triathletes with your tent and sleeping bag for the night before the event. Staying elsewhere, still come by and join us. We'll have a campfire, food, a race talk, a coache's talk, and story time before the race. A great way to soften the nerves, share, and enjoy the amazing place that Bass River State Forest is.

Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon is back!!! Yes! Yes! Yes! Race Saturday. One distance on a beginner's course that isn't for the light of heart. It's Jersey tough and if you don't know what that means for Jersey off road athletes then come and see for yourself. Start with the swim in Lake Absegami, then take your full suspension or hardtail bike through hard packed flat and undulating paths that will make your legs burn, and then wrap it up with a challenging run through a forest full of natural obstacles.

The Inaugural Forest Five K and HALF Marathon. Bring it! Run the FOREST FIVE K on the same off-road course that triathletes and duathletes use enjoy the beauty and challenge of Bass River State Forest. A perfect race for you whether you're looking for cross country PR or just there for fun. The FOREST HALF Marathon is on a marked course that is mostly paved roads throughout the Bass River State Forest Campground. Even better, a great way to participate for family and friends to the triathletes and duathletes participating on Saturday or Sunday. It's a great way to start the season!

And there's the Big Bass River Swim. Test your open water swimming in the crystal clear spring fed Lake Absegami on either a 1/4 mile or 1/2 mile course. Marked with large orange bouys and managed by experienced life guards you'll love this swim off of a white sandy beach bordered by the tall trees of Bass River State Forest.

Event details and schedule

Here's the order of the festivities:


9 am - Forest 1/2 Marathon

12 pm - Bassman Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon.

1 pm - Inaugural Forest Five K.

2 pm - The Big Bass River Swim - 1/4 Mile & 1/2 Mile

3 pm - Awards Ceremony, Food, and Fun.

7 pm - Fireside race talk, food, and story time.

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