Pass It Along Sprint & Olympic Triathlons

21 The Boardwalk
Sparta, NJ 07871


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Event Description

The Pass It Along Triathlon at Lake Mohawk Country Club is a one day event, offering two USAT Sanctioned Courses: Sprint & Olympic (See Details Below).

This event is great for both first timers and intermediate/advanced athletes. Participants can register as an individual entry, or as a relay team. Both the Sprint and Olympic Events take place at the scenic, privately owned lake community of Lake Mohawk Country Club, located in Sparta Township, New Jersey. Parking for the event is conveniently located directly across from the transition area and swim start at the Historic Lake Mohawk Country Club Clubhouse. Circa 1929, this castle-like structure is listed on the national and state registers of historic places due to its uniqueness of architecture. The transition area is a grassy field, located east of the clubhouse.

The swim portion of the event occurs in the calm waters of the lake, which is patrolled by over 30 lifeguards in boats, kayaks and/or paddle boards.  The bike course consists of several hills, and directs participants through the residential countryside of Sparta, Byram and Andover Townships. The run, mostly flat, is along the eastern shore of Lake Mohawk. Participants on the bike and run courses will travel through the lake community's village center, Lake Mohawk White Deer Plaza. The finish line for the event is also located at the Lake Mohawk White Deer Plaza. The Plaza is a convenient and great place for spectators to view the athletes while on the bike and run courses, and crossing the finish line.

Age Requirements: The minimum years of age for participation in the Sprint Olympic Courses is 14.  All participants under the age of 18 years must mail a signed USAT waiver to Pass It Along, 75 State Route 15, Unit 62, Lafayette, NJ 07848 with additional signature of consent of parent/legal guardian.

Discount pricing will be available for Lake Mohawk Country Club Members, which will be indicated by each event. (LMCC)

Online Registration Closes on Tuesday, July 21st at 5:00pm (EST) or when 350 entries are filled. If spots are still available after Tuesday, July 21st, registrations will be accepted in person (ie. walk ins) at Lake Mohawk Country Club (21 The Boardwalk, Sparta, New Jersey) on Thursday, July 23rd and Friday, July 24th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm only. Please Note: NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS.

Net proceeds benefit Pass It Along, a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing free programs to local teenagers in self-discovery, volunteerism and leadership. Pass It Along's mission is to build confident, resilient, compassionate teenagers through self-discovery, volunteer and leadership opportunities. By participating in the Pass It Along program, teenagers gain a strong sense of self, learn about the positive effects of helping others and are equipped to avoid risky behaviors. For more information and to view all of our programs we have to offer, please visit

Event Schedule

Packet Pickup (In Person) - You must pick up your packet before race.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 & Friday, July 26, 2020 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at Lake Mohawk Country Club.
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 5:00am to 6:30am in Transition Area at Lake Mohawk Country Club.

Race Day - Due to road closings beginning at 6:45 am, all participants should plan to arrive at event by 6:00am. If checking in on event day, plan to arrive by 5:30am!

  • 5:00am - Transition Area Opens
  • 5:00am to 6:30am - Check In & Packet Pick Up in Transition Area
  • 6:15am to 6:30am - Swim Warm Ups off Boardwalk (Not at Beach 1)
  • 6:40am - Race Announcements in Transition Area (Mandatory)
  • 6:50am - All Individual Entry Participants and Relay Swimmers only must exit Transition Area via Boardwalk for Swim Line Up. Re-entry only after participant's swim completed. Relay participants not doing swim must stay in Transition Area at designated bike racks.
  • 7:00am - Race Start
  • 10:30am - Sprint & Olympic Awards
  • 11:30am - Event End

Times may be subject to change.

Course Distances

Sprint:  Swim (1/4 mile or 400m), Bike (10.8 miles or 17.3k), Run (3.1 miles or 5k)

Olympic:  Swim (1 mile or 1500m), Bike (21.6 miles or 34.7k), Run (6.2 miles or 10k)

Cut off times: 

Swim - Sprint: 40 mins. from start of your wave.  Olympic: 50 mins. from start of your wave.  Anyone not finished in allotted time will be pulled from the water and disqualified.

Bike - Course closes at 10:30am - Not a closed course

Run - Course closes at 11:15am - Closed to thru traffic.  Partial access to residents only


1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall Male, Female and Relay Team finishers for the Sprint and Olympic course

1st, 2nd & 3rd  Age Group Awards – 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ for the Sprint & Olympic course.

Awards will be distributed on Beach 1 at about 9:30am & 11:00am.

All finishers will receive a finisher gift.

Course Responsibility

The Pass It Along Triathlon at Lake Mohawk Country Club is a USAT sanctioned event. In accordance with USAT Rules and Regulations, all participants are responsible for knowing the course. The bike course is not closed to traffic. The run course is on a residential road, and will be closed to through traffic only.  The run course is open to residents on the run route, but with limited access. Signage and race volunteers will be stationed throughout the course to help direct any traffic, but please remain alert to your surroundings, and proceed with caution at all times. Maps of the bike & run courses available online at MapMyRide (see links below). Maps will also be available during packet pick up at Lake Mohawk Country Club. Please print maps & course descriptions, also below, to learn the layout for the swim, bike & run. Courses may be subject to change. 

Registration Fees 

Registration fees are non-refundableFees can not transfers to future events. Entry changes (ie. substitutes for individual and relay team entries) will not be allowed one month prior to event. No exceptions will be made on registration and event day. If questions or concerns arise following the cut off, you may contact the event director by email at

Registration Fees include a keepsake t-shirt, timing chip, goodie bag, water stops on the run course and post-race provisions. 

USA Triathlon Membership

For insurance purposes, each participant must have proof of USAT membership @ packet pickup.  A one day license is available upon registering for the event.  For more information regarding USAT membership call 1-800-TRI-1-USA or visit 

Course Maps and Descriptions

SWIM: Swim caps will be provided at packet pickup and must be worn to identify wave number.  Be prepared to swim at 7:00am.  There will be a briefing and national anthem ceremony before the race begins. Swim wave starts will be spaced approximately three minutes apart. Wave groups will be determined upon event, gender and ages of participants. Lifeguards and boats will be located in the water, and at a safe distance away from the swimmers to aid swimmers, if needed.

Starting at 6:50am, athletes will be instructed to leave transition area and start on beach. After the national anthem ceremony, Wave 1 will start on Beach 1. Course will be marked with buoys. Course may be subject to change. Upon exiting the water, athletes must proceed to transition area to prepare for the bike segment of the course. Timing mats will be placed on at the swim in/out section of transition area. Athletes must cross over the timing mats to ensure accurate race times for the swim & transition to bike segment. Total swim course is a 400 meters for Sprint and 1500 meters for Olympic.

BIKE:  Bikers will exit transition area and go left onto West Shore Trail. Helmets are required and must be fastened before leaving transition area. The bike course will not be entirely closed to traffic, and bikers will be advised to ride cautiously. Slower riders must stay to the right to allow faster cyclists to pass on the left. No headphones, earphones, or radio-type devices are allowed. 

Bike course will proceed south on West Shore Trail for approximately 4.7 miles. At the end of West Shore Trail, the course will turn right onto Andover-Mohawk Road/County Route 613 for approximately three fourths of a mile. Course will then turn right onto Perona Road and go for approximately 1.5 miles. At the end of Perona Road, the course will go right onto Andover Road/County Route 517 and go for approximately 1.6 miles. At the end of Andover Road/County Route 517, the course will go right onto Sparta Avenue/State Route 181 for approximately 1.33 miles. At the traffic light, the course will continue right on Sparta Avenue/State Route 181 for approx. ½ a mile and then bear right onto Mohawk Avenue. Bikers will enter Lake Mohawk's White Deer Plaza and bear right onto West Shore Trail, heading towards the transition area. Participants of the Sprint Course will follow signs to dismount, while Olympic Course participants will bear right and follow the course for a second and final loop.  One loop is 10.8 miles, two loops total 21.6 miles.

When finishing the bike course, bikers must dismount bike before entering transition area.  Timing mats will be placed on at the bike in/out section of transition area.  Athletes must cross over the timing mats to ensure accurate race times for the bike & transition to run segment.   

Olympic Event - Bike Route.  The Sprint Route is only one loop.  This link shows two loops.

Bike Course Conditions:

West Shore Tr (4.7 miles) is a private, two-lane road with a very steep but short hill at the beginning of the course (approx. ½ mile from start) and a long, steady hill towards the end of the 4.7 mile course.  There are many speed bumps along the way.  Proceed with caution.  Perona Rd. (1.5 miles) is paved, but very bumpy.  There is a long downhill towards the end of Perona Rd.  Proceed with caution.

Andover-Mohawk Road/County Route 613 (0.83 of a mile), Andover Road/County Route 517 (1.6 miles) and Sparta Avenue/State Route 181 (1.83 miles) are all two lane roads with small hills, but mostly flat.

Course and mile markers will be placed throughout the entire bike course. 

RUN:  Runners will exit transition area and turn right onto West Shore Trail towards the center of Lake Mohawk's White Deer Plaza and then turn right onto East Shore Trail/County Route 613. Runners will go approximately 1.5 miles (Sprint Course) or 3.0 miles (Olympic Course) down East Shore Trail to turn around, and head back on East Shore Trail/County Route 613 to the center of Lake Mohawk's White Deer Plaza to the finish line. Water will be available on run course only. No headphones, earphones, or radio-type devices are allowed. Timing mats will be placed on at the run out section of transition area. Athletes must cross over the timing mats to ensure accurate race times for the run segment.

Olympic Event - 6.2 mile run route.  The Sprint route is on the same road, East Shore Trail.  This link shows the 6.2 mile run route.

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