Port Republic's  Jersey Genesis Triathlon is this Saturday, June 2nd.  The annual 1/2 mile swim, 16 mile bike ride and 4 mile run is held in and around Harry Bowen Park on Main Street in Port Republic and benefits the park's upkeep.

The swim starts and finishes at the Port Republic Beach. The beach area is part of the Mullica River Water Shed and is adjacent to a freshwater spillway. The water is calm and clean with very little current.

The bike ride is out and back on quiet traffic controlled country roads. The course is fast and flat with several rolling hills.

The run is a loop through historic Port Republic. Runners will be on traffic controlled roads that circle the park area and will take you over the old iron bridge. Four water stops. See a course map.

Close to four hundred triathletes from around New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York competed last year.  The day  also features a high school challenge  and a "Bambino Biathlon" (Children 5-12) Distances: Run 1/4 mile / Bike 2 miles / Run 1/4 mile in the team division.

In the High school challenge, three students, who all attend the same high school, can enter as a team in the triathlon, with one student each  handling swimming, biking and running. High schools can enter several teams if they wish.

Plan on sticking around after the race for a post- race party with food catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill.

Registration applications can be downloaded from the Jersey Genesis Triathlon website or you can register this Friday between 6 -8 p.m. at the Port Republic Fire House or on race day Saturday  between 6-7:30a.m. at Bowen Park