The point to point 1500 meter swim starts on Manhattan's Westside at 99th Street and the Hudson River. The swim is a time trial start. Athletes swim south and exit just north of the 79th Street Boat Basin before running into transition.
Time Trial Start
If this guy approves, the water must be great so come on in! The historic Hudson River is the swim venue for the New York City Triathlon. The Hudson River is the cleanest it has been in 30 years and is considered bathing and recreation quality.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) monitors the testing on a weekly basis in the Hudson River to ensure the water meets the Triathlon’s strict standards.
For more information on water quality, log onto www.nyc.gov/dep.
The cycling course exits Riverside Park at 79th Street. Athletes enter the northbound entrance of the Henry Hudson Highway, staying in the right lane. Athletes will continue on a moderately hilly course north out of Manhattan, over the Henry Hudson Bridge, and exit onto the Mosholu Parkway. The course proceeds south on the Mosholu and U-turns at Gunhill Road in the Bronx. Participants will proceed back to the Henry Hudson Parkway and ride south in the Northbound Lane to 57th street where another u-turn will be completed and cyclists will head north and exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at 79th street and proceed back to the transition area. All bicycle traffic will utilize the normally northbound roadway which will be totally closed to vehicular traffic.
> Click here to see the Bike Elevation Chart
Runners will exit Riverside Park at 72nd Street and run into Central Park. Runners turn left when entering Central Park and run in a clockwise direction around the northern loop of Central Park. The Finish line is on Dead Road, just west of the band shell off the 72nd Street Transverse in Central Park.
> Click here to see the Run Elevation Chart
An Emergency Alert System has been implemented for the 2016 Panasonic NYC Triathlon. Flags will be positioned throughout the course to alert athletes of race conditions. On race day, please take note of the flags and heed the instructions associated with each color.
Flags will be at the following locations:
Aid stations on the run course
GREEN FLAG: Proceed as normal.
YELLOW FLAG: CAUTION – Slow down, use caution and drink plenty of water.
RED FLAG: EXTREME CAUTION – Slow down, use extreme caution and drink plenty of water due to dangerous weather conditions. Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be issued.
BLACK FLAG: STOP – Seek shelter immediately in the event of a weather emergency. The race has been cancelled due to extreme conditions or course emergency such as lightning, tornado or human disaster.
Registration for the 2016 event is closed. However, our official charity partners still have your spot into the race! Meet the charities on the 2016 Participating Charities page.
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The 2015 Panasonic NYC Triathlon like you’ve never seen it before. Watch what happens from pre-race setup to post-race celebrations and everything in between!
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