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.
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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.
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Aid Stations will provide water and Skratch Labs Lemon-Lime hydration mix in the following locations:
BODYARMOR will be available in Fruit Punch for athletes at the finish line.
This race will utilize the EAS system, encompassing a color-coded system to reveal current event conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the Race Venue, at the Finish Line and at each Aid Station on Race Day. EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media, web posts and/or dedicated emails.
See you next year on July 16, 2017! Registration drawing opens November 1, 2016.
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