To our valued Verizon New York City Triathlon family,
In this time when our hearts grieve and our world feels broken, we must stand strong and we must take action. We understand the work is hard and the road ahead will be long, and we embrace our responsibility to create a healthy way of life that honors, respects and champions all. Please know that we will continue to fight for inclusivity in all of our events, and know we cannot remain silent.
We recognize the timing of this message is not ideal, however, last week we promised an update about the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon, and we wanted to keep our word.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the current COVID-19 situation. As we have previously expressed, the health and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, vendors, medical teams, community and team members is our top priority and our ultimate decision has been made with these individuals at the forefront of our deliberation.
Due to the significant impact COVID-19 continues to pose to our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon event scheduled to take place on July 19, 2020. While this was an incredibly difficult decision, particularly in light of last year’s cancellation, we do believe that it is the right one to protect the safety and best interest of all involved.
Because of this unfortunate cancellation, we are offering the following options to all registered participants:
Complimentary deferral to the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon on July 11, 2021 + complimentary access to our Virtual Event.
Complimentary deferral to the 2022 Verizon New York City Triathlon on TBA 2022 + complimentary access to our Virtual Event.
Donate your entry fee to NYC Schools’ food program via the Life Time Foundation + guaranteed entry to the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon on July 11, 2021 + complimentary access to our Virtual Event.
Get a refund for your registration fee, minus processing fees.
Charity registrations: If your entry was acquired as part of an agreement with a charity partner, your registration will be subject to the cancellation resolution option as determined by the charity. Please reach out to the charity directly before taking any steps.
All decisions must be submitted before July 11, 2020, through your RunSignup registration.
Make your decision by following these steps:
1. Go to our Event Page
2. Select your preferred option
3. Click “Continue”
4. Login to your account
5. Click “Save Decision”
Please take a moment to read through the FAQ’s. If you have questions after reading this page, feel free to email us.
We know this situation presents challenging times for everyone and we share your pain in not being able to enjoy this year’s Verizon New York City Triathlon event. Yet, we are confident that this is the best course of action for keeping our triathlon family and the broader community healthy and safe.
We will miss you terribly this summer, but we wish you and your loved ones all the best as we all navigate these uncertain circumstances brought about by this pandemic. Together, we will rise above and come together again in celebration of our incredible triathlon community – we will see you back at the start line once again.
Until then, stay healthy, safe and motivated to return with us when the time is right. Thank you for your continued support and stay well!
The Verizon New York City Triathlon Team
*Last updated 6.2.2020 2:00 PM ET.