We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the current COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, vendors, medical teams, community and team members is our top priority, and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation on a global, national, regional and local level.
While it is still uncertain whether it is a viable option to host the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon in July, our team continues to plan for the production of this celebrated event should we be able to do so. We understand that you, our valued athletes and partners, would like to have an answer one way or another, to plan training and travel. However, at this time, we are simply not able to provide that certainty.
We understand that we have a responsibility to our athletes and Tri family that extends beyond our industry and ourselves. Because we are living amid such a volatile situation, our team is constantly monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as working with local government to make a responsible determination. Currently New York City officials have not mandated a cancellation of our triathlon, or any other July events, advising that they are cautiously optimistic about July events. Thus it is still our goal to offer you an amazing event experience, in consideration of all recommended safety guidelines, however that should take form. In the case of an event cancellation, we are committed to offering registrants multiple resolution options.
This week, our Official Healthcare and Medical Partner, NYU Langone Health moderated a webinar with 4x Olympian, triathlete Hunter Kemper, on ways to continue training amid social distancing. We invite you to take a look for some motivation during these uncertain times.
Stay tuned as we work to provide additional ways we can all stay motivated and connected. We want nothing more than to see our way through this difficult moment – and to welcome you at the start line in July so that you can tackle the Big Apple!
We commit to having a final decision regarding the race within the next two weeks.
Thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding. We will get through this together – never stop Tri’ing!
*Last updated 5.22.2020 2:00 PM ET.
On your marks, get set, go!
The drawing for the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon (July 19, 2020) lottery took place on Monday, January 13, 2020.
If you missed the application window or did not get selected through the drawing, you are still invited to participate in the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon! You may opt to register for the VIP Champions Club — NOW OPEN — or to race with select official charity teams.
Why a lottery? Due to construction on the course scheduled to occur through 2024 by the city of New York, we have moved to a reduced field size of 2500 athletes in order to maintain the exceptional experience for which this triathlon is known. We are excited about the upcoming course and venue changes, but want to ensure we provide a safe and fun event for all participants. In order to provide the most fair registration opportunity for all athletes we have moved to a lottery system.
Volunteer in 2020. Receive Discounted Priority Registration for 2021.
We couldn’t put on a world-class event like ours without the help of our volunteers! Complete the entirety of your assigned shift at the 2020 event and receive a discounted, priority spot to register for the 2021 event.
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