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Important Race Announcement

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2019 Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time.

Through this week and into the approaching weekend, the New York City metro area has experienced multiple weather advisories, including severe heat warnings, continued heavy rainfall and thunderstorm watches. Race day temperature and humidity levels are projected to reach extreme levels.

After exhausting all options to mitigate athlete, volunteer, spectator and staff exposure alike, we are unable to provide either a safe event experience or an alternate race weekend. As a result, in collaboration with the City of New York and all supporting agencies, Sunday’s triathlon has been cancelled.

Despite the cancellation, registered athletes are able to visit the Sports & Fitness Expo and pick-up t-shirts and medals. Please read below for the full athlete impact, continuing events and the 2020 entry process.

2019 Participant Implications
Participants registered for the 2019 event will receive a refund in full. Registrants do not need to contact the event, as the transactions will automatically post to the registrant’s card on file within 2-3 weeks. Due to the volume of this event, it will take time to process all refunds individually so we appreciate your patience.

2020 Event Details
The Verizon New York City Triathlon, produced by Life Time will return on July 19, 2020. Next year’s event will feature a venue change (the first in event history) and a reduced capacity of 2,500 participants. Due to anticipated demand, the event will again utilize a random selection-based system. Full details for the 2020 selection process will be communicated in the next week.

Continuing Events
While Sunday’s race may have been cancelled, some previously scheduled Verizon New York City Triathlon weekend events will continue as planned, including:

New York City Triathlon Sports & Fitness Expo
Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Hilton Midtown

Free and open to the public, the Expo features dozens of industry exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest in endurance sports. Registered 2019 participants are encouraged to visit the Expo to pick up their race packets and t-shirts and chat with coaches and staff alike. Friends/Family are welcome to pick up race packets for other athletes by showing a text message or email from the registered athlete granting them permission.

Life Time Tri New York City Diaper Derby
Friday, 1pm, Hilton Midtown

This cutthroat competition hosts 30 children in a single-elimination tournament. Youngsters crawl 12 feet – past hundreds of flashing cameras, ravenous parents, and smiling spectators – to victory across the finish line. Winners of each heat will have the chance to crawl for the gold in the championship round to earn giggling rights.

New York City Triathlon Hydration Station
Sunday, DETAILS TBD  

The race may have been cancelled, but that won’t stop Life Time and Manhattan’s only triathlon from mobilizing to make a difference. Join fellow athletes, local coaches and event staff as they distribute bottled water and Gatorade — doing their best to keep New York cool during this heat wave. 

Volunteers
Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Hilton Midtown
Volunteer shifts at the Expo are still planned to continue as scheduled.


Questions & Answers

Please visit our Cancellation Q&A page for further details.

We appreciate your support and understanding with this difficult decision. We hope to see you this weekend at the New York City Triathlon Health & Fitness Expo and additional supporting events.

2019 Athlete Guide Now Available

It’s time.

Started in 2001, the Verizon New York City Triathlon has welcomed more than 65,000 competitors of all abilities, backgrounds and goals into the sport’s most iconic of venues.

During this 19th running, we’re excited to welcome another 4,000 participants representing 33 countries and 45 U.S States into the world’s most iconic of cities.

Whatever your experience level or race goal, we hope you’re excited for the weekend ahead, and look forward to greeting you in person at Packet Pick-Up.

Prior to that, please take a few minutes to review this year’s Athlete Guide, offering course maps, schedules, wave start assignments, venue maps and much more. As always, watch for last-minute event details to be communicated via email, website and social media platforms throughout race weekend.

> Download the 2019 Verizon NYC Triathlon Athlete Guide

> Download the 2019 Verizon NYC Triathlon Spectator Guide

Download the Athlinks App
Additionally, reference the Verizon New York City Triathlon event schedule, maps and other pertinent information from the Athlinks app.

Get ready for an incredible weekend of racing.
See you in the Hudson!

Ben Kanute and Sarah Haskins Win the 2018 2XU NYC Triathlon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

BEN KANUTE AND SARAH HASKINS-KORTUEM ARE TOP FINISHERS AT 2018 2XU NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON

Marcelo Moreira and Gaby Bunton Win Inaugural Life Time Tri Championship 

NEW YORK (July 1, 2018) — Ben Kanute of Phoenix, AZ won the male professional division in 1:46:34 and Sarah Haskins-Kortuem of Eureka, MO won the female professional division in 1:59:53 at today’s 2018 2XU New York City Triathlon.

4,000 Pros, ParaTriathletes (physically challenged) and Age Group athletes competed in the event, produced and presented by Life TimeSM– Healthy Way of Life. Tens of thousands of spectators cheered on the athletes throughout the course.

In the male professional division, Cameron Dye of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 1:47:04, followed by third-place finisher Jason West of Boulder, CO with a time of 1:47:47. In the female professional division, Laura Goss of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 2:03:02, while Cecilia Dvis-Hayes of New York, NY finished third with a time of 2:04:05. 30 professional triathletes participated in the event which offered a $30,000 prize purse.

The inaugural Life Time Tri Championship, a race-within-a-race competition, was held during this year’s event, awarding individuals who have qualified across the 2017-2018 Life Time Tri Series, a chance to compete for more than $63,000 in cash and prizes. The overall male winner was Marcelo Moreira of São Paulo, Brazil with a time of 1:58:15 and the overall female winner was Gaby Bunton of Saint Paul, Minnesota with a time of 2:12:26. First, second and third place prizes were also awarded to the top men and woman for each of the twenty competitive divisions.

Participants swam 1.5-kilometers (.93 miles) in the Hudson River, biked 40-kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and ran a new 10-kilometers (6.2 miles) course through Central Park to complete the event.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Challenged Athletes International Championship was held during the race and a prize purse of $5,000 was awarded to the top three physically challenged triathletes.

The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only Olympic distance triathlon in New York City, is part of the The 2018 Life Time TriSM Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country between April and September.

For complete results from the 2XU New York City Triathlon visit www.nyctri.com. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com, “Like” the Life Time Tri Facebook page or follow @lifetimetri on Twitter.

More information about Life Time Athletic Events is available at EventsByLifeTime.com, on Twitter @lifetimefitness and the Life Time Instagram page.

Photos from the race are available upon request.

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About the 2XU New York City Triathlon
The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only international-distance triathlon in New York City, is a signature event within the 2018 Life Time Tri Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country including: South Beach, CapTex, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, Tempe and Miami. In its inaugural year,683 people signed up for the race, today it is one of the most in-demand triathlons in America.

About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 137 destinations in 38 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompasses the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. More info is available at http://www.lifetime.life/.

About 2XU
Founded in Australia in 2005, 2XU is the global leader in sports compression and high-performance sports apparel. 2XU compression is designed and tested in consultation with sports scientists and industry experts, and is backed by independent, scientific research by the Australian Institute of Sport and other leading research teams. Present in more than 70 countries worldwide, 2XU is the sportswear brand of choice for the world’s best athletes and sports teams. 2XU helps athletes of all abilities to train, perform and recover at their peak across sports including running, high-intensity interval training, basketball, football and triathlon.

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Race Alert Level – HIGH (RED)

10:15 AM, July, 1 2018

Due to quickly rising wet-bulb and ambient air temperatures, the 2XU New York City Triathlon staff wish to advise all athletes and spectators of the following:

EAS Level
We have elevated the Event Alert System level to HIGH (Red). This means conditions are potentially dangerous. Athletes should slow down and observe course changes and follow event official instructions and consider stopping.

Course
Athletes on or entering the run course are now being diverted from 72nd Street directly into the Finish Line. The abbreviated Run Course will span approximately 1 mile.

Spectators
Spectators are advised to seek shade and hydrate though the morning – multiple water fountains are available throughout Central Park as well as complimentary beverages available from sponsors/vendors in the Finish Festival. Listen to your body and seek assistance if you need.

Further Updates 
Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page and listen for race day public address announcements.

Thank you for your attention and support. We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes to provide you with a safe race experience.

 

Pre Race Alert

10:00 PM, July, 30 2018

In preparation for potentially record high temperatures, race management will be monitoring wet-bulb and ambient air temperatures. Additional assets have been put into place in anticipation of the temps, particularly for runners who will face the higher temperatures later in the day.

Tomorrow’s race will begin under a MODERATE (yellow) flag, meaning less than ideal conditions. In the event these conditions warrant, adjustments to the Run course may be made.

We understand there has been a variety of rumors and speculation around tomorrow’s event. As of this evening no modifications have been made and we are planning for a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.

Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details or official race updates, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page.

Thank you for your attention and support.

 

Important Race Update

Due to extreme temperatures and humidity levels, the 2XU New York City Triathlon staff wish to advise all athletes of the following:

EAS Level
Due to continued, excessive heat, we have elevated the Event Alert System level to MODERATE. You will notice a series of color-coded flags throughout the venue. Sunday’s race will begin under a yellow flag, which means conditions are less than ideal. Should the EAS level further change, the corresponding flag color will be raised.

Course Support
Beyond six fully-stocked fluid stations, the event has increased the amount of misting stations and medical support throughout the event. Ice towels will be distributed at the Finish Line.

Plan to adequately hydrate with water and Gatorade Endurance formula before, during and after the event. Water will be available in transition as well as at the swim start. Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available across all Run Course aid stations. Listen to your body. If you don’t feel comfortable, slow down and ask for assistance.

Further Updates 
Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page and listen for race day public address announcements.

Thank you for your attention and support. We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes to provide you with a safe race experience.

Eat. Hydrate. Sleep. Hydrate. Triumph

 

Download the Athlinks App
Stay in the know with the 2XU New York City Triathlon event schedule, maps and other pertinent information from the Athlinks app, available for free on iOS and Google Play.

 

 

 

2018 2XU NYC Tri Athlete Guide Now Available

The Big Apple Awaits!

Since its inception in 2001, the 2XU New York City Triathlon has become a time-honored summer tradition. The city becomes a stage for Olympians, Paralympians, veterans and aspiring amateurs alike to push their limits in the center of the world’s greatest stadium. Nothing says New York more than the Hudson River, the West Side Highway and Central Park!

Whether you’re a first-timer or an 18th-timer, please take a few minutes to review this year’s guidebook. The interactive Athlete Guide offers course maps, schedules, wave start assignments, venue maps and much more. As always, watch for last-minute event details to be communicated via email, website and social media platforms throughout race weekend.

> Download the 2018 2XU NYC Tri Athlete Guide

> Download the 2018 2XU NYC Tri Spectator Guide

 

New Rules Released
The 2XU NYC Tri will adhere to a new set of event rules, created specifically for all 2018 Life Time Tri events. These rules apply to all triathletes: able-bodied, para and professional alike. Please review the rules within the Athlete Guide and view the video at LifeTimeTri.com/Resources/Rules for more insight.

 

Download the Athlinks App
Additionally, reference the 2XU New York City Triathlon event schedule, maps and other pertinent information from the Athlinks app. NOTE: Additional functionality will continue to come online during the 2018 season.

 

 

Get ready for an incredible weekend of racing.
See you in the Hudson!

Morning Routine from a Triathlete

Have you ever wondered what triathletes do in order to prepare for the race ahead of them? Well, Laura Gonzalez Ferreira has given us an inside look at what goes through her mind race morning.

“My race morning ritual usually involves going over, and over, and over again all of the items I’ll need in transition. When I’m pretty sure I’ve got it all, I stand next to my gear and close my eyes. I picture myself at each stage of the race, walking towards the swim start, standing in the water or on the barge waiting to hear the horn with my hand on my watch, getting out of the water and peeling off my wet-suit, jogging into transition. Then reaching the very spot I’m standing on, what gear do I need? It’s goggles off, wet-suit off, helmet & sun glasses on, cycling shoes on, number on, and go. Out on the course, I think about the last turn towards transition, slowing down to dismount, running my bike back to the rack, remembering to take my helmet off, grabbing my running shoes, and heading for the finish. This helps me not only visualize the day, and having a successful race, but it’s an easy way to remember if I’ve forgotten something, or if I need to rearrange my gear on my transition towel to be in a more optimal position. I always visualize myself having a fun, strong race, and though I know things can happen (flat tires, blisters, heat, an upset stomach), I know I’m prepared for those situations. I don’t imagine any of them happening, I only imagine the positive, best case scenario, and that’s what I aim for every race day.”

The motivation and determination is what differentiates a triathlete from any other athlete. A big part of being successful on race day is being able to visualize success. Going into the race having already thought about every turning point in the race and seeing yourself succeed at each of these points is something that will set Laura apart from the others.

Your Saturday in Central Park

There is nothing better than a Saturday in New York City with nothing to do but explore. One of the best places to spend your time exploring is in Central Park. Most triathletes may know this park to be the home of the New York City Triathlon, but there is much more to the park than just that.

Take a paddle around the Lake (one-hour $15, each additional 15 minutes $4, plus a $20 deposit)—or let someone else do the work during a Venetian gondola ride (half hour $45, up to six people) at Loeb Boathouse (available April through November). After your boat ride enjoy some drinks, seafood, and other appetizers at the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant.

If you are looking for a place to relax and catch some rays, Sheep Meadows is the place for you. The 15-acre field is located along the southwestern edge of the park. Expect thousands of locals to take over the area on weekends for a spot to hang out and relax. If you are wanting a spot in the shade it is suggested to arrive at Sheep Meadows by 11 AM.

Walk under the shade of the largest American Elm trees in North America. A pocket hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city, you truly will feel like you have escaped the busy city life. The area is filled with many artists and performers that liven up the afternoon. Be sure to grab a bench, some food, and enjoy the show.

Tavern on the Green is a must for tourists. The restaurant was featured in “Ghostbusters”, “Wall Street”, and “Mr. Poppers Penguins.” The view and not to mention the structure of the building are hard to beat. Tavern on the Green is a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal after a long day exploring the park.

 

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/ten-things-you-must-do-in-central-park

 

2017 NYC Tri Athlete & Spectator Guide Now Available

“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do.”

The city of lights. The city of opportunity. The Big Apple.  Nothing says New York more than the Hudson River, the West Side Highway and Central Park! Since its inception, the New York City Triathlon has been a stage for Olympians, Paralympians and tough-as-nails New Yorkers. Each section of the course tests your preparation and commitment.

Some say you’re a real New Yorker if you live here for two years. We say you’re a real New Yorker if you’ve conquered the New York City Triathlon. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Make sure to check out the 2016 Athlete and Spectator Guide* for detailed schedules, course information and more.

> 2017 NYC Athlete Guide – UPDATED

> 2017 NYC Spectator Guide

A city with a thousand names and dreams, it’s your time to make your Tri dreams come true!

See you in the Hudson!

*Please note: Both Guides will be updated with Swim Wave Charts as we get closer to the event.