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Race IQ is Back at Tailwind Endurance – March 1

Join us on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. EDT at Tailwind Endurance to discuss the ins, outs and secrets to success at the New York City Triathlon. We will discuss the race course, weekend logistics and some of the insider knowledge about the race weekend such as:

  • Parking and travel tips
  • Where is the hidden port o’ outside of transition
  • Unique aspects of the NYC Tri course that can make or break your day
  • Where to position your friends and family to best see the action

 

We will also feature a panel of athletes that have raced the course and can give you insight into how they raced well in all kinds of New York City conditions!

> REGISTER FOR MARCH 1

Looking for some extra training? Tailwind Endurance offers a variety of classes to get you in shape for race day. Also keep an eye on their full schedule between now and race day for your chance to ride the actual bike course in studio. 

Registration Now Open for the 2017 Life Time Tri Series

We invite you to join us as we #CommitToTri in 2017!

Each event features an International distance course, which consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run (distances may vary slightly by location). Select events also offer Sprint, SuperSprint and Kids Triathlon courses of shorter, varying distances.

 

2017 Life Time Tri Series Race Schedule

Event

Date

Register

Life Time Tri South Beach

April 2, 2017

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Life Time Tri Marquee

April 9, 2017

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Life Time Tri CapTex

May 29, 2017

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Life Time Tri Minneapolis

July 8, 2017

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New York City Triathlon

July 16, 2017

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Transamerica Chicago Triathlon

August 27, 2017

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Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon

September 24, 2017

Register Now

 

To register or learn more about any of the 2017 Life Time Tri events, visit www.LifeTimeTri.com. Stay updated with the latest information by following @LifeTimeTri on Twitter and the Life Time Tri Facebook page.

2017 NYC Tri Charity Partner Application Now Available

The New York City Triathlon invites you to join our exciting 2017 event by becoming an Official Charity Partner. Every year, our Charity Partners play a vital role in making the NYC Tri one of the most publicized and well-attended triathlons in the nation!

The 2017 application process will take place from September 1 through September 20. All Charity Partner Applications are due by Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to be considered.

> 2017 Charity Partner Application 

Learn more about our Charity Partner Program here.

2016 NYC Tri Time-Lapse

Want to see how the 2016 NYC Triathlon came together? Check out this time-lapse to watch what happens from pre-race setup to post-race celebrations and everything in between!

Watch the Official 2016 NYC Tri TV Broadcast

Don’t miss the 2016 NYC Triathlon highlights on your local television stations. Throughout the month of August a enjoy a broadcast of the swim— bike—run in the beautiful New York City.

Tune in to watch the following times:

Fox 5
Sunday, August 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

My9NJ
Sunday, August 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SNY
Saturday, August 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2016 Panasonic NYC Triathlon Course Adjustments

Due to the extreme heat and to ensure the safety of our athletes, the Panasonic NYC Triathlon, in conjunction with the City of New York and respective city agencies, made a collaborative decision to proactively alter the course for Sunday’s race. Course changes are outlined below.

  • The swim and bike courses will remain as is. The run course has now been shortened to an 8K run for all athletes (With the exception of professional triathletes who will continue with the original 10K course).
  • Rather than crossing Central Park at the 110th Street Transverse, athletes will be directed to cross the 102nd Street Crossing to the East Drive. (Please see updated Central Park course map).
  • Doggy Dash participants will follow the shortened course.

 

> VIEW UPDATED COURSE MAP

Additional details will be provided in the mandatory briefings. Please be alert and abide by the precautions of race staff, volunteers, and public safety officials out on the course. We also ask that you review the event alert system (EAS) and make yourself familiar with the alert levels (chart below). We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes to provide you with a safe race experience.

EAS

Live Like a Local: Things to Do in New York City, Triathlete Edition

Traveling to the Big Apple for the 2016 Panasonic NYC Triathlon? We polled our NYC office for their top picks for training, eating and other fun things to do in New York City as a triathlete.

Best Multisport Shop

Paragon Sports has been around since 1908, equipping athletes for nearly every sport imaginable, including triathlon. 

Best Gym

Life Time Athletic at Sky

Turkish-style hammam at Life Time Athletic at Sky

Pop into Life Time Fitness’ first New York City location, Life Time Athletic at Sky, in Hell’s Kitchen. The 70,000-square-foot wellness facility offers the cutting-edge cardio and weight systems you need for a solid workout, but stands out for luxe amenities like a Turkish-style hammam and infinity pools on the sunny roof deck.

Best Juice/Smoothie

With several locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn (including a few near the race site), Juice Generation is the go-to juice bar for fresh juices and other healthy blended beverages. The shops use fresh produce, often from local organic farms and orchards, and donate a portion of all sales to local organizations and non-profits. Fun fact: The chain was co-founded by Salma Hayek (yes, that one!). 

Best Quick Healthy Eatery

After picking up your last-minute gear at Paragon Sports, grab a bite to eat at the Union Square Dig Inn. The chain specializes in quick-serve seasonal healthy meals made from locally sourced produce, sustainable seafood and antibiotic- and hormone-free meats.

Best Post-race Celebration Spot

You can’t really beat the Hudson River views at the Boat Basin Cafe in Riverside Park, a perfect site for knocking back a few libations in celebration of your NYC Tri!

Best Pre-race Carb-loading Spot

Thin, crispy Roman-style pizza is the name of the game at Gina La Fornarina, but you can also find hearty pasta dishes for your carb-loading ritual.

Best Outdoor Training Spots

While you probably think “concrete jungle” when you picture New York City, the Big Apple actually has several wonderful parks and paths that are perfect for a ride or run. Hudson River Bike Path spans nearly the whole length of Manhattan, and both Central Park and Riverside Park have swaths of scenic trails, perfect for exploring. 

Best Coffee Shop

Cafe Grumpy cappuccino

Cappuccino at Cafe Grumpy

While Cafe Grumpy already had made a name for itself in the NYC coffee scene with its quality roasts and precise brewing methods, its name recognition has grown even more due to the HBO show, “Girls” (ask your daughter). See what the fuss is about at one of their seven locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Best Popular Tourist Destination

With so much to see and do in NYC, it can be hard to separate the hype from the must-do. But museum heavy-hitters The Met and the American Museum of Natural History are truly world-class and worth braving the throngs of tourists for a visit.

2016 Panasonic NYC Tri Athlete Guide Now Available

“I Love New York,” and nothing says New York more than the Hudson River, the West Side Highway and Central Park! Since its inception, the Panasonic 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 Panasonic New York City Triathlon. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Make sure to check out the 2016 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.

> 2016 Panasonic NYC Tri Athlete Guide

See you in the Hudson!

New Bike Check-Out Instructions for 2016

The 2016 Panasonic New York City Triathlon has new bike check-out instructions for this years event. Please review the information below to make sure you are up-to-date on the latest procedures:

All bikes/equipment MUST be picked up from transition (72nd-79th St. Riverside Park) between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 in one of two ways:

  • Athlete Wristband – The athlete must present numbered wristband to pick up his/her bike from transition. Once equipment has been picked up, the athlete’s wristband will be cut off and collected and the athlete will not be able to re-enter transition.
  • Bike Check-Out Buddy Tag – The athlete must give a friend/family member this Buddy Tag. The friend/family member must write his/her name and cell phone number on the front of the tag. The Buddy Tag must be presented in order to be granted access into transition. Once equipment has been picked up, the Buddy Tag will be collected and the friend/family member will not be able to re-enter transition.

Race IQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Race Weekend

Join us on Monday, July 11 or Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. EDT at Tailwind Endurance to discuss the ins, outs and secrets to success at the Panasonic NYC Triathlon. We will discuss the race course, weekend logistics and some of the insider knowledge about the race weekend such as:

  • Parking and travel tips
  • Where is the hidden port o’ outside of transition
  • Unique aspects of the NYC Tri course that can make or break your day
  • Where to position your friends and family to best see the action

 

We will also feature a panel of athletes that have raced the course and can give you insight into how they raced well in all kinds of New York City conditions!

> REGISTER FOR JULY 11
> REGISTER FOR JULY 21

Looking for an extra sneak peek into the race course? Tailwind Endurance offers classes for you to ride the actual bike course on Tuesdays and Saturdays up until race day. Check out the full class schedule and sign up today!