Finish Festival
It's time to celebrate

While we’d love to host a traditional Finish Festival as in years past to celebrate your achievement, we will not provide live entertainment and discourage group gatherings due to health and safety concerns. However, the Finish area will have a limited amount of NYC Triathlon sponsors and vendors sampling their products and offering specials. Don’t forget to stop by the Official NYC Tri merchandise tent for something to commemorate your accomplishment before heading out to celebrate your Finish with your loved ones!

*Health and safety protocols will be enforced. Info subject to change. See Finish area map below.


Verizon NYC Triathlon Finish Line
Central Park – Naumburg Bandshell
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


There will be limited touch points between participants and staff in order to maintain a safer and healthier environment for everyone. Please review the sections below to ensure you follow all protocol prior to exiting the Finish chute. Once an athlete exits the chute, they will not be allowed back in.

Facial Coverings and Cooling Towels Athletes will be required to place their facial covering over their nose and mouth upon crossing the Finish line. Masks will be available for those who do not carry one of their own with them on the run course. Cooling towels will be available for all athletes within the chute.

Medals Finisher medals will be distributed for both International distance triathletes as well as athletes completing the Bike/Run distance. Please ensure you approach the correct distribution area corresponding to your race and be ready to show your bib to volunteers supporting the distribution.

Timing Chip Drop All athletes must remove their timing chip from their ankle and drop in the buckets available within the Finish chute. Volunteers will be present to remind athletes to do so prior to exiting.

Post-Race Athlete Food Pre-bagged, grab and go athlete food as well as water and Gatorade will be available in the Finish chute prior to exiting.

Photo Opps Stop by and get your Finisher picture snapped by photographers from MarathonFotos at the Naumburg Bandshell. Or visit one of our selfie stations near Athlete Baggage – smile big and tag us on social media!


Access your results directly from your mobile phone by scanning the QR codes posted on signage throughout the Finish area, or by visiting our website.


In order to uphold health and safety measures, there will be no awards ceremony for the 2021 race. Top performing athletes in their division and age group will receive their awards via mail within 6 weeks of race day.


All bikes/equipment MUST be picked up from Transition between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 11th

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.

* No one will be allowed back into Transition to check out their bike before 1:00 pm.

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Interested in being an Exhibitor at the 2021 Finish Festival? Contact


Athletes will be able to refuel and rehydrate at the Athlete Recovery area. Don’t forget to:

  • Stop by the Fox Business Face Cam at the end of the race for your chance to see your greetings aired on the Fox Business Network after race day!
  • Complimentary massages provided SISTEM
  • Live music, contests, raffles, and lots of cool stuff!



  • Come to the Results tent located in the Finish Festival to pick up your official results! .
  • You can also access your results directly from your mobile phone using the  Race Day App or visiting our Results page post-race



The Awards Ceremony will take place at the stage located inside the Finish Festival. All awards must be picked up during ceremony.

      • 11:00 a.m. Pro & Premier Amateur Awards
      • 12:00 p.m. Age Group, Challenged Athletes International Championship, Specialty Awards