July 19, 2020
Champions will be crowned.

Are You Ready To Compete Against the Big Dogs?

As part of its commitment to grow participation in triathlon, The Life Time Tri Series proudly announced several innovations and format changes designed to make the sport simpler, more accessible and more exciting for new and veteran athletes.

The Life Time Tri New York City Championship event rewards the best age group athletes, as well as those who race in multiple Life Time Tri events, with a VIP race experience in one of the most sought after endurance events set in the most iconic city in the world.

The second annual Life Time Tri Championship event will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020 within the New York City Triathlon produced by Life Time.  This unique, race-within-a-race competition will attract 300 participants from across the nation into a variety of special race weekend events, culminating with a shot at winning big on race day.

2018 Recap
The 2018 event was a huge success, hosting hundreds of participants from across the nation. 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. More details, results and implications will be posted soon.

Major Perks for a Major Event

Qualifying individuals will receive the following Championship race incentives:

Priority access to 2020 host hotel room blocks at the Hilton Midtown.

Inclusion into a special, NYC Championship weekend kickoff event.

A goodie-filled backpack with more than $200 in swag and apparel.

Complimentary, nationwide bike shipping to/from NYC (first 50 registrants per qualifying event) – $350 value.

Two tickets to the race day VIP Finish Line Tent in Central Park – a $100 value.

*2020 Life Time Tri Championship – Verizon NYC Triathlon will have no cash prizes

How To Qualify

There are two unique ways to get to the 2020 Life Time Tri Championship start line:

PLACE IN THE TOP 5: Athletes earning a 1st through 5th place finish in any competitive, International distance division within the Life Time Tri Series qualifying season (list below) will earn guaranteed entry.

RACE MULTIPLE REGIONS: Any participant who crosses a Life Time Tri Finish Line, placing in the top half of their competitive International division, in at least two separate regions during the qualifying season will earn guaranteed entry.

Championship Divisions

NEW IN 2020! The top five winners in each of these International distance Competitive divisions will earn entry into the 2020 Championship:

  • Premier
  • Collegiate
  • Athena/Clydesdale
  • First Responders
  • Age Group: 19 & Under
  • Age Group: 20-24
  • Age Group: 25-29
  • Age Group: 30-34
  • Age Group: 35-39
  • Age Group: 40-44
  • Age Group: 45-49
  • Age Group: 50-54
  • Age Group: 55-59
  • Age Group: 60-64
  • Age Group: 65-69
  • Age Group: 70-74
  • Age Group: 75-79
  • Age Group: 80-84

2020 Qualifying Season

Qualifying races will be held in seven iconic U.S. race destinations, with top FIVE finishers in each competitive class earning guaranteed entry into the Life Time Tri 2020 Championship. The new format 2020 Life Time Tri Championship qualifying race season includes:



July 13, 2019 CHERRiSH Life Time Tri Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Aug 25, 2019 Chicago Triathlon Chicago, IL
Sept 15, 2019  Life Time Tri Tempe Tempa, AZ
Sep 22, 2019 Escape to Miami Triathlon Miami, FL
April 19, 2020 South Beach Triathlon Miami Beach, FL
July 19, 2020                            Life Time Tri Championship                          Verizon NYC Triathlon New York, NY

*Only athletes that qualify through the events listed above will gain access to the Life Time Tri Championship

Bike Shipping Details

As part of the Life Time Tri Championship event experience, we are proud to unveil bike shipping details — easily the most valuable incentive for those qualifying into the July 19, 2020 event in New York City. The program will proudly be managed by TriBike Transport (TBT), the industry leader in safe, efficient and dependable transportation and logistics. Qualifiers across the country receive TBT’s fully assembled bike transport service to/from the TBT bike corral located near the transition area within New York City’s Riverside Park.

How It Works

The program couldn’t be simpler. Championship qualifiers will find the “New York City Triathlon” within the TriBike Transport Event Calendar, where they select from more than 65 local partner bike shops as their preferred drop-off location. The system will indicate an approximate drop-off date and retailer address for athletes to deliver their bike.Qualifiers will receive a code redeemable for one complimentary Fully Assembled Transport service within TBT’s online reservation system. Athletes may opt-into additional services (transport Wheel or Gear bags) at their own expense.On the requested drop-off date, athletes must drop their bikes (fully assembled) to the respective pick-up location. The bikes will be professionally loaded onboard TBT’s truck, then transported to the Transition Area within Riverside Park for pick-up beginning Friday afternoon of race weekend.Following Sunday’s event, athletes can drop-off their bikes to TriBike Transport’s same Riverside Park location between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. TBT’s team will then transport the bikes to the point of origin, where athletes must reclaim their equipment. Approximate return dates will be announced as the event draws near.

Primary Bike Retail Partner Locations

– Miami/Miami Beach, FL: City Bikes, Mack Cycle (Approximate drop-off: TBD)
– Minneapolis, MN: Endurance House – Eagan (Approximate drop-off: TBD)
– Chicago, IL: Live Grit (Approximate drop-off: TBD)

Please contact info@nyctri.com with questions.

The Registration Process