Run Course
6.2 miles of smiles


Runners will exit Riverside Park at 72nd Street and into Central Park. Once entering Central Park, athletes will run in a counterclockwise direction (with the flow of Central Park pedestrian/bike traffic). Runners will proceed along Center and East Drives, then turn left at 102nd Street Crossing before heading south on West Drive. The Finish line is located on Dead Road, just west of the band shell off the 72nd Street Transverse in Central Park.

12:00 p.m. Run Course Cut-Off   All athletes must be off 72nd Street and inside Central Park


  • Steep run out of Riverside Park through the 72nd Street Tunnel.
  • Run East across 72nd Street to Central Park.
  • Veer right (heading south) along West Drive.
  • Follow the route from Center Drive to East Drive.
  • Turn left at 102nd Street Crossing.
  • Veer left (heading south) along West Drive.
  • Turn left (heading east) along Terrace Drive.
  • Veer right onto Dead Road (aka: Skater’s Road), leading into the Finish Chute.

See Course Map page for full run course.


Aid Stations will feature water and Gatorade Endurance Formula in the following Race Day locations:

  • Swim Start
  • Transition Run-In / Run-Out
  • Run Course – Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 3, Mile 4 & Mile 5

Gatorade Endurance is proud to be the Official Sports Drink and Energy Gel of the New York City Triathlon, hydrating athletes on race day. The Gatorade Endurance line of products is an elite line of sports product for endurance athletes who have specific fueling needs.  Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research, conducted by Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the Gatorade Endurance line of products help deliver fluids and nutrients endurance athletes need for training and racing.  Learn more about the Gatorade Endurance Line of products at

Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade.  It contains no artificial flavors and has a light taste.  Gatorade Endurance Gel provides 20g of carb energy, natural flavors, and a light texture and taste.  Take it just before, or on course, and chase with water.  Available on race day in Blackberry, Apple, Pear or Vanilla.


This race will utilize the EAS system, encompassing a color-coded system to reveal current event conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the Race Venue, at the Finish Line and at each Aid Station on Race Day. EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media, web posts and/or dedicated emails.