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The Verizon NYC Triathlon will have one Transition Area at 101st Street in Riverside Park on the soccer fields. All athlete bikes/equipment will live in this Transition Area.

To mitigate crowding on race morning at Transition and at the Swim Start, athletes will be assigned to five different groups: Red, Yellow, Gold, Green and Gray, which exist to designate pre-race access to the Transition Area and the Swim Start Corral Staging areas on Sunday morning (see below).

Information subject to change.

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Transition Tips

  • All five groups will be located within the Transition area: Red, Yellow, Gold (Pros), Green (Paratris), and Gray (Duathlon)
  • Participants must be body marked, wristbanded and have bike frame stickers applied prior to entering this secured area.
  •  If this is your first time or you need a refresher course, attend one of the Transition Tours held between 12:00 – 5:00 pm ET on Saturday during Bike Check-In. Tours will meet at the Transition Tours booth near the exit of the Packet Pick-Up area and will run continuously, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
  • Once your bike has been checked into the Transition Area, you cannot remove your bike until after the start of the race when you start your bike leg.

Transitioning to the Bike

  • The barefoot run athletes will take from Swim Exit to Transition is approx. 230 yards.
  • Bring an extra bottle of water to rinse your feet when back inside Transition.
  • Ensure your helmet is secured with the chin strap fastened at all times while in contact with your bike, including running with it to mount and dismount zones (new rule introduced in 2021).


  • 4:00 – 4:50 am ET – Pros (Gold), Paratri (Green), Group Red
  • 4:50 – 5:00 am ET – Transition Closed
  • 5:00 – 5:45 am ET – Group Yellow, Group Gray (Duathlon)

*All athletes must have exited Transition by 5:45 am ET.

Transition Maps

                    Yellow Transition                                                                                  Red Transition                    

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