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JULY 11, 2021 

Thank you for sticking with us through the dynamically changing environment we all have been navigating. Together, we have proven our collective resolve and a remarkable resilience through uncertainty.

As we look toward brighter days, our team pushes forward with planning a safe and exciting return of the iconic Verizon New York City Triathlon this summer, pending evolving health guidelines and final approval from the City of New York. We are working in consultation with the City and will follow all state and federal health guidelines provided. With safety at the forefront, we highly anticipate welcoming our valued athletes to the start line in the Big Apple on Sunday, July 11, 2021 – including you!

The 2021 Lottery closed on April 28, 2021 and the VIP Experience is SOLD OUT! Those interested in participating in the 2021 NYC Tri may register with any of our Official Charity Partners, including Life Time Foundation, to swim, bike, run among the backdrop of the inspiring concrete jungle with us this summer.

Guaranteed Entry is reserved for the following groups who have access to bypass the lottery drawing: 2020 athletes who chose a refund or to donate their entry due to the event cancellation*, active Life Time Members, and active duty First Responders, including Frontline Workers (i.e. doctors, nurses, teachers, police, fire, military). Email us for your unique registration link. Limited spots remain.

*More information below for 2020 athletes who chose to defer their entry.

VIP International: $599
Guaranteed Entry + VIP Experience

International Lottery: $369
Lottery closed April 28, 2021. Only those selected through the drawing were automatically charged the entry fee.

Official NYC Tri Gear

What’s a race without some sweet swag to go along with it? Make sure you’re representing NYC to the fullest and grab your official race gear now!



Life Time continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic for potential impact on its 2021 race season. As COVID-19 conditions are ever-evolving, certain aspects of the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon are subject to change for the safety of athletes, spectators and the public. Learn more about Life Time Athletic Events.

The Verizon New York City Triathlon team continues to work with local, city, state, and public health officials to determine best practices needed to ensure the safety of all community members. Final safety measures and protocols, along with participant requirements pending local regulations and event plans, will be made available closer to the race date. Here are a few examples of what you might expect to see (subject to change):

    • Health Questionnaire
    • Mask requirement
    • Hand sanitation stations
    • Temp checks
    • Self-supported on course hydration
    • Prepackaged grab-and-go recovery food, water & medals
    • Routine disinfection of high-touch surfaces
    • Prepackaged grab-and-go recovery food, water & medals


While Life Time is committed to planning our scheduled events in 2021, we don’t know the extent to which our lineup will continue to be impacted by COVID-19. As such we have revisited and revised our policy on entry refunds and deferrals to provide more athlete flexibility for event participation. A link to this policy will be included in the registration process, whereby participants must indicate that they understand and accept the terms.

Triathlon Cancellation Policy

Days OutBy Life TimeBy Participant
90+100% Refund100% Refund
Free DeferralFree Deferral
15-8970% Refund70% Refund
Free Deferral$50 Deferral
14 or lessNo RefundNo Refund
Free Deferral$50 Deferral

No refunds on services fees, donations or merchandise.
Fees may vary on select events.
Deferrals are only good for the following year, in the same event.
No refunds on transactions over 365 days.
We have a strict no transfer policy on triathlon events.
Life Time reserves the right, in its sole and complete discretion, to deny entry, to revoke the entry application of any applicant at any time, and/or to disqualify any individual from the Event.

*Those who elected to defer their 2020 entry are no longer eligible for a refund and were offered multiple reminders to defer their entry to 2022 at no additional cost by April 13, 2021 (11:59 pm ET).

Athletes who did not register with their personal deferral code by April 13, 2021 (11:59 pm ET) will have their deferral applied to the 2022 Verizon NYC Tri. Instructions on how to redeem the 2022 event deferral will be sent later this year. The 2022 Verizon NYC Triathlon will be the last chance to apply your deferral, after which the entry will be forfeited completely.

Those athletes who chose to defer their 2020 entry and did not use their personal code before the April 13th deadline and who wish to race with us at the 2021 Verizon NYC Tri must enter through the lottery April 14 – 28, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)