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Take on the Concrete Jungle. Experience NYC on a different level with a 1500m swim in the Hudson, a 40k bike on the traffic-free Hudson Highway, and a 10k run through the city to the Finish Line in Central Park.

NEW International Tri Relay! Participants may build a team of 2 or 3 athletes to divide and conquer the Tri.


Opt for the Duathlon to complete a 2-mile run instead of the swim, and the same 40k bike and 10k run to the Finish Line as the International Triathlon distance athletes.

Sign up today, and you’ll receive a complimentary 3-day pass to Life Time clubs around the country. Save your spot, get after those fitness goals and set yourself up for a fresher, healthier and happier fall! Email us for pass details.

The 2023 New York City Triathlon returns as a USA Triathlon sanctioned event!

What that means: All registered triathletes will automatically receive a one-day USAT membership for this year’s race (including accident insurance). Plus, athletes who finish in the Top 2 or Top 15% (whichever is greater) of their age group will qualify for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship!

All registered athletes will be required to sign the USA Triathlon waiver onsite at Packet Pickup. The 2023 event will NOT adopt USAT rules; athletes will continue to follow the Life Time Tri Rules.

Life Time Urban Tri Challenge

Race two iconic cities, conquer one TRIconic challenge! We’re not calling the faint of heart. We’re calling the Urban Legends.

Participants of the 2023 Chicago Triathlon (August 26-27) get access to an unparalleled registration discount ($170 OFF) for the 2023 New York City  Tri (October 1)! Athletes who registered for the Chicago Tri were emailed a code to access the exclusive discount to register for the 2023 NYC Tri. Registrants who did not receive a code may email us.

Registrants must adhere to all race rules and policies. 

Participant Items

Triathlon & Relay medal pictured above. Duathlon medal will feature a different ribbon color.


*Pricing subject to change. Taxes/processing fees not included.

Collegiate Athlete Special Pricing

As a collegiate athlete, you can get access to SPECIAL PRICING for the NYC Triathlon on October 1. Here’s how:

Email us with your Photo ID and Student ID cards.
After our team reviews your request, we’ll send you a one-time discount code (50% OFF) to use at registration!

A new challenge awaits this fall. Don’t miss your unmatched access to our unparalleled City.

Refer a Friend

Race day is MORE FUN with friends. That’s why our NYC Triathlon team created a referral program for you to expand your #NYCTri community this fall. Here’s what you can do:

  1. FIND your unique referral link in your registration confirmation email.
  2. SHARE that link with your friends, family, co-workers, colleagues, etc.
  3. EXPAND your #NYCTri community!
Get rewarded when friends use your referral link.
You will be refunded $5 for every athlete that registers using your unique referral link (maximum of 10 athletes/$50 refund).


Deferrals allow a participant unable to attend this year’s event to defer their registration to the following year ONLY.The deferral is applied only to the event in question – in this case, the New York City Triathlon. Deferrals can only be applied to the same event the following year and cannot be carried over multiple years. Deferrals must be made online one week prior to race day (Sunday, September 24), after which requests must be made in-person with Athlete Services at Race Kit Pickup.

A deferral fee of $50.00 will be administered at the time you defer. Once you completed, you will be sent an email confirmation from ChronoTrack with your unique deferral code, a code needed to register for the following year. Your registration does NOT automatically roll over to the following year – you must officially register.

If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please follow these instructions:
  1. Login to your ChronoTrack account
  2. Click “Change Race”
  3. Select “Defer my entry to another event”
  4. Follow steps to defer

How to redeem your deferral for the following year:
You will be emailed a notification (after the race date of your original registration) from the New York City Triathlon advising when you are able to register with your deferral code for the following year’s event. Your deferral code was included in your deferral confirmation email, and can be accessed anytime by logging into your ChronoTrack account.

This email notification will include the deadline to redeem your deferral. Once the deadline to redeem your deferral has passed, you have forfeited your spot and all associated fees. We will not be able to reactivate your deferral code. You will not receive any refund.

Important deferral deadlines:
For those who have deferred from the 2022 race to the 2023 event, the deferral redemption deadline is Monday, May 1st, 2023 (11:59 PM ET).

*There are no deferral fee refunds, or entry fee refunds related to expired deferrals under any circumstances.


Triathlon Cancellation Policy

Days OutBy Life TimeBy Participant
90+60% Refund60% Refund
Free Deferral$50 Deferral
89 or lessNo RefundNo Refund
Free Deferral$50 Deferral

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.

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 (space permitting).
Deferral redemption deadlines apply.
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.

Registration Changes

ALL CHANGES MUST BE COMPLETED/REQUESTED by Sunday, September 24 (11:59 PM ET), unless otherwise noted. All change requests after the deadline will need to be made in person at the Expo during packet pick up. Change requests are not guaranteed, are limited based on capacity of the race at the time of request, and are first-come, first-served. Once the race takes place, no changes may be made to personal profile information (i.e. gender, category, DOB etc.)

Looking to change your race distance?
Need to change your race distance? Click here to log into your ChronoTrack account. Click “Change Race”, then select “Change to another race” to choose a new distance, space permitting.

If you are choosing a race option that costs more than your original, you will be charged the difference in registration fees. There are no refunds for a lower cost race option. The last day for online changes is Sunday, September 24 (11:59 PM ET). Changes to a category/division within a distance must be completed by the Athlete Services team via email prior to race day.

Need to change your bio or contact information?
Please email our Athlete Services providing the old and new information to be updated – information like name spelling, date of birth, gender, email address, emergency contact, etc. These changes MUST be made with our Athlete Services team prior to race day.

For any issues with athlete registration changes, please email our Athlete Services.

2022 Deferrals and Volunteers/Captains

You must have claimed your entry for the 2023 New York City Triathlon produced by Life Time before the deadline on May 1, 2023 (11:59 pm ET)Emails were sent on February 1st, March 27th and April 24th, 2023 with your registration code and instructions to register. Because the deadline passed, codes have expired and will not be possible to reactivate.

Military Discounts

Active U.S. military members are eligible to receive an entry discount. Please contact our Athlete Services with proper military ID for your discount code.

*Discounted registration not available during promotional pricing. Active duty and military personnel who are deployed or recalled may be refunded or defer at no cost. Proof of deployment or recall is required.

Life Time Members Early Access Registration

Life Time owns and produces some of the most incredible athletic events in the world, including New York City Triathlon. Along with athletic events, Life Time’s goal is to reshape the way people approach health and fitness with its healthy way of life communities. As a Life Time member, you get access to our athletic events one week before the event registration or lottery opens to the general public. A Life Time membership also provides you with access to 150+ Life Time athletic country club destinations in the United States and Canada, plus a comprehensive digital platform — all for your happy, healthy way of life.

Why No Lottery?

We’ve made some changes to registration for the New York City Triathlon produced by Life Time. Instead of entering a lottery, racers can now register directly here on our website — without the uncertainty — guaranteeing their spot to take on the Concrete Jungle. Here’s why:

  • Easier, more informed decisions for YOU. We want our triathletes to have all the information, flexibility, and peace of mind necessary to make a confident registration decision. Instead of needing to commit half a year ahead of time, you can now sign up when you feel ready (space permitting).
  • More newcomers to the sport. We want our first-time triathletes to feel welcomed and prepared to experience NYC on this unique level. Since many newcomers to the sport don’t commit to a race until they feel confident they’re ready, we want to give them ample space and flexibility to advocate for the growth of our beloved sport.
  • Eliminating uncertainty. With all the uncertainty surrounding athletes’ well-being (e.g., injury, sickness, etc.) and stages of life (e.g., moving, marriage, kids, etc.), general registration helps eliminate some of those questions and complex variables in the registration process.

We want YOU — our incredibly dedicated and talented athletes — to have everything you need to register for this one-of-a-kind experience in the Greatest City in the World. We hope these changes help make your registration experience easier, and we can’t wait to see you swimming in the Hudson, riding up the Parkway, and racing to the finish line in Central Park.

The Concrete Jungle awaits. We’ll see you in NYC.