NEW Virtual Duathlon
Compete Anywhere, Anytime

2020 Virtual Duathlon presented by Verizon New York City Triathlon

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have created this inaugural “user-friendly” virtual event in place of the previously scheduled 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon.

Between July 11 – July 19, just under 1,000 athletes enjoyed the convenience of competing anywhere at their own pace and convenience.

Virtual Event Details

This event was open to all 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon registrants at no cost*, and to past registrants and the general public for a fee. Whether you are a seasoned triathlon veteran or brand new to the sport, anyone can participate!

Athletes were invited to “tri” as hard or as easy as desired – with the below suggested levels of completion – using their favorite device to track performance for each leg, plus a daily leaderboard to gauge how the competition stacked up throughout race week.

Ultimate Challenge – complete all legs back-to-back like a traditional triathlon. Submit results of each leg immediately upon completion any time between July 11 – 19 (11:59 PM ET).

Intermediate Challenge – complete each leg individually within the following time frame:
1 mile Run must be completed between July 11 – 13
25 mile Bike must be completed between July 14 – 16
6.2 mile Run must be completed between July 17 – 19
Submit results using your favorite device at the completion of each leg within the designated timeline.

Basic Challenge – complete each leg at your convenience any time between July 11 – 19. Submit results using your favorite device prior to July 19, 11:59 PM ET.

*2020 registrants who choose to receive an entry fee refund due to the cancellation will not receive complimentary access to the Virtual Duathlon.

International Distances To Complete:

Leg 1: Run – 1 Mile (1.6K)
Leg 2: Bike – 25 Miles (40K)
Leg 3: Run – 6.2 Miles (10K)

What’s Included?

  • Custom downloadable race bib and finisher certificate
  • Finisher medal*
  • Custom face mask*
  • Custom GIF stickers to enhance your social media photos
  • Virtual race programming
  • Prizes for overall male and female winners, and first place male and female for each age group (listed below)

Registration Period: June 10 – July 19 (2:00 PM ET)

Registration Fee: $55

Results Submission Period: July 11 – 19 (11:59 PM ET)

*Only participants who submit their results before the deadline on July 19 will receive their mask and medal shipment. Finisher kit mailings are only available within the continental U.S.

Virtual Cache – Athletes were invited to access some “hidden treasures” from our family of sponsors, including discount codes and offers, in our virtual goody bag! *Deals closed July 31, 2020.

How Do I Submit My Results?

You may submit your results from July 11 through July 19 (11:59 PM ET). Track your time and distance for each leg of the Duathlon using your favorite device/app and be sure to submit a photo of each with your results for verification.

Please review the steps on how to submit your results with photo verification prior to embarking on your Duathlon. Steps are outlined HERE.

Age Group Divisions

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Ages 11-14
  • Ages 15-19
  • Ages 20-24
  • Ages 25-29
  • Ages 30-34
  • Ages 35-39
  • Ages 40-44
  • Ages 45-49
  • Ages 50-54
  • Ages 55-59
  • Ages 60-64
  • Ages 65-69
  • Ages 70-74
  • Ages 75-79
  • Ages 80+


Note: Age Groups are assigned based on athlete age as of December 31 of race year.


Overall Winners
The top male and female overall winner will each receive a SUUNTO watch as well as their choice of guaranteed complimentary entry into any one of the below 2021 Life Time Events*.

Age Group Winners
The top male and female winners in each age group category will have their choice of guaranteed discounted (50%) entry into one of the following 2021 Life Time Events*.
Age group winners will be randomly assigned a pick order to choose from available inventory.

Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon
305 Half Marathon
Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon
Hoka One Chicago Half Marathon
cbdMD Chicago Triathlon
cbdMD Big Sugar NWA Gravel
Leadville Trail 100 MTB
Leadville Trail 100 Run
Leadville Race Series Qualifiers:
Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half
Leadville Stage Race
Silver Rush 50 Run
Silver Rush 50 MTB
Tahoe Trail MTB
Austin Rattler MTB
Barn Burner


*Paratriathletes not eligible for prizes. Limited spots available in lottery-based events. All 5K/10K distances excluded.

Life Time Members

Current members of any Life Time Club who register for this inaugural Virtual Duathlon will receive a guaranteed spot in the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon! No lottery, no uncertainty – simply a guarantee to have your spot at the start line should you choose to race in 2021.

*Registrants must pay the entry fee for both this year’s Duathlon as well as the live event in 2021. 

NEW Strava Club

The Big Apple has gone VIRTUAL! As we move forward amid the new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a hub where athletes from all over the world can connect and share their training miles while we all continue to uphold social distancing guidelines still in effect.

Join our NEW Verizon New York City Triathlon Strava Club and connect with your fellow triathlete family to stay motivated!

Enhance Your #NYCVirtual Duathlon Experience

Enjoy free live tracking, progress alerts, and cheers from your friends with RaceJoy.

As an added amenity, the Virtual Duathlon presented by the Verizon New York City Triathlon is offering the following interactive race experience via the RaceJoy app to participants and spectators for free.* Simply download the RaceJoy mobile app, and carry your phone when you race to enjoy these key features:

Live Phone Tracking Supporting remote spectators can track your position in a map view. You can also track up to 50 participants.

GPS Progress Alerts Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal. Audio updates are typically sent at every mile.

Send-a-Cheer Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family. *Pre-record and enjoy on race day!

You must carry your phone to access these features. Official race timing is NOT provided via the RaceJoy app, rather participants must still utilize their preferred device/app to track each leg of the race for official results submission.

View more detailed information and check out this RaceJoy Overview Video to learn more about the app and the features available to you during this race.

*Normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for each participant and spectator. 

Looking to Give Back During This Difficult Time? 

When COVID-19 hit New York City, the New York City Department of Education – the largest school district in the country – stepped up to make sure none of their 1.1 million students and no New Yorker went hungry. To date, 40 million meals have been served – a critical part of helping to fight food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider donating so they can continue to serve an average of 550,000 meals a day. Your gift will help offset the extraordinary expenses that the district is incurring due to this health crisis, and that are not covered by the city, state or federal governments. Funds may also be used to accelerate scratch cooking and preparation of clean, wholesome and simply prepared foods in all schools, while also achieving the elimination of the Harmful 7 categories of ingredients in all of District’s schools.

100% of your donation will be turned into a taxdeductible donation to the Life Time Foundation, all of which will benefit the New York City Department of Education’s food program.

Learn more about the Life Time Foundation HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

I DEFERRED OR DONATED MY 2020 VERIZON NYC TRI ENTRY, HOW DO I CLAIM MY COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY TO THE VIRTUAL DUATHLON? You will receive a unique complimentary code via email that you must use in the coupon code field at checkout to register for the event. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive your unique code after making your cancellation decision.


Yes, the Virtual Duathlon is open to anybody. However, Finisher Kits can only be mailed to a continental U.S. address.

Stay tuned to our social media pages for more information on the Virtual Event Experience!



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