For greater flexibility for our athletes, we are including this “user-friendly” virtual event as an option for those who did not get into the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon, or who wish to complete their event wherever they live.
Between July 11 – August 1, 2021, registered athletes will enjoy the convenience of competing anywhere at their own pace and convenience. Choose the traditional International Triathlon distance or our NEW Bike/Run – No Swim Option.
Virtual Event Details
Whether you are a seasoned triathlon veteran or brand new to the sport, anyone can participate!
Athletes are invited to “tri” as hard or as easy as desired using their favorite device to track performance for each leg.
International Triathlon Distances To Complete:
1 Mile (1.6K) Swim | 25 Miles (40K) Bike | 6.2 Miles (10K) Run
Bike/Run – No Swim Option Distances to Complete:
25 Miles (40K) Bike | 6.2 Miles (10K) Run
Athletes already registered for the 2021 Verizon New York City Triathlon (in-person) may NOT opt for the Virtual Experience. Athletes who register for the Virtual Experience may switch from the Virtual Triathlon to the Virtual Bike/Run and vice versa by emailing us by July 26, 2021 (11:59 pm ET).
Limited Spots Available.
- Custom downloadable race bib and finisher certificate
- Finisher medal*
- Branded face mask*
- Custom GIF stickers to enhance your social media photos
Registration Period: May 18 – August 1, 2021 (3:00 pm ET)
Registration Fee: $109
Results Submission Period: July 11 – August 1, 2021 (11:59 PM ET)
*Only participants who submit their results before the deadline on August 1, 2021 will receive their Finisher kit shipment within 6 weeks of the end of the virtual experience. International mailings outside the continental U.S. are available for an additional $40 fee.
How Do I Submit My Results?
You may submit your results from July 11 through August 1, 2021 (11:59 pm ET). Track your time and distance for each leg of the Triathlon or Bike/Run using your favorite device/app.
Please review the steps on how to track and submit your results prior to embarking on your Virtual Experience. Steps are outlined HERE.
Refer and Earn!
Use your unique referral link to have your family and friends register for the Virtual Experience and earn $5 credited back to you (up to $20 max or 4 registrants). Plus, the top 5 who refer the most people to register will win a special prize! Learn More
*We cannot apply a referral link to any accounts after registration. If more than 5 people reach the maximum number of referrals (4), a raffle will be conducted after the end of the Virtual Experience to select the top 5 winners.
Looking to Give Back?
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
NYC Tri Strava Club
Be a part of the Big Apple, digitally! We have created the NYC Tri hub where athletes from all over the world can connect and share their training miles and race experience virtually.
Join our Verizon New York City Triathlon Strava Club and connect with your fellow triathlete family!
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our Event page on RunSignup to review additional event information and the list of FAQs.
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.
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.
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 Trail Marathon & Heavy Half
Leadville Stage Race
Silver Rush 50 Run
Silver Rush 50 MTB
Tahoe Trail MTB
Austin Rattler MTB
*Paratriathletes not eligible for prizes. Limited spots available in lottery-based events. All 5K/10K distances excluded.
Enhance Your #NYCVirtual Duathlon Experience
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.