Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021. No Rain Date. Event takes place rain or shine.
Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, race schedule is subject to change.
*2-Person Relay Teams Only. One Team Member Runs. One Team Member Bikes. Both Team Members Row the Boat.
Start Time: 7:30am
Entry Fee per Couple (2-person team includes boat rental fee):
$140 – before February 28th
$160 – between March 1st – March 31st
$180 – between April 1st – May 6th
On-line entry ends May 5th at 5:00 pm.
THERE WILL BE ‘NO’ ON SITE REGISTRATION!
• There will be no refunds if government closings occur.
• Absolutely no parts of entry fees will be refunded, transferred or credited.
• It is prohibited to sell your race number or for someone to compete in your place.
• Race insurance is available.
• Limited to first 100 competitors.
• Transition Time & Day of Registration will be evaluated as per COVID guidelines.
BIKE 12 mi
The bike course (12 mi.) consists of two (6 mile) loops of Central Park.
Team cyclists will wait for the runner next to their assigned bike rack and WILL NOT REMOVE THEIR BIKE FROM THE RACK UNTIL they are tagged by the runner.
Cyclists must stay in the middle and right lanes at ALL times and may not enter the runners (left) lane under ANY circumstances.
RUN 2.2 mi
The run (2.2 mi.) starts on East Drive at 74th Street, goes north to a turn around point at 96th Street (on East Drive) and back along the same route to the transition area. The turn point is indicated by a “U-Turn” sign affixed to the top of a large cone. Runners must stay to the left side of the runners lane (both out and back), as indicated by the “Runners Stay Left” signs affixed to cones along the run course.
ROW/BOAT 3/4 mi
Four orange buoys will mark the course. Boats must pass all markers on the left (markers will be to the right of the boat). The fourth marker, designates the turn around point of the row course. After going around the turn around marker, row back to the finish line with buoys on their right. The finish line is marked with two large orange buoys and a balloon arch. Boats must pass through the final set of buoys to be scored.
Location-Central Park Boathouse
• Central Park is closed to all vehicular traffic on weekends. Parking can be found outside the Park on the East and West Sides. The closest Park entrance to the start of the race is at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue. (view map)
• Restrooms are located to the left of the main entrance to the Boathouse.
Approximately 3 days before the event you will receive an email notifying you of your race bib number. If you arrive at check-in and do not know your number in advance, you may look it up on the alphabetical list posted near the registration tables. Please do not get in line for check-in if you do not know your race number and have photo ID.
Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration
Only competitors may pick up their numbers in person with photo ID. You may not pick up a race packet for anyone else.
Packets will be available on Saturday, May 8th from 6:30 – 7:15 am at the Boathouse parking lot. New entries will be accepted!
• Know your race/bib number and have your ID ready!
• Before getting online to receive your race packet, place your bike on the bike rack that corresponds to your bib/race number.
• Proceed to the check-in line that corresponds to your race number. Please do not bring your bike to the check-in line.
Schedule of Events
RACE DAY- Saturday, May 8th.
6:30 – 7:15 am: Check-in. No numbers issued or race packets saved after 7:15!
7:20 am: Course orientation, final race instructions
7:30 am: Race Start (rain, snow or shine).
10:15 am: Course officially closes. Refreshments and awards presentation begins.
Race Numbers & Electronic Timing
• Check the label affixed to the timing tag (on the front of your bib number) for correct information regarding your name, age, sex and category. Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes.
• You must wear the run number on your front, and be clearly visible to race officials at ALL times. Folding of race numbers is prohibited.
• If you enter the transition area or cross the finish line and your number is not clearly visible on your FRONT, you will receive a 2-minute penalty.
• The 2-sided vinyl (adhesive-backed) bike frame number must be attached to the front of the top tube of your bicycle and for security reasons and may not be removed until you leave the leave the transition area.
• You may not use any chip other than the one that is assigned to you. Wearing any other chip could lead to errors in overall timing and your disqualification.
• After you finish the event, you must remove the chip and drop it in the collection bin at the end of the finish line chute.
• If you lose your chip during the race or fail to turn it in after you cross the finish line, you will be charged $100 for the lost chip.
POST RACE DAY
Results will be posted on www.NYTRI.org.
Refreshments are for competitors only. Please wear your race number when entering the buffet line.
• Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and in 5-year groups; 18-80+ (men), 18-70+ (women).
• Winners must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to receive their prize. No exceptions.
GENERAL RACE RULES
NYTRI has staged over 600 multi-sport events and is proud to claim the best safety record in the country. The following rules and regulations have been designed for your personal safety and enjoyment. Failure to comply with these rules will result in penalties and/or disqualification.
• Competitors must be familiar with the Competitive Rules of USA Triathlon and must conduct themselves accordingly.
• No entrants under 18 years of age.
• It is the contestants responsibility to be familiar with and follow the race course.
• Each contestant is individually responsible for maintenance and repair of their bike.
• Race management has authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times at any time.
In order to protect your bike and equipment, please make sure that only competitors are in the transition area. Family and friends should remain outside of the barriers at all times.
• Bicycles must be properly placed on assigned racks corresponding to race number.
• NO riding in the transition area or past the “DISMOUNT” signs.
• Bikes and equipment may only be removed from the transition area by competitors. BOTH the run number and bike number must be shown to security personnel.
• Due to heightened security, all bags/backpacks are subject to be inspected by security personnel upon entering the transition area.
• Transition times will be addressed according to Parks requirements race day.
• No recumbent bikes allowed.
• Riding without a hard-shell helmet will result in immediate disqualification.
• Penalties will be assessed for unsecured helmet chin straps leaving or entering the transition area.
• Helmets must be ANSI, SNELL or USCF approved.
• Cyclists must stay out of recreation/joggers lane at ALL times. A four minute penalty will be assessed if you enter the restricted joggers lane during any part of the course. This is a safety measure and will be strictly enforced. Police will issue tickets to offenders.
Riding in a pack and drafting is a serious violation. A distance of three bike lengths from the bike in front of you must always be maintained. You may not be closer than this distance for any period exceeding 15 seconds. If you are, you will be assessed a two minute penalty for each infraction.
If another competitor is drafting you, yell to him to stop drafting. If you wish to file an official complaint regarding drafters, you must record their race number. A competitor who has three drafting reports filed by other competitors will automatically receive a two minute penalty.
Only two person teams, displaying their team number, will be allowed in the boat launch area. Teams will take the boat that is given to them by race officials and will not have a choice of boats. Only one team member may row at any time. Switching rowers in mid-course is allowed. Life jackets (supplied with boat), should be worn for safety. To alleviate congestion at the finish buoys, please continue rowing until you are well out of the way of boats finishing behind you and proceed back to the launch area.
Central Park Alert
The course is only closed to cars (except for official vehicles) but NOT to pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, skaters, etc. While biking, competitors must be aware and considerate of non-competitors who will also be sharing the Park roads with competitors. You do not have right of way or priority over other users of Central Park because you are competing in this event.
• Contestants must follow instructions of race officials and public authorities and must obey all traffic laws.
• Contestants must ride in designated lanes at all times.
• Bikes are not allowed inside the Boathouse and must be left in the transition area.
Race Violations & Penalties
Each of the following actions will result in a 2 minute penalty:
• Numbers of BOTH team members not visible in boat.
• Throwing your partner out of the boat or other acts of “water rage”.
• Riding in/out of transition area.
• Entering/exiting transition area under, over, or between barriers.
• Bicycle not on assigned bike rack or racked incorrectly.
• Race # not visible at ALL times while competing or in transition area.
• Drafting or “pack riding” violation.
• Unsecured helmet chin strap leaving or entering transition area.
• Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.
Each of the following actions will result in a immediate disqualification:
• Unsportsmanlike conduct/verbal abuse of a volunteer or race official. (determined by race officials)
• Failure to cover complete race course.
• Cycling in jogging/recreation lane (extreme left lane – marked off with double white line).
• Riding without an approved biking helmet.
• Wearing headphones during any portion of race.