Date: May 11, 2019
No Rain Date. Event takes place rain or shine.
*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 2-person Team includes boat rental fee):
$140 – before Thursday, March 14th
$160 – between Friday, March 15th – Thursday, April 11th
$180 – between Friday, April 12th – Wednesday, May 8th
$200 – Race Day (Day of Registration is available. Cash Only. No T-shirts to race day entries)
*Online entry ends Wednesday, May 8th at 5:00 pm. After on-line entry closes, you may register IN PERSON at the Boathouse parking lot on Friday, May 10th from 4:30-6:00 p.m or Saturday, May 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 am.
• Absolutely no parts of entry fees will be refunded, transferred or credited.
• Note: Substitution of a team member requires an additional fee of $40. No substitutes allowed within 5 days of the event.
• It is prohibited to sell your race number or for someone to compete in your place.
Limited to first 100 teams.
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 runner’s 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
Friday, May 10th from 4:30-6:00 p.m or Saturday, May 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 am at the parking lot in front of the Central Park Boathouse (74th Street & East Drive). You must show photo ID to receive the packet. Only competitors may pick up their numbers in person with photo ID. You may not pick up a race packet for anyone else. New entries will be accepted! (Cash Only. No T-Shirt)
Both team members must be present at the same time and show a photo ID to pick up the race packets. Sorry, no exceptions. Only competitors may pick up their numbers in person with photo ID. You may not pick up a race packet for anyone else.
• Know your race/bib number and have your ID ready!
• Before getting on line 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
PRE-RACE DAY – Friday, May 10th.
5:00 – 6:30 pm – Check-in/packet pick up (optional) at the Boathouse parking lot (74th St. & Park Drive East)
RACE DAY- Saturday, May 11th.
6:00 am – 7:15 am: Check-in at Boathouse parking lot (74th St. & Park Drive East).
7:15 am: Pre-race announcements. Mandatory for all competitors.
7:30 am: Race Start (Rain or shine.)
9:30 am: Course officially closes. Refreshments and awards presentation begins
• 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.
• The adhesive-backed bicycle frame number must be attached to the FRONT of the top tube.
•The race number (tyvek) must be worn by BOTH relay members. One team member must wear his/her number on their back at SHOULDER height. The second team member must wear their number on their front.
• If you enter the transition area or cross the finish line and your number is not clearly visible, 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.
Results will be posted on www.NYTRI.org.
Refreshments are for competitors only. Please wear your race number when entering the buffet line.
• Athletic Awards: Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall M/F, F/F and M/M teams. M/F team will have awards in the following combined age categories: 36-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100-109, 110-119, 120-129, 130+.
• Best Team Costume Awards: Awards to top 1st, 2nd, 3rd. The costume must be worn by each of the team members during the rowing leg of the event (not required during biking or running). Judging will be done by event officials.
• 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 contestant’s 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.
• 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.