Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
$70: before Thursday, March 15
$80: between Friday, March 16 -Thursday, April 19th
$90: between Friday, April 20th- Thursday May 17th
$100: Race Day (Cash Only. No T-shirts to race day entries)
$60: before Thursday, March 15
$70: between Friday, March 16 -Thursday, April 19th
$80: between Friday, April 20th- Thursday May 17th
$85: Race Day (Cash Only. No T-shirts to race day entries)
*Online entry ends Thursday, May 17th at 5:00 pm. After on-line entry closes, you may register IN PERSON at the Lake Welch / Harriman State Park parking lot on Saturday, May 19th from 4:30-6:00 p.m or Sunday, May 20th from 6:15 – 7:30 am.
• 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.
Limited to first 300 competitors. (Tri and Du combined)
* No relay teams
TRI: SWIM 1/4 mi
Du: Run 2 mi
TRI/SWIM COURSE: The 1/2 mile swim is a marked triangle course in a clockwise direction, keeping the buoys on the right. Swimmers will exit the water then run across the beach on to a cement walkway that leads to the transition area. Exit the transition area at the opposite end to leave for the bike course. The swim will be in waves of 100 competitors at 3 minute intervals based on race number assigned; wave 1=1-100, wave 2=101–200, wave 3=201-300, wave 4=301-400, etc.
DU/RUN: The run course is a clearly marked, very scenic loop on paved roads (not a trail run) within the area of Lake Welch.
BIKE 11 mi
Exit the transition area and proceed along the perimeter of the parking lot to the entrance to Lake Welch to start the 17 miles bike course. Make a left turn and circle back to Lake Welch Drive and continue to Lake Sebago/Seven Lakes Drive. Make a right at the bottom of the hill where Lake Welch Drive ends at Seven Lakes Drive. Continue on Seven Lakes Drive around Kanawakee Circle. Go aroundKanawakee Circle and reverse course back to entrance for Lake Welch.
The course will be clearly marked. If you are uncertain of the course, read the Cone Directional System (see below).
Lake Welch at Harriman State Park (30 miles north of NYC)
800 Kanawauke Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980
From Palisades Parkway/Geo. Washington Bridge:
Take upper level of GW Bridge, stay to the extreme right and get on to Palisades Parkway. Take Palisades Parkway to exit 16 (Lake Welch, Sebago Beach). Follow signs to Lake Sebago/Seven Lakes Drive – Approximately 5 miles.
From NY Thruway (I-87)/Albany:
Get off at exit 16. Continue to Rte. 6 East. Stay on Rte 6 for 5 miles and get on to Palisades Parkway-South. Take first exit past traffic circle marked “Seven Lakes Drive, Lake Welch, Lake Sebago”. After leaving Palisades Pkwy, follow directions to Lake Sebago (see above).
Cross Tappan Zee Bridge, stay on New York Thruway North to exit 13N/Palisades Pkwy North. Follow directions above.
Approximately 4-5 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
Registration packet pick up begins on Sunday, May 20th from 6:00 a.m at Lake Welch/Harriman State Park. You must show photo ID to receive a 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)
• 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 – Sunday, May 20th
6:00-7:30 am: Check-in. No numbers issued or race packets saved after 7:30!
7:45 am: Course orientation, final race instructions
8:00 am: Race Start (rain or shine).
10:00 am: Course officially closes. Refreshments and awards presentation begins.
• There will be two water stops:
1. Exit of the transition area.
2. Run turn – 1.5 miles from transition.
Please discard water cups in the garbage cans located just past the water tables. Do not throw water cups on the road or in the parking lot.
• Bring FULL water bottle(s) for the bike course as no water will be available at the Park prior to the start of the race.
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.
Results will be posted on www.NYTRI.org.
Refreshments are for competitors only. Please wear your race number when entering the buffet line.
• Triathlon: Top three overall and in 5-year age groups from 18 to 70+.
• Duathlon: Top three overall and in 10-year age groups from 18 to 60+.
• 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.
•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.
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 2-minute penalty for each infraction.
If another competitor is drafting you, yell at 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 2-minute penalty.
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:
• 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 the transition area.
• Unsecured helmet chin strap leaving or entering the transition area.
• Drafting or “pack riding” violation.
• Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.
Each of the following actions will result in an 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 the race.