The Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time, will welcome athletes worldwide on Sunday, July 24, as it hosts the marquee race, a fixture in the city since 2001.
Triathletes will swim 0.93 miles (1500m), pedal 24.8 miles (40K), and run 6.2 miles (10K), finishing in historic Central Park.
Life Time is also adding a duathlon option. A heatwave and COVID-19 forced the cancellations of the 2019 and 2020 races, respectfully.
“2022 marks the 20th edition of the New York City Triathlon, and we are beyond excited to be back in full force, welcoming many of the world’s top athletes and locals who will cheer them on during race day,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events at Life Time.
“We anticipate a terrific day of swimming, biking, and running throughout Manhattan. Most of all, we’re excited to introduce more New Yorkers to the Life Time brand as we expand in the city with four new athletic country clubs opening soon. These destinations serve as places to live out the same athletic passions the New York City Triathlon offers in premier healthy living, healthy aging, and healthy entertainment facilities year-round.”
The new, official duathlon race option accommodates those who wish to compete in a traditional triathlon’s bike and run disciplines. Instead of taking part in the 0.93-mile swim, duathletes will begin their race with a two-mile (3.2K) run, then pedal and run the same distance as those taking part in the traditional triathlon.
To date, more than 2,200 athletes from 44 states and 26 countries have already registered for Sunday’s races, which kick off at 5:50 a.m. Colorado natives Jason West (Boulder) and Amy Sloan (Lafayette) broke the tape at last year’s event.
About the Course:
- Triathletes will gather in the water at Riverside Drive between 81st and 82nd Street and exit at 99th Street, heading to the transition area at 101st Street in Riverside Park on the soccer fields.
- Upon exiting the swim-to-bike transition, athletes will cycle north on the park path to 105th Street, where they will exit onto the northbound lane of the West Side Highway. They will continue north to the Mosholu Parkway and turn around at Gun Hill Road. They will then ride south to the turnaround at 56th Street and head back to transition to dismount their bikes.
- The run heads south on the West Side Highway to the exit ramp at 96th Street and continues east to Central Park. Athletes will run south on the West Drive and complete the full southern loop, continuing north on the East Drive to the turnaround point at E. 90th Street. Runners will return south to the 72nd Street Transverse and, lastly, west to the finish line at Center Drive.
Registration for both the International distance and duathlon cost $370, with pricing subject to change. To register for either of these events, visit www.nyctri.com.
The Verizon New York City Triathlon complements Life Time’s commitment to providing a healthy lifestyle for New Yorkers with continued investment in the city.
The company currently operates four athletic country clubs in Manhattan, with four more planned to open within the next year:
- Life Time One Wall Street, arriving summer 2022
- Life Time Midtown, arriving fall 2022
- Life Time Dumbo, arriving fall 2022
- Life Time Park Avenue South, arriving 2023
The Verizon New York City Triathlon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand.
It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including the Life Time Miami Marathon, Life Time Chicago Triathlon, Leadville Race Series, and Garmin UNBOUND Gravel.
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