Former winners Amy Sloan and Jason West. Pictures: Lifetime
Registration opens for the city’s largest and most prestigious summer endurance race as the company expands its presence in New York
The Verizon New York City Triathlon, owned and produced by Life Time (NYSE: LTH), will welcome athletes from around the world on Sunday, July 24 as it hosts the marquee race, a fixture in the city since 2001. triathletes will swim 0.93 miles (1500m), cycle 24.8 miles (40K) and run 6.2 miles (10K), finishing in historic Central Park. Life Time also adds a duathlon option. A heat wave and COVID-19 forced the cancellations of the 2019 and 2020 races, respectfully.
“2022 marks the 20and edition of the New York City Triathlon and we are thrilled to be back in full force, welcoming many of the world’s best athletes and locals to cheer them on on race day,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events at Life Time. . “We anticipate a terrific day of swimming, biking and running in Manhattan. Above all, we are excited to introduce the Life Time brand to more New Yorkers as we expand into the city with the upcoming opening of four new sports country clubs.These destinations serve as places to experience the same sporting passions that the New York City Triathlon offers in facilities for healthy living, healthy aging and healthy fun year-round.
The new official duathlon racing option welcomes those who wish to compete in the cycling and running disciplines of a traditional triathlon. Instead of competing in the 0.93-mile swim, duathletes will start their run with a two-mile (3.2 km) run, then pedal and run the same distance as those competing 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 begin at 5:50 a.m. Colorado natives Jason West (Boulder) and Amy Sloan (Lafayette) beat the record at last year’s event.
About the course:
- The triathletes will congregate in the water at Riverside Drive between 81st and 82n/a Street and exit at 99and Street, towards the transition area at 101st Riverside Park Street on the soccer fields.
- Upon exiting the swim-to-bike transition, athletes will pedal north on the park trail to 105and Street where they will exit onto the northbound lane of the West Side Highway. They will continue north to Mosholu Parkway and turn around at Gun Hill Road. They will then drive south to the 56 turnand Street and back to the transition to disassemble their bikes.
- The trail heads south on the West Side Highway to the exit ramp at 96and Street and continues east to Central Park. Athletes will run south on West Drive and complete the full South Loop, continuing north on East Drive to the turnaround point at E. 90and Street. Runners will return south to 72n/a Street Transverse and finally west to the finish line at Center Drive.
Registration for the international distance and duathlon is $370 and prices are subject to change. To register for one 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 expected to open within the next year:
The Verizon New York City Triathlon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is one of more than 30 premier sporting events held by the company, including the Life Time Miami Marathon, Life Time Chicago Triathlon, Leadville Race Series and Garmin UNBOUND Gravel.
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 national sports clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s communities and healthy lifestyle ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people aged 90 days to 90+. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic sporting events and a comprehensive digital platform.