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30th Annual

NEW YORK CITY DUATHLON
Central Park - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Start - 7:30 am

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

ABSOLUTELY NO PARTS OF ENTRY FEES CAN BE REFUNDED, TRANSFERRED OR CREDITED.

ENTRY FEE:
$50 before June 21
$65 June 22 - July 21 
$70 July 22 - August 21
$75 August 22 - September 20
$80  race day*

Online entry ends on Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m.!

-  $5 discount to NYTRI members
-  *No T-shirts to race day entries
-  In person new entries accepted Saturday or Sunday.
- Cash, money order or certified check only accepted on weekend of event .
- No personal checks or credit cards accepted on weekend of race.

NEW YORK TRIATHLON - NYTRI has been a leader in organization of multi-sport events since 1984 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. Instructions at the pre-race briefing supersede any or all of the following rules.

· Race management has authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times.
· No entrants under 18 years of age.
· It is the contestant's responsibility to be familiar with and follow the race course and be knowledgable of the race rules and regulations as outlined below..
· It is prohibited to sell your race number or for someone to compete in your place.
- Please read the complete list of penalties and disqualifications that is included herein. 

IMPORTANT:
Race packets will not be issued without your knowing your race bib number and presenting photo ID!
You will receive an email with you race bib number approximately 3-4 days before the event. At check-in you must know your bib number before getting in to the line that corresponds to your bib number.
If you do not receive your email and do not know your bib number, you may look it up on an alphabetical entrants list posted near the registration tables before getting in line for packet pick up.
There will be a label attached to your bib number that has all your personal and race information. Please check it for accuracy and notify registration officials immediately if you find discrepancies.


Saturday: Pre-Race Day
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Packet pick up (optional) for pre-registered competitors and new entries accepted at the parking lot of the Boathouse in Central Park.
You may not pick up a number for anyone except yourself!

Sunday: Race Day      
6:00 - 7:15 am. - Central Park Boathouse parking lot - Packet pick up for registered competitors. New entries accecpted. Pick up computer timing chip.
7:15 am. - Pre-race announcements.No race packets saved after 7:15 am!
7:30 am. - Race Start (rain, snow or shine)
9:45 am. - Awards ceremony, refreshments

FIELD:  Limited to 600 competitors.

DIVISIONS:
Narrow Tire (racing, road bikes)
Fat Tire (mountain, street, all-terrain bikes - tires greater than 1.25" or 30 mm).
Bikes that have tires narrower than 1.25 inch (30 mm) will be in the "Narrow tire division. All other bikes will be in the Fat tire division (including slicks).

Note: Changing between divisions is allowed only if a request is received by email at least 6 days before the event. After this time no switches between divisions will be allowed!  Competitors who compete in the wrong division will be disqualified

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and in 5-year groups; 18-70+ (men), 18-60+ (women) in Narrow tire division and 10-year age groups in Fat tire division.

***  To receive an award you must be present at the awards ceremony 
  
RUN : The  2 mile run 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 green 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 large green cones along the run course. The second run is identical to the first.
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.

BIKE : The bike course (12 mi.) consists of two (6 mile) loops of Central Park in a counter-clockwise direction. Bikers must stay in the middle and right lanes at ALL times and may not enter the runners (left) lane under ANY circumstances!

CENTRAL PARK ALERT! The course is 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.
- Each contestant is individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their bike.
- Bikes are not allowed inside the Boathouse and must be left in the transition area.

TRANSITION AREA: In order to protect your bike and equipment, please make sure that only competitors  are in the transition area. No friends and/or family should accompany competitors inside the barriers. Bicycles must be properly placed on assigned racks corresponding to race number. NO riding in the transition area or past the "DISMOUNT" signs.

NOTE: Bikes may be removed by competitors ONLY upon showing BOTH the run number and bike number to security personnel.

HELMETS: Penalties will be assessed if cycling helmets are not positively secured with chin strap BEFORE leaving the transition area. Riding without a hard-shell helmet will result in immediate disqualification! 

DRAFTING: You must maintain a distance of THREE bike lengths from the bike in front of you! 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.

DRAFTING (riding in a pack) is a Serious Violation of the Rules of this Event! 
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.

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RACE NUMBERS/ELECTRONIC TIMING:
On the morning of the race you will pick up an electronic timing  chip that corresponds to your assigned bib number. This chip must be attached with a velcro strap to your ankle.and must remain attached throughout the entire event.
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.
Your bib number must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt (or race belt) during the entire race. You will not be allowed entry in to the transition area if your bib number is not clearly visible
If you enter the transition area or cross the finish line and your number is not clearly visible on your FRONT, you will be 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 may not be removed until you leave the leave the transition area.
Check the label affixed to your bib number for correct information regarding your name, age, sex and tire division (N-narrow tire, F-fat tire).
 Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes!

FINISH LINE:  Stay in finishing order in the chute, come to a stop at the "Stop"sign, remove the timing chip from your ankle and drop it in the collection bins.

RESTROOMS: Restrooms are located to the left of the main entrance to the Boathouse.

RESULTS: Results will be posted on the NYT web site www.NYTRI.org. (Sunday afternoon).

PARKING: 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.

RACE VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES
2 Minute Penalties

- Riding in/out of transition area.
- Entering/exiting transition area under, over, or between barriers.
- Bicycle not on assigned bike rack.
- Drafting or "pack riding" violation.
- Bib number not visible at ALL times while competing.
- Unsecured helmet chin strap leaving or entering transition area.
Disqualification
- Verbal abuse of a volunteer or race official - No warnings will be issued!
- Entering the jogging lane while biking (extreme left lane - marked with double white line).
- Biking without an approved biking helmet.
- Wearing earphones/headphones during any portion of race.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct (will result in immediate disqualification).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!:  Is there someone you know who could help while you're competing? Call 845-247-0271 from 10:00-5:00 and leave a message with their name. Ask them to report to the Volunteer Coordinator on the morning of the event. Volunteers will receive a souvenir T-shirt and sincere thanks from all competitors.

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN RACE!