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3rd Annual

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Bowline Point Park
West Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY

Triathlon:  Swim - 1/4 mi.   Bike - 13 mi.   Run - 3 mi.
Duathlon:   Run - 1 mi.   Bike - 13 mi.   Run - 3 mi.

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The 3rd Annual Bricktown Challenge is the premier fundraising event for the Town of Haverstraw PBA. The Challenge is a sprint triathlon/duathlon which includes a 1/4 mile swim from the fishing dock at Bowline Point Park followed by a 13 mile bike ride with scenic views of the Village of West Haverstraw, Garnerville, Thiells,and Stony Point. The event will conclude with a 3 mile run around Pecks Pond and Bowline Point Park with views of the majestic Hudson River.
Competitors may also choose the Duathlon option that replaces the 1/4 mile swim with a 1 mile run. The bike ride of 13 miles and the final 3 mile run is the same course as in the triathlon..

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Town of Haverstraw PBA Scholarship Fund.  

The name "Bricktown Challenge" was chosen to pay homage to the history of Haverstraw and the brickmaking industry that started in 1771. The added "challenge" to the tri/duathlon is that there will be a special prize given to those competitors who choose to do the 3 mile run carrying a brick (optional - supplied upon request).

Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group and to the top three male/female first responders.


The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Annual membership ($45) or one day membership ($12) will be required to participate in the event. For information on USA Triathlon membership go to www.USATriathlon.org 

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 4-5 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.

Before July 26          Triathlon - $80      Duiathlon - $60
July 27 - Aug. 26      Triathlon - $90      Duathlon - $70
Aug. 27 - Sept. 25    Triathlon - $100    Duathlon - $80
Race Day*:               Triathlon - $110    Duathlon - $90

(2 or 3 person)
Before July 26           Triathlon - $160       Duathlon - $120
July 27 - Aug. 26        Triathlon - $180       Duathlon - $140
Aug. 27 - Sept. 25      Triathlon - $200       Duathlon - $160
Race Day*:                 Triathlon - $220       Duathlon - $180 

* No T-shirts to race day entries.
* No credit cards or personal checks accepted on race day.

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male/female and in 5-year groups; 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+ female, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ male.
Duathlon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male/female and in 10-year age groups; 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ female, 60-69, 70+ male
First Responder: 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female (active) first responder in Triathlon and Duathlon..
*No awards to relay teams.

* To receive an award you must be present at the awards ceremony - Race management has authority to change race course and format, check-in and start times.
- No entrants under 18 years of age.

(Pre-Race Day) - Bowline Point Park
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Check in (optional), new entries accepted, course familiarization 
Saturday (Race Day) - Bowline Point Park
6:15 - 7:30 am - Check-in. new entries, packet pick-up.
*** No Numbers issued or race packets saved after 7:30 am. ***
7:40 a.m. - Course orientation, final race instructions
8:00 a.m. - Race Start (rain or shine).
10:15 a.m. - Course closes, Awards presentation.

Entry to competitors with race numbers ONLY!. Please request family members and friends not to accompany you in the transition area. Bicycles must be placed on assigned bike racks. Bikes on wrong racks will be removed from the race. NO cycling in or out of the transition area. Cycling past the "DISMOUNT" signs at the entrance to the transition area will result in a 2 minute penalty.

Competitors must wear the official swim cap provided at check-in. Failure to wear the official swim cap will result in DISQUALIFICATION! 

You must notify a race official IMMEDIATELY if you do not complete the swim. Failure to do so will DISQUALIFY you from participating in any future events organized by the NYTRI

It is your responsibility to know and stay on the course at all times. If you are uncertain of the course, review the course map BEFORE the race and follow the guidelines of the CONE DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM below.

CONE DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM: All turns on the bike course are marked by a series of small orange cones. Following them is essential to stay on course. If in doubt at any intersection, always follow the direction marked by the orange cones. Exit all traffic circles in the direction of the cones. Do not expect volunteers, marshalls and/or police personnel to point you in the right direction. They are on the course only for traffic control at key intersections.

Swim Course:
The 1/4 mile swim will go off in waves of 50 swimmers per wave, in a triangular cofiguration around two large marker buoys.The start and finish of the swim is at the fishing dock ramp.

Bike Course: 

Leave Bowline Point Park and continue to Bowline Plant Rd and follow road out to Samsondale Ave.  Turn right onto Samsondale Ave and continue for about .7 mile and turn left onto Railroad Ave.  Continue on Railroad Ave through Rte 9w and through Main St (road name changes to Suffern Lane).  Continue on Suffern Lane then name of Road changes again to Letchworth Village Road.  Continue on Letchworth Village Road then turn left onto Willow Grove Road.  Continue on Willow Grove Road then turn right onto Gate Hill Road. Continue on Gate Hill Road name of road changes to Central Dr (Rte 210).  Turn left onto West Main St and bear right to continue on West Main St.  Continue on West Main St through Rte 9w and name of road changes to East Main St. Continue on East Main St name of road changes to Beach Rd continue on Beach Road then turn left onto Tanneyanns Lane.  Then turn left onto Samsondale Ave and follow road back to Bowline Point park and transition area. 

Run Course: (where the fun begins):
Leave transition area (running with brick is optional) and exit the Park. Continue to Bowline Road then turn right onto Pecks Pond Road. Run around Pecks Pond then back onto Bowline Road and back to the park. Enter the park and run around the southern point of the park along the walking path and stay on the walking path to the finish line near the entrance to the pool. 

WATER STATIONS: There will be two water stops:
1. Exit of the transition area. 2. At 1.5 miles on the run.


DRAFTING RULES: 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 successive violation. Riding alongside another biker will also result in a two minute penalty.

Pack Riding is a Serious Violation of the Rules of Tri/Biathlon! You can file an official complaint regarding "drafters" by noting their race number. A competitor who has three "drafting reports" filed against him/her will automatically receive a penalty for each infraction.

POST-RACE: Award winners must be present at the post-race awards ceremony to claim their prize. No Exceptions! Refreshments are for competitors ONLY and are not provided for friends and family members.

HELMETS: A bicycling helmet must be positively secured with chin strap before leaving the transition area. Riding without a helmet will result in immediate disqualification! Helmets must be ANSI, SNELL or USCF approved.

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 the supplied 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 timing 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 $105..
Your bib number must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt (or race belt) during the entire race .
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 may not be removed until you leave the leave the transition area.
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 (T-Triathlon, D-Duathlon).
Notify officials prior to the race of any mistakes!

Results will be posted on the NYTRI web site www.NYTRI.org.
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From North:Take Palisades Parkway South to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Rd) and turn left at the end of the ramp and continue East on Willow Grove Rd.  At first traffic light turn right onto Letchworth Village Rd then turn left at first stop sign to continue on Letchworth Village Rd.  Continue straight for approximately 3 miles, name of road changes to Suffern Lane then Railroad Ave.  Turn right onto Samsondale Ave and continue down the hill and turn left onto Bowline Plant Rd (NRG Sign).  Continue on Bowline Plant Rd and make a right turn at the stop sign and continue to Bowline Point Park. 

From SouthTake Palisades Parkway North to Exit 14 (Willow Grove Rd) and turn right at the end of the ramp and continue East on Willow Grove Rd.  Follow directions from above

Alternate Route from SouthTake I87 (New York State Thruway) north over Tappan Zee Bridge.  Take Exit 11 and continue to the first traffic light.  At the traffic light turn left to go North on Rte. 9w.  Continue on Rte. 9w for approximately 9.8 miles and turn right onto E. Railroad Ave.  Continue on E. Railroad Ave then turn right ontoSamsondale Ave and continue down the hill and turn left onto Bowline Plant Rd (NRG Sign).  Continue on Bowline Plant Rd and make a right turn at the stop sign and continue to Bowline Point Park.  

2 Minute Penalties
- Riding bicycle anywhere within transition area.
- Bicycle not on assigned bike rack or racked incorrectly.
- Each drafting or "pack riding" violation.
- Accepting outside assistance or being paced by non-competitor.
- Race # not visible at any time while biking and.or running.
- Unsecured helmet chin strap leaving/entering transition area
- Biking in the center or left of roadway.

- Riding without an approved biking helmet.
- Wearing headphones during any portion of race.
- Verbal abuse of any volunteer, official or staff or any other unsportsmanlike conduct.