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30th Annual


Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, NY
(30 miles north of NY City)

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Race Start - 9:00 am

Triathlon - Swim - 0.25 mi.    Bike - 12 mi.    Run - 2 mi.
Duathlon -  Run - 2 mi.    Bike  - 12 mi.     Run - 2 mi.
Rain or Shine!    No rain date! 

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NEW YORK TRIATHLON - NYTRI has staged over 600 multi-sport events since 1984 and is proud to claim the best safety record in the country. The following rules and regulations are designed for your personal safety and enjoyment. Failure to comply with these rules will result in penalties and/or disqualification.


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.

Before April 20                 Triathlon - $80         Duathlon - $60       
April 21 - August 20        Triathlon - $90         Duathlon - $70
August 21 - Sept. 17       Triathlon - $100       Duathlon - $80
Race Day:                        Triathlon - $110       Duathlon - $90
* No T-shirts to race day entries.
* No credit cards or personal checks accepted on race day. 
- NYTRI Member Discount:: Triathlon: $10    Duathlon - $5 
- On-line entry ends on Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 pm.. 

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 .
To receive an award you must be present at the awards ceremony 

- Race management has authority to change racecourse and format, check-in and start times.
- No entrants under 18 years of age.

Sunday (Race Day) - Lake Welch, Harriman State Park.
7:15 - 8:30  am -
Check-in. new entries, packet pick-up.
 *** No Numbers issued or race packets saved after 8:30 am *** 
8:45 a.m. -
Course orientation, final race instructions
9:00 a.m. - Race Start (rain or shine).
11:00 a.m. - Course closes, Awards presentation.

Park Notice:
Dogs (on or off leash) will not be allowed in to Lake Welch Beach at Harriman State Park.

Is there someone you know who can volunteer while your competing? Just call NYT at 845-247-0271 from 10:00-5:00 and leave a message with their name and confirm that they will be coming to the race. Volunteers will receive a souvenir T-shirt and our sincere thanks!

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.

SWIM (Triathlon):
The swim will be in waves of 50 competitors per wave. Wave #1 is for competitors 1 - 50,  wave #2 is for 51 - 100, etc.
The time between each wave will be 3 minutes.

Maximum time allowed for the 1/4 mile swim is 15 minutes. If you take longer than 15 minutes to complete the swim you will not be allowed to continue the remainder of the race.

Competitors must wear the official swim cap provided at check-in.   Failure to wear the official swim cap will result in DISQUALIFICATION! Upon completion of the swim, you will run 100 yards from the beach to the transition area. 

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. 

Wet suits are allowed.
Water temperature in past 20 years has been between 70 - 72 degrees.

Due to Parks lifeguard restrictions, competitors are NOT allowed in the water PRIOR to or AFTER the Triathlon.

RUN COURSE: (Triathlon & Duiathlon): The run course of 2.4 miles is clearly marked, and takes place entirely on paved roads within the area of Lake Welch..

Duathletes: The second run is identical to the first.

BIKE COURSE: (Triathlon & Duathlon)
Exit the transition are and proceed along the perimeter of the parking lot to the entrance to Lake Welch. 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. Use caution as you will be biking downhill at high speed and you must make a 90 degree turn to stay on course. Continue on Seven Lakes Drive. Go completely around  Kanawakee Circle and return totransition area at Lake Welch.

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 (12") 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.


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.

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 our web site www.nytri.org.
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From Palisades Parkway/Geo. Washington Bridge: Take upper level of GW Bridge, stay to extreme right and get on to Palisades Parkway. Take Palisades Parkway to exit 16. Follow signs to Lake Welch. Approximately 2 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 exit 16 and follow directions above.

From Westchester/Connecticut: Cross Tappan Zee Bridge, stay on New York Thruway North to exit 13N/Palisades Pkwy North. Get off Palisades Parkway at Exit 16 and follow directions above.

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.