BRING IT TO BROOKLYN!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1,500 triathletes are Brooklyn-bound in the inaugural Brooklyn Triathlon on Sunday, October 26. There are competition distances for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. You can be a serious competitor or a weekend warrior. Whichever one you are, you’ll have a great time, while being challenged (to your personal limit) on a scenic route with an iconic finish at Coney Island.
The event features an ITU-style course that swims in Raritan Bay, cycles thru Brooklyn, and runs and finishes on the Coney Island Boardwalk. The finish line will be at the parachute drop in Luna Park, the amusement park’s tallest structure. Competitors will get a unique street-level, unparalleled view of the borough and of Coney Island, its top tourist destination.
Course Overview Workshop, Sept. 27 - Free, but RSVP is required.
The Brooklyn Triathlon will also be hosting a race opportunity for current and prospective collegiate female triathletes. This will be a Sprint Distance Women’s Draft Legal race to promote the collegiate race structure set forth by the NCAA. A registration link will be made available shortly, This race is an opportunity to provide athletes with further exposure to, as well as promote, elite level draft-legal racing for women who are potential collegiate triathletes as well as current collegiate triathletes. If you have any questions about this portion of the Brooklyn Triathlon, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
USAT press release, Sept. 12
Competition distances include:
- Olympic distance (elite amateurs, recreational, relays)
o Swim: .93 mi; Bike: 21 mi; Run: 6.2 mi
- Sprint (recreational, all ages, relays)
o Swim: .4 mi; Bike: 10.7 mi; Run: 3.1 mi
- Super Sprint (recreational, all ages, relays)
o Swim: 150 yds; Bike: 7 mi; Run: .93 mi
- Youth (7-10 and 11-14)
o 7-10 Swim: 50 yds; Bike: 3.5 mi; Run: 1 mi
o 11-14 Swim: 100 yds; Bike: 7.0 mi; Run: 1.5 mi
On Saturday, October 25, all competitors will be required to pick up their race packets at the R&A Cycles Fitness Expo. The Expo will be at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest hospitality center, activity destination and event space. Expo hours are from 10AM to 4PM. Entry is free, and everyone is invited to the Expo to visit with vendors, learn more about the sport, purchase merchandise, listen to course briefings and, if you decide at the last minute to register, you can do that too! (if space remains)
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