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.

Competition distances include:

-   Olympic distance (pros, 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

Course maps

Registration information

Register now through ACTIVE

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 Lakesidein 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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