The 2017 New York City Triathlon Guide: Parking, Maps & More
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On July 16, thousands of people from all over the world will come to New York to swim, bike, and run in the Big Apple for the annual New York City Triathlon.
Below is everything you need to know about the NYC Triathlon as a spectator and participant.
NYC Triathlon Parking & Transportation
There are plenty of transportation opportunities for spectators and runners to get to the race.
Parking at the NYC Triathlon
To avoid the Race Day stress of finding parking along the countless street closures and traffic that comes with the event, reserve a parking spot in advance with SpotHero. SpotHero offers affordable parking spots near the triathlon, so you will be able to compare spots and rates in advanced. You’ll know where you need to park, so you can concentrate on the race, not the parking.
$15 from the New York Hilton Midtown to Transition (79th Street & Riverside Drive) or to get to the swim start, cab to 96th St. & West End Ave. and walk to the start.
New York City has plenty of subway lines and buses, so a Metrocard purchase can get you to the triathlon easily.
Post-Race Transition Shuttles
Shuttles will be available to take athletes and spectators from the finish area back to transition in Riverside Park from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Shuttles will run on a constant loop, picking up athletes on Central Park West between 70th and 71st Streets and dropping off on West End and 71st Street. Follow the signs on race day to the shuttle area.
3:45 a.m. – 5:15 a.m. – ATHLETE SHUTTLES TO TRANSITION
Pick Up: New York Hilton Midtown on 54th Street
4:00 a.m. – 5:15 a.m. – YELLOW TRANSITION AREA OPEN
Riverside Park & 72nd Street
4:00 a.m. – 5:40 a.m. – RED TRANSITION AREA OPEN
Riverside Park & 79th Street
5:15 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. – ATHLETE SHUTTLES TO SWIM START
Pick Up: New York Hilton Midtown on 54th Street; No stop at transition
5:15 a.m. – YELLOW TRANSITION AREA CLOSES
All athletes MUST vacate Transition Area to go to swim start (with the exception of relay bikers & runners, who must stay in transition)
5:40 a.m. – RED TRANSITION AREA CLOSES
All athletes MUST vacate Transition Area to go to swim start
5:50 a.m. – NYC TRIATHLON START
99th Street & Hudson River
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – FINISH FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
Central Park, Center Road
10:00 a.m. – PRO & PREMIER AMATEUR AWARDS
10:30 a.m. – BIKE CUTOFF
Gunhill Road turn-around cut-off
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – BIKE CHECK-OUT – Red & Yellow Transition Areas
All bikes MUST be removed from transition by 2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – AGE GROUP, CHALLENGED ATHLETES INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & SPECIALTY AWARDS
Finish Festival, Central Park, Center Road
Best Place to Cheer for Spectators
Swim Start: Riverside Park & 98th Street on the Hudson River
Swim Exit: Riverside Park & 79th Street on the Hudson River
Run Course: Along 72nd Street from Henry Hudson Parkway to Central Park West
Race Finish: Dead Road in Central Park near the bandshell off the 72nd Street Transverse
Race Day App
Download the Race Day mobile app that allows you to check race schedules, course information, tracking and much more. Search “Athlinks Race Day” in the App store and download. Once downloaded, select “New York City Triathlon” from the event list.