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  • 2019 SPECTATOR GUIDE 1

    July 21, 2019 #NYCTri #LifeTimeTri

    2019 SPECTATOR GUIDE

    NYCTri.com

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    ff Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Spectating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    The Swim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Course Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Venue Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9

    The Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    The Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Finish Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

    Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    WELCOME TO NEW YORK

    Table of Contents

    Get the App Download the Athlinks mobile app to check race schedules, course information, tracking and much more. Once installed, select 2019 New York City Triathlon from the event list.

    Contact Us Host Hotel New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

    Sports & Fitness Expo Hilton Midtown | 2nd Level, Rhinelander Gallery

    Swim Start 99th Street & Hudson River

    Transition Area 79th Street – 72nd Street & Hudson River

    Finish Line Central Park 72nd Street Transverse, Center Road

    Event Staff Athlete Services: info@nyctri.com

    Started in 2001, the Verizon New York City Triathlon has welcomed

    more than 65,000 competitors of all abilities, backgrounds and goals

    into the sport’s most iconic of venues.

    During this 19th annual edition, we’re excited to welcome 4,000

    participants from 33 countries and 45 U.S. States into Manhattan’s

    Riverside and Central Parks. Much like your favorite athletes, we’re

    grateful to have you along for the ride.

    This brief guide was created to help you master the spectating

    experience while traversing New York City. Should you be interested

    in learning more, you may download the entire Athlete Guide here.

    Best wishes for success!

    The Verizon New York City Triathlon Race Staff

    Spectators Matter!

    https://www.nyctri.com/raceinfo/athleteguide/

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    Schedule of Events

    FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

    12:00 - 8:00 PM SPORTS & FITNESS EXPO

    New York Hilton Midtown | 2nd Level, Rhinelander Gallery

    1:00 PM VERIZON NYC TRIATHLON DIAPER DERBY

    New York Hilton Midtown | 2nd Level, Promenade

    Registered children only. Open to all spectators!

    SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

    9:00 AM SHAKE-OUT RUN - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    New York Hilton Midtown | Meet at 6th Avenue Entrance

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM SPORTS & FITNESS EXPO

    New York Hilton Midtown | 2nd Level, Rhinelander Gallery

    4:00 PM $25,000 RELAY CHALLENGE MEET & GREET

    New York Hilton Midtown | 2nd Level, Rhinelander Gallery

    SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019

    3:45 - 5:15 AM ATHLETE SHUTTLES TO TRANSITION

    Pick Up: New York Hilton Midtown

    (at SW corner of 54th Street and 6th Avenue)

    Drop Off: Transition - 79th Street at West End Avenue

    5:15 - 7:00 AM ATHLETE SHUTTLES TO SWIM START

    Pick Up: New York Hilton Midtown

    (at SW corner of 54th Street and 6th Avenue)

    Drop Off: Swim Start - 96th Street at West End Avenue

    5:50 AM VERIZON NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON START

    99th Street & Hudson River

    7:30 AM - 1:00 PM FINISH FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

    Central Park, Center Road

    11:00 AM PRO & CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AWARDS

    Finish Festival, Central Park, Center Road

    12:00 PM AGE GROUP, PARATRI & SPECIALTY AWARDS

    Finish Festival, Central Park, Center Road

    TEAM CHALLENGE

    By The Numbers The 2019 Verizon New York City Triathlon field of athletes represents a diverse set of individuals.

    Longest Previously-Completed Triathlon

    Countries Represented

    33

    45 U.S. States Represented

    Females

    29% Total Participants

    4,000 Avg Age

    40 Previous

    Participants

    54%

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    Cabs Stick out your hand! A cab will cost approximately $15 to ride from

    the New York Hilton Midtown to the Swim Start. Ask your driver to

    take you to 96th St. & West End Avenue, then walk to the Swim Start.

    To get to Transition with your athlete, ask your driver to go to 79th

    St. & Riverside Drive. Transition is for athletes only; however, you can

    wait outside for them and then walk the mile to Swim Start together.

    Public Transportation Get a MetroCard and see New York like a local. You can get just

    about anywhere in NYC via bus or subway, and you’re sure to go

    home with much better stories! Need help knowing which trains or

    buses to take? Try using tripplanner.mta.info.

    Race Morning Athlete Shuttles Complimentary shuttles will be available to take athletes from the

    New York Hilton Midtown on the SW corner of 54th St. and 6th

    Ave. to either Transition between 3:45 AM – 5:15 AM or Swim Start

    between 5:15 AM – 7:30 AM. Shuttles will run continuously between

    the locations listed. Priority is given to athletes; however, if seats are

    available, spectators may also ride.

    Post-Race Transition Shuttles Shuttles will be available to take athletes and spectators from the

    finish area back to transition in Riverside Park from 10:00 AM to

    2:00 PM. 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.

    Spectating Tips

    The great thing about New York is that no matter where you go,

    you’re bound to see something good! If you want that to include your

    special, one-of-a-kind athlete, here are our best recommendations:

    Pre Race • Plan to visit the Expo with your athlete. Be sure to buy them

    (or yourself) some apparel from eXOsports, official merchandise

    provider of the 2019 Verizon New York City Triathlon.

    • Do you need to spend every possible second together before

    the race? No problem. Go with them when they drop-off their

    bike at Transition on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, then

    grab a drink at the Boat Basin Café while they rack their bike.

    Race Day What you see depends entirely on how early you want to get up.

    If you want to see the swim, you’re going to need two alarms. If

    you only care about the finish, you can sleep in. Either way, save

    your stilettos for the after party because you’re going to need some

    comfortable walking shoes. Pack a picnic. There are no bodegas,

    and the hot dog vendors don’t set up in the dark. The next few pages

    will describe the best places to watch the swim, bike and run. If you

    want to watch all three, here are our recommendations:

    • Show up with your athlete at 4:00 AM to Transition. You can’t

    go into Transition with them, but you’ll be able to wait for them

    while they check on their stuff and then walk with them the

    one mile to swim start. They’ll want someone to tell them how

    amazing they are along the way, so be prepared.

    • Once your swimmer is in the water, you can walk the sea wall

    right alongside them, all the way down to swim exit. Once you

    get to swim exit, you’ll need to turn around, walk north for ¼

    of a mile, and then exit Riverside Park through the 83rd Street

    Tunnel. Once you get to the upper level of Riverside Park, walk

    south (right) to 79th Street. If you’re quick, you can see your

    athlete biking out of Riverside Park. If you’re patient, you can

    even stick around the 79th Street area to see them come back

    from their bike ride.

    • Want to watch the run? Walk down to 72nd Street & Riverside

    Drive so you can cheer your athlete on as they race out of

    Riverside Park on their way to Central Park. Once they get to

    Central Park, let them do the running and head straight to the

    finish line and enjoy the Finish Festival while you wait. Enjoy live

    entertainment, awesome vendors and more! Once they cross

    the finish line, wait for them in front of the band shell in the

    Family Reunion area.

    Transportation

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    Post Race After the race, athletes will need to get their bike out of transition.

    If you plan to walk with them, you can end your day just like you

    started it… telling them how amazing they are.

    Security Cheer, holler, scream and high-five everyone. While you’re out

    there, thank the NYPD for making the race safe! Please follow all

    volunteer, staff and official instructions. If a staff member says an

    area is restricted, then it is restricted. No exceptions.

    Race App Download the Athlinks mobile app to check race schedules,

    course information, live tracking updates, results and much more.

    To install, search “Athlinks” in the App store and download. Once

    complete, select 2019 New York City Triathlon from the event list.