Olympic Distance

Welcome

For 30 years the Westchester Triathlon has conducted a first class multisport event in the New York Tri State Area.

 

Held at the end of September, this race is often the final one of the season for many local triathletes.

 

From novice to professional, young and old, the 1,000 athletes gather together in the scenic town of Rye in Westchester County, New York for this Olympic distance race.

Directions to Rye Playland

4 Easy Steps to Registration for Amateur Races

Step 1 – Decide what category you wish to register in:

  • Individual
  • Relay
  • Challenged Athlete
  • Collegiate
  • Clydesdale (men over 200-220 lbs)
  • Athena (women over 150-165 lbs)

 

Step 2 – Make sure you have USAT membership

  • If you are not a member of USAT, you can purchase a one-day membership on-line at time of registration, or at the check in on race day
  • If you are a member, have your USAT number for registration
  • If you want to become a member of USAT, please visit: usatriathlon.org

 

Step 3 – Fees

  • Have your credit card information ready.

 

Step 4 – Register!

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Registration Deadline:

September 21st, or before if capacity is reached. The Westchester Triathlon SELLS OUT very fast; don’t delay your registration. Registration will not be available on race weekend.

 

This is a moderately difficult, Olympic-distance triathlon, best suited to an athlete who can complete the entire course in under 4 hours.

 

Age Requirements:

  • 15 or older to enter the Individual Category
  • 16 or older to enter the Relay category

 

Entry Fees

  • Individual $190
  • Relay Team $310/team
  • Challenged Athlete $100
  • Charity  $310
  • Under 24 (15-24) $155
  • Collegiate Conference $95

 

The Westchester Triathlon is a non-for profit organization, 501(c)(3), all net proceeds from this event are donated to local charities including the Rye YMCA, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MAC Angels for ALS, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.  The registration fee is 100% tax deductible.

 

Tri-Trainer.com will cover all Challenged Athletes so there is no charge.

Notes

  • If you are registered, but did not receive your registration confirmation, or if you deleted it by accident, please click hereto search for your entry confirmation.
  • Entry fees include race entry, race day parking, swim cap, chip timing, T-shirt, finisher medal, post-race meal, goody bag, and some additional surprises.
  • Maximum capacity: 1,500 participants
  • You must be a member of USAT to compete in either race. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $10.
  • Proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required at on-site registration and packet pickup.
  • Both races are USAT sanctioned and USAT rules apply.
  • Transfers: No race transfers are allowed. Participants who swap or sell their race number will not be allowed to race AND will be subject to disciplinary action by USAT. Relay teams may replace an injured athlete until Sept 2, 2016 for an administrative fee of $25.
  • Refunds: No refunds.

Swim

Beginning at 7:00am the athletes swim 9/10ths of a mile in the calm waters of the Long Island Sound.

 

Water temperature is usually in the low 70′s. Waiting on the beach, you’ll have breathtaking views of Long Island and Connecticut.

 

Sighting back is easy as the athletes focus on the historic White Towers during the homestretch to shore. Sand in, sand out with no steps or rocks.

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Bike

Hopping on their bikes, the athletes embrace the 25 mile scenic bike course with gentle rolling hills, but not ignoring our famous “Claire’s Climb” – a grueling ascent on the hills in Greenwich.

 

The course takes you through the residential neighborhoods of Rye, Port Chester, Harrison and Greenwich, CT where they ride past some horse farms.

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Run

Athletes then embark on their last leg of the race, a 6.2 mile run through the shady and picturesque streets of Rye, including the famous Rye Playland Boardwalk.

 

A relatively flat course concludes in Rye Town Park, where the post race festivities begin.

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Claire's Climb
Sponsored by Lee Spiegel and Family

Claire’s Climb is the one of the steepest grades of the bike course though only .4 mile long and is located on Riversville Road. There will a timed split at this juncture. The climb is named after Claire Gormley Collier who passed away on May 4, 2009 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Claire was 46 years old.

 

Claire’s brother and previous JWT Chair, Phil Gormley, reminds us that Claire’s motto was “Don’t Give Up!” and that is exactly what each of the participants will be reminded as they make their way up what promises to be the most challenging part of the course.

 

As the cyclists begin the ascent up Claire’s Climb, they will be greeted by volunteers from many different grops who will be there to cheer the racers on. There will also be a bag piper helping the climbers up. Bob Blais, founder of The Blazeman Foundation for ALS, one of JWT’s ardent supporters who’s son John lost his battle to ALS 2 years ago, will also be among the many cheering the riders on. There will be prizes for the top male and top female climbers.

 

For those not able to witness the climb on a bike, please come and show a hand of support for those participants, sponsors and volunteers who have worked so hard to keep the dream alive. All monies raised will go directly to charities, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Rye YMCA, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Wounded Warriors and Friends of Claire.



Schedule of Events


PACKET PICKUP is at Rye Town Park

Rye Town Park, 95 Dearborn Avenue, Rye NY 10580

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rye Town Park

5:00-8:00pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Race Expo 
12:00-5:00 PM – Expo begins
Bikes will be secure and watched by security throughout the night
You must have photo ID. Please bring USAT number (if you have one).

1:00 – 5:00 PM – Transition area complete and ready for athlete bike drop-off.
Bikes will be secure and watched by security throughout the night. Bikes can be brought the morning of the race as well.
5:00 PM – Expo closes

Swim Wave Times

Wave 1 – 7:00 AM   Collegiate Men
Wave 2 – 7:05 AM   Collegiate Women
Wave 3 – 7:10 AM    Men 35-39, All Relays
Wave 4 – 7:15 AM    All Aquabike, Women 39 & Under, Men 60+ –
Wave 5 – 7:20 AM    Men 40-44
Wave 6 – 7:25 AM    Women 40+, All Athena  Fluorescent
Wave 7 – 7:30 AM     Men 19 & Under, Men 20-34, Clydesdales
Wave 8 – 7:35 AM     Men 45-49
Wave 9 – 7:40 AM    Men 50-59

Sunday, September 24, 2017
5:00AM — Transition Opens

6:30AM — Transition Closes

6:35AM — Mandatory Race Briefing

7:00AM — First Swim Wave

8:45AM — Swim Cut Off

9:00AM — Expo Opens and Race Finish Celebration Begins

10:30AM — Bike Time Cut Off

12:00PM — Awards (this time is approximate based on racer completion)

1:00PM — Celebration concludes


Open Water Swim is Thursday September 14th 5:30pm at Rye Town Park.  Followed by a beach side party sponsored by Captain Lawrence Brewery.

Bike Course Preview Ride is Saturday September 16th at 7:00am SHARP!  Make is a brick and join for a run following the bike.

To Register For Either the Swim Clinic of Bike Preview Please Click the Link Below.

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qwxk4obab&oeidk=a07eejrtp91ded8bc17

We thank the Rye Tri Club for their ongoing support of our swim, bike, and run clinics.
The Rye Tri Club is triathlon and multi-sports club of a large and diverse group of athletesMembership is all inclusive, reaching out to the full range of beginner, social and competitive athletes who enjoy helping promote the healthy lifestyle of the sport of Triathlon.
 
The Rye Tri Club is organized as a 501c3 foundation run by a committee of volunteers. 100% of the Club funds are donated to charities. 
For more information, or to join, please go to www.ryetriclub.com

 

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USAT Sanctioned Event

This is a USAT sanctioned event and all rules will be enforced. As a USAT sanctioned race all USAT rules and regulations will apply.
Official rules can be found at: USAT Rules

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A Message from the Head Referee to all age-group competitors at the Westchester Triathlon

In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, please be familiar with the key Competitive Rules below. Please don’t hesitate to contact USAT referees for clarifications of any rules or any other questions about enforcement prior to the start of the race.

  • Clearly display your race number at all times while on the race course.
  • Place your equipment and rack your bike in transition in your designated spot.
  • Ride on the right side of your lane. Do not impede the progress of your fellow competitors by riding to the left or close to the
    center line.
  • Keep three bike lengths between you and the cyclist in front of you (“draft zone”).
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front of you, never pass on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds. Once you have entered the draft zone, you must complete the pass and exit the draft
    zone to the front.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the draft zone to the rear within 15 seconds before attempting to re-pass.
  • Do not carry or use headphones on the race course. Cell phones can be carried on the course but may not be used while riding
    a bicycle.
  • Do not litter or leave any equipment or personal gear on the race course.
  • Pacing by any person not in the race or receiving equipment from any person other than official race support is not permitted.

Disqualification Criteria

  • In an Olympic Distance event, violations carry a time penalty for each occurrence – 2:00 minutes for the first occurrence and
    4:00 minutes for the second occurrence for a total of 6:00 minutes. If you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified
    (“DQ”).
  • Always have your chinstrap securely fastened! The helmet and chinstrap rule apply before, during, and after the event. The
    chinstrap rule is the easiest to follow, but some folks always seem to forget – that’s a DQ!
  • Please treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike
    Conduct and you will be disqualified.

 

Remember that you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are trained USAT referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the referees are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

 

Have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.
Evelyn Heinbach
USAT Official and Head Referee

 

Race Cut Off Times:

  • Swim Cut-off: The swim cut off is 1 hour from start of the last swim wave.
  • Bike Cut-off: You must finish the bike course within 3 hours following the start of the last swim wave.
  • Run Cut-off: 4 hours and 15min from the start of the last swim wave.