For the first time since its inception in 2000, the Nautica New York City Triathlon will offer a registration lottery beginning on Monday 1 November 2010.
Last year the race sold out in less than six minutes, making the Nautica New York City Triathlon one of the most in-demand triathlons in America, with more than 3,000 athletes participating.
“While we are thrilled that our race has grown exponentially in popularity, we wanted to make the registration process as fair as possible and that is why we have chosen to go with a lottery system for 2011,” said John Korff, President of Korff Enterprises, organizer of the event.
The lottery, which is being handled by Active.com, will open on 1 November, at 12:01 AM and will close on 3 November, at 11:59 PM. Budding participants can register for the lottery at www.nyctri.com.
Triathletes in the 11th Annual Nautica New York City Triathlon will take the plunge into the Hudson River along Manhattan’s West Side in Riverside Park (at West 99th Street) on Sunday 7 August 2011, beginning at 5:50 AM. Participants will swim 1.5K in the Hudson, bike 40K on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and run 10K in Central Park.
Once again, the Nautica New York City Triathlon will host USA Triathlon’s Accenture Paratriathlon National Championship with nearly 100 athletes expected to compete. This race is their only qualifying event for the World Championships; to qualify, they must finish in less than four hours.
Returning for the fourth year, the event will also again host the IAMS 5-Mile Doggy Dash with dogs and their humans vying to be the first to cross the finish line in Central Park to win the coveted red fire hydrant!
Last time around, Nautica New York City Triathlon competitors were represented from 42 US states, and 23 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Panama, South America and Sweden.