FAQ's

1. I have never done a triathlon before.  Am I crazy?

A. NO.  This series is absolutely perfect for first-timers.  You will find the courses well marked so it's pretty impossible to get lost.  The seasoned triathletes were all there once too.  You will find them incredibly helpful and friendly at our events. If you have specific questions please feel free to reach out to us via email or text. 

 

2.  Is there a cut off time?  What if I am really slow.

A. NO cut off times.  We will be there to cheer you in as you get to the Finish Line. 

 

3. Do I need a wetsuit?

A. NO.  We recommend them but they are not necessary.  Several of our participants do not wear one.  And, if you have one, it doesn't matter if it is full sleeve, sleeveless, etc...whatever you are most comfortable in. 

 

4. What if I am a really slow swimmer.  Will you pull me out of the race?


A.   NO.  No cut off times.  We have certified lifeguards and several volunteers in kayaks in the water.  You may rest next to a kayaker, float on your back, use a personal life buoy for comfort.  

 

5. What if I am not feeling well leading up to the race?

A. Please stay home.  We are doing all that we can to follow CDC, State and Local Health Dept. guidelines as it pertains to Covid-19.  Do your part and be considerate of others and just stay home if you do not feel well or have been exposed to someone that has Covid-19.  We will defer your registration to 2023 with notice.  No shows will not be deferred. 

 

6. Is it ok if we bring our dog?

A.  Not really.  a.) The Park does not allow dogs and all of the activities will be within the Park.   b.) Out of the park is neighboring lawns and we don't think it is very nice to have your dog hang out in someone else's lawn all day. c.) Dogs and other dogs, and bikes don't always mix.  d.) We love dogs, but this isn't the venue for it.  Sorry.  If you really want to run with your dog, please check out our Frozen 50K and Frickin' Hot 50K events on our website.  

 

7.  I don't have a specific triathlon bike or even a very nice road bike.  Are there bike requirements?

A. No worries.  We have had several folks race on a hybrid, a mountain bike or even a 10-speed.  Your handlebars cannot have open ends due to safety. 

A helmet is an absolute MUST! At this time, we are not allowing E-Bikes for this race (Check out the New York Duathlon Series races in May on our website.  E-Bike friendly!)

 

8.   Can my friend run alongside me to pace my run and keep me company?

A.  NO.  No-one other than registered athletes on the course.

 

9.  I may need to walk some of that run course.  Will the aid station and finish line still be up?

 A. Yes.  NO cut off time.  Period.  

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