Anticipated 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon Registration Opening Soon
November 11, 2019
2019 registrations given priority access; Life Time brings back lottery
NEW YORK CITY, Nov. 11, 2019 — Life Time today announced registration for the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon, taking place July 19, will open to the public via lottery on Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. EST and will remain open through Dec. 27, or until capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Exclusive first access will be provided to all 2019 registrants, who will be able to register from Nov.15 to Nov. 22. Life Time will announce lottery winners on Jan. 6.
The 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon will feature an entirely new venue and course due to a four-year construction project taking place along 79th Street, a major two-way, four-lane street in Manhattan’s Upper West Side that makes up a portion of the traditional course. As such, and to ensure an exceptional experience for our athletes, Life Time worked quickly with city officials and is excited to announce modifications to the 2020 route, which will now host transition around 100th Street. Life Time anticipates these changes to remain the same through 2024, when construction is slated to end.
To continue delivering the exceptional and safe experience triathletes have become accustomed to with the elevated Life Time Tri Series, the route change necessitates a reduction in overall field size to a limited 2,500 slots during the construction-affected years, 2020-2024.
The reduced capacity also creates the need for a registration change. Those who were not able to compete due to the cancellation of last year’s event will be given exclusive first access to register between Friday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 22. Life Time will then open a lottery for remaining entries for 2020 on Dec. 2, with lottery winners being announced Jan. 6.
Kimo Seymour, Vice President of Events and Media at Life Time, says, “We pride ourselves on helping our athletes and members live happier, healthier lives, and having to cancel our marquee triathlon last year was disappointing to us all. Our team is constantly focused on improving the athlete experience and we are excited about the new course and venue in 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone on the start line.”
The New York City Triathlon is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, as a part of its healthy way of life philosophy, including the Miami Marathon, the Chicago Triathlon, the Leadville Race Series, and the Dirty Kanza.
About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life
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