Events Ľ Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon and Swim

Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon and Swim

Spectacular new course and location and just in time for triathlon season! Scheduled for a month before the extremely popular NYC Triathlon, here's a chance to practice open water swimming and race transitions. This fun and challenging multi-sport event combines a 1.5-km swim in the water off Manhattan from Randallís Island Park and a flat, fast, scenic shoreline 5-km run in the shadow of four bridges, and with breathtaking views of the Hell Gate and the East River.

Don't run? Enroll in the swim-only race on the same day (formerly known as the Riverside Park Tune Up Swim) or help out as a volunteer.

Date:07/09/2011 (Saturday) 
Distance:Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 64 to 73 degrees. Wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire may be worn but may affect a swimmer's eligibility for awards. The full wetsuit policy can be viewed here.

There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind & tide action. The waterways are salt-water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam & flotsam in the waterways.