Hudson Valley Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2

Wed July 12, 2023 Mount Tremper, NY 12457 US Directions


 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.   *Please, please, do not wear a wetsuit for the very first time during a race.  


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 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 2024 with notice.  No-shows will not be deferred. 


6.  Is it ok if we bring our dog?

A.  No.  a.) The Park does not allow dogs into the Day Use Area and they will turn you away at the gate if you have your dog.   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.  

B. A helmet is an absolute MUST!  

C. At this time, we are not allowing E-Bikes for this race (Check out the New York Duathlon Series races in May and the KBR Triathlon in September 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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