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Hello, Cooperstown Triathlon registrants.
There is no easy way to say this. We have been informed by the management of the Glimmerglass State Park that there will be NO Cooperstown Triathlon going forward.
NO reason was given and NO opportunity for discussion after repeated requests.
When Wilson Endurance Sports took over this long running, successful event from ATC Endurance in 2019 we held a wonderful event and the Park was excited to reserve the 2020 date for us. Then of course Covid came and obviously there was no racing. The date was moved to 2021 and set on the Glimmerglass State Park calendar as well as our own. In January of 2021 we were contacted that the NYS Parks and Recreation Department would not be issuing ANY event permits in 2021 due to Covid. The June 11, 2022 date was confirmed by State Park officials. Just a few weeks ago we were contacted and told that we would not be able to hold the race. Period. For any dates or years going forward.
You will find the full calendar of events below and more information on each event can be found on our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com/races-and-events/
We apologize and are extremely saddened by this decision. We do hope that you understand that this is completely out of our control. Due to the fact that Glimmerglass State Park is the only good option for swimming and the size of transition, parking, etc we would need to hold this race there really is no alternative in the Cooperstown area.
2022 Wilson Endurance Sports calendar:
February 5 - Frozen 50K - Cassadaga, NY*
May 7 - New York Duathlon Series, Race #1 - Randolph, NY*
May 21 - New York Duathlon Series, Race #2 - Randolph, NY*
May 28 - Cassadaga Fireman’s Beer Mile - Cassadaga, NY*
May 29 - Cassadaga Lakes Running Festival - Cassadaga, NY*
June 8- STTC Summer Tri Series, Race #1 - Cassadaga, NY
June 15 - HVTC Summer Tri Series, Race #1 - Mt. Tremper, NY
June 18 - Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival - Ticonderoga, NY
June 26 - Stissing Triathlon - Pine Plains, NY
July 6 - STTC Summer Tri Series, Race #2 - Cassadaga, NY
July 9 - Litchfield Hills Triathlon - New Hartford, CT
July 13 - HVTC Summer Tri Series, Race #2 - Mt. Tremper, NY
July 16 - Delta Lake Triathlon - Rome, NY
July 30 - Findley Lake Triathlon Festival - Findley Lake, NY
August 3 - STTC Summer Tri Series, Race #3 - Cassadaga, NY
August 6 - Frickin’ Hot 50K - Cassadaga, NY*
August 13 - Cassadaga Kids Triathlon - Cassadaga, NY*
August 17 - HVTC Summer Tri Series, Race #3 - Mt. Tremper, NY
September 3 - CassadagaMan - Cassadaga, NY*
September 7 - STTC Summer Tri Series, Race #4 - Cassadaga, NY
September 14 - HVTC Summer Tri Series, Race #4 - Mt. Tremper, NY
September 17 - KBR Triathlon - Cassadaga, NY
September 24 - Amish Country Running Festival - Randolph, NY*
Thank you for your understanding with this difficult decision that was forced upon us.
Mark & Tonia Wilson
Wilson Endurance Sports
September 7, 2021
Additional race information can be found at https://coachmarkwilson.com/events/cooperstown-triathlon/.
Wilson Endurance Sports announcement re: Cooperstown Triathlon.
January 23, 2021
We are disappointed to pass along the following information.
We have received emails from New York State Parks and Recreation and confirmed with phone calls to the management of Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown that the State has already made the decision to deny any permits for events within their parks in 2021 due to the corona virus.
We of course will be deferring all registrants to 2022 automatically.
The tentative date that has been set is June 11, 2022.
The encouraging news is that we were able to hold 9 events of our scheduled 22 in 2020 and feel that with the protocols we have implemented we will be allowed to proceed again this year at various local venues.
Our race season begins in May and we will closely monitor the pandemic situation and, along with the local municipalities, make decisions on a race by race basis moving forward. As other races are given the go-ahead by local authorities you will be able to transfer your paid registration to another Wilson Endurance Sports event if you so desire.
If you are interested please see our calendar of events HERE
Although this decision is completely out of our control our main concern has been, and will remain, the health and safety of our participants, the communities and the volunteers surrounding our events.
Please know that we are deeply saddened to not be able to bring you this great race for another season. We wish you well; please stay safe and if there has ever been a time or reason to continue training to keep your body and mind fit and focused it is now! If we can do anything to assist you during this time please feel free to reach out to us at the contact information below.
Tonia Wilson-Race Administrator
716-353-1288 or email@example.com
Coach Mark Wilson-Race Director
914-466-9214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to iconic Cooperstown, New York. Baseball isn’t the only sport in the neighborhood anymore. Held in the lovely Glimmerglass State Park, only 8 miles from downtown Cooperstown and the hustle and bustle of this fascinating little community known as America’s Hometown.
*If Covid-19 forces the State Park to reject this event in 2021 - all registered participants will be automatically deferred to 2022 or given the option to transfer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event that will take place in 2021.
Sprint Triathlon & AquaBike:
Swim Course: Ostego Lake is calling you for this refreshing 400m swim to get your blood pumping and your heart racing. Paratriathletes are welcomed! A super event for relay teams of 2 or 3.
Participants in the Aqua Bike competition will complete the event after the bike. Finish times are recorded as participants racks their bikes and make it to the Finish Line. Timing is done manually for this event. There are no relay team entries for the AquaBike.
Bike Course: Jump on your bike and head out of the State Park for this 11 mile, fast and rolling course. Out of the park, left turn onto County Hwy 31, left turn onto Mill Road, Mill Road bends to the right, left turn onto County Road 53, immediate right turn onto Griggs Road, right turn onto State Route 20, right turn onto County Hwy 31, right turn into Glimmerglass State Park.
Bike tech support near transition and SAG vehicle on course.
Run Course: Complete your race with a beautiful, shaded 5K run (3.1miles) all within the State Park. Two fully stocked aid stations on the course with Hammer Nutrition products and more. The finish line welcomes you with a home stretch run right along the lakeshore with plenty of spectator support cheering you on.
Schedule of Events:
Friday - 12p - 8pm - Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)
Saturday - 7:00am - Sprint Triathlon (Individuals and Relay Teams) & AquaBike
DIVISIONS & AWARDS:
Triathlon - Top 3 Overall Male and Female; M/F 5 year age groups 19&U - 80+
Paratriathletes - Top 3 Overall Male and Female
AquaBike - Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Relay Teams - Top 3 Overall
Individualized certificates will be emailed to each winner in each category above.
Finisher medals & Race T-shirts
Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)
Post race snacks provided by Wilson Endurance Sports. (Will depend where we are with Covid on what is offered.). Fully operational State Park concession stand with menu available for purchase by participants and spectators.
All races are USAT sanctioned and all rules and regulations apply, and there will be no refunds for this event or bib transfers. Race is held Rain or Shine. It is the participants responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
If not a current USAT member you will be required to purchase one day event coverage during registration. $15 for Adults, $10 for 17 & Under.
**Please note that with assuming Covid restrictions will be in place for 2021 - there will be NO race day registration. Protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.
There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at email@example.com or 716-353-1288.
Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.
Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.
Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut. We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website. Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.
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