TOUGHMAN NY General Information
Wednesday, 9/14: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tailwind Endurance, 143 West 72nd Street, New York, NY
Saturday, 9/17: 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Registration Tent, Lake Welch, Harriman State Park
Absolutely no swimming will be allowed on Saturday at the race site as the course is being set up.
You must pick up your own packet – NO-ONE ELSE CAN PICK UP FOR YOU!
• You need PHOTO ID to collect your packet. If you are a USA Triathlon member you MUST bring your card. If you lost your card or its expired, bring a copy or renewal receipt: www.usatriathlon.org
• Relays do not have to come together to pick-up their packets and the team captain cannot pick up the whole team’s packet. Each member must pick up their own packet.
• Wristbands must be worn from the time you pick up your packet until after the race is over. If you pick up your packet in NYC, you will have to wear your wristband for 4 days. NO EXCEPTIONS.
• We will gladly exchange your T-shirt size after the race on Sunday. Stop by the Registration tent with your current shirt.
• Chip pickup is only on race morning, located outside the transition area.
You are required to bring photo proof of identity. There are no entry transfers or substitutions. Participants who swap or sell their race number without going through the race management, will not be allowed to race and lose all entry fees as well as be subject to disciplinary action by USAT. Steps to Print a temporary USAT card for current USAT members:
1. Go to: usatriathlon.org
2. Login using your email address and password (top left-hand corner homepage)
3. Click on "My Account" on the right side of the page
4. Once the page loads click on "Print Temporary Card" (the 7th link on left-hand side of page)
During registration you can select to become a VIP athlete for $40. Benefits include: Race day Packet Pick-up, Pre-race food, VIP Tent & bathroom access. Extra wristbands available to purchase for family/friends.
Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
AQUABIKE: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 100 yards through finish shoot and be awarded your medal.
For ages 17+
Divided into 5 year increments (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc)
Male and Female divisions
Men 220+ lbs
Women 165+ lbs
** New Weights for 2013 **
We offer a lower student pricing for the TOUGHMAN Half. Your student ID will be verified before raceday, otherwise a step up fee will be incurred. You will race in the standard age groups (17-19, 20-24) and will NOT be categorized in any special way – it's just a pricing advantage to acknowledge those hard working and lower income students.
First Responder Challenge (Police, Fire, EMT)
Fireman, Police, EMT race against each other. First place female and male responders win an awesome prize and an award plaque. Plus Toughman Enterprises will donate a check in the name of the winning group to The 9/11 Fund!
Military Challenge (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard)
Military personnel race against each other to show which branch are truly Toughmen. First place female and male in this category win awesome prizes and an award plaque.
Tri Club Challenge
Who is the Triathlon Club with the FASTEST athletes? It's not just about individual achievement, but working together for the title of Best Tri Club around! It's a great camaraderie builder for your club. Athletes in the Challenge will depart with their age group wave and be timed and ranked within their age group. They will also be ranked on a point system depending on where they place in their age group. The Tri Club with the highest points wins the Challenge. The Challenge is open to Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena, Elite, First Responder and Military athletes only.
If you have already registered and wish to participate in the Challenge, then please email us ASAP.
Points are based on the following scale:
1st place: 10 points
2nd place: 8 points
3rd place: 6 points
4th place: 4 points
5th place: 2 point
Non-place finisher: 1 point
Racing as a relay team can be a great solution to many situations: you want to race TOUGHMAN but don't want to do the whole race solo, you got injured and can't race one of the three disciplines, you want to get together with a couple of friends and experience Toughman together. Whatever your reason, racing as a relay is a lot of fun. The relay minimum age is 15 years old. You can have 2 or 3 relay members and you get to select a cool or funny team name to identify yourselves. Your team captain should sign up first and then they get to invite the others to join the team. Note that you will be treated like 3 separate racers when you come to pick up your packets, so you do NOT need to come together to collect it (and please note that you cannot pick up any other teammate’s packet). Relay results are not recognized by USAT rankings so your team time or individual time will not be submitted to USAT. Relay awards are given to the top three teams, 3 awards per place. More relay race details are available as a PDF. You can make changes to your team without a charge, if submitted by July 30th. Changes made Aug 1-Aug 31 will be charged $30 per team change, each time you make a change. NO RELAY CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER AUGUST 31.
TOUGHMAN Aquabike Categories
For ages 17+
Divided into 5 year increments (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc)
Male and Female divisions
Corporate Challenge Relay Team
Race against relays from Cisco, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney,etc., to name a few. The winning relay will receive a plaque, branded TOUGHMAN prize and a free relay team entry to next year's race. More relay race details are available as a PDF.
Meet the challenge of a half distance triathlon.
This course is not wheelchair friendly. That being said, the swim is fast, the bike is paved, and the run is scenic with rolling hills, half being on hard packed trails. We encourage ALL Physically Challenged to race New York regardless of skill or experience. Let us know if you need a Paratriathlon (PT) Handler. Alternatively, if you are coming with your own handler, please email us your handler's name, cell and email address. Credentials will be issued to only those people on our list. IMPORTANT: You may not just show up with a handler and expect them to be credentialed. All Handlers will be attending a mandatory orientation meeting on Saturday and then must attend the Paratriathlon briefing immediately following the general athlete meeting. The session provides an opportunity for our volunteers to ask questions, and become familiar with the race course. Both the orientation meeting and the PT briefing will be held at Croton Point Park.
$250 until 6/1
$275 until 8/1
$295 until 9/1
$440 until 6/1
$465 until 8/1
$490 until 9/1
$240 until 6/1
$265 until 8/1
$290 until 9/1
Student $165 until 6/1
$165 until 8/1
$165 until 9/1
$190 until 6/1
$190 until 8/1
$190 until 9/1
**You can make changes to your team without a charge if submitted by July 30th. Changes made Aug 1-Aug 31 will be charged $50 per team change, each time you make a change. ABSOLUTELY NO RELAY CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER AUGUST 31st.
• athlete entry
• performance wick race shirt
• race nutrition
• post-race BBQ and beer
• swim cap
• goody bag with bottle
• timing chip rental with five splits
• finisher's medal
You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $12 during the registration process.
You must be 17 years old or older to participate in the TOUGHMAN race (or 15 years old to be part of a relay team). Race age is determined by how old you will be on 12/31 of the current year, which means you may be in an older age group than your current age.
You may check your bike into transition on Saturday 2-7pm (again, highly suggested but NOT mandatory). Overnight security is provided.
First wave goes off Sunday morning at 6:45 am. There will be approximately 6-8 waves by age groups with 3 minutes in between each wave. Transition open 5 - 6:20 AM on Sunday morning.
There are 18 aid stations on the run course and a bottle exchange at the 18, 23 (water only) and 36 mile mark on the bike course. Aid is as follows:
Bike Aid Station
Replacement drink bottle exchange
Run Aid Stations
Replacement drink Water
Cola (at selected stations)
During the race, there will be port-a-jonhs located at mile 18 and mile 36 on the bike. As will as the transition area exit and at miles: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11 of the run.
You must be able to complete the events within the following cut off times to avoid being pulled from the course for safety reasons:
Swim: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Swim/Bike: 5 hours
Swim/Bike/Run: 8 hours
Note that there is a T1 cut off for the last wave entering the water: these athletes have a 10 minute restriction for their T1 from leaving the water to getting on the bike course.
Total Purse for 2016 is $4,950 top 5 OVERALL (Male and Female)
Awards will be presented to:
Awards will be presented at 2pm to:
~ Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female overall
~ Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female for each 5 yr age group
~ Top 3 Clydesdales (Men 220+ lbs)
~ Top 3 Athenas (Women 165+ lbs)
~ Top 3 First Responders
~ Top Tri Club
~ Top 3 Military
~ Top 1st Place Relay Teams (Male/Female/ Co-ed)
~ Top Corporate Challenge Team
We are pleased to offer a Paratriathlete category for physically challenged athletes. Registration open to USAT classifications Tri 2 -Tri 6. Wheelchairs are not permitted on the run course. Handlers may enter all athlete restricted zones with a wristband.
Post race there will be bananas, Nestle water, Powerbar Perform, Gatorade Endurance and bagels.
This year's TOUGHMAN Expo will take place at Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, Stony Point, NY during bag pickup on Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 8 am - 4pm.
Products will be available to rent for race day, or sample, view, and purchase. The vendor expo will be available for spectators Saturday, and Sunday during the adult race.
When maximum capacity has filled, or no later than August 31, 2016
Athletes that are unable to race may receive a full deferral to the following year if they fulfill at least 6 hours volunteering for the race. Earning a full deferral for a 2016 entry means the entire entry fee will be credited towards the athlete's 2017 entry. You may assign someone else to volunteer on your behalf. To defer you entry, please register to volunteer by 5PM on 9/17/16.
Age Group Qualifying slots for TOUGHMAN Championship Half NY 19 and under-2 20-24-3 25-29-3 30-34-10 35-39-10 40-44-10 45-49-10 50-54-10 55-59-5 60-64-5 65-69-5 70+-2 male and female Age Group Qualifying slots for TOUGHMAN Aquabike Championship Half NY 19 and under-2 20-24-3 25-29-3 30-34-10 35-39-10 40-44-10 45-49-10 50-54-10 55-59-5 60-64-5 65-69-5 70+-2 male and female