A compelling test of skill and endurance, the Town of Hempstead’s triathlon, on Sept. 12, is contested along the beautiful ocean shoreline and through quaint seaside communities. Set along the beachfront at Town Park Point Lookout, the triathlon begins with a hearty three-quarter mile ocean swim. After emerging from the surf, competitors set off on a 10-mile bike through the streets of Point Lookout and Lido Beach.
The final leg is a five-mile run to the finish line at Town Park.
“Always a thrilling event, the Triathlon showcases the athletic skill and competitive spirit of each participant,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “We look forward to hosting a full field of 300 contestants on Sept. 12 and expectations are high for exciting races in both the men’s and women’s divisions.”
To receive a 2015 triathlon application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Town of Hempstead Triathlon, Department of Parks and Recreation, 200 North Franklin St., Hempstead, NY 11550.
Registration fees, set at $44 for a town resident, $66 for a non-resident and $22 for a town senior or veteran, are payable by check or money order made out to the Town of Hempstead. The deadline for registration is Thursday, Aug. 27.
Race applications are available at the Parks Department Administration Office, 200 North Franklin St., Hempstead, the lifeguard offices at Town Park Point Lookout, Echo Park, West Hempstead, New York Community Bank branches, Brands Cycle and Fitness in Wantagh, Empire Kayaks in Island Park and Ahloe Cal Cruz in Bellmore. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-292-9000, ext. 7219, for more information.