2023 Harryman Triathlon
HarryMan Triathlon – Olympic and Half May 13, 2023
We will be hosting the Half and Olympic races on the same day.
|Half (1.2M/56.1M/13.1M)||9:00 AM|
|Olympic (0.6M/28.3M/6.2M)||10:30 AM|
This race is limited to a combined field of 500 total participants, so register early to reserve your spot.
Lake Welch at New York’s Harriman State Park serves as the backdrop for this early season race. Only 30 miles from New York City, Harriman State Park’s scenic beauty and hilly terrain will make you feel like you’re in the Adirondacks.
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Registration and Pricing
HarryMan Triathlon, May 13, 2023
- Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
- All participants must either be a current USAT Member ($50/year) or purchase a one-day USAT license ($15) during registration process or on event day.
- All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced.
- You must be at least 16 years old to participate in the Olympic event.
- You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Half event.
- You must be in good health and physically prepared to participate in the Olympic or the Half.
- You must show a photo ID to pick-up your race packet.
- If you provided a USAT Membership number during registration you MUST show proof of membership by presenting a membership card.*
- NO headphones may be used on the course.
- Registration closes at 11:59pm on 5/10/2023 if it doesn’t sell out first!
*If you cannot provide proof of membership a 1-day license must be purchased prior to participating.
- Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
- If the event is not sold out and you notify us prior to April 30th, we will attempt to transfer your entry to the following year.
- If the event is sold out the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
- You may move from the Half to the Olympic, but no refunds will be issued.
E-mail email@example.com for any inquiries regarding transfers.
- Course Map
- Single Lap Bike Loop
- (Oly = 2laps, Half = 4laps)
- Click Menu > Hills to see the single lap elevation profile as well.
Harriman State Park is the perfect location for an early season race! Whether you are looking to get into the water for the first time of the or gearing up for a mid season Lake Placid Ironman – this is YOUR race! Gorgeous Woods Swim, Challenging Cycling Climbs with little car traffic & Back-Roads Running!
The Swim Course
Lake Welch’s Beach is a great venue for the HarryMan Tri. The beach and swimming area does not open to the public until Memorial Day, which gives HarryMan exclusive use of the entire area! This means that the only time you can swim in the lake will be during the pre-race warm-ups and during the event itself. Once the swim course is closed, there is no additional swimming or wading into the water. The Park has also requested that there are to be no pets or alcohol at Lake Welch.
The swim course starts on the sandy beach of Lake Welch. The water temperatures range from 54 – 66 degrees. The swim course will be a 0.6 mile triangle marked with large orange buoys. Smaller orange buoys will be placed in the center of the legs to help you swim straight.
*THE WATER TEMPS WILL MAKE THE SWIM – MOST LIKELY WET SUIT MANDATORY
The Half Distance will circle the course two times clockwise – keeping the buoys on your right. The Olympic Distance will circle the course one time. When you exit the water you will have a run up the beach to the Transition Area.
Foot-washing bins will be placed en-route to wash sand off your feet. Follow signs into the transition area. When you cross the timing mat at TA1 your swim time will end. Enter the Transition Area at – “Swim End”. After you complete your transition to the bike, you will exit the transition area out the opposite side from where you entered – “Bike Start”. We cannot have over 150 racers start at a time – so we will wave starts of approximately 80-100 people per wave. You will receive your wave assignments on event day.
Bike Course (UPDATED for 2023!)
The Bike Course maintains the classic gorgeous loop of Harriman State Park. A grueling yet fast 14-mile loop that will start at Lake Welch. You will exit Lake Welch Parking Lot bear to your right onto Lake Welch Drive.
Keep to the rights side of the road and bear right at the first fork. You’ll continue down Lake Welch Dr until the Tiorati Brook Rd merge enters on your left. Begin to slow down as you will make the U-turn soon. EXTREME CAUTION as the second half of the U-turn is sharper than it appears.
After the U-turn you stay to the right and climb a steep and winding Tiorati Brook Rd. One of the most fun, picturesque and challenging climbs in the park. You will cross the dam and have a few small rolling hills left on the Tiorati Brook Rd. USE CAUTION as you enter Tiorati circle. You’ll be descending a short steep hill and going 3/4 of the way around Tiorati Circle. Exit onto Seven Lakes Drive South.
Seven Lakes is a fun, smooth road passing Tiorati Lake, Skanatati, Askoti and Kanauwake lakes. After a few miles you’ll arrive at Kanawauke Circle. Enter the traffic circle and take your second exit to continue on Seven Lakes Drive South towards Lake Welch Drive and Sebago Lake. After a small split in the road, make your way into the left lane and prepare for your second U-Turn, to head North on Seven Lakes for a few hundred yards before turning on Lake Welch Drive.
Take a right onto Lake Welch Drive and climb and roll your way back towards Lake Welch Beach and the end of your lap. On this road you’ll be passing runners on their run portion. Please use caution and give each other space. At the top of the climb after St Johns Road you will come to the Bike Aid Station. Soon after you’ll be finishing your loop. Stay straight to continue on course for additional laps. You do not need to return to the main event area in between laps. Take a Right at the Lake Welch Beach entrance to head to the Transition Area once all laps are finished.
The “Bike End” location is the same as the “Start Bike” location. Put your bike on the rack and exit TA2 on the opposite end to “Run Start.”
Bike Aid Station
The Bike Aid station is located at the end of each lap near the entrance to Lake Welch after you climb the hill. There is a drop zone just prior and immediately after the Aid Station. This is the only area where you are permitted to discard your used water bottles. You can also pick up a new water bottle of water or electrolyte at this location. We will have nutrition available. Please yell out to the aid station volunteers letting them know in advance what you would like and don’t forget to thank them for spending their day supporting you!
As you exit TA 2 follow the cones and fencing and run along the beach path. 2 quick turns and you’ll be headed out the to the Lake Welch West Entrance road. Continue Straight across Rt 106 onto St Johns Rd. St Johns Rd is technically closed to vehicular traffic, but please use caution with all the potholes and occasional vehicles. Take a left at the end of St Johns Rd onto Lake Welch Parkway and continue until your respective turn-around. Cones will line the entire run course. REMAIN ON THE SHOULDER, running on the road is dangerous and grounds for disqualification.
Run Aid Stations
There will be run aid stations approximately every 1.5 – 2.0 miles on the run courses. Aid stations will have electrolyte, water, soda, pretzels, assorted gels, energy bars, and some will have fruit.
Bike Support Provided By:
Bicycle Support By Mark is the best in the business and will be on-site prior to the race for any last minute fixes. Starting around 9:30am, the support team will be mobile on the course until all cyclists are clear of the bicycle course.
Chronotrack Timing provided by SuperRace Systems. You will receive your chip at race day check-in. The chip is worn around your ankle with the provided Velcro strap throughout the event. You will pass over timing mats as you enter and exit the transition area and at the finish line. You will hand your chip to a volunteer immediately after crossing the finish line. Timing results will include your swim, swim to bike transition, bike, bike to run transition, and run times.
Race Day Schedule
Rules and Guidelines
You must pick up your packet in person on event day beginning at 7:00 AM. Olympic racers can wait until 8:30-9:00 AM if you’d like since we’ll be getting Half racers checked in and ready to race starting at 7:00 AM. All roads and park entrances will remain open throughout the day.
Have a photo ID and a USA Triathlon Membership Card ready OR $15 to pay for a one-day license at time of pick-up. Event sanctioning and insurance compliance require every participant of a USA Triathlon sanctioned event to be a member of USA Triathlon and to present a photo ID on race day. NO PHOTO ID = NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
For those who registered as a USAT member, a current USAT membership card MUST be presented. If proof of USAT membership cannot be shown, a one-day license will need to be purchased in order to participate.
Medals & Awards
All finishers will receive a Genesis Adventures Finisher Medal. Custom designed awards will be awarded 3 deep in each division for each event. The top 3 overall winners & special category winners will receive their respective awards and will be ineligible for age groups awards (no double awards). You must be present at the awards ceremony to collect your award.
Award Age Categories
65+ (Additional Age Categories added based on registrant ages)
- Clydesdale (Male Only)
- Athena (Female Only)
- Relay Teams (All Relay Teams)
Photos will be available online a few days after the event and can be purchased directly online or shared on social media for free! A link will be posted after the race to the event photos.
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Rules and Regulations
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and we will be following USA Triathlon rules. USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. These rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition.
We highly recommend that all participants review the USA Triathlon Rules and Common Rules Violations.
Changes to Registration
Race day changes will not be available under any circumstance. For example, you may NOT switch from the Half to the Olympic or switch from the Olympic to the Half event. Any requests to change an existing registration must be received by firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30th.
Travel & Accommodations
Lake Welch Beach, Harriman State Park
Lake Welch Pkwy
Stony Point, NY 10980
When searching on Google for directions be sure to pin the Lake Welch Beach parking lot, NOT Beaver Pond Campgrounds.
From the WEST via Rt 17 – Take Orange County Rt 106 East. Go straight through the Kanawauke Circle toward Lake Welch Beach. After the underpass take a left into Lake Welch Beach. Follow the entrance Rd to the end near the beach where you will see the Transition Area.From the EAST via The Palisades Parkway – Exit 15 Gate Hill Rd, Follow Rt 106/Gate Hill Rd West. Take a Right at the stop sign to stay on Rt 106. After passing the Lake Welch Dam take a right into Lake Welch Beach. Follow the entrance Rd to the end near the beach where you will see the Transition Area.
There are many hotels available along Rt 17 in Mahwah, NJ
Beaver Pond Campgrounds
700 Kanawauke Rd
Stony Point, NY
Beaver Pond Campgrounds adjoins the Lake Welch Recreation Area within Harriman State Park. The campgrounds include tent and trailer sites, as well as accommodations for larger vehicles. Comfort stations, showers, laundry facilities and a dumping station are part of the campgrounds.
For online reservations, Visit ReserveAmerica.