Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00
One of Long Island’s most important recreational sporting events – the 26th anniversary Runner’s Edge Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon – is now open for registration.
The Triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013, starting and finishing at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
It will once again consist of a ½ mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15 kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5 kilometer run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Roosevelt Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m., and the last athlete should cross the finish line well before 11 a.m.
The Triathlon is conducted under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay and its Department of Parks and Recreation, with TOBAY Recreation Supervisor Diane Ramos serving as the Town’s Liaison to the event. Event management is supplied by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Jose Lopez and Ray Farrell serving as the Event Co-Directors, and Linda Ottaviano and Mindy Davidson serving as Event Coordinators. In addition to the Town and title business sponsor the Runner’s Edge, race organizers are thrilled with the support of Bo’s for Dinner and Drinks in Manhattan, Babylon Bike, All Round Foods, Carter DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, and the good people at the Blue Point Brewing Company.
Proceeds of the event will be distributed to the Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Gerald Kaufman Memorial Fund, Island Harvest, and the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay.
The entry fee is $75 from April 1st through April 30th, $90 from May 1st through May 31st, $105 from June 1st through June 30th, and $125 thereafter until entries close. Town of Oyster Bay residents can deduct $10 from the pertinent entry fee. You can register at runnersedgetobaytriathlon.com , or call Linda at the Greater Long Island Running Club for application booklets at (516) 349-7646.
Only 1500 entrants can be accepted, and this event is very likely to sell out by the end of June!