Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola announced that the Town of Oyster Bay is partnering with Runner’s Edge to host the Junior TOBAY Triathlon and the TOBAY Triathlon at Theodore Roosevelt Park this summer. The Junior Triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 27th for children ages 8-13 and the TOBAY Triathlon for individuals and relay teams with participants 14 years or older, will be on Sunday, August 28th.
“The TOBAY Triathlon and Junior Triathlon are great opportunities for residents of all ages to experience the beautiful sights and scenery around Oyster Bay while swimming in the cove, and biking and running on local roads,” said Supervisor Saladino. “We look forward to having a wonderful triathlon weekend, and we thank Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club for once again bringing this fun and exciting activity to our Town.”
The Triathlon will commence at Theodore Roosevelt Park on Sunday, August 28th with the transition area opening at 5:30 a.m. The first wave will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a ½ mile swim in the Oyster Bay Harbor. Following the swim will be a 12.3-kilometer bike ride through Oyster Bay and Oyster Bay Cove, followed by the final 5-kilometer run that will return participants to Theodore Roosevelt Park for a concluding awards ceremony and raffle drawing. Participants in the Junior TOBAY Triathlon should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th for a 200-yard swim, 2.5-mile bike and a 1-mile run.
“The triathlon begins with a half-mile swim in the calm waters of the harbor, followed by a beautiful bike ride and scenic run,” added Councilman Labriola. “All participants will receive shirts and custom finisher medals, and Town residents receive a discount on registration.”
Packet pick up for both races will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Runner’s Edge located at 242 Main Street in Farmingdale or Saturday August 27th, for the Triathlon at Theodore Roosevelt Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If participants wish to pick up their packet on Sunday morning, there will be an extra $10 charge.
Anyone who is interested in participating in either race can sign up now through August 26th using this link https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/OysterBay/RunnersEdgeTOBAYTriathlon. Town of Oyster Bay residents will receive a $5 discount upon registration. All participants in the events will receive a custom finisher medal and a shirt. Email email@example.com with any questions.