Important Announcement from the Race DirectorI want to personally let each of you know that the Brooklyn Triathlon at Coney Island is being postponed until 2014.
Last week we had a series of very productive meetings with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, NYPD, Parks Department, NYFD and the Coast Guard, as well as a great town hall-style meeting at R&A Cycles with registered and interested competitors.
The result of all these meetings is that the City of New York has offered us the opportunity to have the race on October 26, 2014. We are in the process of applying for the date immediately. For us and for participants, this is a huge opportunity. Our sponsors including R&A Cycles, Herbalife, blueseventy, Champion System, and our charity partner, Race2Rebuild are fully supportive of the move.
All of the meetings that were held last week demonstrated the positive and enthusiastic support we are receiving from everyone in Brooklyn, so we are even more committed to making this an event that has longevity and is a permanent part of the Brooklyn sports scene.
Here are some of the operational items for 2014 that came out of the City departmental meetings:
- The swim course will be moved to the opposite side of the pier at Coney Island. This is due to construction at the pier and dredging operations in the ocean off the beach.
- The cycling course footprint will be reduced to operationally benefit the residents and businesses along the course and increase course safety.
- The entire run course will be on the Coney Island Boardwalk. This will be possible in 2014 with the major improvements and repairs being completed on the Boardwalk. The finish will be on the Boardwalk in front of the parachute jump at Coney.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to direct them to me at Jack@PacificSportsLLC.com.
President & CEO
Pacific Sports LLC