Events Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon and Swim

Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon and Swim

Just in time for triathlon season and the week before the extremely popular NYC Triathlon, here's a chance to practice open water swimming and swim-run transitions. This fun and challenging multi-sport event combines a 1.5-km swim in the Hudson River and a flat, fast, scenic 5-km run in Hudson River Park and Riverside Park. Don't run? Check out the swim-only Tune Up on the same day or help out as a volunteer. Everyone is invited to an informal, pay-as-you-go meal afterward at the 70th Street Pier Plaza.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for the results of this year's event. They are now posted on the results tab.

Date:07/18/2009 (Saturday) 
Distance:Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 70 to 75 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire will not be eligible for awards in this year's race. The full wetsuit policy can be viewed here.

There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind & tide action. The waterways are salt-water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam & flotsam in the waterways. For additional information on swimming and water quality in the Hudson River, please see our FAQ page.