Registration Open for Town of Hempstead Triathlon, Annual Race on September 9th

The Town of Hempstead Triathlon tests the skill and endurance of hundreds of men and women each year, along the beautiful waters of the Atlantic and through the streets of the charming Lido Beach. Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino announced that registration is still open for the 2017 installment of the Town of Hempstead Triathlon, scheduled for Saturday, September 9th at 8 a.m. at Town Park Lido Beach.

When the Town of Hempstead Triathlon was introduced more than 30 years ago, it truly was a one-of-a-kind, and set the tone for similar races across Long Island for years to come. The Town of Hempstead Triathlon remains a premier athletic event offering a thrilling combination of swimming, biking and running. The Triathlon begins with a hearty three-quarter mile swim, followed by an 8-mile bike through the streets of Lido Beach and concludes with a three-mile run to the finish line back at Town Park Lido Beach.

“The Triathlon is a premier event on the town’s athletic calendar, attracting competitors from across Long Island and our region,” Santino said. “The race showcases the athletic skill and competitive spirit of hundreds of participants. I encourage interested participants to register for our triathlon, and train for what is set to be an exciting race at Lido Beach.”   

In addition to presenting each participant with a souvenir t-shirt and a special race memento, the Triathlon will honor the top male and female finishers in each of ten age categories.  Championship trophies will also be presented to the overall men and women winners.  

New York Community Bank is the primary sponsor of the Town of Hempstead Triathlon.  The town also acknowledges the support of Empire Kayaks, Brands Cycle and Fitness, King Kullen, Arrow Produce and Ahloe Cal Cruz Surf Shop.  

Entry applications are available online www.toh.li/activities/triathlon or by calling Lonnie Werner of the Department of Parks and Recreation at (516) 292-9000, extension 7662 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To receive a 2017 Triathlon application by mail, simply send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Town of Hempstead Triathlon, Department of Parks and Recreation, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, New York 11550. Registration fees, at $48.50 for a town resident, $72.50 for a non-resident and $24.25 for a town senior or veteran, are payable by check or money order made out to the Town of Hempstead. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 30th.

Race applications are also available at the Parks Department Administration Office, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead; Echo Park, West Hempstead; New York Community Bank branches; Brands Cycle and Fitness in Wantagh; Empire Kayaks in Island Park and Ahloe Cal Cruz in Bellmore.