RYE, NY- September 5, 2013.... This year’s Jarden Westchester Triathlon will have a little more sizzle than in past years as the committee hosts the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championship on Sunday, September 29 bringing at least 114 college aged participants to the event on race day. The Olympic distance triathlon geared for adults includes a .9-mile swim in the Long Island Sound, a 25-mile scenic bike and a 6.2-mile run that will start and finish in Rye, NY.
According to JWT Chairman Arthur Henderson, “I recognize that the NECTC brings some very talented young men and women that might not have otherwise been able to participate and we look forward to hosting them this year in our backyard. If this is anything like last year’s Championship Conference in Montauk, it will elevate the competitive playing field and bring some incredibly exciting course records for the event.” JWT Race Manager Susan Gervais is particularly excited and states, “Jarden Westchester Triathlon is a remarkable community based event and this will make for a fun weekend not only for the participants but for the spectators and volunteers as well.”
The Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference was formed in 2006 to provide an organized series of collegiate triathlon races for northeast universities. The NECTC also works to lower expenses, obtain college benefits and to organize conference wide sponsors. The partnership between the Conference with the nonprofit 501(c) 3 Westchester Triathlon Committee is perfectly aligned as the committee advocates to aid charities, foster athleticism and encourages young people to get involved in the sport of triathlon.
In addition to the Olympic race on Sunday, September 29, the weekend’s additional events start off on Saturday, September 28, with the Westchester Kids Triathlon (ages 7-14), followed by the Westchester Super Sprint (sponsored by Equinox). The Super Sprint now in its third year is specifically designed for newcomers to the sport (adults and teens over the age of 15). The Super Sprint is comprised of a 300-yard swim, a 6-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run.
Now in its 29th year, the Jarden Westchester Triathlon is one of the northeast’s premier Olympic distance races, making generous donations to charitable causes, including The Blazeman Foundation for ALS, Challenged Athletes Foundation, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training, MAC Angels, The Rye YMCA and The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). A portion of the registration fee is tax–deductible. For more information on volunteer opportunities, fundraising, sponsorship opportunities, race information, visit: www.westchestertriathlon.org