2023 Life Time NYC Triathlon Program


Train for your first triathlon!

New to triathlon? Fear not! Our beginner program will prepare you for a triathlon in just 11 weeks. Complete with coached workouts, clinics and race day support, you’ll cross the finish line ready for more!

2023 Beginner Tri Program #2 Dates:  July 17 – Oct 1, 2023

Program Cost:
  • $475 (through July 17)
  • $499 (after July 18, pending availability)

This program will prepare athletes for the Life Time New York City Triathlon. 

For the first time in 20+ years, the iconic New York City Triathlon has a NEW place on the calendar: October 1, 2023.  With the NEW RACE DATE, you can swim, bike and run into NYC history as you embrace the beauty of fall in New York – cooler weather, crisper air, fall colors in Central Park.

If you’re not quite ready to jump into the water yet, don’t worry. Run-Bike-Run through the City in the official NYC Duathlon!  Replace your swim with a second running leg and never touch the water. After a 2-mile run, you’ll complete the same bike and run course as the International Tri distance.  REGISTER for the Life Time NYC Triathlon 

Already signed up for a different tri or prefer to participate in the program without culminating in a race?  That’s no problem!


July 17 – Oct 1, 2023

Empire Tri Club’s beginner program is the best way to get started in the sport of triathlon!  We are extremely passionate about what we do and LOVE welcoming newcomers to our sport & our team!  Our coaches & ambassadors have decades of experience and are excited to share our passion and expertise with you!  You’ll instantly be connected to a team of like minded people who you’ll bond with in a unique & healthy way.  You’ll become a part of the amazing tri community which leads to lifelong friendships on and off the race course.  Our team is here to support, encourage, coach and guide you every step of the way!

Program includes:
•  11 Week Detailed Training Plan to follow
•  Personal Training Peaks Account (FREE) to log workouts and track progress
•  11-Weeks of Coached Group Workouts including Biking, Strength & Running
•  Informational Clinics on Triathlon Basics (how to change a flat tire, set up your transition area, race nutrition and more)
•  Instructional Open Water Swim Lessons
•  Race Day Support from Empire Coaches
•  Free Empire Tech-T
•  Discounts & shopping nights at local partner shops
•  Beginner Program “Meet the Team” Info Session
•  Monthly Team Socials throughout the program
•  Discounts on all Empire Tri Club training & racing apparel
•  Discounts at local indoor training facilities from our partners and sponsors
•  Discounts on private swim lessons and personal training sessions
•  Access to an extensive online library of recorded strength workouts, info sessions & clinics

Need a little extra support?  Sign up for the extra support package which includes a consultation and 3 personal training sessions!

This program builds up to the Life Time NYC Triathlon on Sunday, October 1st.  Race entry not included. The Lifetime NYC Triathlon is an International (Olympic) distance triathlon:  1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run.  If you wish to complete the program with a different race or sprint distance tri, that is totally fine.  Not digging a dip in the Hudson?  No problem!  The NYC Tri also offers a duathlon (run-bike-run) option for those who may be new to the sport or who wish to only complete the run and bike disciplines. The duathlon starts with a 2-mile run in place of the swim.  
Questions? Check out our Beginner Program FAQ page or email us at info@empiretriclub.com.

What past participants are saying: 

Thank you so much for bringing triathlon to my life, it is one of the greatest things that has happened to me and I will always be grateful for that and all the fun memories of the team.
– Alberto

Such a fun time Saturday!!!  Thanks for a wonderful party and a fabulous season! And most of all, thanks for everything Empire – the warmth, camaraderie, fun and competitive spirit of this group is priceless. The fact that they had to kick us out of the room an hour late (at our end of season party) is testament to the Empire love ❤️
– Liz

Empire saved my life and I’m coming back so you all can do it again!  You built a beautiful Empire (literally) of a community of good people- they’re hard to find and yet you draw them in! I’m so grateful to be involved and will shout it from every mountaintop you help me climb!
– Rachel

Empire has really made such a wonderful impact in my life on so many levels. I’m really grateful that you have helped me and encouraged me through the last couple years, I know I can just get better and better!
– Regan

I just wanted to thank you for all you do for this incredible Empire team. Even though you weren’t in AC physically, you were there in spirit. It was such an incredible experience to race with 30+ teammates who truly felt like a big, happy family! And the fact that several teammates who weren’t racing came out in the pouring rain to cheer us on is testimony to the Empire love that pervades this group! Both of you set the tone and make this club a unique combination of camaraderie, healthy competitiveness, and just plain fun!!!  I look forward to many more years of swimming, biking, running (and eating, drinking, laughing, and celebrating!) with Empire ?
– Liz

I had a really great season training with the beginner program, and I am very grateful for all of your help and support.
– Rebecca

I love the team and am happy to have found Empire 🙂
– Pamela

I had a blast training with Empire and it was awesome to have a team racing alongside me on race day!  I will definitely be back if I race again next year!
– Greg

Thanks again for all the training!  Had such a great experience and so happy with my NYC Tri results!  On to NJ State Triathlon and many more!
– Marc

I wanted to thank you for putting together such a fun program. Although I only sporadically joined the beginners’ program workouts, since work was busier than anticipated, I learned a great deal about the course, tri training and met some really cool people!  You guys are doing an amazing job with the club! I am already encouraging some of my friends to join you next year and hope to stay healthy to race again. The NYC Tri was definitely super fun. Claudina, George, Cameron, Marty, Doc and all the coaches and ambassadors are fantastic, motivating, and have so much knowledge.

– Iani

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