Empire Tri Club is excited to welcome the Verizon New York City Triathlon race director for an exciting race-week event. Bill Burke, 20 year veteran race director for the NYC Triathlon, will be leading a walk-through/Q&A, along with several Empire Tri Club coaches who have over a decade of experience racing, volunteering, guiding and spectating at the race. At 6:30pm, we will begin our tour starting at the swim start (81st Street & Hudson River). We’ll discuss race tips and strategies as we walk 1 mile along the river to the transition area (Riverside Park Soccer Field at 101st Street), and then from transition to Packet Pick-Up area (Riverside Park Baseball fields @ 103rd Street). We will answer questions about the new course, packet pick up, bike check in, new COVID & finish line protocols, spectator information, weather / safety information, and provide tips to have your best race! At the end of the event, athletes are welcome to join us at Ellington In The Park for final Q&A/beers (Riverside Drive & West 105th Street). (Note: if you don’t want to see the swim start and walk that mile, you can meet us at transition).