Message from the Race Directors
On behalf of the entire 2016 Orange County Triathlon Staff, local officials, our generous sponsors, and dedicated volunteers, we are excited to welcome you to the 6th annual Orange County Triathlon.
The Orange County Triathlon (OCTRI) is not just a race, but a demonstration of community support, spirit and pride. We are proud of the beautiful City of Newburgh and all that Orange County has to offer our racers, family members and friends who travel from across the country to compete at this extraordinary race that features the beautiful Hudson River landscape.
The OCTRI is a celebration of all the training and effort exercised by every athlete who prepares to participate; a combination of thousands of miles of swimming, biking and running to get to the starting line and demonstrate spirit and endurance. There is an intrinsic connection among our race participants, the hundreds of spectators who line our streets to cheer, and our countless, dedicated volunteers who give this event a steady pulse. The energy and excitement of this already established event soars with every cheer and every passing mile marker.
Thanks to the tireless devotion of the Orange County Triathlon volunteers, sponsors and our race participants, the OCTRI has grown into a prestigious global event and one of the best venues that gives so much back to the community. More than $10,000 dollars was raised in the 2012 OCTRI for local causes. Local businesses will be boosted by the large economic impact generated by the thousands of racers and visitors who travel to our county.
Although new in age, the OCTRI has had hundreds of participants cross the finish line. On Aug 2, 2015, you will become part of the legacy and part of our history. This years elite athletes, charity triathletes and hundreds of others with personal goals and stories are what make the OCTRI a magical event. We enjoy every minute of its planning and feel fortunate to be a part of this extraordinary event.
Good luck to all of you on race day, we hope to see you there!
The Orange County Triathlon will offer the Super Sprint Tri this year, the event will be held on August 2, 2015. This event will combine our classic Olympic distance swim and run, with our exciting and fast Sprint distance bike. The race is scheduled to be a great event for racers of all age and ability levels. The Super Sprint will offer a triathlon beginner the opportunity to swim bike and run along with more advanced and expert triathletes.
The Newburgh Riverfront area has been a favorite with critics, residents and tourists, as a great summertime spot for decades offering a variety of top level restaurants, parks and multiple attractions including the beautiful Hudson River Valley, which is the backdrop of this spectacular event. The Newburgh Waterfront is a great venue for family and friends to enjoy while loved ones are racing to the finish line. Not to mention the warm support of our volunteers that will be cheering you on the entire race. Grab a beer and a burger or take in a lavish dining experience at any of the restaurants we offer at the riverfront, there is something for everyone!
The Race Directors of the Orange County Triathlon have decided after months of planning with town and local officials to offer a Super Sprint Triathlon for the 2015 season.
Super Sprint Sprint distance triathlons typically consist of a 1 mile swim, followed by a 14-mile bike and then a 5K run. Unlike long-distance running races, which can demand mental focus to avoid boredom, the multi-sport nature of triathlon and the short distances of each of the three components of a Super Sprint race provide plenty of excitement and a fun race day.
he new Super Sprint will offer a challenging race to new participants as well as those who may want a shorter distance. The athletes will swim the same course, including biking a condensed version and run the same 5K to finish this truly amazing race course.
It is our goal to make The Orange County Triathlon the best event in the Northeast and to offer our racers the best and safest racing experience from pre-race to post race festival.
Join us for the 2015 Orange County Triathlon, Give it a Tri! A race for everyone! We are sure you will be hooked!
Hope to see you there,
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Event details and schedule
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Please notice our new lower price for the 2015 Orange County Triathlon
Aug 2, 2015
Bike Check in starts at 4:30 am
First wave 7:35 am
High Torque Sports