The race begins with an 750m swim in beautiful Otsego Lake. It is followed by an 11 mi bike ride through the rolling hills and beautiful countryside of the surrounding community. The race finishes with a 3.1 mi run which takes place within scenic Glimmerglass State Park
The Cooperstown Triathlon, in it’s 9th year. Sprint Triathlon & Aqua Bike for Individuals and Sprint Triathlon for Relay Teams of 2 or 3 people.
New for 2019: Kids Triathlon.
11 & Under: Swim – 100 Meters, Bike – 3 Miles, Run – 1 Mile.
Ages 12 – 17: Swim – 200 Meters, Bike – 6 Miles, Run – 1 Mile
Age group awards and wave starts as follows: 16 & 17yr old, 14 & 15, 12 & 13, 10 & 11, 8 & 9, 6 & 7, 5 & UNDER.
This is a USAT sanctioned event. All athletes must produce a valid USAT Annual Membership on race day along with photo ID or purchase a one-day license for $15 or $10 for Kids Annual Membership 17 & Under. There is no refund for this event. Held rain or shine.
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This is one of 26 events across New York State produced by Wilson Endurance Sports. For more information visit www.CoachMarkWilson.com
Welcome to the Cooperstown Triathlon
Saturday June 1, 2019
Glimmerglass State Park
1527 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Mark H. Wilson (914-466-9214) – Race Director
Tonia H. Wilson (716-353-1288) – Administrator
Parking will be at the race site within the State Park. There will be no fee to gain
entrance to the park as long as you are in by 9am. Please let your spectators
know this. After 9am regular admission fees apply.
Races begin SHARP as follows:
7:00am for Sprint Tri
7:00am for Aqua Bike
7:00am for Relay Teams
9:00am for Kids Tri (separate Athlete Guide available)
Pre-race meeting held 6:45am AT THE WATER FRONT.
UNLESS you hear from us directly, always assume that the race is on regardless
of weather conditions where you are at. We will race rain or shine but will never
put any of our athletes in danger. We will contact you via email and Facebook
posts if there are to be any last minute changes due to weather.
Packet pick-up on Friday from Noon – 8pm at the race site. (Not a requirement)
Packet pick-up & Body Marking – Race Day beginning at 5am.
Registration will close at 6:45am.
All athletes must pick up their race packets themselves, relay team members too.
What to bring with you:
1. Photo ID
2. USAT card (either card or digital copy is acceptable)
1. IF not a current member – $15 cash, check or credit/debit card
We do offer Race Day Registration. $90 for individuals and $135 for Relay
You must have your number displayed on the front of your body during the run
portion of the race.
Marking will be done at registration-your # will be marked on your arm and your
USAT age (your age on 12/31/2019) will be marked on your calf.
750 meters, one loop of the course. Keep the buoys on your left shoulder.
There will be lifeguards and volunteers in the water in kayaks. You are allowed
to hold on to a kayak for assistance but they cannot move your forward if you
intend to finish your swim. If you are in need of assistance please flip on to your
You will be issued a color coded swim cap at registration that we require to be
Wetsuits are optional but recommended.
Athletes only will be allowed in transition area and athletes only will be allowed to
remove bike from transition with matching numbers on bikes and body.
You must walk the bike out of the transition area and mount in the designated
location marked on the pavement. YOUR HELMET MUST BE SNAPPED ON
BEFORE YOU move your bike. And, it must not be undone until after you rack
your bike. Dismount your bike in the designated area and walk your bike into
There will be designated arrows and volunteers along the bike course to keep
you on course.
It is your responsibility to know the course beforehand. Always stay to the right
hand side of the road unless passing. The course is NOT closed to traffic.
Turn by Turn course directions: Out of the park, left turn onto County Hwy 31, left
turn onto Mill Road, Mill Road bends to the right, left turn onto County Road 53,
immediate right turn onto Griggs Road, right turn onto State Route 20, right turn
onto County Hwy 31, right turn into Glimmerglass State Park.
There will be no aid station on the bike course. Restrooms are located in the
On course bike tech support provided by our Sponsor, VeloFix Albany – Carl
Wilson Endurance Sports will provide a SAG wagon following the last cyclist.
Participants in the AquaBike competition will complete the event after the bike.
Finish times are recorded as participants cross the timing mat as they enter
transition. Finishers can make their way to the Finish Line for their race medals.
There are no relay team entries for the AquaBike.
There will be 3 aid stations along the run course that will be stocked with water,
and nutrition provided by our Sponsor, Hammer Nutrition, featuring HEED,
Endurolytes & Gels.
The run course is NOT closed to traffic. This is a single loop course.
Be sure to look up and smile as you cross the finish line for our
professional photographers. Prints and downloads will be available for
purchase a few days after the event.
If at any time you decide to abandon your race, PLEASE notify Mark or Tonia
You will be timed as you cross under the finish line. There will be water bottles
available and volunteers will reward you with a well deserved Finisher Medal.
Relay Teams are welcome to all cross the finish line together. Please do not
impede other athletes at anytime within the Finish chute.
• Male Age Group – 19 & Under, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
• Female Age Group – 19 & Under, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
• Relay Teams
• Overall Top 3 Male & Female – Sprint Triathlon – Podium, Prizes and
• AquaBike – Top 3 Overall Male and Female – Podium, Prizes and
• Relay Teams – Top 3 – Podium, Prizes and Certificates.
• Top 3 in each Division Age Group – Podium & Certificates
There will be post race snacks & beverages provided by Wilson Endurance
Sports. Beer zone provided by our sponsor, Southern Tier Brewing Company.
All beer will be required to stay inside the designated area. Must be 21 years of
age to enter. Wrist bands will be issued at registration and must be worn to enter
The Glimmerglass State Park Concession Stand will be available on race day
with a wide variety of items for purchase by all athletes and spectators.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME ON THE COURSE, WATERFRONT,
TRANSITION OR NEAR THE FINISH LINE AREA. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND
AND REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE EVENT.
Glimmerglass State Park Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day
use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either
be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be
produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses,
boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service
No rollerblades, skateboards, strollers or motorized vehicles including bicycles
allowed. No non registered participants allowed on course during event.
1. Helmets: Only helmets approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) may be used in USAT sanctioned events. Helmets must be worn at all times
while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
2. Chin Straps: Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on a bicycle. DO NOT
unbuckle your chin strap unless you are off your bicycle.
3. Outside Assistance: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical
officials may be used. Triathlons are individual tests of fitness.
4. Transition Area: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and
individually assigned bike corral. All participants must return their bicycles to an upright
position in their designated bicycle corral. No person shall interfere with another
participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. All bar ends must
be solidly plugged. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers into the transition
area. Athletes in transition area only.
5. Course: All competitors are required to follow the prescribed course and to stay
within all coned lanes. Cutting the course is an obvious violation and going outside the
course is a safety issue. Cyclists shall not cross a solid yellow center line for ANY
reason. Cyclists must obey all applicable traffic laws at all times.
6. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or
other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, USA Triathlon officials,
volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes is forbidden.
7. Headphones: Headphones, headsets, iPods, mp3 players, or personal audio
devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.
8. Race numbers: All athletes are required to wear race numbers at all times during
the run. Numbers must face the front and be clearly visible at all times. Numbers may
not be cut or folded or altered in any way. DO NOT transfer your number to any other
athlete or take a number from an athlete that is not competing.
9. Abandonment: All personal equipment and belongings taken out onto the course
must stay on the athlete the entire time. No garbage, clothing, etc. shall be thrown on
There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice (prior to race
day) you may transfer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or defer to next
years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-353-1288.
Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H.
Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.
Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports in cooperation with the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.
We’d like to thank our Sponsors for providing us with great goodie bag stuffers &
HAMMER NUTRITION, WIN, PLAYTRI, DR. HOYS, METALLIC LADDER,
ALUMIDOCK, SBR SPORTS, INC., ORANGE MUD, SHAVE SECRET
Thank you for racing with us today. We strive to plan a fun, athlete centered
event for you to test your fitness and endurance. It is our hope that you fall in
love with staying fit and healthy for life and always enjoy the world of multi-sport.
Please watch our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com for race results,
future events and activities. Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC produces 28 events
in NY State and Connecticut. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Best of luck, have fun and stay safe.
Mark & Tonia Wilson
Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC