ToughMan Championship Race



Register now for the 2016 TOUGHMAN triathlon.


Packet Pick-Up

Will be announced a month prior to event
You are required to bring photo proof of identity. There are no entry transfers or substitutions. Participants who swap or sell their race number without going through the race management, will not be allowed to race and lose all entry fees as well as be subject to disciplinary action by USAT.

Steps to Print a temporary USAT card for current USAT members:

1. Go to:

2. Login using your email address and password (top left-hand corner homepage)

3. Click on "My Account" on the right side of the page

4. Once the page loads click on "Print Temporary Card" (the 7th link on left-hand side of page)

All Timing Chips will be distributed on Race Morning from 5am-6:15 am.


Race Distance

Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
AQUABIKE: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 100 yards through finish shoot and be awarded your metal.


Event Categories

We have many individual and relay categories available. Read category descriptions here.
How does a relay team work? Download the PDF with more relay team race instructions.



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**You can make changes to your team without a charge if submitted by July 30th. Changes made Aug 1-Aug 31 will be charged $50 per team change, each time you make a change. ABSOLUTELY NO RELAY CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER AUGUST 31st.


Entry fee includes

  • athlete entry
  • performance wick race shirt
  • race nutrition
  • post-race BBQ and beer
  • swim cap
  • goody bag with bottle
  • timing chip rental with five splits
  • finisher's medal



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You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $12 during the registration process.



The race is a USAT sanctioned race so USAT rules are in effect. You must wear an ANSI-approved helmet during the entire cycling event. Headphones for music are prohibited during the race.

Most common rules violations >


Age Requirements

You must be 17 years old or older to participate in the TOUGHMAN race (or 15 years old to be part of a relay team). Race age is determined by how old you will be on 12/31 of the current year, which means you may be in an older age group than your current age.


Bike Check & Briefings

You may check your bike into transition on Saturday 2-7pm (again, highly suggested but NOT mandatory). Overnight security is provided.


Start Times

First wave goes off Sunday morning at 6:45 am. There will be approximately 6-8 waves by age groups with 3 minutes in between each wave. Transition open 5 - 6:20 AM on Sunday morning.


Aid Stations

There are 18 aid stations on the run course and a bottle exchange at the 18, 23 (water only) and 36 mile mark on the bike course. Aid is as follows:

Bike Aid Station

Replacement drink bottle exchange

Run Aid Stations

Replacement drink
Cola (at selected stations)


During the race, there will be port-a-jonhs located at mile 18 and mile 36 on the bike. As will as the transition area exit and at miles: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11 of the run.



For information not available on this website, please contact us.


Race Cutoffs

You must be able to complete the events within the following cut off times to avoid being pulled from the course for safety reasons:

  • Swim: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Swim/Bike: 5 hours
  • Swim/Bike/Run: 8 hours

Note that there is a T1 cut off for the last wave entering the water: these athletes have a 10 minute restriction for their T1 from leaving the water to getting on the bike course.


Awards - Total Purse for 2016 is $4,500

Awards will be presented to:

Awards will be presented at 2pm to:
~ Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female overall
~ Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female for each 5 yr age group
~ Top 3 Clydesdales (Men 220+ lbs)
~ Top 3 Athenas (Women 165+ lbs)
~ Top 3 First Responders
~ Top Tri Club
~ Top 3 Military
~ Top 1st Place Relay Teams (Male/Female/ Co-ed)
~ Top Corporate Challenge Team


Age Group Qualifying slots for TOUGHMAN Championship Half NY

19 and under-2
male and female


Age Group Qualifying slots for TOUGHMAN Aquabike Championship Half NY

19 and under-2
male and female


Paratriathlete Category

We are pleased to offer a Paratriathlete category for physically challenged athletes. Registration open to USAT classifications Tri 2 -Tri 6. Wheelchairs are not permitted on the run course. Handlers may enter all athlete restricted zones with a wristband.


Post Race Food

Post race there will be bananas, Nestle water, Powerbar Perform, Gatorade Endurance and bagels.


Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6:30 am



This year's TOUGHMAN Expo will take place at Croton Point Park during bag pickup on Saturday Sept 12th from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 8 am - 4pm.
Products will be available to rent for race day, or sample, view, and purchase. The vendor expo will be available for spectators Saturday, and Sunday during the adult race.



If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here.


Online registration closes

When maximum capacity has filled, or no later than August 31, 2015


Race Deferral

Athletes that are unable to race may receive a full deferral to the following year if they fulfill at least 6 hours volunteering for the race. Earning a full deferral for a 2016 entry means the entire entry fee will be credited towards the athlete's 2017 entry. You may assign someone else to volunteer on your behalf. To defer you entry, please register to volunteer by 5PM on 9/10/16.