MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE TRIATHLON
See the sites Montauk is known for while you race! The point-to-point swim starts the morning off at Gin Beach. Bike through Montauk and around Gosman’s Dock and enjoy one of the best finish lines ever as the run leads athletes up to the historic Lighthouse. A unique race with two transition areas! Treat yourself to a great race experience!
Swim: This is a point-to point swim. Athletes will walk ½-mile down the beach then swim back along Gin Beach.
Bike: The course is rolling with a few challenging climbs. Serious fun!
Run: Power through as you climb to a finish line that is as scenic as it is satisfying!
Bikes allowed: Road bike, time trial, mountain bike or hybrid. Sorry, no tandem or recumbent bikes.
Please note: New for 2021 registration fees are all-inclusive so no additional fees will be tacked on upon registration.
Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.
Additional race application service fee applied upon registration.
The prices shown above are for USAT Members.
Each participant MUST have a valid USAT license.
A one-day license fee will be required for non-USAT Members ($15 – cash or check only)
Visit the USAT tab below for additional details.
If registration is available at packet pick-up:
1) A $10 surcharge will be added to the registration fee.
2) We will only be able to accept cash for payment.
3) You will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Packet Pick-up Schedule
Please do NOT call Packet Pick-Up locations as they do NOT have information on the event.
You must have a Photo ID with you. This event is sanctioned by USATriathlon. You must have a USAT card or plan to purchase a 1 day ($15) or annual membership ($50) at check in.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NOTE – Dates and Locations are Tentative until Race Date confirmation.
THURSDAY, JULY 15th
4:00pm – 7:00pm: Packet Pick-Up, Runner’s Edge, 242 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY
SATURDAY, JULY 17th
12:00 – 4:00pm: Packet Pick-Up, 7963 Montauk Fire Department, 12 Flamingo Avenue, Montauk, NY
Take the Long Island Expressway (495) East to Exit 70 South (Manorville Rd./ Rt. 111) to Montauk Highway (Rt. 27). Travel approximately 50 miles in to the Village of Montauk. At the center of town (Gazebo and Flagpole) go ¾ around the traffic circle and make a right onto Edgemere Avenue. Proceed 1½miles. Montauk Fire Dept. is on the right side.
Pick up your packet on race morning for an additional $10. This option is available when you register for the event.*
All participants must have a USAT card or plan to purchase one at packet pick up, See the USAT tab below.
Tentative/Awaiting Cofirmation for Sunday, July 18th, 2021
NOTE: SOME TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE
5:00 am Transition area opens
6:00 am Pre-race briefing
6:30 am 1st wave starts (4; one every 3 minutes)
6:50 am First swimmer out of water
7:10 am First biker in
7:20 am Swim course closed
7:25 am First finisher
8:15 am Bike course closed
8:15 am Transition area open for bike pickup
9:15 am Last finisher and parking lot exit open
9:30 am Awards ceremony and raffle
• Swim – 30 minutes from start of your wave
• Bike – 1 hour 40 minutes from start of race
• Run – 2 hours 30 minutes from start of race
What if I did not receive confirmation or misplaced my confirmation email?
Click on the registration button and it will bring you to the runsignup page. Click on find a participant on the left side column. You can search by your name and DOB. If you still have trouble, send an email to: email@example.com.
What if I cannot make it to Packet Pick Up?
All athletes must pick up their own packet. You must bring a photo ID with you. If you are a USAT member you must bring your USAT card, if you are not a member or do not have a card you must purchase a one day membership card for $15 or an annual card for $50. If you cannot pick up your own packet, you will not be allowed to race. Participants can pick up their packets on race morning for an extra charge of $10, which is an option you can select during race sign up.
USA Triathlon Sanctioning
This event is sanctioned by USAT (USA Triathlon). If you are new to the sport or looking for official USAT rules, click HERE to go directly to the USAT website. All participants must have an annual USAT card or purchase a one day membership for this event, since this is a USAT Sanctioned event. You can purchase a one day membership for $15 at packet pick up or an annual membership for $50. You must bring a photo ID with you. One day memberships can only be paid by cash or credit card.
How are USAT age groups formatted?
USAT age is the age that you are on 12/31 of the race year, it does not go by your actual Date of Birth, but rather your year of birth.
What are the key race day Rules?
Bike storage will NOT be provided the night before the event.
Glass containers are NOT allowed in the transition area.
Only triathletes and transition workers are allowed in the transition area. Please advise your family and friends that they will need to remain outside of the transition area.
You MUST rack your bike on race morning on the rack that corresponds to your assigned bib number.
Participants will NOT be allowed to mount their bikes in the transition area and will be required to dismount at the designated spot outside the transition area.
All participants must wear a helmet during the bike portion of the event, you will not be allowed to leave transition area until your helmet is buckled.
Triathletes must show their race number to remove their bicycle and gear from the transition area after the race.
Is there a bag check?
You will be given a tag inside your packet from packet pick-up that you can put on your bag. You can use this bag to bring your items into the transition area. Once not in use, you must bring your bag to the pack rat for storage in order to keep the isles clear. After the race you can go back to the pack rat to get your bag back
How many people can be on a relay team?
Relay teams can be made up of two or three people. You can have an all male team, all female or mixed relay team.
How are participants timed?
We will be using ChampionChip Electronic Timing System for this event. Please be aware of the following procedures to insure successful timing of your event: All participants will receive their timing chip on race morning at the Chip Pick-Up Area. You are REQUIRED to show your paper Bib number in order to receive your timing chip which you must wear on your ankle for the duration of the event. It is REQUIRED that all participants wear the timing chip on their ankle. How to wear the timing chip with the provided disposable strap:
Thread the strap through the timing chip
Place the strap around your ankle
Insert TWO (2) fingers between the medical strap and your ankle (to prevent the strap from being too tight)
Fasten the medical strap SECURELY.
You must return your chip at the finish line in order to receive your results. If you are not able to finish any leg of the race, you must turn in your timing chip as soon as possible at the finish line. If we do not receive your timing chip you will be charged to replace it.
Your race number must be visible throughout the race. You are assigned a race number and will receive it and all related material in your race packet. The smallest number is the helmet number, the middle sized number is you run number, and the piece with your number on it twice is your number for your bike. Please see Race Number Placement information that follows for details.
Race Number: Helmet Placement
You will need to peel the sticker off of its protective paper and place it on the front of your helmet. Placing the number on the side of the helmet will make it harder for the USAT Officials, photographers, volunteers and race staff to identify you quickly so please be sure that you place the sticker on the front.
Race Number: Bike Placement
The bike race number sticker is the largest piece of paper. You will notice the the number is upside down at one end and right side up at the other. The reason for this print orientation is so that when the number is folded over the top tube of your bike your race number can be read easily from either side. There are two adhesive strips on the back of the bike number. Simply peel the protective paper off of the adhesive strips and then place the number on the top tube of your bike.
Race Number: Run Placement
The run number, also called bib number, is the middle sized paper in you race number grouping. You will need to wear this number on the run course. This number MUST be on the front of you as you cross the finish line. You may use safety pins (provided at packet pick-up or chip pick-up) or a race belt to display the number on your front.
Race Number: Body Marking
All athletes must have their race number on their arm and leg. You will receive temporary tattoos in the race packet (be sure to see PACKET PICKUP details). Instructions for the temporary tattoos will be included in your packet but you can either use the temporary tattoos or get body marked on race morning.
The body marking station will be located near the entrance to the Transition Area at the race site. Please be sure you know your race number to insure that the person body marking you is writing the correct number. Your assigned race number must be visible on your upper left arm and on your right calf. Your age will also be marked on the back of you right calf if you are racing in the Age Group division or with your race division if you are racing as a Relay.
Triathletes may enter the transition area at 5:15am. Bike racks are numbered and triathletes must put their bicycles and gear in their designated bicycle location. All athletes must be out of transition area by 6:35am and ready for the pre- race briefing. You will not be allowed back into transition area after you complete the race until 8:30am when all of the runners are out on the run course.
Swim – When triathletes finish the swim portion of the race, they will enter the transition area and proceed to their designated bicycle rack (relay teams make their exchange at their designated rack number).
Bike – Bikes may NOT be ridden in the transition area. It is important to use extreme caution when departing the transition area, as it may be congested! All athletes must put on their helmet and snap the strap before mounting their bike. The helmet must stay on and buckled until they dismount and rack their bike. Not following the helmet rules may result in a disqualification (DQ). Bike times will start when triathletes depart the transition area through the ‘Bike Out’ chute and end when they re-enter the transition area through the ‘Bike In’ chute in the transition area. Once the bike portion is completed, triathletes will return their bike to their designated spot in the transition area.
Run – Triathletes depart the transition area by exiting through the ‘Run Out’ chute. Triathletes run time will begin when they depart the transition area at ‘Run Out’ and end when they cross the finish line.
Wetsuits are permitted and recommended, but not required. As per USAT rules, if the water temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or below then wetsuits ARE allowed. At 78.1 to 83.9 degrees Fahrenheit participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion; however, wearing a wetsuit in the temperature range will mean that the athletes are ineligible for awards. At 84 degrees Fahrenheit and above wetsuits are NOT permitted – this is for your own safety.
USATriathlon is the national governing body of triathlons. All EventPower races are sanctioned by USATriathlon. All participants must have a USATriathlon license in order to participate in this event.
A current annual membership card and photo ID are required at packet pick-up. If you do not have a current membership card you must purchase a one-day membership card at packet pick up for $15 (cash or check only) or you can purchase an annual card at USATriathlon.org or at packet pick up for $50 (cash, check or credit card).
Registrations may not be transferred to another person.
Registrations may not be transferred to another race.
Sorry, no exceptions.
|USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. The rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition. Also included are special sections on protests, hearings and appeals, and rules modifications for physically challenged athletes. For full detail on USAT Rules click HERE|
- NO HEADPHONES DURING ANY PART OF THE EVENT or you will be disqualified.
- No helmet, no race.
- Helmet strap must be fastened before taking bike from rack and remain fastened until after bike is replaced.
- No Drafting! Leave three bike lengths unless passing. Stay to your extreme right unless passing.
- Bike number must be on bike and shall not be removed until your bike is out of the transition area after the race.
- Run number must be on front of body during entire run!
- Any unsportsmanlike behavior to other competitors and/or event staff will be dealt with by an immediate disqualification.
- RACE IS RAIN OR SHINE
Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a discount on their next EventPower race.
1st Place – Complementary race entry for this race next year.
2nd Place – $30
3rd Place – $10
- Top three overall Male & Female
- Top Mixed, Female, Male and High School Relays
- Challenged, top three in the category
- Clydesdale and Athena, top three in each category, 39 and under and 40 and older
- High School Division: First and runner up awards for both male and female ages 14-18 and Relay Division (there is only one category of High School relay so a relay team can be made up of any combination of boys/girls/grades; 2 or 3 athletes.
- Individual Age Groups, top three in each category:
14-18 (High School), 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Awards Ceremony will commence shortly after the final finisher crosses the finish line. Athletes are encouraged to stay for the awards or have someone pick up their award.
Awards will only be shipped post event if a pre paid postage envelope for 2 pounds is sent to the race organization within one week of the event. Please submit your request for award mailing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle will take place at the end of the awards ceremony, raffle tickets will be handed out to each athlete. You must be present at the raffle to win.
The Montauk Lighthouse is the beneficiary of this event.
There are two options for this race:
- Drop off your swim items, bike and bike gear at Transition #1 (Gin Beach)
- Go to Lighthouse and drop off running gear and park at Lighthouse
- Take the shuttle (no bikes allowed on shuttle) or carpool to the swim start, be at Transition #1 (Gin Beach) by 5:45am.
- After the race, your items from the swim will be at the Lighthouse in your gear bag. Enjoy the morning at the Lighthouse!
- Drop off running equipment at Transition #2 (NYS Lower Parking Field, across from the Lighthouse) by 5:15AM
- Arrive at race start (Gin Beach) NO LATER than 5:45AM
- Park your vehicle and walk your bike to Transition #1 (swim start and finish and bike start)
- After the race, your items from the swim will be at the Lighthouse in your gear bag. Enjoy the morning at the Lighthouse!
After the awards ceremony, take the shuttle back to Gin Beach and pick up your car. If you return to the Lighthouse you will be charged $8 for parking
Photos on Facebook and RunSignUp
Same photos, but posted on Facebook so you can download, share, comment, like, and TAG your friends!
2021 Photos on FB: Photos will be posted after the race, normally by late afternoon.
2020 Photos on FB: Race was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2019 Photos on FB:
LIRP Photo Album Set 1: Pre-Race, Swim Start, some bike, & some run (467 photos)
LIRP Photo Album Set 2: Finish Line up to 2:03:21 clock time (466 photos)
LIRP Photo Album Set 3: Finish Line after 2:03:21 clock time, Post-Race, Awards & Raffles (468 photos)
2018 Photos on FB:
LIRP Photo Album Set 1: Pre-Race, Swim Start and out, some bike, & some run (423 photos)
LIRP Photo Album Set 2: Finish Line up to 1:45:01 clock time (429 photos)
LIRP Photo Album Set 3: Finish Line after 1:45:01 clock time, Post-Race, Awards & Raffles (429 photos)
EP Photo Album: Mixture of Photos (200 photos)
Same Photos on RunSignUp
RunSignUp has the ability to search for your photos by Bib# or Name. Try it, it’s easy.
The photos can also be found by going to your results page on RSU, and clicking on the small photo icon under your name. The bib# tagging is done automatically by google software and is not always perfect. It is being worked on by RSU, to make it better!
Beginning at 5:30am, buses will be available in the parking lot of the Montauk Lighthouse to transport spectators to the swim start. Shuttles will continue from the Lighthouse until 6:20am. They will leave the Lighthouse once they are 85% full. The buses will bring spectators back as they get filled up. This will continue through the end of the last swim wave. Please note: NO PETS, NO BICYCLES AND CAR SEATS MUST BE PROVIDED FOR INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN!
Bus Service for Spectators: In order to ensure safety for the athletes by reducing the number of cars on the road during the race, Bus Service will be provided from Transition #2 (NYS Lower Parking Field across from the Lighthouse)/ Finish Line area to the Swim Start and back to T2/Finish Line area. Please encourage your friends and family to take advantage of this service as no one will be allowed to leave the T1 area once the first biker is on the road.