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716 Day – Nickel City Triathlon

Saturday, 716 Day is going to be a busy, busy day for Buffalo. Between all of the races, celebrations, parties, festivals, outings, etc., the city will be hopping. Adding to all of the excitement is the Nickel City Triathlon that takes place at Gallagher Beach at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor State Park.

Age group Olympic, Sprint, Duathlon, and Aquabike races – athletes race on the same course that the past Elites and Olympians raced on.

To get an idea about how neat this event is, take a look at the video below. It gives an awesome perspective on the swimming, the cycling and the running. The Outer Harbor appears to be the perfect location for a triathlon.

For the 2 years Buffalo was the host of the USAT Elite National Championships where the prize purse was the richest in the series at $40,000.

Below is all of the info on the Eclipse Multi-Sport event:

Age-Group Olympic Distance & Aquabike Races

Age-Group Sprint Distance & Duathlon Races

Kids Triathlon

Everyone* can come and race on the same course that some of the top North American and European multi-sport athletes did. Both Olympic & Sprint distances will be competed on a completely closed course.

Sprint Distance – 750 meter swim , 20K bike, 5K run

Olympic Distance – 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run

Olympic Aquabike – 1500 m swim and 40K bike

Sprint and Olympic Relay Teams – same distances as above

Sprint Distance DUATHLON – 2 mile run, 20 km bike, 5km run

*The age group olympic and sprint race is open to anyone wanting to participate. Whether you are a first time triathlete or a veteran to the sport! There is no qualification process to race in this event.

Award Categories:

Overall male/female ~ both sprint and olympic races

Top 3 finishers ~ duathlon & aquabike ~ male/female

Overall olympic and sprint team

5 year age groups to 75 + for both olympic and sprint ~ male/female

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