Wilson Endurance Sports announcement re: Cooperstown Triathlon.
January 23, 2021
We are disappointed to pass along the following information.
We have received emails from New York State Parks and Recreation and confirmed with phone calls to the management of Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown that the State has already made the decision to deny any permits for events within their parks in 2021 due to the corona virus.
We of course will be deferring all registrants to 2022 automatically.
The tentative date that has been set is June 11, 2022.
The encouraging news is that we were able to hold 9 events of our scheduled 22 in 2020 and feel that with the protocols we have implemented we will be allowed to proceed again this year at various local venues.
Our race season begins in May and we will closely monitor the pandemic situation and, along with the local municipalities, make decisions on a race by race basis moving forward. As other races are given the go-ahead by local authorities you will be able to transfer your paid registration to another Wilson Endurance Sports event if you so desire.
If you are interested please see our calendar of events HERE
Although this decision is completely out of our control our main concern has been, and will remain, the health and safety of our participants, the communities and the volunteers surrounding our events.
Please know that we are deeply saddened to not be able to bring you this great race for another season. We wish you well; please stay safe and if there has ever been a time or reason to continue training to keep your body and mind fit and focused it is now! If we can do anything to assist you during this time please feel free to reach out to us at the contact information below.
Tonia Wilson-Race Administrator
716-353-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Mark Wilson-Race Director
914-466-9214 or email@example.com
Welcome to iconic Cooperstown, New York. Baseball isn’t the only sport in the neighborhood anymore. Held in the lovely Glimmerglass State Park, only 8 miles from downtown Cooperstown and the hustle and bustle of this fascinating little community known as America’s Hometown.
*If Covid-19 forces the State Park to reject this event in 2021 - all registered participants will be automatically deferred to 2022 or given the option to transfer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event that will take place in 2021.
Sprint Triathlon & AquaBike:
Swim Course: Ostego Lake is calling you for this refreshing 400m swim to get your blood pumping and your heart racing. Paratriathletes are welcomed! A super event for relay teams of 2 or 3.
Participants in the Aqua Bike competition will complete the event after the bike. Finish times are recorded as participants racks their bikes and make it to the Finish Line. Timing is done manually for this event. There are no relay team entries for the AquaBike.
Bike Course: Jump on your bike and head out of the State Park for this 11 mile, fast and rolling course. 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.
Bike tech support near transition and SAG vehicle on course.
Run Course: Complete your race with a beautiful, shaded 5K run (3.1miles) all within the State Park. Two fully stocked aid stations on the course with Hammer Nutrition products and more. The finish line welcomes you with a home stretch run right along the lakeshore with plenty of spectator support cheering you on.
Schedule of Events:
Friday - 12p - 8pm - Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)
Saturday - 7:00am - Sprint Triathlon (Individuals and Relay Teams) & AquaBike
DIVISIONS & AWARDS:
Triathlon - Top 3 Overall Male and Female; M/F 5 year age groups 19&U - 80+
Paratriathletes - Top 3 Overall Male and Female
AquaBike - Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Relay Teams - Top 3 Overall
Individualized certificates will be emailed to each winner in each category above.
Finisher medals & Race T-shirts
Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)
Post race snacks provided by Wilson Endurance Sports. (Will depend where we are with Covid on what is offered.). Fully operational State Park concession stand with menu available for purchase by participants and spectators.
All races are USAT sanctioned and all rules and regulations apply, and there will be no refunds for this event or bib transfers. Race is held Rain or Shine. It is the participants responsibility to know the rules for an event sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
If not a current USAT member you will be required to purchase one day event coverage during registration. $15 for Adults, $10 for 17 & Under.
**Please note that with assuming Covid restrictions will be in place for 2021 - there will be NO race day registration. Protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.
There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or 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.
Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut. We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website. Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.
STRAVA course map links:
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
Sprint TriathlonActivity Starts: 6/11/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:Registration opens : 6/2/2019 08:05Activity type: TriathlonRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt *please note ladies sizes run small
Sprint AquaBike - IndividualActivity Starts: 6/11/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:Registration opens : 6/2/2019 08:05Activity type: Aqua BikeRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt *please note ladies sizes run small
ParatriathleteActivity Starts: 6/11/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:Registration opens :Activity type: TriathlonRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt *please note ladies sizes run small