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On Your Marks and Get Set for the 2017 Finger Lakes Triathlon!

August 11th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Finger Lakes Triathlon 2017The Finger Lakes Triathlon is just weeks away, scheduled for September 10th, 2017. This annual fundraiser for hemophilia attracts thousands of runners and spectators to the shores of beautiful Canandaigua Lake every year!

Every September, more than 1,200 athletes from across the region come to the welcoming shores of Canandaigua Lake to compete in the Finger Lakes Triathlon. Over 2,000 eager fans and supporters are also on hand, ready to cheer the athletes over that final finish line. The Finger Lakes Triathlon has been a tradition in the area since 2002 and remains one of the largest held in Upstate New York.

There’s even a Kid’s Triathlon, scheduled for Saturday, September 9th. The Finger Lakes Kids’ Triathlon is designed for 6 to 15 year-olds. Kids 10 and under get to “compete” in an un-timed “fun” event. For children 11 years of age and older, the race is timed – and lots of fun.

Best of all, the Finger Lakes Triathlon is one of the few triathlons in the country that is 100% for charity.

In fact, the Finger Lakes Triathlon is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center. Every year the center runs the “Train For Treatment” program that enables athletes to raise money for the Center as they train for the triathlon. The Finger Lakes Triathlon was chosen for this honor not only because it is so well attended but because it promotes physical fitness – an important part of fighting hemophilia. All of the money raised during the triathlon goes directly to the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center.

The Finger Lakes Triathlon race course has both Olympic and Sprint distance courses so that athletes of all abilities can take part. On Race Day, the athletes are released in waves so as to keep course congestion to a minimum.

Kids’ Triathlon
Ages 10 and under: Swim 115 meters, Bike 2.16 miles, Run .57 mile.
Ages 11-15: Swim 175 meters, Bike 4.15 miles, Run .8 mile.

Adult Triathlon
Sprint – Individual: Swim .45 mi., Bike 13 miles, Run 3.1 miles.
Olympic – Individual: Swim .9 miles, Bike 25 miles, Run 6.2 miles.
Sprint – Relay – Swim: .45 miles, Bike 13 miles, Run 3.1 miles.
Olympic – Relay – Swim: .9 miles, Bike 25 miles, Run 6.2 miles.
Duathlon – Individual: Run 2.9 miles, Bike13 miles, Run 3.1 miles.

2017 Finger Lakes Triathlon Schedule
Saturday, September 9th – Kid’s Triathlon
8am – Packet pickup begins
9:20am – Transition area opens, Packet pickup closes, Body marking begins next to swim corral
9:45am – Transition area closes, Mandatory pre-race meeting in swim corral
10am – Race starts
12pm – Awards Ceremony for the 11-and-up timed race

Sunday September 10th – Adult Triathlon
5am – Registration tent opens
6:45am – Pre-Race meeting in transition area for all athletes
6:55am – Transition area closes
7:15am – Olympic Race: Wave 1 starts, followed by waves in 4 minute intervals
8am – Sprint Race: Wave 1 starts, followed by waves in 7 minute intervals
10am – Lunch service begins
12:15pm – Awards Ceremony

2017 Finger Lakes Triathlon

Kids Triathlon – September 9th, 8am to 1pm
Adult Triathlon – September 10th, 5am to 2pm

Kershaw Park, 155 Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Visit the Finger Lakes Triathlon websitefor more information.

Finger Lakes Triathlon Lodging
Sutherland House is less than a 5-minute drive from the triathlon in Kershaw Park (we’re not sure how long it would take you to run/bike/swim there). If you’re planning on attending the Finger Lakes Triathlon, you should definitely acquire your lodging sooner than later! The area will fill up fast as the weekend approaches and our historic Finger Lakes B&B offers some of the best lodging in Canandaigua, New York. 5 beautiful rooms to choose from with en-suite bathrooms, whirlpool tubs, and each day begins with a three-course gourmet breakfast. Book your stay at Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast today!