25th annual West Point Triathlon held at Camp Bruckner.
Camp Buckner is a beautiful setting for the race. The lake is clean and clear. The bike course travels on Route 293 which is very smooth, has little traffic and a few moderate hills. Run course is a mixture of rolling hills and flat stretches.
The race is relatively short but it can be quite warm, so drink accordingly throughout the race.
Bring your family and let them relax on the beach at the lake during the race.
Register early, The West Point Triathlon is usually SOLD OUT well before race day.
Start with an 800 meter Swim at scenic Lake Popolopen.
Followed by a rolling 25K Bike along Route 293.
Finish with a challenging 5K Run through Camp Buckner and Camp Natural Bridge.
Directions From the South: Take the Palisades Parkway North. The parkway will end at the Bear Mountain traffic circle. From the circle take the Route 9W North exit. Follow 9W past the first two groups of West Point signs. Take the Routes 218 and 293 exit off of 9W. Follow Route 293 (it turns under 9W) for approximately 4 miles until you come to a traffic light. Turn right into Camp Buckner. The transition area is approximately .5 miles from the entrance. Take your directions from the traffic guides for parking.
Directions From the North: Take I-87 South to Exit 16 (Harriman). Once through the tolls follow signs for Route 6. At the junction between Route 6 and Route 293 bear left onto Route 293. Follow Route 293 until you come to a traffic light. Turn left into Camp Buckner. The transition area is approximately .5 miles from the entrance to Camp Buckner. Take your directions from the traffic guides.