The NYC Triathlon is set for Sunday July 1st. It starts at 5:30am so you will need to get up early if you want to see people swim, yes swim in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper west side. Forget about parking in the lot at West 96th street near the Riverside Clay Tennis courts because there are dozens of port-a-potties parked there for the entrants. The race starts with a swim in the Hudson River down to West 72nd street then a bike ride up through the Bronx and back into Manhattan. The running portion will be a counter clockwise loop in Central Park.