Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hunterdon County, NJ

Presented by: North Hunterdon Rotary Club and the Hunterdon County YMCA


On behalf of the Rotary Club of North Hunterdon and the Hunterdon County YMCA, we would like to share the exciting news that our two organizations have teamed up to present the 31st Annual Skylands Triathlon, benefiting programs and organizations in our community.  The 2017 event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10 and will once again take place at Spruce Run State Park. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2017 and can be secured by reaching out Christine Coffey, 

Our two organizations look forward to collaborating on this event, continuing to support our community programs, and delivering an exceptional race day experience to our participants. For additional event information visit

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Many Great Options:
Triathlon • Duathlon • Aqua Velo
Olympic • Sprint • Relay Team
Beginner-Friendly Event

  • Finisher Medals
  • Great T-Shirts
  • Free Pro Race Photos
  • After Party with our DJ
  • Free Brunch Buffet for Athletes & Families
  • King & Queen of the Mountain: Bike Challenge 
  • Beautiful Spruce Run Park in scenic Hunterdon County

Funds raised benefit community organizations

Triathlon Programming at the Hunterdon County YMCA

Whether you want to improve on your time or just make it across the finish line, the Hunterdon County YMCA is here for you! Leading up to the Skylands Triathlon, the Y will host a series of information sessions and training workshops to help you perform your best!

Triathlon/Duathlon Race Transitions: How to be Efficient, Safe & Fast!
Wednesday, August 9 at 6:00 pm
Deer Path Branch, 144 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington

Most participants in triathlons and duathlons consider the “transitions” to be the 4th sport in the race event.  It should come as no surprise that significant time can be gained (or lost) during the two (2) transitions (better known as T1 and T2).  How do we negotiate the “transition area” in the most efficient manner possible?  This workshop is intended to provide the participants with many tools, information and expert guidance on proper triathlon/duathlon transition strategies, including many of the following topics:

  • Setup - equipment lists and transition area layout, including best organization tips;
  • Rules – a review of current USAT rules which will govern the race
  • Safety – how to avoid potential mishaps while negotiating the transitions
  • Etiquette – learn the unwritten rules of transitions, and how to best respect your fellow competitors
  • Special techniques – “tricks of the trade”, and other secrets of the transition
  • Other – dealing with unexpected situations, while minimizing unnecessary stress.

Peter Turek (P3T Coaching, LLC) will be our instructor for this workshop.  Peter is a veteran triathlete, having competed in more than 100 triathlons during the past 25 years.  He has participated in triathlons all over the world, including numerous national (USAT) and World Championship events, at all race distances (Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman and Ironman).  Peter has been a top finisher (podium) at many races, and he has earned the recognition of USAT All-American for the past 10 years in a row.  He is certified coach; USA Triathlon (Level I) and US Masters Swim (Level III).  Peter has participated in the Skylands Triathlon more than a dozen times during the past 25 years.

Free program open to Y members and the community. Registration required.

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