Team for Kids Prepare for 2017 New York Triathlon

The New York City Triathlon (NYC Tri) invites athletes to engage in a challenging course that incorporates swimming, biking, and running. Participating athletes begin the triathlon with a swim through the mighty Hudson River, followed by a 40k bicycling trek along the Manhattan’s West Side highway. The final stretch involves a 10k run through Central Park.

Participation as a Team for Kids runner in the NYC Tri helps the foundation raise vital funding for NYRR youth programs, which promote healthy and successful lives by teaching kids goal-setting, perseverance, and teamwork. Benefits of joining Team for Kids include guaranteed entrance into NYC Tri, a signature Team for Kids green racing singlet, and access to a personal fundraising page. Team for Kids participants must commit to a minimum fundraising goal of $2,000.

The 2017 New York Triathlon will take place on July 16, 2017 and begins on Manhattan’s Westside at 99th Street and the Hudson River.

About the Author:

Kevin Colvin
Kevin Colvin with wife, Jessica

Kevin Colvin serves as a director of global marketing sales and trading for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, where he provides coverage for multibillion dollar accounts and collaborates with traders. Beyond his responsibilities for the company, Kevin Colvin enjoys participating in local fitness fundraising activities for such as New York Road Runners (NYRR) Team for Kids. Upcoming Team for Kids events include the 2017 New York City Triathlon.


The RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon

Established in 1982 by the late Robert J. Aaron, the RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon consists of a one-mile swim, a 22-mile bike ride, and a 6.2-mile run. The swimming section is held at Lake Montauk, a calm salt-water lake that averages a chilly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Taking a number of historic roads, the biking section covers some hilly ground and offers a bird’s-eye view of the famous Montauk Lighthouse. The running section is also largely up-and-down but passes some exceptionally beautiful scenic vistas.

The RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon is officially sanctioned by USA Triathlon. It benefits a number of local and national civic and charity organizations such as the Montauk Ambulance Squad and the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

About the Author:

Kevin Colvin

As a director of global market sales and trading in the New York City headquarters of Cantor Fitzgerald, Kevin Colvin covers several multibillion-dollar accounts with a focus on structured, fixed-income securities. When he isn’t working, Kevin Colvin is an avid marathon runner and triathlete. One of the triathlons that he has completed is the RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk.