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Are you ready for a challenge? We think you are! YES, there will be a 2021 Y-Tri held this year on August 15th at Lake Redman (296 Hess Road, York, PA). We are most grateful to The York Water Company for hosting this event.

Registration opens on January 1, 2021.

Y-Tri photos are in (click here.)

This competitive triathlon features  a 500-yard open water swim, 15-mile bike route and 5K run. Experience the beauty of York County on our scenic routes.

Proceeds go to support YWCA York’s aquatics programming.

Click here to register.


Our athletes safety is top priority at Y-Tri! We ensure that each portion of our race has emergency personnel to immediately respond to any issues that may arise. Past participants have always acknowledged feeling safe and well provided for at this event.

  • Vehicles are allowed to pass on the bike and run routes. Fire Police will be placed in key areas for traffic control.
  • Volunteers will also be at key areas to provide directional assistance and to cheer on athletes.
  • Ambulance and medical personnel are on site to address any issues.
  • Water Safety crews are in boats and kayaks to provide immediate assistance in the open water swim.

Course Map

Click the above venue map to view larger.
  • 500 yards enclosed open water swim in Lake Redman.
  • Swimmers will be set off in waves that will be determined by cap color.
  • Wet Suits are permitted with water temperature 78 degrees and below.
  • Water temperature will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.

  • The bike route is a scenic 15-mile rolling hill course on back roads.
  • The roads are not closed to traffic.
  • Helmets are required.
  • The run course is a rolling hill 5K out and back.

Event Schedule

  • Early Packet Pick-up 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM at Lake Redman venue
  • 6:30 – 7:00 AM – Race/ Volunteer Registration and transition opens
    6:30 – 7:00 AM – Swim Warm-up
    7:10 AM – Transition Closes
    7:15 AM – Mandatory Athlete Meeting
    7:30 AM – Tri begins
    10:15 AM – Award Ceremony Begins


  • Top Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 individual age groups for both men and women 14–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35-39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70+
  • Top 1st Relay Team for each men, women and mixed.


There is a large parking area on-site at the venue, however, there is only one road in and out of the venue that will be closed for the bikers and runners exiting and entering transition. Athletes and spectators who park in the venue must stay until all participants have completed the race. The entrance road to the venue closes at 7:00 AM.

Other Parking options: Participants can drop off gear at the venue and then proceed to the Lake Redman Boat Launch (1/4 mile west of the venue) or Spartan Road parking lots (1/4 mile east of the venue) and walk back to the venue.


We are always looking for volunteers to help with our event. It takes many people to keep things flowing smoothly and our athletes safe. To volunteer, contact Molly Aungst, Event and Marketing Director, at maungst@ywcayork.org.

There are several levels of sponsorship opportunities available. Click here to view the sponsorship booklet.