2009 Nautica Underwear Race in Central Park

It could be described as the “mermaid parade of running.” Friday night July 24, runners, triathletes, and others gathered in Central park to kick off a weekend of events surrounding the Nautica New York City Triathlon.

The race, sponsored by Nautica, started on the 72nd street transverse of Central Park, and Cherry Hill. The route was a 1.7 Mile lap, of the lower Central Park Drive, then back to the 72nd Street Transverse.

The event set a world record (yet to be confirmed) for the most people assembled wearing only underwear. Most of the runners got creative with their ensembles. Many of the Triathlon clubs participating in the NYC Tri, this weekend, showed up in matching outfits. It was a good time for participants and spectators alike.

For more details about the Olympic length New York City Triathlon taking place this weekend, click here.

For more photos, click here.