Nautica New York City Triathlon will adopt the lottery process in 2011. This is due to the high volume of participants who are eager to get into the race and are left on the sidelines. I was one such participant who was not able to gain a spot even after waiting at the struck of midnight for registration to open. However I am not thrilled about the lottery system. It may be a fair process at large, but there should also be a number of spots for online registration as well. New York Times Article. Thanks to Jack Rabbit sports, I will be competing at this years NYC Tri. Volunteering can also land you early entry into the 2011 race.