September 4, 2016 - 7am
400 yard swim – 12 mile bike – 5K run
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon begins with a 400-yard swim in the Socorro ISD Aquatic Center. Participants then ride on a mostly flat 12-mile bike loop and run 5K through the nearby neighborhood. The race ends in the Socorro ISD stadium, where athletes enjoy a victory lap around the football field before crossing the finish line.
El Paso's premier multisport event, Eagle in the Sun Triathlon has introduced thousands to their first triathlon. Now entering its 6th year, the race is a favorite for new and experienced athletes alike and welcomes relay teams in addition to individual competitors.
All Eagle in the Sun Triathlon participants are required to update their estimated swim times by August 26. See below for more details.
Online registration opens on March 1!
Entry fee includes moisture-wicking race shirt, athlete bag, water bottle, swim cap, post-race snacks and drinks, an interactive race day Expo, chip timing, and more!
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon benefits scholarships for El Paso area students.
$65 before June 30
$70 July 1–July 31
$75 August 1–September 1
$90 before June 30 ($45 per person)
$100 July 1-July 31 ($50 per person)
$110 August 1–September 1 ($55 per person)
$120 before June 30 ($40 per person)
$135 July 1-July 31 ($45 per person)
$150 August 1-September 1 ($50 per person)
All members of a relay team must register individually. The first team member to register will create a team and designate a team name. Once the relay team is created, the other team member(s) should click ‘Join Team’ and choose the appropriate team name from the drop-down list. Relays that are incomplete at packet pick-up will have the option to switch to individual registration. There are no refunds for incomplete relays.
Online registration closes on September 2 at 5pm (unless the race sells out earlier!)!
No race day registration.
SWIM TIME UPDATES
All participants must update their estimated swim times by August 26. Athletes who do not update their swim times will be placed in the second wave following the first wave of all athletes with updated times.
Back by popular demand (and the generosity of City of El Paso Aquatics), you may now go to one of 3 local pools to be timed in the 400-yard swim. Here's how it works:
1. Go to one of the 3 pools listed below during any of their regular lap swimming hours. Please note that there is a $2 entry fee.
HAWKINS (1500 Hawkins)
ARMIJO (911 S. Ochoa)
MEMORIAL (3251 Copper)
LAP SWIMMING SCHEDULE
2. Ask to be timed in the 400-yard swim. Please be patient if a lifeguard isn't able to time you immediately.
3. Swim 400 yards giving it your best effort! 400 yards is 8 out-and-back laps or 16 lengths of the pool.
4. The lifeguard will record your time on the participant roster. If your name does not appear on the roster, they will add it at the end.
If you are an out-of-town athlete or absolutely unable to go to one of the pools designated, please time yourself swimming 400 yards and update your swim time HERE by August 26.
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon is USAT-sanctioned; USAT rules apply.
All athletes must be members of USA Triathlon to compete. If you do not have an annual membership, you may purchase a one-day pass for $15 during registration.
Athletes must be 12 years old or older to compete in the individual category. Children under 12 may participate as swimmers or runners on relay teams, but they may NOT participate in the cycling portion of the triathlon.
Every athlete must pick up his or her own race packet. Packet pick-up will require photo proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, etc).
RELAYS: Each member of a relay team must attend packet pick-up; please plan accordingly. If a relay team is unable to attend packet pick-up together, race numbers will be released only after all members of a team have presented photo ID.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (4-7pm) - APEX by Sunglass Hut (Cielo Vista Mall, 2nd Floor)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (2-4pm) - SISD Athletic Complex (1257 Southview)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 4
5:30am – Transition Area Opens
6:45am – Opening Ceremony & Mandatory Athlete Meeting
7:00am – RACE BEGINS
No race day registration or packet pick-up.
Awards go to the Top Male Overall and Top Female Overall. First through third place will be awarded to males and females in each of the following categories: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. First through third place will also be awarded to Clydesdales (Males 220+ lbs) Under 40, Clydesdales 40+, Athenas (Females 165+ lbs) Under 40, Athenas 40+, and Relay.
CHIP TIMING & RESULTS
Please enter the facility at Joe Battle Blvd. and Bob Hope; the Southview entrance will be closed. Upon arrival, you will be directed around the back of the stadium to athlete parking. Athletes are encouraged to plan ahead, arrive early, and bring family members/spectators in their cars. Click here for a parking map.
For additional information on carpooling and how to race green, check out these suggestions.
Road bike rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis at three Crazy Cat Cyclery locations (Airport - 915.772.9666, Kern - 915.532.9666, Redd Rock - 915.585.9666), The Bicycle Company (915.544.2453), and Atom Cyclist (915.225.0011). Reserve early!
REFUNDS & TRANSFERS
All entry fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon 2016 Sponsors
Eagle in the SunTriathlon in the News
Family affair: Sixth annual Eagle in the Sun Triathlon - El Paso Times
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Invitan al triatlon ‘Eagle in the Sun’ - El Diario
Eagle in the Sun as Strong as Ever Heading into 5th Year - El Paso Times