EAGLE IN THE SUN TRIATHLON 2014
400y swim – 12mi bike – 5k run
August 31, 2014 – 7am
Registration for 2014 is open!
EVENT DESCRIPTION – Eagle in the Sun Triathlon begins with a 400-yard, time-trial swim in the Socorro ISD Aquatic Center. The bike course takes athletes east on a mostly flat 12mi loop and ends with a 5k run ending in the Socorro Activities Complex (football stadium).
Entry fee includes post-race snacks and drinks, race shirt, chip timing, and other surprises!
$65 through June 30
$70 July 1 – August 1
$75 August 1 – August 27
$90 before August 1
$110 August 1– August 27
$120 before August 1
$150 August 1 – August 27
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 27
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!
REFUNDS & TRANSFERS. A partial refund of your triathlon registration fee minus $30 will be given up to July 15 for requests made to the race director by email at email@example.com. After July 15 no refunds will be given. There are no transfers allowed.
A SOUTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES race!
Race benefits scholarships for El Paso area students.
Eagle in the Sun is USAT-sanctioned; USAT rules apply.
USAT MEMBERSHIP. All athletes must be members of USA Triathlon to compete. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day pass for $12. Every athlete must pick up his or her own race packet. On-site packet pickup will require photo proof of identity (driver’s license, passport, etc).
MINIMUM AGE. Athletes must be 12 years old or older to compete in the individual category. Children under 12 may participate in the swim or run portion of a relay team, but they may NOT participate in the cycling portion of the triathlon.
ESTIMATED SWIM TIME. All participants are required to update their swim time before August 15.
Please follow the directions below to conduct a swim time trial and submit the update using the link below. 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.
SWIM TIME UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Go to a local 25-yard pool.
(The vast majority of pools in El Paso are 25-yard. If you are out of the area, ask the pool staff.)
2. Time yourself (or ask a buddy to time you!) as you swim 400 yards giving it your best effort.
(400 yards is 8 out-and-back laps or 16 lengths of a 25-yard pool)
3. Submit your estimated 400-yard swim time HERE by August 15.
BONUS: Beginning August 1, lifeguards will be available for timing at Memorial, Armijo, and Hawkins. You will still be responsible for updating your own swim time at the link provided above.
Why do we care about your swim times? Athletes are assigned race numbers based on their swim times, and each participant will enter the water in that order. When estimates are not accurate, it’s not fun for anyone. Faster swimmers are stuck behind slower ones and must pass constantly; slower swimmers have others trying to get around them, distracting from their race. Bottom line: GOOD SWIM TIME ESTIMATES MAKE THE RACE BETTER FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.
Saturday, August 23 (2-5pm) @ Up & Running (3233 N. Mesa)
Wednesday, August 27 (5-8pm) @ APEX by Sunglass Hut (inside Cielo Vista Mall – near JC Penney)
Saturday, August 30 (3-5pm) @ Socorro ISD Athletic Complex (1300 Joe Battle)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday, August 31
5:30am – Transition Area Opens
6:45am – Opening Ceremony & Mandatory Athlete Meeting
7:00am – RACE BEGINS
10am – Youth & USAT Talent ID Awards (estimated)
5pm – Victory Party & Awards Ceremony (Hope & Anchor – 4012 N. Mesa)
AWARDS. Awards go to the Top Male Overall and Top Female Overall. For individuals in the Age Group division, 1st through 3rd place will be awarded to males and females in each of the following categories: 15 and 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+. 1st through 3rd place will be awarded to Clydesdales (Males 220+ lbs) Under 40, Clydesdales 40+, Athenas (Females 165+ lbs) Under 40, Athenas 40+, and Relay. Separate awards will go to participants in the USAT Rocky Mountain Region Youth Talent ID division in Youth (13-15) and Junior (16-19) categories.
TRAVEL. Stay at Hyatt Place – El Paso Airport and receive a great rate and wonderful service! $79/night for single or double accommodations, with complimentary breakfast and WIFI. Shuttle service available to and from El Paso International Airport. For reservations, call 800-993-4751 or 915-771-0022 and mention Group Code G-ESTR. Please make reservations no later than August 15 to get this great rate.
PARKING. Athletes will receive a parking permit and are encouraged to bring family members/spectators in their cars. Please plan ahead and arrive early. Check out the Race Green page for additional information on carpooling and offsetting your carbon emissions!
BIKE RENTALS. Road bike rentals are available at Crazy Cat Cyclery – Airport (915.772.9666) and The Bicycle Company (915.544.2453) on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve early!