Eagle in the Sun Triathlon
September 2, 2018 - 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. See below for more details.
Each athlete must pick up his or her own race packet and show photo ID.
RELAYS: Each member of a relay team must attend packet pick-up and show photo ID; 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.
$90 through May 31
$100 June 1 - July 31
$110 August 1 - September 1
$50 (per person) through May 31
$55 (per person) June 1 - July 31
$60 (per person) August 1 - September 1
$45 (per person) through May 31
$50 (per person) June 1 - July 31
$55 (per person) August 1 - September 1
$80 through May 31
$90 June 1 - July 31
$100 August 1 - September 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! Finisher medals for all participants!
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon benefits scholarships for El Paso area students.
Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another person. Participant may defer fee and apply it to another Race El Paso event within the same calendar year. Contact Race Director by email at email@example.com to request deferral.
Military Discount - Active Military & Reserves
$5 off registration (Coupon code: USA18)
MUST SHOW MILITARY ID AT PACKET PICK-UP. May not be used with any other discount.
FUNDRAISING FOR RACE EL PASO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon supports a scholarship fund at El Paso Community Foundation for El Paso-area students. Participants may sign up to raise funds. Participants who meet the goal of raising $500 will receive a refund of their race registration fee. All fundraising will be online through RunSignUp, and registrants who sign up to raise funds will be able to direct others to their fundraising link.
SWIM TIME UPDATES
All participants must update their estimated swim times. 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.
Through a partnership with City of El Paso Aquatics, you may now go to any City of El Paso lap swimming pool to be timed in the 400-yard swim. Here's how it works:
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 along with your name and date of birth. The roster will be turned in to Race El Paso. Please make sure to use the exact name you entered at the time of registration. Certify your time only once.
***If you are an out-of-town athlete or absolutely unable to go to a City of El Paso pool in August, please time yourself swimming 400 yards and update your swim time HERE by August 29.***
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. USA Triathlon calculates a participant's race age as their age on December 31 of the race year.
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, August 31 (4-7pm) - Crazy Cat Cyclery Kern (2800 N. Stanton)
SATURDAY, September 1 (1-4pm) - SISD Student Activities Complex (1300 Joe Battle)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 2
5:30am – Transition Area Opens
6:45am – Opening Ceremony & Mandatory Athlete Meeting
7:00am – RACE BEGINS
No race day registration or packet pick-up.
Individual Triathlon / 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+.
Aquabike / Awards go to the top 3 male and top 3 female competitors.
Relays / Awards go to the top 3 teams in the 2-person Relay and 3-person Relay divisions.
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). Reserve early!
REFUNDS & TRANSFERS
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registrants may defer their registration to another Race El Paso event within the same calendar year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make request.
Registered athletes seeking to change their registration from Individual to Relay or vice-versa may do so by logging into their RunSignUp account. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to change from one distance to another.
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon 2017 Sponsors
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Eagle in the Sun as Strong as Ever Heading into 5th Year - El Paso Times