Eagle in the Sun Triathlon

sun28aug7:00 am7:00 am(GMT-06:00) Eagle in the Sun Triathlon400M Swim - 12MI Bike - 5K Run

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Eagle in the Sun Triathlon

El Paso's premier multisport event, Eagle in the Sun Triathlon has introduced thousands to their first triathlon. Now entering its 12th year, the race is a favorite for new and experienced athletes alike and welcomes relay teams in addition to individual competitors.


Eagle in the Sun Triathlon supports a scholarship fund 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.


All participants must update their estimated swim times BY AUGUST 23 at NOON.  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. 

1.  Go to a 50-METER pool during regular lap swimming hours. Please note that there is a $3 entry fee at City of El Paso pools.   CITY OF EL PASO LAP SWIMMING SCHEDULE

2.  Time yourself in the 400-meter swim or ask a friend or lifeguard to time you. 3.  Swim 400 meters giving it your best effort! 400 meters is 4 out-and-back laps or 8 lengths of a 50-meter pool. ***If you time yourself in a 25-yard pool, USE THIS CALCULATOR to convert your time to 400 METERS.*** 4.  Submit your 400-meter swim time update online BY AUGUST 23 at NOON. Please make sure to use the exact name you entered at the time of registration.  Submit your updated time only once.


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 26th - 4:00-7:00pm at El Paso Tennis & Swim Club SATURDAY, August 27th - 3:00-6:00pm at Ascarate Park Pool & Aquatics **All virtual packets need to be picked up at packet pickup unless arrangements have been made in advance.


Sunday, August 28 Ascarate Pool

5:30 am Transition Area Opens

6:00 am Pool Opens for Optional Swim Warm-Up

6:30 am Opening Ceremony & Mandatory Athlete Meeting

7:00 am Race begins

7:30 am Bike-Run begins

7:45 am 5k walk/run begins

10:00am Award (estimated)

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.

Bike-run / Awards go to the top 3 male and top 3 female competitors.

Relays / Awards go to the top 3 teams in each of the 2-person Relay and 3-person Relay divisions.


(Sunday) 7:00 am(GMT-06:00)

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