Thinking about where to race over Labor Day weekend? El Paso, Texas, for the EagleEagle in the Sun Triathlon starts with a 400-meter swim in an Olympic-size indoor pool followed by a 20k out-and-back bike course on the historical Mission Trail, and a 5K run on the Tigua Indian reservation.
“The bike course is closed to traffic, and it’s going to be a fast one. Athletes will have a great shot at beating their personal-best time on this course,” says Greg Gouveia, a member of the Race Committee working hard to produce the event.
In addition to being flat and fast, the course offers athletes the unique opportunity to race on one of the few Indian reservations in Texas and bike the historical Mission Trail.
“If you have friends who have considered doing a triathlon, this is a perfect first-time race for them. We’re going all-out to provide plenty of information, volunteer support, and amenities to give athletes a fantastic first, or fifty-first, triathlon experience,” says race director Gabriela Gallegos. Athletes or have the option to participate as an individual triathlete or as part of a two- or three-person relay team.
In addition, race organizers have taken the Pledge of Sustainability offered by Athletes for a Fit Planet, an organization working to advance eco-friendly practices at sporting events. Eagle in the Sun Triathlon will achieve a series of green goals, including 100% online registration and reusable race bags, among other resource-preserving practices. For example, athletes will receive technical shirts made of 50% recycled polyester and the course will have recycling bins to collect used cups at water stations.
For on Eagle in the Sun Triathlon information and to register for the race, visit www.raceelpaso.com. Registration will close when the race reaches 400 entrants, and this first-time event is filling fast!
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon benefits El Paso Diabetes Association, which will provide diabetes screening and education at the event.