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5th Annual Armed Forces Day Triathlon
Sat, May 16, 2015
El Paso, TX
Triathlon-Sprint (Active Duty Only) - Individual Age group/open
Athena Division (Active Duty Only) - Female 165 lbs and over - Individual Age group/open
Clydesdale Division (Active Duty Only) Men 220 lbs and over - Individual Age group/open
Team Divison (All members Active Duty) - Relay Teams
Triathlon-Sprint (Dependents/DOD/DA Civilians/Retirees/Local Area Community Members) - Individual Age group/open
Athena Division (Dependents/DOD/DA Civilians/Retirees/Local Area Community Members) Female 165 lbs and over? - Individual Age group/open
Clydesdale Division (Dependents/DOD/DA Civilians/Retirees/Local Area Community Members) Men 220 lbs and over? - Individual Age group/open
Relay Team (Dependents/DOD/DA Civilians/Retirees/Local Area Community Members) - Relay Team
About This Activity
Join Fort Bliss Sports for our 5th Annual Armed Forces Day Triathlon. The race takes place on Fort Bliss at the largest Aquatics left in the Army! The race is also part of the Southwest Challenge Series.
Open to El Paso and surrounding communities!
Swim: 400 Meters // The race will begin at the Aquatics Training Center with a 400- meter swim. Competitors will swim in a serpentine pattern and enter the water based on their average swim time.
Bike: 15 miles // The entire course is paved. The 15 mile course begins near the Aquatic Training Center on Constitution Ave, proceeds to Far East Bliss via the tank trail. Then back to east bliss via the Torch Bridge and Sergeant Major Boulevard.
Run: 5K // The run begins at the transition area, through the roudabout in front of Soto Physical Fitness Center, north towards Old Ironsides. The route loops back to the finish line in front of the Aquatics Training Center. The course is on a flat, concrete surface.
Event details and schedule
May 13 - Last day to turn in swim certification
May 15 - Packet Pick Up & Late Registration // Aquatics Training Center // 4:00- 7:00 PM
May 16 - Packet Pick Up & Late Registration // Aquatics Training Center // 5:30- 6:30 AM
May 16 6:45 AM - Safety Brief // Aquatics Training Center
May 16 7:00 AM - Race Start // Aquatics Training Center
T-Shirts:Performance t-shirt for all pre-registered participants.
Individual Division: Males and females will each have competitive age groups as follows: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Athena Division/Clydesdale Division: The Athena division (females 165 lbs and over) and the Clydesdale division (men 220 lbs and over) will have age groups of 39 & under and 40 and over.
Relay Teams: Relay teams will consist of two or three individuals. Each members of the team will complete at least one of the three events and tag the next member of the team in the transition area. Relay team members may NOT also compete as individuals. The following categories are available: All male, all female, co-ed.
Awards:1st-3rd place in each age category will recieve a medal. 1st-3rd place in each team categories will recieve a medal. 1st place overall male and female.
1. USA Triathlon rules aply, except for family-friendly transition areas.
2. All cycling competitors must wear an ANSI/Snell approved helmet.
Swim Time Certification:Athletes in the El Paso area are required to certify their swim times prior to 13 May. If you do not certify your time, you will be put in the second wave based on your time submitted at registration.
Participants can be timed at Fort Bliss Aquatics Centers on post: Aquatics Training Center (MWF 1-4pm, WF 6-8pm) and Replica Pool (T/TH 8-11am, Sa/Su 5-8pm). If you are not authorized to utilize the Fort Bliss pools, please bring your
registration receipt to the front desk for entry. Pool Staff will mark your time on a roster. The cost to enter the pool is $2, Active Duty is free. Aquatics Training left is set at 25 meters (race day is will be set at 50 meters). Replica pool is a 50 meter pool.
Out-of-town participants must submit their swim times by email based on a 400 M swim timed prior to 13 May.
Late registration//Packet Pick Up:
Friday, 15 May from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Aquatics Training Center. Additional $10 late fee applies.
Saturday, 16 May from 05:30-6:30 A.M at the Aquatics Training Center. Additional $10 late fee applies.
Competitors not possessing a military ID can enter Fort Bliss through the Global Reach access control point or Sergeant Major BLVD access control point. Drivers must provide proof of insurance and driver's license. All individual in vehicle must have a photo id