Category Archives: news and interests

PLEASE CHECK that you have a valid USAT Membership

PLEASE CHECK that you have a valid USAT membership & be sure to bring your membership card. At the mandatory pre-race meeting/packet pickup you will be required to produce a valid USAT membership card or proof of a one-day membership valid for Sept 7, 2014. If you are unable to produce either you will need [...]

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Come on in, the water is fine

We just spoke with the park service and they reported that Awosting is 73º and that Minnewaska is 70º // Monhonk Mountain House reports that the lake temp at the surface today is 72º. This is just about where the temps were last year when we were a week out from race day… except Mohonk [...]

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We’re working too, you know

While you are out there, day after day & mile after mile training for SOS2014 (what, 19 days and counting), we’re working hard too! Did you know that each and every Survivor plaque, Overall winners, Age Group placings, and Special Awards are all assembled by hand… by your SOS Race Committee? Well, they are. Once [...]

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Which is your favorite SOS leg?

POLL: We’re curious – which is your favorite leg of the SOS? Why? Tell us on Facebook SOS is an eight part wilderness adventure race that includes one cycling segment, four trail running segments, and three open water lake swims. Course Description. Each segment is point-to-point. The first segment (bike) requires a crew member to [...]

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Important Race Day Instructions have been posted

We have updated the Race Day Instructions and included important information regarding the Mandatory pre-race meeting/dinner as well as instructions for crew members and instructions for accessing the parks and Mohonk. Please check out the updated information on the Race Instructions page.

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SOS2014 On-Course Nutrition by Clif Bar

We are pleased to announce that Clif Bar is providing on-course nutrition at SOS2014. Look for Clif products at all of the aid stations: AID STATIONS • Bike transition- Clif bars, Shot Bloks, • Lake Awosting Carriageway- Clif bars, Shot Bloks • Lake Awosting Swim Exit- Clif bars, Shot Bloks • Castle Point- Clif bars, [...]

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NY Times article: Taking Triathlons Into the Wild

If you haven’t already done so, get on over to the NYTimes website and see their article, Taking Triathlons Into the Wild. Yup, that’s our founding father, Don Davis, right there being interviewed about the SOS starting at paragraph 10. The other races sound pretty cool too – but we think that the pull buoys [...]

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SOS Start Line Countdown – 1 month

SOS 2014 is now only 1 month away.Time to start your panic training. We encourage all racers to sample the wares that the SOS course has to offer. Why not plan to visit the area this weekend; park at the Minnewaska State Park’s Awosting parking lot then run the first leg to Awosting. If you [...]

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Podcast – best description of SOS ever

Not sure how we missed this podcast after last year’s race, but if you’re finding yourself at a loss for how to describe the SOS Triathlon, look no further than Survivor Brett Blankner’s interview on Du You Tri. See the full page here

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Upcoming Local Races

It was great to see so many from the SOS community out in support of the Spring Dual Against CF, which by all accounts was a raving success. See the results: Spring Dual Against CF Kids Dual And there is even more great local racing coming this weekend. Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Trail Challenge [...]

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