The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out very quickly.
Only qualified triathletes get to compete each year on the scenic highways circling the northern ridge of the Shawangunk Mountain Range and through Minnewaska State Park for a combination run/swim journey through some of America's most beautiful cross-country trails and spring fed lakes.
Qualifications include completing a 70.3 distance triathlon in under 7 hours or doing a full IM distance triathlon in 15 hours or less, within a year of the SOS. Completing the previous years SOS will also serve as a qualifier.