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PC Racing in partnership with NEW YORK TRIATHLETE ASSOCIATION is proud to be bringing an EPIC triathlon-based adventure race to the beautiful Caribbean island of Curaçao. The PC Racing organization was founded to challenge ourselves, teammates, partners and participant’s to interactively promote exciting community ideas and adventures that push our imaginations of what is possible in sport, health and well-being. In keeping with the spirit of our mission, coming in March 2020, PC Racing is partnering with New York Triathlete Association to welcome the S.O.S. Triathlon Series to Curaçao.As you know, Curaçao is quickly becoming the preeminent tourist destination in the Caribbean. This Dutch Caribbean island is known for its quaint, picturesque beaches tucked into interesting coves and expansive coral reefs teaming with rich marine life. For these reasons and more, Curaçao is the perfect place to host exciting new adventure races and leverage its incredible and interesting features to put this amazing island on the map as a premier “RaceCation” destination.
"S.O.S.” describes The Survival of the Shawangunks, a non-traditional triathlon established in 1983. This race, historically an eight-stage multi-discipline triathlon is held in New Paltz, NY every September and is the brainchild of Don Davis, a veteran Triathlete and founder of the New York Triathlete Association. This adventure race is consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and one of most scenic. S.O.S. has become a right of passage in the world of Triathlon and so popular that every year the event sells out in mere minutes. This one of a kind race format is unique, exciting, technical and to quote Don, “It’s not just a race, it’s combination triathlon and ADVENTURE!”.The popularity, and desire for additional races like Survival of the Shawangunks inspired Don his son Evan and his team to look for other exceptionally challenging and scenic locations to host similar events. Don and Evan have been instrumental in the success of S.O.S., its expansion, and will play a major role in this new event.
PC Racing was very humbled and excited to be selected as a partner by the S.O.S. team to work together to bring this new dynamic race to life in Curacao but potentially other parts of Caribbean in the future.
THE SURVIVAL OF SERIES (S.O.S.) CURAÇAO Features six legs dynamically mixing each triathlon discipline:
20 KILOMETER CYCLING (ROLLING) 1 KILOMETER SWIM (OPEN WATER/CLOSE TO SHORE) 5 KILOMETER RUN (HILLY) 1.4 KILOMETER SWIM (OPEN WATER) 6.3 KILOMETER RUN (HILLY/SALT MINE) 1.2 KILOMETER SWIM (OPEN WATER/CLOSE TO SHORE)
THIS RIGOROUS, TECHNICAL COURSE TRANSITIONS ADVENTURERS THROUGH VARIOUS UNINHABITED,HISTORICALLY RELEVANT AREAS THROUGH TO THE MOST BUCOLIC & BEAUTIFUL RESORTS, BEACHES & BAYS.
The First Leg: Starts at the entrance to the Santa Barbara Resort, and out and back, looping Tafelberg(Table Mountain) nature preserve and the active Limestone mine established in 1874, MijnMaatschappijCuraçao (Mining Company). The bike winds into transition back at Santa Barbara resort beach.
Second Leg: Swim loop around the aquarium like Sta Barbara beach and then across the channel to a rocky climb out of the water onto the barren Caracas Baai Island.
Third Leg: This First hilly run takes our athletes through the natural wonders of Caracas Baai Island,flowing through the natural mundi-like wilderness of the island, passing by various colonial era ruins,and the historic “Seamans Quarantine” Hospital buildings.
Fourth Leg: Adventurers will start the First open water swim, via Directors Bay, passing almost directly over the world famous “Tug Boat” dive site. Making their way past Fort Beekenburg, built on the bluff ofthe peninsula around 1703, and on past Baya Beach landing this long swim at Pops Place and the smallstrip of land connecting Jan Thiel to Caracas Baai Island transitioning back to land.
Fifth Leg: This second long difficult run flows up into Jan Thiel than melts down in and through the Historic Colonial-era “Saliñas” (Salt Pans) mines, then turning due South and heading back to the coast ending this arduous trek at the beach area at the Lions Dive resort.
Sixth & Final Leg: Another large loop swim in and around the Lions Dive Beach resort, and Seaquarium lagoon, with finishers bringing it home strong into the picturesque resort. Capping off this epic day of adventure, athleticism and endurance with recovery and celebration with a relaxing beach party at the famous Chill Beach Bar and Grill.
SOS-CURACAO REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
All Organisation required for SOS Curacao including 7 transition areas, Bike Course, Swim course, Swim Safety, Road management , Bike Stewards and equipment for team members; Briefing Pasta Dinner; Race day nutrition at the aid stations; Finisher T-Shirt; Finisher Medal; Finisher Plaque Burgers and Beer at Chill Beach.