SOS Triathlon Boxset

SOS Triathlon Boxset

The Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS) was created by Don Davis, a veteran Triathlete and founder of the New York Triathlete Association. The first official running of the SOS was in 1983. The idea to create this unique event stemmed from Don and friends previously running the course as a training to prepare for Ironman.

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 in minutes. Fewer than 200 athletes 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.

SOS Triathlon Boxset
  • SOS Triathlon 2019

    2019 marked the 34th annual Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon, an eight-leg adventure triathlon set in New Paltz, New York. More than anything else, what sets the SOS apart is the community that rallies around it. Though the race field is capped at 150 participants, the roots of the race run ...

  • SOS Triathlon 2018

    The Survival of the Shawangunks is an adventure triathlon divided into eight stages of biking, running, and swimming through the Shawangunk mountains that make up what many refer to as the ‘hardest’ and most ‘fulfilling’ triathlon they’ve ever completed. The course evolved from a training route t...

  • SOS Triathlon 2017

    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 in minutes. Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon goes back to the beginnin...