Battle Of Waterloo Triathlon Announces Partnership with Survival of The Shawangunks Triathlon to Award Entries for Sold-Out Race

July 5, 2023

Grass Lake, MI (July 5, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ann Arbor-based race company, Epic Races, today announced that the winners of this year’s Battle of Waterloo (BOW) 10-stage triathlon will be awarded coveted entries into the Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS) 8-stage triathlon which sells out in minutes each year.

Annually held in the Shawangunk Mountains of New Paltz, New York, SOS is an 8-stage triathlon that attracts elite triathletes from around the world. The first official running of the event was in 1983 when Don Davis, founder of the New York Triathlete Association decided to make it an official event after running it as a training event with his friends for many years.

Featured in Triathlete Magazine as a bucket list triathlon, Battle of Waterloo is a 10-stage triathlon totaling 42 miles that traverse the sprawling Waterloo Recreation Area, one of the most rugged and beautiful parks in the Midwest. Like SOS, you carry your shoes and swim gear with you the entire time.

For the first time since 2011, the top 3 finishers of the Battle of Waterloo Triathlon, both male and female, will receive slots into the SOS Triathlon, granting them an opportunity to challenge themselves on the iconic Shawangunk Mountains course. This exclusive opportunity to secure entries into the sold-out SOS Triathlon will undoubtedly generate tremendous excitement among the participants.

“I am so happy to be able to offer an opportunity for Battle of Waterloo athletes to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the sport,” says Eva Solomon, Founder, and CEO of Epic Races. “Renowned for its iconic and demanding course, SOS is a highly sought-after event that attracts elite triathletes from around the world.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Epic Races to help increase awareness of adventure triathlons,” said Evan Davis. “The Battle of Waterloo Triathlon serves as an ideal platform to identify top-tier athletes who possess the tenacity and skill required to excel in the SOS Triathlon. We eagerly look forward to welcoming the winners to our event and witnessing their endurance prowess on the challenging Shawangunk Mountains course. We are both committed to providing unparalleled opportunities and promoting the growth of endurance sports.”

Battle of Waterloo will be held on July 30, 2023, with the start line at the Portage Lake Unit of the Waterloo Recreation Area. Registration is now open and athletes are encouraged to secure their spots early. More information and registration are at www.battleofwaterlootri.com.



Epic Races, LLC produces over 20 multisport and endurance events each year. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Epic Races is a leader in the endurance and multisport industry, founding unique events including Michigan’s first women’s triathlon, Tri Goddess Tri, the first gravel road triathlon in the world, The Ugly Dog Tri, and the 10-stage triathlon, Battle of Waterloo. Running events include The Ann Arbor Marathon and The Detroit Women’s Half Marathon. The mission of Epic Races is to professionally manage safe, fun, and rewarding multi-sport and endurance events that appeal to beginners through elite athletes, raise money and awareness for important causes and make each participant feel like a champion. More information can be found at https://epicraces.com.


Survival of the Shawangunks Triathlon, known as SOS Triathlon, is an internationally acclaimed endurance event that takes place in the Shawangunk Mountains of New Paltz, New York. Recognized for its challenging course and picturesque landscapes, SOS Triathlon attracts elite triathletes from around the world. The event showcases the endurance and determination required to conquer the demanding terrain and has become a pinnacle of achievement in the endurance sports community.

Press Contact:

Eva Solomon, CEO

(734) 585-7101 ext. 700