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Page Last Update 13 Sept 2015


Sept 19 @ 0900, Saturday
5K Run/13m Bike/300yd Swim

I was informed of an error on the entry form I sent out. It will not be a run/ bike/ run. That was a mistake I failed to correct from last year’s form. It will be our usual triathlon format (run/ bike/ swim).    Please help spread the word and remember that next Monday (Sept. 14) is the last day to register without a late fee! For more information please contact the race director Dee Dee Odorizzi (806) 716-2236 or email 

 Corrected/Revised Cotton County Sprint Tri attached 


25th Annual

2015 Southwest Challenge Series, 

A Duathlon and Triathlon Championship

The Oldest and Largest Duathlon and Triathlon Series in the World
The SWCS schedule is now final.  See pdf schedule below.
I will update webpage with schedule soon, but below is the final, printable schedule.
Please let Flip know of any typos, broken links, or incorrect information.

FINAL 2015 SWCS Race Schedule

standings are kept from each Southwest Challenge Series race based on finish by category, with Champions crowned at
he end of the season. Super awards are given to the champion, second and third finishers in each category.

Iron Mike Baker has is all up to date on series points. Please check your points and let us know of any errors you find ASAP so there isn't scramble at the end of the year.  Email the Points Keeper

Anyone is eligible for this unique and exciting series and there is no cost to be included in the series championship. Entrance into any of this the Southwest Challenge Series events will automatically make you eligible. We invite you to enter all of these outstanding races as your points will be accumulated from your best eight finishes. You must compete in and finish at least six events. Your age for all series events is your December 31, 2015 age. Bonus points will be awarded for participation in SWCS races in excess of the required minimum of eight and for participation in selected SWCS races.
Points will be tabulated by computer and awards
given at the end of the season. Join us for as many of the SWCS events as possible. Ponts scoring system has been modified this year so please see the rules page for updates.

And now a word from our Captain, Flip Lyle.

Great Road Runner Triathlon at White Sands Missile Range on 1 August, as always.  Register for their 12 September Freedom Triathlon at WSMRMWR

Also don't forget to register for Ft. Bliss Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon on 26 September

Hope to see you at the multisport competitions!!  Join your captain for more Southwest Challenge Series fun.

Since series inception in 1991, the heart and soul of our Southwest Challenge Series (SWCS) Duathlon and Triathlon Championship have been the fabulous triathlon/duathlons held at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). In our first year, 4 of the 11 SWCS races were at WSMR.  It is with great disappointment that several of the recently scheduled WSMR races have been cancelled due to low participation.  Bill Velez, Sky Clarke, and the wonderful WSMR volunteers have continued the WSMR tradition of truly first class races. What a bang for the buck; great T-Shirts, cool conditions, and super spaghetti feed with results distributed to every racer all before they leave the same day.  The El Paso contingent can get up race morning and drive only 40-55 minutes (depending on what car you drive ;) to arrive. These races are fun, fast and incredibly safe.  I urge everyone to come out and play with us at WSMR for all the remaining races of this 25th anniversary SWCS race.

Thanks to Iron Mike Baker for keeping the p
oints for the 2014 Season. 
Please send any errors you find to