Date: Sunday, August 3rd 2014Location: Yellow Creek State Park, PANational Qualifying Race: XTERRA Points SeriesRegistration & Check in: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMRace Starts: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 – 9:00 AMDistance: 800 meters (swim), 13 miles (mountain biking), 5 miles (trail running)Disciplines: Swimming, mountain biking, trail running.Included: Race shirts, awards, SWAG!
Swim: 800 meters, average water temp is 82 degrees.
Swim will be well marked with buoys & athletes will swim in a clock wise direction, with the buoys on their right. ( DCNR life guards will be stationed at intervals along the swim in kayaks.) SAFETY: Racers must pass through the head count chute before the start of the swim & after the completion of the swim while heading to transition.
Mountain Bike: 13 miles.
The mountain bike course is a combination of fire roads, single track trail & some park roads. Terrain is rolling & typical of western Pennsylvania . There is some challenging single track, a creek crossing and some challenging, lung busting climbs & bombing down hills. Technical difficulty is about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. The bike course will be marked with the BLUE XTERRA arrows & BLUE CHALK on the ground. .
Trail Run: 5 miles.
The trail run is almost entirely run on single track trails, some of which are very technical. Terrain is rolling & typical of western Pennsylvania . The run course will be marked with the RED XTERRA arrows at waist high & RED CHALK on the ground. (There will be 2 water aid stations along the course.)
15-19 / 20-24/ 25-29/ 30-34/ 35-39/ 40-44/ 45-49/ 50-54/ 55-59/ 60+ (women)/ 60-64/ 65+ (men)/ Collegiate Woman/ Collegiate Men/ Hercules (men over 200 pounds)/ Athena (women over 150 pounds)/ Relay Team (all woman)/ Relay Team (all men)/ Relay Team (coed, any sex combination)/ Relay Team (juniors, children 17 or younger), Physically Challenged
Lodging is available at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
There will be an aid station located at the START/TRANSITION/FINISH area with water, Gatorade. Gatorade will be providing plenty of product, including bike bottles full of Gatorade for the bike course. The Start/Transition/Finish area is located near the beach on the south shore. Just off of state road 259. There is plenty of parking, hot showers, a food concession, picnic tables, the beach, play grounds for the small children, boat rentals, pretty much anything that you could need for a day of family fun.
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