XTERRA Knoxville – Off Road Triathlon
Date: June 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 am (course closes at 12:00 pm)
Location: Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry)
2915 Island Home Way
Knoxville, TN 37920
Distance: 1200m Swim, 16.6 mi Bike, 4.6 mi Run
The XTERRA Points Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting triathlons on the circuit. This race is part of the XTERRA Southeast Region and is an XTERRA USA Championship Qualifier.
Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.
Early – $60
Regular – $70
Late – $80
Relay (2 or 3 person)
Early – $95
Regular – $110
Late – $125
* Early Registration (thru 2/12/17) * Regular Registration (2/13/17 thru 5/7/17) * Late Registration (after 5/8/17)
* No race day registration.
Swim 1200 Meters (.75 mi)
The swim will be held from the water at Mead’s Quarry held as a mass start. Swimmers will navigate a one lap, clockwise loop around the perimeter of the quarry before exiting for transition. The shoreline will be covered with matting to allow for a safe and quick exit from the water. A shoe drop will be available for the short, but rocky, run up to transition.
It is mandatory that athletes wear swim caps during the entire duration of the swim. You will be given a swim cap at packet pick up.
XTERRA follows the USA Triathlon wetsuit rules.
USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
USAT rules state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 – 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
USAT rules state that if the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
Expected water temperatures will be posted leading up to the event.
Bike – 16.6 Miles
The course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The bike course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before funneling down into single track trails. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, riders will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. The bike course will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel. There are plenty of opportunities to pass other bikers throughout the bike leg. There are 5 road crossings along the bike course that will will be monitored for the safety of the riders. There is also a brief segment of road riding after the bike aid station (Anderson School).
Run – 4.6 Miles
The 4.6 mile course takes a stroll out of the quarry and into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views around the quarry are amazing, but you have to earn it first. This is also the run course for XTERRA Knoxville 4.6 mile trail race.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.
Aid Station #1 – Mile .75 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #1– Mile 8.6 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 16.6 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #1 – Mile 3.1 (Transition)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.6 (Finish Line)
Friday June 2, 2017
5:00 pm Packet Pickup at Riversports Outfitters Begins
7:00 pm Packet Pickup Ends
Saturday June 3, 2017
12:00 pm Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins
1:30 pm Packet Pickup Ends
Sunday June 4, 2017
6:30 am Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins
6:30 am Transition Area Opens
7:30 am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45 am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 am XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon Starts
TBD Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm Course Closes
Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards after the race.
Age Groups – Top 3
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69 Men
70 – 74 Men
75 + Men
Top Co-ed Relay
Top Womens Relay
Top Men’s Relay
XTERRA Knoxville is a USAT sanctioned event and will abide by the rules and regulations set forth by USAT.
Athletes must have their official race number visible at all times. There will be no unofficial athletes allowed on the course.
Spectators will not be allowed in transition at any point during the race.
If participants would like to drop out of the race, they must inform the nearest aid station or timing booth at the finish line.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.
Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.
Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.