XTERRA Knoxville

 


Overview

Registration Info

Registration Type before March 23rd, 2015  until May 18th, 2015 until June 7th, 2015
Individual $55 $65 $75
2 or 3 Person Relay $80 $90 $100

 

 

When:  June 7th, 2015 @ 8:00 am

Where: Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

What: XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon

Race Information

Only two-miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. The newly completed project, championed by Legacy Parks Foundation, provides the perfect setting for XTERRA Knoxville with many miles of natural surface trails connecting five parks and natural areas along with public and private lands.

Swim – .75 miles

The swim will be held from the water at Mead’s Quarry. Swimmers will navigate a one lap, clockwise, course before exiting for transition. The shoreline will be covered with matting to allow for a safe and quick exit from the water. Volunteers will be on hand to help exiting swimmers if needed. A shoe drop will be available for athletes for the short, but rocky, run up to transition.

Bike – 16.6 miles

The bike course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down a paved bike trail for nearly .5 miles before funneling down into single track trails. The trails vary from technical single track to moderate jeep roads and contain a little bit of every terrain Knoxville has to offer. There are plenty of opportunities to pass other bikers throughout the bike leg. There are 5 paved road crossings along the bike course all of which will monitored for the safety of the riders. There is a brief segment of road riding, after the bike aid station, which will allow spectators to line the course and cheer on the athletes.

Run – 4.2 miles

The run course heads in the opposite direction from the bike course and will lead runners past the bike finish. A moderate run for the first half of the course yields to a much tougher finish. Runners will start an out and back loop before heading back past transition for the final stretch. A punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry will then bring runners back down towards the finish line.

XTERRA Knoxville is a USAT sanctioned event and will abide by the rules and regulations set forth by USAT.

Transition will open at 5:30 am the day of the race and will close at 7:50 am. Spectators will not be allowed in transition at any point during the race.

Wetsuits have not been legal at this race in the past.

Athletes must have their official race number visible at all times. There will be no unofficial athletes allowed on the course.

If participants are wanting 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.

Aid Stations

All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and first aid.

Swim Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile .75 (Transition Area)

Bike Course
Aid Station #1– Mile 8.6 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 16.6 (Transition Area)

Run Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile 3.1 (Transition)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.4 (Finish Line)

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Course

Overall Course Map


Urban Wilderness Trail Map

Swim: 1200 Meters (.75 mi)

The swim will be a mass start from the water at Mead’s Quarry Lake. Swimmers will navigate a one lap course around the lake before exiting for transition. The shoreline will be covered with matting to allow for a safe and quick exit from the water. Volunteers will be on hand to help exiting swimmers if needed. A shoe drop will be available to the athletes for rocky run up to transition.

 

Bike: 16.4 mi

 

Run: 4.6 mi

 

 


Directions

 

From Downtown Knoxville

Take the Henley Street Bridge South and turn left onto East Blount Avenue. Take East Blount Avenue for .2 miles and make your second right onto Sevier Avenue. Follow Sevier Avenue for .7 miles and make a left turn onto Island Home Avenue. Follow Island Home Avenue, which turns right by the entrance to Island Home Park. Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

Traveling I-40 East from Nashville

Continue on I-40 into Knoxville. Take James White Parkway exit 388A. Continue on two left lanes down James White Parkway. Cross over the TN River and take the Sevier Ave./Hillwood Drive exit. Turn Left onto Anita Drive which turns into Hillwood Drive. Turn Right onto Island Home Ave. (at bottom of hill). Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

Traveling I-40 West from Asheville

Continue on I-40 into Knoxville. Take exit 389 for Hall of Fame Drive. Immediately take exit 388A to James White Parkway. Continue on two left lanes down James White Parkway. Cross over the TN River and take the Sevier Ave./Hillwood Drive exit. Turn Left onto Anita Drive which turns into Hillwood Drive. Turn Right onto Island Home Ave. (at bottom of hill). Follow green directional signs to Ijams Nature Center, approximately 1.5 miles on your left. Mead’s Quarry Parking Area is approximately .3 miles past Ijams Nature Center on the right. Additional parking is available directly across the street.

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