XTERRA Off-road Triathlon and Duathlon

July 15, 2018
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15th Annual XTERRA EX2

Escape the summer city heat and head for the mountains! Join us at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, MD for the 15th Annual XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon.

The triathlon race course starts with a two lap swim in warm clear waters of a mountain lake and the duathlon starts with a three mile semi-technical trail run. After the first segment, all racers head out to complete two laps of a mountain bike course that includes twisty lakeside single-track, wide fire roads, smooth grassy sections, and a few ‘rock gardens’. Once completing the mountain bike course, racers transition to a 5 mile run that has rooty trails, smooth open flats, and one big climb. All in all, this course is super fun and has challenged thousands of newbies and seasoned vets over the years!

Results

Triathlon Distances
.75 miles swimming, 13 miles mountain biking, 5 miles trail running

Duathlon Distances
3 miles trail running, 13 miles mountain biking, 5 miles trail running

The XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon is one of over 50 points series races held in the United States. Competitors earn points based on their finishing place. Racers use these points to vie for the title of XTERRA Regional Champion thus qualifying for the XTERRA World Championship held in Hawaii on October 2018.

You are going to love this race venue! With its picture perfect beauty, fantastic amenities, large clear mountain lake, and challenging trail network, Rocky Gap State Park offers a stellar venue for this nationally recognized points series race. Rocky Gap has tons to do and is just a 2.5 hour drive from the Washington and Baltimore metro areas. You can make it a family weekend, with camping, a Jack Nicklaus golf course, awesome beaches, plenty of trails, and fishing – everyone will love it! Or you can make it a fun weekend getaway – there is a fancy lodge/casino on site and plenty of bed and breakfasts located right in Cumberland.

Team Relay Option

Each duathlon and triathlon relay team may be comprised of two or three racers. Each athlete on relay teams must complete at least one FULL segment of the race, either the .75 mile swim (Tri)/3 mile run (Du), 13 mile bike, or the 5 mile run. Racers will ‘tag’ each other at the bike rack where their bike is placed. For two person teams, one racer will have to complete two FULL segments and the other racer will only complete one segment.

Registration Fees

Triathlon

Soloists
$85 – New year by 1/7/18
$95 – Early by 6/15/18
$105 – Regular by 7/11/18
$115 – Race weekend (if space is available)

2 or 3 Person Teams
$150 – New year by 1/7/18
$165 – Early by 6/15/18
$180 – Regular by 7/11/18
$195 – Race weekend (if space is available)

Duathlon

Soloists
$60 – New year by 1/7/18
$70 – Early by 6/15/18
$80 – Regular by 7/11/18
$90 – Race weekend (if space is available)

2 or 3 Person Teams
$110 – New year by 1/7/18
$125 – Early by 6/15/18
$140 – Regular by 7/11/18
$155 – Race weekend (if space is available)

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food, electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Race Weekend Schedule

Saturday July 14th
4:00pm to 7:00pm – Check-in and course open for pre-riding

Sunday July 15th
7:00 – Check-in
8:15 – Pre-race briefing
8:45 – Racers assemble at starting line
9:00 – Race starts
11:00 – Post-race food available
12:30 – FREE kids race*
1:00 – Awards (top 5 in each category) and sponsor give-a-ways

* Kids race is for ages 2-11. We split into age groups and run short out and back ‘race’. Kids who participate can pick from the Treasure Box.

Gear Information

Bicycles

  • Helmet use is mandatory. All racers are required to wear a CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified bicycling helmet while biking.
  • Mountain bikes with at least a front suspension system are recommended. Racers using cyclocross bikes will not receive an official time

Wetsuits

In the 14 year history of the XTERRA EX2, wetsuits have only been permitted once, when the water temperature was 72 degrees on race morning. Water temperatures are normally between 75-78 degrees on race day in mid-July. We take and post the water temperature on the morning of the race. XTERRA wetsuits has a rental program BUT IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY that wetsuits will be permitted for this race.

XTERRA rules on wetsuits differ from those of USA Triathlon so we use the International Triathlon Union (ITU) wetsuit rules. Here are the specifics:

Wetsuit Rules for Age Group Athletes:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)

Wetsuit Rules for Professional Athletes:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C).
  • Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C).

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Directions

Rocky Gap State Park
12500 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Flintstone, MD 21530

Rocky Gap State Park is located in Western Maryland, 6 miles east of Cumberland in Allegany County. The park is approximately 2.5 hours from the Baltimore and Washington regions.

From Batimore and Washington DC:

  • Travel to I-70 west.
  • Travel west on I-70 past Hagerstown.
  • At Hancock, take I-68 west.
  • Take exit #50 for Rocky Gap State Park.
  • Once in the park follow signs for Race Parking. The staging area is near the main bathhouse and snackbar in the ‘day use’ area on the eastern side of the lake.

Awards

Awards will be presented to the top five male and female, age group finishers, and to the top five relay teams. Awards will be presented after the race at the awards ceremony.

Race Rules

  • Race-provided swim caps must be worn during the swim.
  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • Pets and Pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Triathlon Age Groups include:
15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+, Challenged Athlete Division

Triathlon Relay Divisions include:
Co-Ed, Female, Male

Duathlon Age Groups include:
29-Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Duathlon Relay Divisions include:
Open

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