XTERRA Rock Dallas Triathlon

EVENT STARTS MAY 27, 2017

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DATE, LOCATION & EVENT

Race Date: May 27th, 2017 8:00am

Location: Murrell Park, Northshore Trail, Lake Grapevine (880 Simmons Rd, Flower Mound TX 75022)

Event: This is an off-road triathlon and includes an 800 meter swim, a 13.3 mile mountain bike and a 3.5 mile run. The race will take place on the most popular trail in the DFW Metroplex, Northshore trail on Lake Grapevine. The start will take place at Murrell Park (about midway on the one-way looped course). The swim will be in a cove near an out of service boat ramp, depending on water levels in May. The mountain bikers will enter the course and travel in a counter clockwise direction, heading west to the far end of the loop and back on a sometimes fast, sometimes technical (including "rock gardens"), challenging single track loop. The runners will head east on a counter clockwise loop of flowy single track.

 

PRICING

-Individuals: (Age-group /  Physically Challenged)
     -$90 until 11:59pm (CST) May 3rd
     -$100 until 11:59pm (CST) May 24 (Online Registration Closes)
     -$120 until 7:30am (CST) May 27th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY, limited to 200)

-2 Person Relay

     -$120 ($60 per person) until 11:59pm (CST) May 3rd
     -$140 ($70 per person) until 11:59pm (CST) May 24 (Online Registration Closes)
     -$160 ($80 per person) until 7:30am (CST) May 27th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY)

-3 Person Relay

     -$150 ($50 per person) until 11:59pm (CST) May 3rd
     -$180 ($60 per person) until 11:59pm (CST) May 24 (Online Registration Closes)
     -$195 ($65 per person) until 7:30am (CST) May 27th (Race Day On-site and UPON AVAILABILITY)

*This will be a USAT Sanctioned event.  You must either possess a current USAT membership or purchase a 1-day membership ($15) during the on-line registration process.

Notes:
*Registration includes: A fun, well organized event, t-shirt, racer raffle, finisher medal & post race food/beverage.
*XTERRA Rock Dallas Triathlon will be limited to 200 athletes.
*All athletes must be at least 15 years of age by 31 Dec 2017.
*Photo ID (EVERYONE) and/or proof of USAT membership (Annual Members ONLY) required at packet pickup.
*Each athlete must pick up their own race packet. NO EXCEPTIONS!
*Right to Cancel or Reschedule – Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year (if available). In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES.  Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.

 

COURSE

SWIM - 800 METERS
-Swim start will be based on participation. Decision will be made race week.
-Start at boat ramp and you will swim counter-clockwise for 800 meters with buoys on left shoulder.
-A short run on pavement on boat ramp to transition.
-Swim caps will be REQUIRED. (We will provide them at Packet Pickup)
-If you need assistance, wave your arms or yell. We will have multiple in-water kayaks that will render assistance. You may hold onto kayak but not advance.
-IF you DNF from the SWIM for any reason, PLEASE go directly to the RACE DIRECTOR or TIMING COMPANY.

Note: Wetsuit Policy
Each age-group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

BIKE – 13.3 Miles (Mountain Bikes ONLY. NO Cyclocross bikes allowed. See Links below for rules)

-Bike will be a 1 lap of CHALLENGING single track. Short, punchy hills, some rock garden sections, creek crossings, sand, and some fast & flowy mixed in. This course is a challenge for ALL ability levels!
-Course will be ridden COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and will be marked with BLUE arrows and WHITE XTERRA tape.
-Aid Station(s) @Transition Bike Out - Gatorade/Water & at approx 6.75 mile turnaround (far end of course) Gatorade/Water. Please carry a hydration pack or water bottles for this leg of the race.
-IF you DNF from the BIKE for any reason, PLEASE go directly to the RACE DIRECTOR or TIMING COMPANY!

Note: NO LITTERING THE COURSE. KEEP THE PARK BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT.

RUN - 3.5 Miles

-1 lap. All single track. Fast & Flowy.
-Course will be marked by RED arrows and WHITE XTERRA tape.
-Aid Station(s) @Transition Run Out - Gatorade/Water & Mile 2 -  Gatorade/Water
-IF you DNF from the RUN for any reason, PLEASE go directly to the RACE DIRECTOR or TIMING COMPANY!

Note: NO LITTERING THE COURSE. KEEP THE PARK BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT.

TRANSITION:

-Only athletes with race numbers, race officials, and race management will be allowed into the transition area. No others will be allowed in transition at any time. NO EXCEPTIONS!

-Participants will be allowed to remove their bikes from transition starting after all participants have returned from the Bike portion of the event. Please be courteous and aware while removing your items. Anyone removing their bike prior to authorization or without permission from the Race Director will be disqualified. If you have special circumstances, such as work commitments or something of this nature, come ask us and we will work with you.


GENERAL OVERVIEW

-PRIMARY parking is located along the park road toward transition. This area is normally closed to the public, but the gate will be open on race day, and manned by a volunteer to allow racers/spectators in.

-Note: Northshore is a public trail and will NOT be closed just for this event so please be courteous of your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


May 25 (Thursday)
-Course open for pre-ride and run - Tentatively marked by 4:00pm

May 26 (Fri)
-Packet Pickup & Late Registration (if not full) - TBD
-Course open for pre-ride and run ALL DAY

May 27 (Sat) RACE DAY
-Guard Gate Opens 6:00am
-Packet Pickup - 6:15am - 7:30am – Murrell Park, follow signs after entering at guard gate (Race Site) 880 Simmons Rd, Flower Mound TX 75022
-Transition opens - 6:10am
-Swim warm-up – 7:30am
-Transition closes - 7:40am
-Pre-race brief - 7:45am (Race Start - Boat ramp)
-Race starts - 8:00am
-Race awards – 11:30am (tentatively)

 

DIRECTIONS AND LODGING

Murrell Park, Lake Grapevine
Camping is available at area campsites. However, it is Memorial Day weekend, and reservations are required. Reserve early at Reserve America

Hotel/Motel Accommodations

-Google lodging options for Grapevine, TX or Flower Mound, TX

 

AWARDS

Overall: Male & Female - 3 deep
Physically Challenged Open Male/Female - 3 Deep (See Athlete’s Resources below for more information about XTERRA PC categories)

Age Groups: - 3 Deep
Males: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Females: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

 

ATHLETE RESOURCES

Links:

XTERRA America Tour Rules

XTERRA Competition Rules

Physically Challenged Program

 

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