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XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon
Sun, Jun 7, 2015
Triathlon-Off Road - Individual Age group/open
Triathlon-Off Road - Group-registration team Age group/open
About This Activity
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 Southeast Region.
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 partially covered with matting to allow for a safe and quick exit from the water. Volunteers will be on hand to assist 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 be 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.
Event details and schedule
Friday June 5th - Packet Pickup (TBD)
Saturday June 6th - Packet Pickup (TBD)
Sunday June 7th - Transition Opens @ 6:00 am / Race Starts @ 8:00 am