Welcome to our Inauguarl XTERRA IONIA Off Road Triathlon. Racet consist of a half mile swim in Sessions Lake, 10 mile bike on established MTB trials plus Rail Trails and 3.1 mile run on established MTB trails. Evens completely held off road so this is truly an off road race. Event also includeds a Youth division ages 11-14 consisting of 200 meter swim, 3 mile bike and 2 mile run. Come on out make it a family day. Ionia State Recration Area has plenty of camping sites avaiable call the Recreation Area to make reservations. Come on out make it a family fun filled day or weekend. The event is held on State Land so a Michigan Passport Tag is reguired to enter the park or you may purchase a pass at the Ranger Station.
Swim .5 miles in Sessions Lake, Park will be closed to the public for the XTERRA event. Counter clockwise swim with a beach start and it's a one loop swim. Wetsuits are permitted.
Bike- 10 miles on established MTB single track as well as established wider MTB sections. Helmet is required.
Run- 3.1 miles on wide established MTB trails as well as plenty of single track challenges.
From Grand Rapids Mi. Take I-196 East towards Lansing to M-66 exit 67 towards Ionia. Turn left onto David W. Highway to Ionia State Recration Area. Turn Right into Rec Area to Sessions Lake.
From Lansing take I0196 West to I-96 west to M-66 exit 67 towards Ionia. Take David W. Highway to Ionia State Recrection Area. Enter Rec area to Sessions Lake.