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XTERRA Knoxville Off Road Triathlon

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XTERRA Knoxville Off Road Triathlon

Off Road
: Swim ¾ Mile, Mountain Bike 16.6 Miles, Trail Run 4.1 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee: $60
Location: Ijam's Nature Center
Address: 2915 Island Home Avenue
City/State/Zip: Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Country: USA
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Description:

2014 XTERRA Knoxville Off Road Triathlon:

The XTERRA Points Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring you one of the toughest and most exciting races on the circuit.

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.


Saturday June 7, 2014 -  (8:00 am Start)


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. Athletes will be ushered down to the swim start according to assigned wave.

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

Course Information:

Swim .75 miles

The swim will be held in wave starts from the water at Mead's Quarry. Swimmers will navigate a one lap 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.

*Aid Station available at transition


Bike 16.6 miles

The bike course starts from the gravel parking lot at Meads 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.

* Aid Station available at transition
* Aid Station available at 8.6 miles (Anderson School)


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 Meads Quarry will then bring runners back down towards the finish line.

* Aid Station available at transition
* Aid Station available at 1.8 miles
* Aid Station available at 3.1 miles (transition)

Directions:

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. Meads 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. Meads 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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2014 race registration is open.

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