XTERRA CALLALA STANDARD & SPRINT
Saturday, 9 December, 2017
Standard Distance: 1.5km swim (2 x 750m), 30km MTB, 10km trail run (new course)
Sprint Distance: 750m ocean swim, 14km mountain bike and 5km trail run.
Start Times: will be available closer to the event
*Due to landowner agreements we will not publish course maps in advance. Practice course will be open race week with course maps available on-site.
Standard Divisions: Pro/elite, Age Group men and women – 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+, Challenged.
Sprint Divisions: 14-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.
Race as part of a team: 2-3 persons – men, women and coed – can race as a team in either the standard full-distance race or the sprint distance.
*T-shirts are not guaranteed for entries received on the day or after TBA.
Race Headquarters: Callala Beach Community Hall
Event Parking: Please park on the streets in the area. Be considerate of local residents and do not block driveways.
*Please note our revised refund policy.
The XTERRA Callala course connects off-road triathlon with this majestic stretch of South Coast NSW and Australian “bush” described as a “mountain bikers heaven” on the northern shore of Jervis Bay at Callala Beach.
Venue: Jervis Bay. Beach entrance is at the end of Callala Beach Road.
Please park on the streets in the area. Be considerate of local residents and do not block driveways.
Standard – 1.5km – 2 laps of a 750-meter course with a short beach run of roughly 30m in between laps.
Sprint – 1 lap of 750-meter course.
Transition: Athletes will run straight from the beach to the transition area at the Community Hall.
Aid Station: There is an aid station at the beach entrance/exit.
Wetsuits will likely be allowed, based on race history. Water temperature is historically 20C and will be measured race morning with a final determination and published at that time.
Official XTERRA swim caps are color-coded for each race distance and will be provided in your race bag and we require that you wear them to assist water safety personnel.
XTERRA follows ITU wetsuit rules:
Age Group Athletes:
- Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 14 degrees Celsius / 57 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 22 degrees Celsius / 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 22 degrees Celsius / 72 degrees Fahrenheit
- Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 14 degrees Celsius / 57 degrees Fahrenheit
- Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 20 degrees Celsius / 68 degrees Fahrenheit
- Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 20 degrees Celsius / 68 degrees Fahrenheit
Standard Distance: 30km
Sprint Distance: 14km
Sorry, we are not able to provide bike/run course maps in advance due to landowner agreements.
Course maps will be available at the race venue upon open of the bike course for practice.
Bike course open for practice all day Thursday and Friday, 7-8 Dec.
There is little elevation gain on this course.
The bike course follows jeep trails from the RSL and crosses Forest Road to access some great single track which are portions of SCUM’s Superbowl and Butterfly trails.
There will be short technical sections, flat twisty blasts, some short, sharp climbs, a couple of short twisty downhills and a great wha-hoo downhill.
Single track returns to the road crossing and then takes fire trails back to the transition area at the RSL.
Aid stations: There is one aid station that you will pass twice.
Standard Elevation Profile:
Our sprint course is a single loop using a variety of jeep trail.
Aid stations: Carry your own hydration. There are no aid stations on the Sprint bike course.
Standard Distance: 10km
Sprint Distance: 5km
The run course will be open all day Friday, 8 December for practice.
Race courses are a combination of 1km of beach sand, jeep trail and single track – starting and ending at the Community Hall.
Standard Run Elevation Profile:
Note: High tide is at TBA, so anticipate soft sand.
Aid Stations: There will be 3 aid stations on the Standard course. Sprint has 2 aid stations.