XTERRA EAST GIPPSLAND STANDARD, SPRINT & XTICER
Saturday, 10th February 2018
Standard Distance: 1.5km swim (2 x 750m), 30km mountain bike, 10km trail run
Sprint Distance: 750m swim, 15km mountain bike and 5km trail run
Xticer: 250m swim, 10km mountain bike, 3-4km trail run
Kids (Duathlon-Forestech): Bike: 5km, Run: 2km
Start Times: will be available closer to the event
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.
Xticer Divisions: 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, 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: Forestech Campus
Event Parking: Forestech and Swan Reach Holiday Park.
*Please note our revised refund policy.
The Swim will take place in the Tambo River, Swan Reach. Swimmers will enter the water from the banks of the river on Tambo Upper Road (near the Princess Hwy overpass). The Course will be a 750m Rectangular Shape course.
Wetsuits will likely be allowed. Water temperature is expected to be around 18C 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
The Swim-Bike Transition area will be on the vacant land adjacent to the swim exit on Tambo Upper Road (near the corner of Old Orbost Rd.).
Standard Distance: 30km
Sprint Distance: 15km
The Bike Course proceeds from the Transition area, up Old Orbost Rd. through the residential area on to the entrance of the Colquhuon Regional Parkat the Hampstead Track. The course will follow a number of trails, with a combination of single track and forest tracks throughout the western region of the Colquhuon Regional Park. The main bike course is a 30km loop, finishing up on the Forestech Track.
The Bike –Run Transition area will be at the Forestech Campus. The Bikes will be racked here before setting off on the run.
Standard Distance: 10km
Sprint Distance: 5km
The Run Course starts at Forestech, onto the Forestech Log Crossing Walk track and will follow a number of trails on the East side of the Colquhuon Regional Park. The main run course is a 10km loop, finishing back at Forestech.
Forestech will be the hub of the event, including the finish line, with all the facilities, amenities and parking as required.