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Sweet Deal on Sugarbush XTERRA
The inaugural XTERRA Northeast Cup at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont scheduled for July 12, 2009 is halfway through an unprecedented registration special that is offering $30 off entry from now until June 7.
The course itself is epic and plays out on the award-winning terrain of Sugarbush (that’s right – the place was ranked No. 1 in the East for terrain variety in Ski Magazine’s "best resorts on the continent" survey).
In the summer, that terrain gets vibrant, and athletes can look forward to a nice cool swim in the Resort pond fed by mountain streams, a mountain bike ride that goes straight up the ski hill and into nice rolling forest single track, and a run that meanders through the surrounding lush landscape of the Green Mountains.
In addition to the main event there’s also a half-distance race, trail runs, a kids course duathlon, Paul Mitchell hair cut-a-thons to raise money for charity, Pasta Feed on Saturday night, and unprecedented country charm and beauty all around. Sugarbush Resort offers a wide range of convenient accommodations and in the Mad River Valley, you'll find an eclectic blend of restaurants, shops, taverns, inns, and other places to stay.
XTERRA BUFFALO CREEK, JUNE 20
The 6th annual XTERRA Buffalo Creek off-road triathlon at Wellington Lake and Castle Mountain Resort in Colorado is slated for June 20, and is offering up $2,000 in prize money for pros. The race has sold-out the last two years and is headed towards another one just a few slots remaining, even with the US Forest Service increasing the permit to 550 athletes.
Racers can expect cool water temperatures around 60 degrees. The race features a 1-mile lake swim, 20-mile mountain bike, and 5-mile trail run.
Pre-rides of the bike course are being held this Saturday, June 6 (as part of Fast-Tri University with USAT Certified Coach Ken Axford), and again on June 13 with some of XTERRA's top amateurs. Course maps, schedule of events, camping, registration information, can all be found on the Buffalo Creek Website.
HIGH ALTITUDE XTERRA CLINIC
On August 6-9 the gang at SNRGY Multisport headed by Jenny Smith (pictured below) and Brandyn Roark-Gray are hosting the High Altitude XTERRA Clinic in Crested Butte/Gunnison Valley, Colorado. The USAT sanctioned clinic includes HAP LAB Sports Science Testing, swimming, running and mountain biking skills sessions. Email email@example.com to RSVP or more info.
HAMMOND, SCHMITT WIN AT PARIS MTN
Greenville Track Club President Joe Hammond, 47, won the XTERRA Paris Mountain 15km Trail Run in 1:10:54 on Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina.
In the women’s race Greenville’s own Margaret Schmitt, 37, edged Seneca’s South Carolina Master Runner of the Year Lisa Tolley, 42, by a mere eleven seconds.
See results and learn more about this race and the XTERRA South Carolina Series at www.xterratrailrun.com.
HEBE, CHANEY WIN ACE BIG CANYON
Mike Hebe from New Cumberland, PA (2:06:33) and local standout Emily Chaney (2:28:02) won the amateur divisions of the XTERRA Ace Big Canyon off-road tri in Oak Hill, West Virginia on Sunday. XTERRA Pro Jenny Smith was the top overall female, placing 7th among all competitors in 2:18:20. See complete results here.
WOODY, QUINN WIN AT FORT BRAGG
Mark Woody and Amy Quinn won the XTERRA Smith Lake off-road triathlon at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Sunday with winning times of 2:05:35 and 2:33:01, respectively. Find complete results here.
BARRETT, BEELER WIN IN SHOW LOW
Reigning Southwest Region 25-29 Champ Brian Barrett won the XTERRA Deuces Wild off-road tri in Show Low, Arizona on Sunday, topping Steven Beeler by nearly two minutes with a winning time of 2:02:37. Katharina Beeler won the women’s race in 2:21:11. Full Results.
HAMPTON, SUMMERS WIN THE RUCKUS
Youth prevailed at the XTERRA Warwick Park Ruckus on National Running Day on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 as Jonas Hampton, 20, and Carly Summers, 19, won the men’s and women’s titles in the 5km fun run in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Former Strongman competitor and long-time XTERRA ambassador Rich Costello was in the crowd and running the Philly Series with his daughter. “A real fun ruckus today and I loved the rushing creek crossing.”
Day-long thunderstorms (which stopped right at 7pm for the race) created some muddy, slippery, perfectly XTERRA conditions for the third of five Philly races this season. Learn more.
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