XTERRA Southeast Championship & Oak Mountain Sprint


MAY 17, 2014

XTERRA Southeast Championship

XTERRA returns to Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama for the 2014 XTERRA Southeast Championship.

This full-distance XTERRA championship race is comprised of a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and a 10km trail run. You may race as an individual or on a relay team.

We also offer a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race for those looking to experience XTERRA for the first time or have the same XTERRA fun on a less demanding course. The Sprint race is half the distance as the Championship race at 750m for the swim, 15km mountain bike and a 5km trail run.

Paul Mitchell stylists will be on-site giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.  100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.




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XTERRA Southeast Championship

XTERRA Southeast Sprint


Wetsuit Policy

XTERRA follows the Swimming Conduct rules for Wetsuit Use established by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) at all Championship Races (Vegas, Pelham, Richmond, Beaver Creek), the XTERRA USA Championship (Utah), all XTERRA World Tour events, and the XTERRA World Championship. Here are the specifics of the ITU Wetsuit Use Rules:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are forbidden for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are mandatory for Professional athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted for Professional athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C).
  • Wetsuits are forbidden for Professional athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C)

Rent a Wetsuit

XTERRA WetsuitsYou can rent the fastest and most flexible triathlon wetsuit on the market. XTERRA Wetsuits is offering full or sleeveless wetsuit rentals. Extended rental periods are available.

Check them out at http://www.xterrawetsuits.com/store/index.php/products/wetsuit-rentals

Post-Race Recovery

Dr. Beau Beard and his team from The FARM (Functional Athletic Rehabilitation and Medicine) will be on-site all day Saturday and Sunday offering soft tissue / myofascial release, stretching and kinesiology taping to all athletes.  Check them out at www.chirofarm.com.



MAY 17-18, 2014

Friday, May 16:

2:00-6:00pm           Registration and Packet Pickup* at Oak Mountain State Park

4:00pm                      XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell hosted by Shonny Vanlandingham and Josiah Middaugh followed by athlete Race Briefing.

Saturday, May 17:

6:30am                      Transition open for set-up and body marking

6:30-8am                   Late Packet Pickup for Sprint and Championship races

8:00am                XTERRA Sprint Start (750m swim, 15K MTB, 4.5K trail run)

8:30am                XTERRA Southeast Championship Start (1.5K swim, 30K MTB, 10K trail run)

9:00am-1pm              XTERRA Expo Open/Trail Run Registration and Packet Pickup

9am – 1pm            Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, a benefit for Red Cross Disaster Assistance

9:145/9:30am            XTERRA Sprint male/female winner expected

10:50/11:00am          XTERRA Southeast Championship male/female Winner expected

12pm                              XTERRA Sprint and Southeast Championship Awards Ceremony

12:30pm                       Cutoff at T2

1:30pm                          Cutoff for 2nd lap of the Championship run

7pm                                After Party – TBD

Sunday, May 18:

6:30-7:30am              XTERRA Trail Runs/Walk Packet Pickup and Late Registration

8:00am-1:00pm        XTERRA Expo Open

8:00am                  XTERRA Oak Mountain 5K Trail Run Start

8:10am                   XTERRA Oak Mountain 10K Trail Run Start

8:20am                   XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K Trail Run Start  (#7 in the Alabama Series)

9:00am-2:00pm        Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon benefit for Red Cross Disaster Assistance

10:30am                        XTERRA 5K/10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony

11:00am                        XTERRA 20K Trail Run Awards Ceremony



  • Pros race for a $15,000 pro purse
  • Age groupers battle for slots to the World Championship (see chart below)
  • Top amateur finishers earn points toward their standings in the XTERRA America Tour

Top finishers at Southeast Championship race are awarded slots to the XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui based on the following age group allocations.

(15 – 19) 1 1
(20 – 24) 1 1
(25 – 29) 2 2
(30 – 34) 3 2
(35 – 39) 3 2
(40 – 44) 3 2
(45 – 49) 2 2
(50 – 54) 2 2
(55 – 59) 2 2
(60-64) 1 1
(65+) 1
(65-69) 1
(70-74) 1
(75+) 1
Challenged 3 3


Distance: 750m swim / 15km mountain bike / 4.5km trail run

XTERRA Oak Mountain Sprint Online Registration

XTERRA Sprint is a shorter distance race with a 750 meter swim, 15K mountain bike and a 4.5K trail run. Athletes can compete in the XTERRA Sprint race as a team or individual. This race is ideal for newcomers and for people seeking a less-demanding XTERRA experience.

XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs 5km/10km/20km

XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run Online Registration

Celebrate the healthy, active, outdoors lifestyle with XTERRA while enjoying the great nature trails at Oak Mountain State Park. Take a stroll in the XTERRA 5km run/walk or lace ‘em up for the 10km or 20km distance trail runs.

More information can be found here.

XTERRA University

Paul MitchellGet ready to XTERRA with the sport’s best. XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell, offers competitors a chance to take in last-minute advice and pointers from the best off-road multisport athletes in the sport.

The FREE sessions target improved swimming, biking and trail running techniques plus dealing with the specifics of the Pelham course. There will be time for Q & A with the pros during each session. All classes will be held at the race compound at Oak Mountain. Hosted by Josiah Middaugh and Melanie McQuaid.

Paul Mitchell Cut-A-Thon

Racing makes you feel good – Paul Mitchell makes you look good! Make a donation and get a professional cut on the spot. No appointment necessary, just come on down! Benefits the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, supporting victims of the Alabama Tornados.


Host Hotel

Comfort Suites
2235 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Call (205) 989-6930 and ask for the XTERRA rate – $72/night plus taxes.

Travel by Air

Closest airport is Birmingham (BMH) or fly into Atlanta (ATL) and drive 2 hours to Pelham.

Dollar Rent A Car Discount for XTERRA Athletes

Dollar Rent A Car is offering special rates for XTERRA Athletes nation-wide. Click here to book your car today.

Dollar Rent A Car



Join us for an exciting morning of XTERRA racing at the XTERRA

Please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@xterraplanet.com.  



Rick Kent and his team of photographers from Enduro Photo are the official athlete photographer of the 2014 XTERRA America Tour. Athlete photos will be available shortly after the race.

You can request to be notified when your photos will be ready at www.myxterraphotos.com.

Registration is now open. For questions or more information, call toll-free 1-877-751-8880 or email info@xterraplanet.com


Registration fee includes an event T-shirt and post-race refreshments. Event t-shirts are guaranteed for all athletes registering by April 30. Walk-ups and registrations after May 1 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

A USA Triathlon license is required. Single-day licenses are available for $12 through XTERRA registration.

Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

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Housing options can be found at 
Shelby County public lodging facilities

Oak Mountain State Park

Shelby County Reporter

The Shelby County Reporter is the official weekly of the XTERRA Southeast Championship.