XTERRA Southeast Championship & Oak Mountain Sprint



MAY 16, 2015

XTERRA Southeast Championship

The 10th edition of the XTERRA Southeast Championship to be held May 16 at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama will double as the 2015 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championship race.

As such athletes will have the chance to be crowned USAT National Champions as well as XTERRA Southeast Champions.  The race will also serve as a qualifier for both the 2015 XTERRA World Championship and the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship races.

The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes, who will compete over a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. For amateurs, there will be 50 spots into the XTERRA World Championship to be held November 1 in Maui up-for-grabs; and the top 18 racers in each age group will qualify for the 2016 Cross Tri World Championship.

XTERRA will also offer a shorter distance sprint race – 750m for the swim, 15km mountain bike and a 5km trail run – as well as relay team opportunities and 5, 10, and 21-kilometer trail runs.

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.



Friday, May 15:

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

4:00pm                      XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell

Saturday, May 16:

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)

8:20am                      USAT Offroad National Championship/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 the Challenged Athletes Foundation

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

10:40/10:50am          USAT Offroad National Championship/XTERRA Southeast Championship male/female Winner expected

12pm                         XTERRA Sprint and USAT Offroad National Championship/Southeast Championship Awards Ceremony

12:30pm                    Cutoff at T2

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

7pm                           After Party – TBD

*Triathlon – photo ID and USAT membership card (if you are a member) required.

Sunday, May 17:

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  (XTERRA Alabama Series)
9:00am-2:00pm        Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon benefit for The Challenged Athlete Foundation
10:30am                    XTERRA 5K/10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony
11:00am                    XTERRA 20K Trail Run Awards Ceremony

Park entry fees: $3 Adult/$1 children 6-11 and Seniors 62+



  • Pros race for a $15,000 pro purse
  • Age groupers battle for 50 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.

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


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

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

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

$65/night plus applicable taxes and fees.

Call 1-205-982-1999 and ask for the XTERRA rate.

Travel by Air

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

Rental Car Discount for XTERRA Athletes

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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 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.

The Green Takeover
USA Triathlon 2015 National Championship

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.