Registrations are now open for the third annual XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race scheduled for April 2, 2016 at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
The main event features a 1.5K ocean swim, 34K mountain bike and 10K trail run and has received a certified stamp of approval from the legendary Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz.
“The whole race is phenomenal and very well designed,” said the 7x World Champ. “There is a lot of really good single track and it’s well balanced. I loved this course and was super excited to race here. Even the run is great.”
The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship boasts one of the richest purses in off-road triathlon at $50,000 AUD which annually attracts some of the world’s best triathletes like Braden Currie, Courtney Atkinson, Ben Allen, Stoltz, Flora Duffy, Barbara Riveros, and many more. It’s televised on ESPN and dishes out 50 qualifying spots to XTERRA Worlds to the fastest amateurs.
There is also a half-distance race featuring a 750m ocean swim, 14K mountain bike and 5K trail run, and new this year is the “XTICER” – a family-friendly beginner race that couples a 200m ocean swim with 10-kilometers of mountain biking and a 2K trail run. There’s even an XTERRA kids race for the young ones ages 7-to-11 that features a 50K swim, 2k bike, and 500m run. It’s a non-competitive event (untimed) where everyone wins.
Have a look at last year’s action in this video:
Sign-up today to take advantage of early-bird rates at http://www.xterraasiapacific.com.
SNEAK PEAK AT THE 2016 ASIA-PACIFIC TOUR
The 2016 XTERRA Asian-Pacific Tour actually got started last Saturday in Hokkaido with the Japan Championship, however, for those looking ahead at booking trips to some of the best exotic triathlon travel destinations on earth here it goes:
The XTERRA Philippines Championship returns to the volcano in Albay on February 7 to kick off the series. The “Crown Jewel” of XTERRA Saipan is slated for March 12, followed a week later by XTERRA Guam on March 19.
The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race is slated for April 2nd in Australia, with XTERRA New Zealand two weeks alter on April 16.
The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour finale will take place in Langkawi, Malaysia on May 7 and will offer up double points to tour competitors. Details on the points structure will be forthcoming pending the announcement of new races and confirmed dates.