Emma Garrard recently posted some GoPro footage from the trails XTERRA will race on this weekend and brings us this update on the conditions.
“The course is dry, mostly pretty hard packed but still some rocky sections on both the bike and the run,” she said.
“Doesn't look like we will get much rain before the event so course might be dustier than previous years. I like this course because there is a lot of sustained, not super-steep climbing, and it is the type of climbing we have in Park City. It is also primarily singletrack with some fun descents. Plus, the fall colors are beautiful this time of year and the air is crisp.”
Here’s a look at some course stats:
Swim course distance: 1,500-meters (0.93 miles) Combines two 750-meter laps (no run in-between)
Elevation at Port Ramp Marina for swim start: 4,900-feet / Water temperature: Traditionally around 67 degrees
Mountain bike course distance: 28-kilometers (17.7 miles) / Total climbing on bike: 3,400-feet
Elevation at highest point: 7,300-feet (where Sardine Peak Trail meets the ridgeline)
Elevation at T2/Snowbasin Resort Lodge: 6,400-feet
Trail Run course distance: 10.4kilometers (6.47 miles) / Total climbing on run: 616-feet / Total climbing on course: 4,016-feet
Read more and see course map at www.xterrautah.com