After a successful, sold-out inaugural event in 2015 the XTERRA Blackwater off-road triathlon returns to beautiful Blackwater River State Forest in Milton, Florida on August 7, 2016.
The race combines an 800-yard swim with a 13-mile mountain bike and 3.75-mile trail run, and it’s poised to sell-out once more with just 20+ spots still available. Rest assured those spots will go as Blackwater is the 11th of 12 races in the highly competitive Southeast Region and by August the serious racers will be fighting for regional championships and the Maui qualifying spot that goes with it.
“It challenges triathletes' skills and abilities in a rugged outdoor setting and it’s comfortable for first-time XTERRA athletes as well,” said Ben Dillon, the race director and SOML (So Others May Live) Racing President.
“SOML Racing is a non-profit organization consisting of Naval Aviation Rescue Swimmers, our families and friends,” said Dillon. “We’re an organization that strives to be a formidable force in the lives of those whose seek to improve themselves mentally and physically, as every Navy rescue swimmer knows, "So Others May Live!"
As the only XTERRA in Florida this year racers can expect perfect weather, and for those looking for the perfect beach to go with it the white sands of Pensacola Beach are just down the road.
More information can be found at www.somlracing.org/xterra.html.