This is the first year for XTERRA Rock Dallas, but the race already has a great pedigree. It will take place on the site of the popular Rock Dallas Adventure Race.
“We’ve had so many requests from our adventure racers for an off-road triathlon to be held on the Northshore Trail on Lake Grapevine,” said race director, Kathy Duryea. “And this year, we obliged.”
XTERRA Rock Dallas includes an 800 m swim, a 13.1 mile mountain bike course, and a 3.1 mile run on one of the best trails in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
The Northshore Trail on Lake Grapevine is one of the most popular hiking and biking trails in North Texas. It runs for 9 miles from Rockledge Park to Twin Coves Park on the north side of the lake.
The swim will be held in a cove near an out-of-service boat ramp. After T1, mountain bikers will enter the course in a counter clockwise direction, heading west to the far end of the loop and back on a fast, technical, and challenging single track loop.
“If you can stay on your bike on this course,” said Duryea, “You can ride on any course in the US.”
After T2, runners will head east on a counter clockwise loop of flowy single track on the same amazing trails.
Check out the video below to get a sense of the trails at XTERRA Rock Dallas.
Learn more and register for XTERRA Rock Dallas at www.racedirectorsolutions.com