XTERRA Cameron Park Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon on August 12th, and the Trail Run on August 13th will be the final races of the 2016-2017 Texas Series. The series consists of five triathlons and six trail runs.
"XTERRA Cameron Park is one of our most physically demanding courses in the Texas series," said race director Joel Grimmett. "Racers navigate rocks, roots, limestone ledges, tight twisty turns, short power climbs, narrow bridges and fast descents. Add in the summer heat and this race is challenging to even our toughest athletes."
According to Bike Magazine, "There is nothing else like this anywhere in the country."
Grimmett added that he receives a lot of support from The Waco Bike Club and The Waco Striders Running Club who organize our volunteers, help mark and teardown the course, and pre-ride the trails each morning.
A USAT Certified Race Director and XTERRA Regional Event Director, Grimmett has been an accomplished mountain bike and road racer for over twenty years. He has competed in events such as the Trans Alp Challenge, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, the Leadville 100, Trans Andes Challenge, and won the two-man division of the 24-hrs of Adrenaline at the National Championships in 2001.
Prior to working as a race promoter, Grimmett devoted over 20 years to working with at risk youth, and from 2001-2010, he was the executive director of a non-profit therapeutic program for at risk boys ages 13-17.
"For me, the highlight of the season was seeing so many new racers and finally building a solid group of dedicated volunteers," said Grimmett. The most notable triathlete of the year was definitely Kyle. He’s such a gifted athlete and seems to get better and better each year, and he’s a super nice guy! On the trail running side, I was really impressed by Emma Kosiak. She’s new to XTERRA this year and is super fast."
The XTERRA 2017-2018 Texas Season opens on April 22nd, 2018 with XTERRA ATX Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run. Next season will also include XTERRA Bluebonnet.
"I was very disappointed to lose the venue for 2017," said Grimmett, "But I can’t wait to bring it back in a new location."
You can register for XTERRA Cameron Park Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run at www.racerevolutions.com.