As the summer gets hotter, so does XTERRA. Even the coolest spots in the country will heat up as XTERRA touches down in Portland on August 4th and Syracuse on August 12th. That same weekend, XTERRA Muleshoe and XTERRA St. Louis give Texas and Missouri athletes yet another chance to test their skills against each other and Mother Nature.
XTERRA Muleshoe, on August 11th, marks the last race in Texas for 2018. Located just outside the western edge of Austin on the north shore of beautiful Lake Travis, XTERRA Muleshoe will take you on an adventure over limestone outcroppings and ledges, hairpin turns, gravel washes, compressed dirt, and rock paths. This is a fast course with some technical areas including a couple of off-camber vertical stair steps along the trail. The trail is challenging for all levels of riders and runners.
On Sunday, August 12th, XTERRA zips up to the Empire State for XTERRA Syracuse. The event features a 1K swim, a 20K mountain bike, and a 10K trail run at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, New York. Summer is always short and sweet in the Northeast, so don’t miss your chance to experience the lush trails, wineries, and charm of upstate New York.
On that same day, XTERRA debuts a brand new course at XTERRA St. Louis in the Mark Twain National Forest. The 800-meter swim, 14.5-mile mountain bike, and 4.8-mile trail run showcase the beauty of the Missouri Ozarks. Featuring a rugged backcountry mountain bike course, and a breath-taking view of the lake, this course is technical but also suitable for beginners who can dismount and walk around the clearly-marked rock garden. The new course will also feature a lot more climbing and descending than in past years, and the run will test everyone’s fitness.
While all of the races in August are tough enough to test athletes at their peak of fitness, we all know that this only makes the post-race beverages taste better and the post-race tales all the more epic.
Learn more and register at www.xterraplanet.com.
Coming up on the XTERRA America Tour
07/28 XTERRA Indian Peaks, Nederland, CO
07/29 XTERRA Panther Creek, Morristown, TN
08/04 XTERRA DINO Southern Indiana, Versailles, IN
08/04 XTERRA Portland, Portland, OR
08/04 XTERRA Aspen Valley, Carbondale, CO
08/05 XTERRA Appalachia, Penn Run, PA
08/11 XTERRA Muleshoe, Spicewood, TX
08/12 XTERRA Syracuse, Fayetteville, NY
08/12 XTERRA St Louis, Belleview, MO
08/18 XTERRA Auburn, Auburn, AL
08/18 XTERRA Rockport Rugged, Alpena, MI
08/19 XTERRA Wild Ride, McCall, ID
08/19 XTERRA Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV
08/25 XTERRA Iron Creek, Spearfish, SD
08/26 XTERRA Hawai'i Island, Kamuela, HI