XTERRA Branson Mountain Man Debut: A New Challenge in the Heart of America
March 5, 2024
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BRANSON, MISSOURI, USA – XTERRA proudly introduces XTERRA Branson Mountain Man to its Americas Tour, set against the legendary landscapes of the Ozarks on September 21, 2024. 

This off-road triathlon event offers a unique challenge for athletes looking to push their limits starting and finishing at the scenic Table Rock State Park.

Event Highlights

World Championship Qualifier: Offering 28 slots for the XTERRA World Championship, XTERRA Branson Mountain Man is a gateway to global competition against the best off-road triathletes in the world. 

Youth World Championship Qualifier: As part of the XTERRA Youth Tour, young athletes have a chance to qualify for the XTERRA Youth World Championship, fostering the next generation of triathlon champions.

Course Options: With a Full Distance Triathlon (1.5K Swim, 30K Bike, 10K Run) and a Sprint Distance Triathlon including a Youth Qualifier (500m Swim, 10K Bike, 5K Run), and relays available for each offering, the event caters to a wide range of athletes, from seasoned pros to aspiring young talent.

Course Description

The Full Distance Triathlon offers an intense challenge, starting with a 1.5K swim in the pristine waters of Table Rock Lake. 

This is followed by a 30K MTB ride that weaves through the demanding White River Valley Trail System. 

The race culminates in a 10K run leading participants to the finish line at Red Loop Trail Head.

Community and Vision

Steve Andrus, XTERRA Americas Tour Manager, expressed enthusiasm for the debut event: "We are excited to bring XTERRA to the heart of the Midwest. With the support of ‘Explore Branson’ and local organizers, we're set to create a world-class event that highlights the natural beauty and adventure opportunities in the region."

J-D Cousens, XTERRA VP of Operations & Global Marketing, added, “We're thrilled to welcome Branson Mountain Man to the XTERRA Family, and our community is equally excited to discover this gem.”

Terra Alphonso, Director of Sports Marketing & Development for Explore Branson, highlighted the local excitement: “Swimming, mountain biking, and trail running – the Ozark Mountains were made for off-road triathlons, and we cannot wait to host the XTERRA Branson Mountain Man Off-Road Triathlon.”

About Branson

Branson, Missouri, is a hub of entertainment, outdoor adventure and genuine Ozark hospitality. The natural allure of this idyllic location for off-road racing is complemented by 200 miles of hiking trails and three pristine lakes: Table Rock, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals.  

Additionally, Branson boasts five Major League replica baseball fields, live music, trout fishing, horseback riding and legendary golf courses designed by icons like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, making it a haven for sports enthusiasts and families alike.

Embrace The Race

XTERRA Branson Mountain Man, in one of America's most beautiful and welcoming communities has officially opened for registration. Secure your spot in this inaugural event in the heart of the Midwest by visiting the official XTERRA Branson Mountain Man event page.


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