July 17, 2021
Beaver Creek Mountain Beaver Creek Mountain
Are you part of an athletic club, a current student, or serving with the military?
Join the new XTERRA Club for 15% off this race, 30% off apparel, and other perks. Registration and more information can be found here.
The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui up-for-grabs.
XTERRA Championship – Beaver Creek events include a full-length XTERRA championship triathlon race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint triathlon race as well as 5/10/19km trail runs.
Paul Mitchell stylists will be on-site giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.
Distance: 1 mile swim / 25km mountain bike / 9.3km trail run
The event will feature $15,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui up-for-grabs.
Distance: .5 mile swim / 14.4km mountain bike / 4.9km trail run
The XTERRA Sprint race is a half-distance race run on the same course and day as the championship race. The race is a great opportunity for new competitors, or for those who want a less-demanding XTERRA experience.
XTERRA BEAVER CREEK 5/10/19KM TRAIL RUNS AND 5X5 TEAM RELAY
The XTERRA Runs at Beaver Creek are adventurous, fun and challenging. From a 5km around Beaver Creek resort to a more challenging 10km or 19km – XTERRA has a challenge just for you.
5x5K Relay: One team member completes one 5km lap and hands off to a different team member for the 2nd 5km lap, and so on. Five total laps must be completed with a hand-off between team members on each lap. The same team member may not run consecutive laps. Teams are comprised of 3-5 people.
Get ready for XTERRA with the sport’s best.
XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell, offers competitors a chance to take in last-minute advice and pointers from some of the best off-road multisport athletes in the sport.
The FREE sessions target improved swimming, biking, and trail running techniques plus dealing with the specifics of the Beaver Creek course. There will be time for Q&A with the pros during each session.
PAUL MITCHELL CUT-A-THON
Racing makes you feel good – Paul Mitchell makes you look good! Make a donation to charity and get a professional cut on the spot. No appointment necessary, just come on down.
XTERRA AWARDS CELEBRATION AND POST RACE MEAL
Post-race, relax and enjoy swapping stories with friends and family at the XTERRA Awards Celebration located next to the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village. Enjoy music and a post-race lunch courtesy of Beaver Creek Resort (included in entry). Awards for all events will be held.
Cancellation, Refunds, and Referrals
Refunds (not including Active fees) will be given if the event must be cancelled due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
NEW! Active Refund is available for purchase during registration, and will provide 100% refund of your entry fee if you cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to the event.
To submit a refund application, visit refund.active.com. Have your Reference ID handy from your ACTIVE Refund Purchase Information email. Full information can be found HERE.
Refer a friend and save up to 25%!
Share your unique referral code (located on the bottom of your event confirmation) with your friends - and if they use it when they register for the event, you save!
You will receive 5% credit for each person that signs up using your code - to a maximum of 5 people:
1 referral = 5% refund
2 referrals = 10% refund
3 referrals = 15% refund
4 referrals = 20% refund
5 referrals = 25% refund
Please allow 7-10 days after the event has ended to receive the referral fees.
*Schedule tentative and subject to change
Thursday, July 15 – Avon
|5:30-7:00pm||Nottingham Lake open for community swim ($8)|
Friday, July 16 – Beaver Creek Village
|2-8pm||Late Registration and Packet and Timing Chip Pickup|
|5-6pm||XTERRA University and Triathlon Race Briefing, presented by Paul Mitchell|
Saturday, July 17 – Beaver Creek Village/Nottingham Lake
|6-7:30am||Late Packet Pickup at XTERRA Village, Beaver Creek Resort|
|6:30-8am||Transition Area Set-up (setup T2 first at Beaver Creek. Then bike to T1 or drive to T1 parking and setup).|
|6:30-8am||Body Marking, Swim Cap and Timing Chip Distribution at Nottingham Lake, Avon|
|7:30am||T2 Closed for Sprint Athletes|
|8:00am||T2 Closed for Full Course Athletes|
|8:00am||XTERRA Sprint Pre-race Briefing|
|8:05am||XTERRA Sprint Swim Warm-up|
|8:15am||XTERRA Sprint Race Start at Nottingham Lake|
|8:40am||XTERRA Full Course Pre-race Briefing|
|8:50am||XTERRA Full Course Swim Warm-up|
|9:00am||XTERRA Full Course Race Start (waves TBD) at Nottingham Lake|
|9:30-2pm||XTERRA Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Open|
|9:30-2pm||XTERRA Trail Run Registration/Packet Pickup Open|
|9:45am||First place Sprint Finishers Expected|
|10am-2pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation|
|11:15am||First XTERRA Full Course Finishers Expected|
|11:30am-1pm||Athlete Post-race meal served - included with race entry.|
|12:30pm||XTERRA Kids Sprint – free (parents sign up at registration)|
|12:30pm||XTERRA Sprint Awards Ceremony|
|1:00pm||Full Course Awards Ceremony|
|2:00pm||XTERRA Expo Close|
After Party – TBD
Sunday, July 18 – Beaver Creek Village
|7:00-8:00am||XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run Late Registration/Packet Pickup|
|8:00am-12pm||XTERRA Expo Open|
|8:00am||XTERRA 19K Trail Run Start|
|8:15am||XTERRA 10K Trail Run Start|
|8:20am||XTERRA 5K Trail Run Start|
|8:00am-12:00pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon benefit for The Challenged Athlete Foundation|
|9:30am||XTERRA 5K Trail Run Awards Ceremony|
|10:00am||19K cut off – Runners not permitted to start second lap after this time|
|10:00am||XTERRA 10K Trail Run Awards Ceremony|
|10:30am||XTERRA Kids Sprint – free (parents sign up at registration)|
|11:00am||XTERRA 19K Trail Run Awards Ceremony|
|12pm||XTERRA Expo Close|
XTERRA Full Course – 1 mile swim / 25km mountain bike / 9.3 km trail run
XTERRA Beaver Creek Sprint – .5 mile swim / 14.4km mountain bike / 4.9km trail run
A .5 or 1 mile swim in Avon’s Nottingham Lake will kick off the point-to-point race. This is a 1 or 2 lap, rectangular course and a 10 minute warm up is allowed before the race begins. The starting gun will be fired at 8:15am for sprint racers / 9:00 a.m for full XTERRA racers, with swimmers staged in waves. Average water temperature is between 67 and 71 degrees. Athletes will be given a plastic bag with a race number at registration/packet pick-up. Please use this bag for all belongings used at T1 for transfer by Race Personnel to finish area in Beaver Creek Village.
PRE-SWIMMING AT NOTTINGHAM LAKE IS PROHIBITED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED DAYS/HOURS and is cause for disqualification.
You may pay $5 to pre-swim on Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm only.
Other local “pay-per-swim” options include the Avon Recreation Center Pool, the Eagle-Vail Community Pool, and the Westin Pool.
After the swim, racers transition to the mountain bike course. Ride out to pavement and get ready to climb for 2,200 feet or 3,600 feet of elevation gain. The off-road uphill climb goes along the trails of Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead and Beaver Creek:
Riders leave T1 via the bike path around the north side of the Lake.
- Turn left onto paved West Beaver Creek Blvd (Intersection will be marshaled during race)
- Continue over railroad tracks and across HWY 6 (Police controlled intersection during race)
- Turn left at skier parking lot and pick up a paved bike path at the end of the lot
- Cross over Prater Road and hit the dirt at the top of the Riverfront Gondola
- Total pavement leaving lake is approximately 1 mile – Great chance to get the legs cranking!
- Follow trail at top of Gondola and cross under Lower BC Express chairlift. You are on the Elkhorn Trail (some steep climbs)
- After you cross under the second lift, you will intersect the “Village to Village Trail”. This is where you will see the first Aid Station
- Sprint Course racers will take a left onto “Village to Village Trail” at the Aid Station, immediately crossing over the paved road and follow signs to FINISH bike portion
- Full Course racers will climb up the paved “Strawberry Park” road for .9 miles (Full XTERRA racers only)
- After climbing the .9 miles, turn right onto “Daybreak Ridge Trail”. (Full XTERRA racers only)
- At the high point on the trail, turn right onto “Primrose Trail”/ gravel service Road (Full XTERRA racers only)
- At the top of the Arrowhead Lift, you will pass through descending to the West on askiway, just after you pass by the Arrowhead Yurt on the switchback, you will make a SHARP LEFT TURN onto a winding downhill single track “Arrowhead Mt. Trail” (Full XTERRA racers only)
- When you intersect the “Village to Village Trail”, head back across Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch ski slopes, then back through the Aid Station (Full XTERRA racers only)
- Cross over Strawberry Park paved road and follow signs on “Village to Village Trail”
- Turn hard LEFT onto Beaver Lake Trail and connect to Alley’s Way.
- Turn right at the gravel service road “Cinch” for a short, approx. .2 miles up to the “Cork Screw Trail”
- Turn left off “Cinch” service road and descend into “Corkscrew” – singletrack switchbacks with small root drops
- Continue on “Lower Corkscrew” singletrack / service roads into T2
Runners hit the trails for a 3 mile/ 5.75 mile run through aspen glades, along skyways and singletrack, returning to the base of Beaver Creek Village for the post-race party! There is an elevation gain of 700 or 1,300 feet.
- Exit T2 – a slight climb to service road under Chair 1 – Gondola
- Cross Kiva skier bridge over paved road and turn left down hill, paralleling road
- Turn Right onto “Buddie’s Way” single track, this turns into a double track skiway
- Turn Left onto “Aspen Glade” singletrack
- At “Cinch” service road, turn right, follow this down below the horse stables.
- Just past the road bend below the stables, turn left onto “Village Loop” single track.
- When you intersect “Cinch”, turn left. Sprint racers will then take an immediate right to the finish!
- Full XTERRA racers continue left on “Cinch” and continue to Village Road.
- Turn left on Village Road and connect to Five Senses trail.
- You will join “Lost Buck Spur” single track.
- As you cross under ski lift #12, follow “Stack-it” single track across then down hill.
- Follow “Stack-it” below “Lost Buck” service road and the water tank.
- When “Stack-it” intersects “Lost Buck”, take this service road to the bottom
- Cross “Strawberry Park Skier Bridge” to Finish!
USAT SWIMMING CONDUCT
4.1 Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.
4.2 Bottom Contact and Resting. A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. Excluding the bottom, a participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress. A violation of this section shall result in a variable time penalty, unless the Head Referee in his/her sole discretion determines that (i) the violation was substantial and resulted in an unfair time advantage, or (ii) the violation constituted endangerment under Section 3.4(1).
4.3 Emergencies. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, and pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received official assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraw from the race or receive medical assistance.
4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
4.5 Notice of Wet Suit Policy. The wet suit policy for any particular race shall be included on all race literature that is intended for distribution to potential participants. The wet suit policy shall conform to Section 4.4, unless a change is granted in compliance with Section 1.4. The wet suit policy on such literature shall include the following information, if applicable; a. Any changes from Section 4.4; b. Any specific restrictions on equipment; c. Any disparity between the wet suit policy for age group athletes and the policy for elite athletes.
4.6 Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.
4.7 Official Equipment. If provided by race management, a swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his wave. The penalty for an infraction of this rule is a variable time penalty. For safety reasons, if no official cap is provided, all swimmers should wear their own brightly colored swim cap.
4.8 Goggles. Swimmers may wear, but shall not be required to wear, swim goggles or face masks.
4.9 Illegal Equipment. Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified.
Download full USAT competition rules
Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging is offering XTERRA participants discounts off your stay in one of their luxury residences from studio to 7-bedroom estate homes.
*2021 rates will be available soon.
Hertz - our Preferred Car Rental Agency, offers 5% off all rentals to XTERRA participants, friends and family.
Use code 2213376 when you book your car. Good for travel to XTERRA events and personal travel.
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You can also enroll in “Hertz Gold Plus Rewards” at no additional cost to bypass the counter and go straight to your car.
To enroll in the program, click here to go to the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards enrollment page. Once you complete the enrollment process, you will be issued a #1 Club Gold Number instantly, which will be sent to your email. Existing Gold members, please log in to your profile if you have not already, and change your Corporate Discount Program to 2213376.
*Please note, COVID safety precautions will be taken very seriously for each volunteer. Contact Emily at volunteer [at] xterraplanet.com for further information.
Join us and be part of “the greatest race on dirt” - a fantastic international event weekend with some of the best athletes from all over the world swimming, riding, and running right here in Beaver Creek. We are looking for groups or individuals who have a few hours to spare to help with the event.
Various duties include helping register athletes before the race, body-marking, prepping food/drinks in the recovery tent, handing out water/Gatorade on the course, being a course marshal, helping out the timers, and more.
Volunteers will get a great looking event t-shirt, a lite breakfast, lunch, all the Gatorade they can drink, free entry into any of the XTERRA Trail Runs on Sunday, and the undying gratitude of the XTERRA family! The XTERRA crew will deploy volunteers to cover road crossings, help with transition (this is where the athletes go from swim-to-bike and later from bike-to-run) and hand out water and drinks at aid stations, at the finish line, and with timing.
If you cannot volunteer for a full shift, please just contact us in advance and we can accommodate your schedule.
Questions? Email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer [at] xterraplanet.com or 877-751-8880 x 3. Hope to see you there!
For XTERRA Beaver Creek information, email info [at] xterraplanet.com or call 877-751-8880.