DINO Northern Indiana

 

XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana

Potato Creek State Park

July 13, 2019

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Overview

About

WHAT:   XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana

WHEN:  July 13, 2019

WHERE:  25601 IN-4,  North Liberty  IN 46554 (map it)  

XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana is the closest XTERRA Triathlon to Chicago, and a great choice for first-timers. It's flowy, fast, and fun for the experienced off-roader as well.

Races

XTERRA TRIATHLON

Distance: 1/2 mile swim |15 mile two-lap mountain bike | 7 km trail run

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XTERRA DUATHLON

Distance: 4 km out-and-back trail run | 15 mile two-lap mountain bike | 7 km trail run

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XTERRA KAYAK TRIATHLON

Distance: 1 mile paddle | 15 mile two-lap mountain bike | 7 km trail run

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XTERRA TRAIL RUN

Distance: 7km trail run on relatively wide, stable paths  - a lollipop loop course

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Contact

For XTERRA DINO Northern Indiana race questions please contact Brian Holzhausen:   Brian19 [at] DINOseries.com or  317-336-7553.

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Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race.  Use the email and/or number provided here.

Volunteers

If you're racing, do you have a friend or family member who can help out? Volunteers are needed for aid stations, course marshals, lap counting, and lifeguarding. We can provide you with a park entry pass and a few other goodies! We may even be able to help with your entry fee if you provide us with a volunteer.

Contact Brian19 [at] DINOseries.com or call 317-336-7553.

Race Info

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 12

6pm - 8pm Check-in/Registration at race site 
7pm Free XTERRA Racing Clinic

 

Saturday, July 13 

7:00am Registration Opens 
8:30am Registration Closes 
9:00am Swim Start - Competitor Wave 
9:02am Swim Start - Survivor Wave 
9:10am Duathlon Start 
9:20am 7km Trail Run Start 
9:30am Canoe/Kayak Division Start 
1:00pm Awards & door prizes, snacks


CHECK-IN: 
Potato Creek State Park, Orchard Shore Picnic Area
Friday, July 12, 6:00–8:00PM or Saturday, July 13, 7:00–8:30AM

Course Info - XTERRA Full Triathlon

1/2 MILE SWIM | 15 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE  | 7 KM TRAIL RUN

SWIM: V-shaped swim course starting on the park's sand beach. Swim out 400m, then a hard left turn. Swim to the grassy shoreline of Orchard Shores picnic area. Water is almost always calm and relatively clean, but there is some algae and seaweed approaching the finish line.

Run up the hill (grass & sidewalk) to Transition Area (TA)

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride 1/2 mile in the grass shoulder on the south side of the roadway to the trailhead, begin two laps each 7 miles long. The course has no long hills, and only two or three steep places where a beginner might need to push the bike. Most of the course flows along nicely. After second lap, return to TA via the same south side of roadway grass shoulder.

TRAIL RUN: Run northeastward along trail 1, passing the Nature Center. Shortly after one mile, stay right to enter the lollipop loop part of the course. There are two notable hills named Steamboat Hill (which has steps going up), and Vargo Hill, just after the aid station. At about mile 3, a right turn puts runners back on the outbound trail for two-way traffic. Finish under the DINO archway.

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Course Info - XTERRA Duathlon

4 KM TRAIL RUN | 15 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE | 7 KM TRAIL RUN

RUN 1: Duathletes start at the finish line inflatable arch and run northeastward onto trail 1, passing the Nature Center. Shortly after mile 1, a volunteer will note your race number and you'll make a u-turn following the same route back to the Transition Area (TA). There will be 2-way traffic with duathletes and run-only athletes following.

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride 1/2 mile in the grass shoulder on the south side of the roadway to the trailhead, begin two laps each 7 miles long. The course has no long hills, and only two or three steep places where a beginner might need to push the bike. Most of the course flows along nicely. After second lap, return to TA via the same south side of roadway grass shoulder.

RUN 2: Run northeastward along trail 1, passing the Nature Center. Shortly after one mile, stay right to enter the lollipop loop part of the course. There are two notable hills named Steamboat Hill (which has steps going up), and Vargo Hill, just after the aid station. At about mile 3, a right turn puts runners back on the outbound trail for two-way traffic. Finish under the DINO archway.

 

Course Info - XTERRA Kayak Triathlon

1 MILE KAYAK | 15 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE | 7 KM TRAIL RUN

KAYAK: Kayaks stage on the sand along the concrete wall near the start banner. After swimmers start, kayak participants can move kayaks to the water edge. V-shaped swim course starting on the park's sand beach. Paddle out to the furtherst buoy (400m), then a 180 degree left turn back to the start. Make another 180 left at the start buoy. Then paddle to the furthest buoy and make a 90 degree left, paddling to the grassy shoreline of Orchard Shores picnic area. Water is almost always calm and relatively clean, but there is some algae and seaweed approaching the finish line.

Pull kayak up on dry land and run up the hill (grass & sidewalk) to Transition Area (TA)

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride 1/2 mile in the grass shoulder on the south side of the roadway to the trailhead, begin two laps each 7 miles long. The course has no long hills, and only two or three steep places where a beginner might need to push the bike. Most of the course flows along nicely. After second lap, return to TA via the same south side of roadway grass shoulder.

TRAIL RUN: Run northeastward along trail 1, passing the Nature Center. Shortly after one mile, stay right to enter the lollipop loop part of the course. There are two notable hills named Steamboat Hill (which has steps going up), and Vargo Hill, just after the aid station. At about mile 3, a right turn puts runners back on the outbound trail for two-way traffic. Finish under the DINO archway.

 

Travel

Camping And Lodging

South Bend is just 10-15 minutes away and has ample lodging options. At the park, there is a large campground which will book a few weeks prior to race weekend. Camping reservations: http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

Results

Past Results

Previous Results - Click here

 

XTERRA Racing Clinic

FREE XTERRA RACING CLINIC

Friday July 13, 7pm, at the race's transition Area

Offered by Braveheart Coaching Chicago's Al & Kristen Wade and Chrissy Halioris.  All three coaches work closely with XTERRA World Champ Lesley Patterson and her sports psychologist/husband Simon Marshall of Braveheart Coaching, San Diego CA.

Al, Kristen, and Chrissy's coaching is focused on triathletes and endurance athletes. Additionally, Chrissy coaches youth and cyclocross athletes. The Wades coach locally and on-line in the Chicago-land ara, while Chrissy coaches ocally in the Louisville, KY area as well as on-line. All three coaches are XTERRA Ambassadors with years of XTERRA racing experience as well as long course IM, endurance gravel racing, and ultra-marathon running. BCC is excited to give back to the XTERRA community.

 

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