DINO Southern Indiana

 

XTERRA DINO Southern Indiana

Versailles State Park

August 03, 2019

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Overview

About

WHAT:   XTERRA DINO Southern Indiana

WHEN:  August 3, 2019

WHERE:  Versailles State Park, 1387 US-50, Versailles, IN 47042 (map it)  

The highlight of XTERRA DINO Southern Indiana is undoubtedly its spectacular mountain bike course, one of Indiana's very best trail systems. The run course is also a surprisingly challenging loop on the park's hiking trails.

Races

XTERRA TRIATHLON

Distance: 1 km swim swim /13 mile two-lap mountain bike / 5 mile trail run

 

XTERRA DUATHLON

Distance: 3 mile loop trail run / 13 mile mountain bike / 5 mile trail run

 

XTERRA KAYAK TRIATHLON

Distance: 2 km paddle / 13 mile mountain bike / 5 mile trail run

 

XTERRA TRAIL RUN

Distance: 5 mile trail tun, a loop course on challenging and rugged hiking trails

 

 

Contact

For XTERRA DINO Southern 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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Eastern Daylight Time): 
Friday, August 2

6:00-8:00PM Check-in/Registration at race site 
7:00PM Free XTERRA Racing Clinic 

Saturday, August 3 
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: 
Versailles State Park, Boat ramp area ; Friday, August 2, 6:00–8:00PM or Saturday, August 3, 7:00–8:30AM. 

Course Info - XTERRA Full Triathlon

1 KM SWIM / 13 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE / 5 MILE TRAIL RUN

SWIM: Triangle swim course starting on the park's sand beach. First turn is a hard left turn, then swim eastward along the opposite shoreline. Second turn is a 90 degree left. Final turn is a right,  just a few meters from shoreline at the finish. Start & finish of swim are a small sandy beach area just south of the boat ramp. Water can be warm and murky.

Short run (grass) to Transition Area (TA)

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride in the grass east of the nature center to the paved road yield sign. Turn left on pavement and ride to the trailhead. Begin the one lap of 13 miles, returning to TA after exiting the same trailhead. The course is moderate to difficult in technical aspects, with some rocky, rooted sections and a few "pucker factor" spots high above the valley. There are a few long steady climbs and descents, and numerous punchy climbs along the route.

TRAIL RUN: Run out of TA to the yield sign, then turn right on the paved road to cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Trail 2 (wooden steps). A long and steep climb tests runners right off the bat around mile 1. The middle section offers a slight break with more gentle grades. The final mile of the course is a raucous downhill then a flat, straight shot back to the finish peppered with three creek crossings (which are usually low enough to cross carefully and stay dry). 

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Course Info - XTERRA Duathlon

3 MILE TRAIL RUN /  13 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE /  5 MILE TRAIL RUN

FIRST RUN: Run east from the start to the yield sign, then turn right on the paved road to cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Trail 2 (wooden steps). At the first aid station (just prior to mile 1), duathletes turn left on the paved road. This is a steep 1/4 mile climb to the second aid station, making a left onto the trail to rejoin the full run course route. The final mile of the course is a raucous downhill then a flat, straight shot back to the finish peppered with three creek crossings (which are usually low enough to cross carefully and stay dry).

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride in the grass east of the nature center to the paved road yield sign. Turn left on pavement and ride to the trailhead. Begin the one lap of 13 miles, returning to TA after exiting the same trailhead. The course is moderate to difficult in technical aspects, with some rocky, rooted sections and a few "pucker factor" spots high above the valley. There are a few long steady climbs and descents, and numerous punchy climbs along the route.

SECOND RUN: Run out of TA to the yield sign, then turn right on the paved road to cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Trail 2 (wooden steps). A long and steep climb tests runners right off the bat around mile 1. The middle section offers a slight break with more gentle grades. The final mile of the course is a raucous downhill then a flat, straight shot back to the finish peppered with three creek crossings (which are usually low enough to cross carefully and stay dry). 
 

 

Course Info - XTERRA Kayak Triathlon

2 KM KAYAK / 13 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE / 5 MILE TRAIL RUN

KAYAK: Stage kayaks to the right of the beach area (left of the boat ramp). Begin near the finish arch and run to the boats. Paddle straight westward to the furthest buoy at the far side of the lake (well beyond the furthest swim buoy). Make a 180 degree left around the buoy, then paddle straight back to the beach (ignore all swim course buoys).

Short run (grass) to Transition Area (TA)

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Ride in the grass east of the nature center to the paved road yield sign. Turn left on pavement and ride to the trailhead. Begin the one lap of 13 miles, returning to TA after exiting the same trailhead. The course is moderate to difficult in technical aspects, with some rocky, rooted sections and a few "pucker factor" spots high above the valley. There are a few long steady climbs and descents, and numerous punchy climbs along the route.

TRAIL RUN: Run out of TA to the yield sign, then turn right on the paved road to cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Trail 2 (wooden steps). A long and steep climb tests runners right off the bat around mile 1. The middle section offers a slight break with more gentle grades. The final mile of the course is a raucous downhill then a flat, straight shot back to the finish peppered with three creek crossings (which are usually low enough to cross carefully and stay dry). 
 

 

Course Info - XTERRA Trail Run

5 MILE TRAIL RUN

Run east from the start to the yield sign, then turn right on the paved road to cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Trail 2 (wooden steps). A long and steep climb tests runners right off the bat around mile 1. The middle section offers a slight break with more gentle grades. The final mile of the course is a raucous downhill then a flat, straight shot back to the finish peppered with three creek crossings (which are usually low enough to cross carefully and stay dry).

Travel

Camping And Lodging

Camping is available within the park, but usually fills prior to event weekend, so book ahead. 
Camping reservations: http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
The nearest motels are in Batesville or Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Results

Past Results

Previous Results - Click here

 

XTERRA Racing Clinic

FREE XTERRA RACING CLINIC

Free XTERRA Racing Clinic, Friday August 3, 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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