One of the most cherished and storied races in history, returns to the European Tour as the XTERRA European Championship this August in Prachatice.
Prachatice is a small, quiet town self-described as the “Renaissance pearl” of South Bohemia. Participants will revel in the surroundings as race headquarters, the finish line, and evening festivities are all located in the historic town square.
The race itself will start 10-kilometers from city centre at Kristanovicky Lake, a small lake with a peat bottom that produces a therapeutic effect. The bike course heads through the hills on a wide range of trails including single track around the Blanice river, a pass through Zablati village, a trek through deep forests, and a steep climb around army bunkers and up to Cerna Hora high above the town before heading into town to transition. From there, the two-lap run course takes racers back up the hill, through the town on cobblestone, and into the finish line at the Great square.