What: XTERRA Sardinia
When: October 15-16 2022
Where: Castidias, South Sardegna, Italy
The return of XTERRA to the beautiful Sardinian lands will give you the opportunity to live a unique experience, discovering landscapes, local traditions, and folklore. This location is famous for its tourist predisposition, and it is a reference destination for summer stays. It will be a fantastic opportunity to close the XTERRA season surrounded by a sporty and festive environment shared with friends and family. The small town of Castiadas is about 50 km from Cagliari airport, and it is located between the towns of Villasimius and Costa Rei. The beating heart of the event is the "GARDEN BEACH RESORT" (www.hotelgardenbeach.it). It will be a weekend full of sporting and non-sporting events.
The main event will be the Long-Distance race on Sunday, which will be accompanied by the Sprint and Cross distance races on Saturday.
The Long-distance race is offered particularly to Gravel bike enthusiasts, who will be included in a special ranking. An Open Swim Water competition is scheduled on Sunday too, and during the weekend there will be moments of celebration and extra sporting activities. The SWIM section will take place in the crystalline waters of Cala Sinzias beach, the cycling route will develop between the beach and Castiadas State Forest, one of the largest and best preserved in Sardinia. The RUN section will pass through the endless and enchanting beaches between Cala Sinzias, Monte Turno and Sant’Elmo.
The month of October is one of the best times of the year to enjoy Sardinia thanks to the mild climate and the excellent temperatures of both the sea and the air.
26 slots for the 2023 World Final will be made available in the Long-Distance race, with an extra Slot for every 10 subscribers per category.
TRIATHLON SPRINT DISTANCE
500 MT SWIM – 12K MTB – 4K TRAIL RUN
TRIATHLON CROSS DISTANCE
1000 MT SWIM – 24K MTB – 8K TRAIL RUN
TRIATHLON LONG DISTANCE
2000 MT SWIM – 58K MTB – 18K TRAIL RUN
SWIM OPEN WATER
3000 MT SWIM – 1000 MT SWIM
LONG DISTANCE COURSE OVERVIEW
1 LAP of 2 Km with a trait on the beach in the middle of the course
2 LAPS of 29 Km passing through Resort ZC at the end of the first round. Total altitude drop 1300 D +. The route includes sand and gravel stretches, as well as some short bumpy ones that can be particularly challenging with Gravel bikes.
2 LAPS of 9 Km that develop on a mixed sand, soil and asphalt route. The finish line will be positioned inside the Resort in front of the Amphitheater.
CROSS DISTANCE COURSE OVERVIEW
1 LAP of 1 Km with a trait on the beach in the middle of the course
2 LAPS of 12Km passing through Resort ZC at the end of the first round. Total altitude drop 400 D +. The route includes sand and gravel stretches.
2 LAPS of 4 Km that develop on a mixed sand and soil route. The finish line will be positioned inside the Resort in front of the Amphitheater
SPRINT DISTANCE COURSE OVERVIEW
I Lap od 500m.
1 LAP of 12Km. Total altitude drop 200 MT D+. The route includes sand and gravel stretches.
1 LAP of 4 Km that develop on a mixed sand and soil route. The finish line will be positioned inside the Resort in front of the Amphitheater
Thursday October 13
|17:00||Press conference (Garden Beach Resort)|
|18:30||Welcome party (Garden Beach Resort)|
Friday October 14
|16:00 - 19:00||Front Office Opening - Race Packs Handover|
Saturday October 15
|08:00 - 12:00||Front Office Opening|
|09:00||Sprint Race Transition Area Opening|
|09:45||Sprint Race Transition Area Closing|
|10:00||Sprint Race Start|
|13:00||Sprint Race Award Ceremony|
|14:00||Cross Race Transition Area Opening|
|14:45||Cross Race Transition Area Closing|
|15:00||Cross Race Start|
|18:00||Cross Race Award Ceremony|
|18:30||Long Distance Race Briefing ( c/o Amphitheatre Garden Beach Resort)|
Sunday October 16
|08:00||Long Distance Race Transition Area Opening|
|08:45||Long Distance Race Transition Area Closing|
|09:00||Long Distance (MTB) Start|
|09:30||Long Distance (Gravel) Start|
|14:30||Cut-Off Swim+Bike MTB|
|15:00||Cut-Off Swim+Bike Gravel|
|18:00||MTB – Gravel Award Ceremony And Party|
|Before April 15th||40€|
|April 16th - August 31st||50€|
|September 1st - October 7th||70€|
|Before April 15th||80€|
|April 16th - August 31st||100€|
|September 1st - October 7th||120€|
|Before April 15th||120€ / 150€|
|April 16th - August 31st||150€ / 180€|
|September 1st - October 7th||180€ / 210€|
TEAM RELAY SPECIFICATION:
There is the possibility to participate as a team of 2/3 people with 1 athlete per discipline or 1 athlete / 2 disciplines
|Long Distance Triathlon||3000 €|
|Cross Distance Triathlon||1000 €|
|Sprint Distance Triathlon||500 €|
Warning: we remind that in order to participate to XTERRA races in Italy it is necessary to have a card from one's own national triathlon federation. For those who do not have it, a daily membership can be made; it requires the presentation of the medical certificate of suitability for competitive triathlon sports issued by an authorized Italian structure. (sardegna [at] xterra-italy.it)
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Up to 4 months before race day: 50% refund of the inscription’s fee.
Up to 2 months before race day: 25% refund of the inscription’s fee.
After 2 months before the race no refund will be due.
It is not possible to transfer the registration from one athlete to another or to another race or year.
Journey and Accommodations
Casdtiadas is a small town in the province of Sud Sardegna of about 1600 inhabitants, located in the Southeastern part of Sardinia. it overlooks the famous beaches of Cala Sinzias, Sant’Elmo and Santa Giusta.
The resort is 55 km from Cagliari Airport, 15 km from Villasimius and 16 km from Muravera. The area has many accommodations options.
Cagliari 55 Km
Olbia 250 Km
Arbatax 92 Km
Olbia 250 Km
Hotel Garden Beach resort
Special offer for XTERRA athletes
Contact info [at] hotelgardenbeach.it
(Booking only accepted by mail)
GASTRONOMY / CUISINE
The territory offers a variety of typical products and dishes from both sea and land, including Fregola, Malloreddus, Culargiones, roast pork and sheep meat.
Do you want to be a part of the volunteers during our even? contact us at sardegna [at] xterra-italy.it each volunteer will be given the volunteers kit.
Do I need a license to participate?
In order to participate to Triathlon events in Italy it is necessary to be in possession of the national license of one's own triathlon federation, for non-registered athletes it is possible to participate by requesting the daily membership that will be issued upon the presentation of a competitive medical examination of suitability for triathlon. foreign athletes also need to present the medical examination of competitive fitness suitability issued by an authorized Italian center.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellation of registration and / or withdrawal from the race:
- up to 4 months before the day of the race: 50% refund of the registration fee
- up to 2 months before the day of the race: 25% refund of the registration fee
- after the 2 months before the race, no refund will be due
- It is not possible to transfer registration to another athlete and / or to a subsequent race or year.
What is the cost of the registration fee?
Information on the registration fee is available in the registration section on the website.
What does the registration include?
- Participation to the Pasta Party event
- electronic timing / rankings
- Refreshments / energy drinks / snacks during and after the finisher medal race
- XTERRA T-shirt
- Any gifts from sponsors
Does the race award qualifying slots for the World Championship?
XTERRA ITALY will assign 25 qualification slots for the final race “Molveno World Championship”. The slots will be assigned according to the different age categories, as described in the Prize / Molveno slot section.
Can we participate as a relay?
Yes, a team of 2-3 athletes can participate as Relay Team only in the Long-Distance race. Follow the registration procedure and add the name of the team or company in the specific space.
Are there any age limits for participation at different distances?
- SPRINT distance - reserved for athletes born from 2006
- CROSS distance - reserved for athletes born from 2004
- Long Distance - reserved for athletes born from 2002
Contact: Sara – Claudio
Email: sardegna [at] xterra-italy.it
Race Director: Marco Zoppi