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WHAT: XTERRA Greece
NEW DATE: October 17, 2020 (Postponed from April 25)
WHERE: Vouliagmeni, Athens
The municipality of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni, hosts at the Athenian Riviera (Vouliagmeni Beach) the event, which grows every year and is now one of the favourite destinations of the World Off Road Triathlon athletes.
A unique sports experience, the XTERRA combines swimming with mountain biking and mountain running. The mountain terrain, in South Hymettus above Varkiza and Vouliagmeni, consists of routes designed with a love of nature and sports, medium to high difficulty and in such a way that top professional athletes, complete the long distance in about two hours and 30 minutes. At the same time, of course, it is an ideal terrain for anyone to start the off road triathlon, as it enables the athlete who will not move at high speeds, to stay safe all the way. In general - as it occurs to Triathlon - swimming is 10% of the total race time, 65% for mountain biking, and 25% for running. It all started for XTERRA with the first race in 1996 in Maui, Hawaii, where the Triathlon was first tested in its mountainous at its most demanding version.
XTERRA GREECE FULL DISTANCE
Saturday 17th October 2020
Distances: 1500 Meter Swim | 30K Mountain Bike | 10K Trail Run
This is the main race of the weekend. You don’t need any license or qualification, everyone can stand at the start line next to the world champions! Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the gulf of Vouliagmeni, which hosted the triathlon venue during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
XTERRA GREECE SPRINT DISTANCE
Saturday 17th October 2020
Distances: 750 Meter Swim | 15K Mountain Bike | 6K Trail Run
This is the off road triathlon entry level race of the weekend. You don’t need any license or qualification, everyone can stand at the start line! Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the gulf of Vouliagmeni, which hosted the triathlon venue during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the amazing view of the Saronic Gulf during both the bike and run course and welcome to the XTERRA family
XTERRA RELAYS (TEAMS)
Saturday 17th October 2020
Full Distance: 1500 Meter Swim | 30K Mountain Bike | 10K Trail Run
Sprint Distance: 750 Meter Swim | 15K Mountain Bike | 6K Trail Run
Chance to try the XTERRA vibe with your friends! Each of you will pick one or two parts of triathlon (swim, bike, run). Share the challenge with your friends and race on the same course as professionals!
XTERRA CROSS AQUATHLON
Saturday 17th October 2020
The Cross Aquathlon takes place simultaneously with the Off Road Triathlon, so an athlete cannot register for both
Full Distance: 1.5 km swimming and 10 km of mountain running.
Sprint Distance: 750 meters swimming and 5km of mountain running.
XTERRA OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHALLENGE
Sunday 18th October 2020
1. 1000m, 2500m, 5000m Swim Challenge
Swimmers who register at a distance of 5 km, 2.5 km or 1 km, will swim in polygonal buoys settlement in front of the beach, making one loop for the two short distances (1 km or 2.5 km respectively) or two loops of 2.5km each, for the long distance of 5km. The distances will start separately and the starting and ending point will be on the beach, under a special arch in the sand.
2. 200m Swim Challenge
FAST-FUN-EXCITING: 20 people waves beach start. Finish line under the arch at the beach. No age group categories. Separate start for Men/Women categories. The 40 best athletes from all waves will compete at the semifinals. From semifinals the best 20 men and women swimmers will compete at the finals!
3. Participation in both events
1000m + 200m Challenge
2500m + 200m Challenge
5000m + 200m Challenge
XTERRA KIDS EVENTS
Kids Lazer Run
It’s a new sport, initiation in modern pentathlon and multisports. The young athletes will take part in three age categories:
• Elementary (fourth, fifth and sixth grade), • Junior High School, • High School
Kids Chess Simultaneous
It’s a chess learning game, with individual chess sets, on tables placed one next to the other. Each kid stands in front of one of these tables and faces a chess champion, who moves in circles and makes one move on each chessboard. The matches are completed and new players take their place against the Olympic Champion. Other chess learning games will also take place, depending on the level of the participants. There is no winner or prize, given the fact that kids don’t compete with each other. Useful advice and guidance are to be given to the young athletes by the prominent athlete.
Kids Cycling in a slow pace
This activity is mainly entertaining and aims to engage children with pleasure and creativity, with an action of balance mainly, but also of thinking - intellect. This fun race competes time, regardless of kid’s age. The only difference is that each child chooses the size of the wooden bicycle wishes to use between two bicycles - which are available. The goal of each child is to move between two parallel lines (at a distance of 80cm between them) of a total distance of about 20 meters without stepping down and without leaving the two lines, at the slowest time. The child that will make this distance at the longest time, will win & be awarded.
Yoga for children
Combining play with exercise, the result is magical! There is no winner here and there is a loser! Here we all get the pleasure of joining the team! Yoga, playing and practicing for "kids" of all ages by 2 great yoga instructors with love for kids. (Suggested ages: 4 & up).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, October 15
09:00 - 15:00 Athletes Village (A.V.) Preparation
16:00 - 20:00 Receiving of Athletes Kit
Friday, October 16
11:00 - 17:30 Receiving of Athletes Kit
15:00 - 16:00 PRO/Elite Press Conf.
17:30 - 18:15 Tips and Experience exchange from PRO/Elite Athletes
18:30 - 19:10 Race Brief in English
19:20 - 20:00 Race Brief in Greek
20:00 - 21:00 Pasta & More
Saturday, October 17
08:15 - 08:59 Warm up - Race Brief
09:00 - 13:30 Off Road Triathlon & Cross Aquathlon Races
•09:00 PRO/Elite Athletes Start
•09:02 Full Distance Off Road Triathlon Start
•10:00 Full Distance Cross Aquathlon Start
•10.15 Sprint Distance Off Road Triathlon Start
•10:30 Sprint Distance Cross Aquathlon Start
12:00 - 14:00 Pasta & Grill Athlete’s Recovery
14.00 – 16.00 Receiving of Athletes Kit
16:00 - 16:45 Kids Fun Bike
17:00 - 17:45 Laser Run Kids & Adults
18:00 - 18:45 Kids Running Relays
19:15 - 20:00 Awards Ceremony
20:00 - 22:30 DJ Party
Sunday, October 18
08:00 - 10:00 Receiving of Athletes Kit
09:30 - 10:00 Kids Cross Aquathlon
09:45 - 10:14 Warm up - Race Brief for O.W.S
10:15 - O.W.S Start 5000m
10:30 - O.W.S Start 2500m
10: 40 -O.W.S Start 1000m
13:00 - 13:14 Warm up - Race Brief for 0,2k Open Water Swimming Challenge (in 20 athletes rows)
15:40 - 16:15 Awards Ceremony
XTERRA Greece Race Course
Full Distance: - 2 loops of 750m in the Gulf of Vouliagmeni
Sprint Distance: 1 loop of 750m in the Gulf of Vouliagmeni
Full Distance: - 2 loops of 15km
Sprint Distance: 1 loop of 15km
Full Distance: - 2 loops of 6+5km
Sprint Distance: 1 loop of 6km
Who can take part in XTERRA Greece?
XTERRA is for all! Of course in the race will be top Professional and amateur athletes from all over the world, but that does not mean that the race is only for good athletes. Anyone with a relatively good physical condition can participate, experience a unique race, enjoy participation, set new goals. A Medical certificate is prerequisite and you can register by filling the special form, where one can also find the terms and conditions.
Also don’t forget that you can participate as a Team Relay with friends, group of people, and teams of 2-3 people. Each athlete will participate in one or in two sports.
What are the distances of XTERRA Full distance?
The XTERRA Greece Championship distances are 1,5km swim (2 loops of 750m), 30km mountain bike (2 loops of 15km) followed by 10km trail run (two loops of 5km). Athletes must present valid medical certificate not older than 1 year in order to participate in the race. The same distances also apply for Full Distance Reay Teams. To see the maps, profiles etc, please visit the course section.
What are the distances of XTERRA Sprint distance?
Athletes with less experience, fitness level or those new to the sport, can participate at the XTERRA Sprint distance race. The distances are 750m swim, 15km mountain bike followed by 5km trail run. Athletes have also the possibility to participate as team relay (for friends and families) or as Corporate Challenge team (for corporations). Athletes must present valid medical certificate not older than 1 year to participate in the race. To see the maps, profiles etc, please visit the course section.
Can we participate as a Team Relay?
Yes, a team of 2-3 athletes can participate as a Team Relay both in Sprint and Full Distance of XTERRA Greece Championship.
Does the race offer Qualifying Slots for the World Championship?
XTERRA GREECE will award qualifying slots for the World Championship final in Maui, Hawaii. The slots will be assigned according to the age group divisions as described in the Prize/Hawaii Slots section. For more info visit the Qualifying Slots page.
What does the entry fee include?
The entry includes:
Participation to the event - Electronic timing/ranking
Race Athlete’s Bag with gifts from sponsors
Finisher medal, Finisher memorable tshirt|, Medical Care, Food during the race, Tribelt, Swimming cap
What is the cost of the entry fee?
Entry fee information are available at the registration section of the website.
What is the Cancellation policy?
Cancellation is possible 40 days prior to the race. In case of cancellation the refund policy is:
Full Distance: 50 euros for individuals and 75 euro for Team Relay only with a presentation of a medical certificate.
Sprint Distance: 20 euros for individuals and 30 euro for Team Relay only with a presentation of a medical certificate.
Municipality of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni
Welcome to the magnificent Municipality of the Southern Suburbs of Attica
A few kilometers outside Athens, you will find a place where the urban landscape gives way to a unique seaside resort. The Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni at the South suburbs of the city, with its photogenic stretch of mountains, rocky coves, mineral lakes, seaside resorts and sandy beaches with blue-flag certified clean waters, is the jewel of the Athenian Riviera. Combined with the ideal climate, makes you feel as if you are on an endless summer holiday.
The unparalleled natural landscape with the rich urban and forest vegetation, the mild relief of the hills surrounding it, the kilometers of lace coast and the quality of the sea water, the tectonic wonder of Lake Vouliagmeni which has become a world-renowned natural resource, treasures protruding the Temple of Apollo Zoster and dozens of other natural and cultural attractions, are some of the reasons that make the Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni in the top position in the Attica area and among the the beautiful countryside locations in the Mediterranean
Voúla: Home of two amazing organized beaches and the Riviera’s biggest beach clubs. Enjoy during the day a colourful summer setting that brings to mind a real amusement park with modern beach bars, jet ski equipment, beach volleyball courts, a vibrant dance deck and exciting waterslides, whereas at night you can enjoy a cocktail in one of the district’s elegant clubs!
Vouliagméni: A striking suburb with lush vegetation and beautiful beaches. Here you will find some of the best and most luxurious hotels in Attica, great restaurants offering unique gastronomic experiences and the well-known nightclubs that deserve even the most discerning guests. Don't miss the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the 2011 Astera Beach Blue Flag and relax while enjoying the beautiful natural scenery
Vari - Várkiza: One of the most popular tourist resorts along the coast, with beautiful inlets and magnificent geophysical scenery. Here you can swim in crystal-clear beaches and enjoy water sports, as the area has beautiful organized beaches. Don't forget to enjoy fresh fish and unique seafood at traditional taverns with your ouzo.
The below hotels are offering discounted rates for XTERRA Greece 2020 participants
Let's make XTERRA Greece together!
Become a part of our Volunteers Team and the XTERRA family! You can help in many different fields and enjoy this unique experience.
306 Kifissias Av., GR-152 32 Chalandri, Athens GREECE
Name: Maria Kouroupi
E-mail: info [at] trimore.gr
Tel: +30 211 0121851