Panther Creek


XTERRA Panther Creek

Panther Creek State Park

July 28, 2019




WHAT:   XTERRA Panther Creek

WHEN:  July 28, 2019

WHERE: Panther Creek State Park, 2010 Panther Creek Park Road,  Morristown, TN 37814  (map it)  

The XTERRA Points Series moves to Morristown, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting triathlons on the circuit. This race is part of the XTERRA Southeast Region and is an XTERRA USA Championship Qualifier.

Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents a rural playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the State Park, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Panther Creek will take participants through the landscape and rugged hills of East Tennessee while exploring this magnificent park.




Distance: 800 Meter Swim | 13 Mile Mountain Bike | 4.2 Mile Trail Run 

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Distances: Half Marathon and 4.2 Mile Trail Runs

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For XTERRA Panther Creek race questions please contact Ryan Roma:   ryan [at] or  865-356-6984.

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We are always looking for extra help immediately following events, and in the several days prior to race day. Friends and families of racers make perfect volunteers. We offer complimentary races to all of our wonderful volunteers. Depending on the event, here are some areas where we can use your help…

Event Set Up
Pre-Race Check In
Body Marking
Swim Course Safety
Course Marshals
Parking Attendants
Transition Area Support
Aid Station Staff
Finish Line Support
Timing Support
Course Sweepers
Event Cleanup


Race Info

Schedule of Events

Friday July 26, 2019

5:00pm Packet Pickup at Panther Creek Bike Shop Begins
7:00pm Packet Pickup Ends


Saturday July 27, 2019

12:00pm Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park (Boat Ramp) Begins
1:30pm Packet Pickup Ends


Sunday July 28, 2019

6:30am Packet Pickup at Panther Creek State Park (Boat Ramp) Begins
6:30am Transition Area Opens
7:30am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00am XTERRA Panther Creek Triathlon Starts
TBD Awards Ceremony
12:00pm Course Closes


Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon

Distances: 800-meter swim | 13 miles mountain bike | 4.2 miles trail run


The race begins with a mass start from the water at Panther Creek. Swimmers will navigate a one-lap, clockwise loop before exiting for transition. The paved boat ramp will provide athletes with a safe and quick exit from the water. A shoe drop is permitted for the short, paved run up to transition.


The two-lap bike course starts from the paved parking lot at the Panther Creek Boat Ramp and immediately heads to the single track trails of Panther Creek State Park. The trails vary in difficulty as they make their way around the park. There are plenty of opportunities for faster riders to pull ahead, as some of the main trails are wide enough to fit side by side with another cyclist. The bike course has its challenges, but it is a great course for first-time participants and extremely spectator-friendly.


The run course shares the bike course for the first stretch before breaking off and exploring the other side of the park. Most of the run course resembles that of a cross country course. The most technical part of the run occurs near the halfway point after a wooden bridge crossing, but then gives way to open fields and rolling hills.

Aid Stations

All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.

Swim Course

Aid Station #1 – Mile .5 (Transition Area)

Bike Course

Aid Station #1– Mile 6.5 (Transition Area)

Aid Station #2 – Mile 13 (Transition Area)

Run Course

Aid Station #1 (water only) – Mile 1.5 (Wooden Bridge)

Aid Station #2 (water only) – Mile 2.5 (Wooden Bridge)

Aid Station #3 – Mile 4.2 (Finish Line)

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