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.
For XTERRA Panther Creek race questions please contact Ryan Roma: ryan [at] dirtybirdevents.com 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
Swim Course Safety
Transition Area Support
Aid Station Staff
Finish Line Support
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|
|8:00am||XTERRA Panther Creek Triathlon Starts|
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.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.
Aid Station #1 – Mile .5 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #1– Mile 6.5 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 13 (Transition Area)
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)