May 20, 2023
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Oak Mtn. State Park

Sprint Triathlon

SWIM 750M
BIKE 16K
RUN 4.5K
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The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

XTERRA Sprint is a shorter distance race with a 750 meter swim, 16K mountain bike and a 4.5K trail run. Athletes can compete in the XTERRA Sprint race as a team or individual. This race is ideal for newcomers and for people seeking a less-demanding XTERRA experience. Unofficial swim assist category is available. Please sign up as usual for the event, and swim assist will be designated at a later time. See rules for more details.

COURSE MAPS

This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Sprint Course
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Unofficial swim assist category is available. Please sign up as usual for the event, and swim assist will be designated at a later time. See rules for more details.

Sprint Bike Course
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The sprint bike course starts with a climb up Peavine Road to Centipede and then connects to the full course.

Sprint Run Course
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The 5K run course goes around Double Oak Lake on hard-packed, tight, and twisty trails with scenic views at every turn before  connecting with the rocky Rattlesnake Ridge trail and the flowy Family Trail and finishing up with a short pavement sprint back to the finish.

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sChedule

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prizes

This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.

Awards will be given to the top three in each age-group division. You must be present to receive your awards. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

FEES

The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.

RACE FEES

Description Fee
Early Bird (Ends 12/31/2022) - Individual/Team $85/$110
Until 4/19/2023 - Individual/Team $95/$120
Until 5/18/2023 - Individual/Team $105/$130
Onsite (if available) $115/$140

RULES & INFO

SWIM ASSIST (No official results):

If swimmers would like to wear an inflatable tethered safety buoy (examples: https://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/open-water-swim-buoy.html) for the swim portion, they will be allowed.  Those swimmers will start at the back of the last wave and will not be counted in official results (USAT rules).  Nothing larger than 30" in any direction when inflated.  No propulsive equipment (ex.: fins, paddles, etc.) is allowed. Please sign up as usual for the event, and swim assist will be designated at a later time.

USAT Swimming Conduct (Official results):

Swimming Conduct

4.1 Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.

4.2 Bottom Contact and Resting. A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. Excluding the bottom, a participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress. A violation of this section shall result in a variable time penalty, unless the Head Referee in his/her sole discretion determines that (i) the violation was substantial and resulted in an unfair time advantage, or (ii) the violation constituted endangerment under Section 3.4(1).

4.3 Emergencies. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, and pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received official assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraw from the race or receive medical assistance.

4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.

4.5 Notice of Wet Suit Policy. The wet suit policy for any particular race shall be included on all race literature that is intended for distribution to potential participants. The wet suit policy shall conform to Section 4.4, unless a change is granted in compliance with Section 1.4. The wet suit policy on such literature shall include the following information, if applicable; a. Any changes from Section 4.4; b. Any specific restrictions on equipment; c. Any disparity between the wet suit policy for age group athletes and the policy for elite athletes.

4.6 Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.

4.7 Official Equipment. If provided by race management, a swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his wave. The penalty for an infraction of this rule is a variable time penalty. For safety reasons if no official cap is provided, all swimmers should wear their own brightly colored swim cap.

4.8 Goggles. Swimmers may wear, but shall not be required to wear, swim goggles or face masks.

4.9 Illegal Equipment. Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified.

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