August 26, 2023
Nottingham Park
XTERRA USA Championship

Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon

The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

The XTERRA Sprint race is a half-distance race on the same course and day as the championship race. The race provides a great opportunity for new competitors.


This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Click through to see the course map and read the course description.

A 750m swim in Avon’s Nottingham Lake will kick off the point-to-point race. This is a 1-lap, rectangular course, and a 10-minute warm-up is allowed before the race begins. The average water temperature is between 67 and 71 degrees. Athletes will be given a plastic bag with a race number at registration/packet pick-up. Please use this bag to place all of your T1 belongings for later pickup post-race.

Click through to see the bike course map and read the course description.

Leave T1 via the Nottingham Park bike path headed west Left onto West Beaver Creek Blvd Straight across Highway 6 Left into skier parking lot Pick up a paved bike path at the end of the lot Cross over Prater Road and hit the dirt at the top of the Riverfront Gondola Climb up Elkhorn Trail Left on Village to Village Trail Straight (Right) onto Beaver Lake Trail Left onto Beano Climb Left onto Dally Road. Riders will then turn left onto Allie's Way and  follow it across to Cinch Road. Climb Cinch, turn left and descend down the bottom of Corkscrew before rejoining Cinch for the ride back into T2.

Click through to see the run course map and read the course description.

Sprint Run:

Climb service road out of T2 Right onto Cinch Road at top of service road Right onto Village Walk Road Left onto Elk Track Road Left onto Five Sense Trail Cross road to Beaver Lake Trail Left onto Beaver Lake Trail Right onto Lost Buck Spur Straight/Right onto Stack It Trail Right onto Lost Buck Trail/Road Left down switchback and across skier bridge towards Village.

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This schedule is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Thu 2023.08.24
Fri 2023.08.25
Sat 2023.08.26


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

Medals will be given to the top three athletes in each age group.


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


Description Fee
Early Bird Until 12/31/22 (Individual/Relay) $85/$110
Until 7/27/23 (Individual/Relay) $95/$120
Until 8/24/23 (Individual/Relay) $105/$130
Onsite (Individual/Relay) $115/$140


The information below may be from a previous edition of the event, and is subject to change.


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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