July 16, 2022
Nottingham Park

USA Championship

SWIM 1,500M

The event will feature $25,000 USD in prize money for elite athletes. For amateurs, there will be 51 spots into the XTERRA World Championship in Trentino, Italy up-for-grabs.

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A 1,500m swim in Avon’s Nottingham Lake will kick off the point-to-point race. This is a 2-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 for all belongings used at T1 for transfer by Race Personnel to the finish area in Beaver Creek Village. PRE-SWIMMING AT NOTTINGHAM LAKE IS PROHIBITED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED DAYS/HOURS and is cause for disqualification. Other local “pay-per-swim” options include the Avon Recreation Center Pool, the Eagle-Vail Community Pool, and the Westin Pool.

Championship Bike:

Leave T1 via the Nottingham Park bike path headed west Left onto West Beaver Creek Blvd Right onto Highway 6 shoulder Left across Highway 6 onto Sawatch Drive (Please be respectful of this private neighborhood!) Left onto Arrowhead Circle Climb up Ute Trail Right to descend Apache Trail Right onto Piece O Cake Left onto Village to Village Trail (Stay on this to Beaver Creek) Straight (Right) onto Beaver Lake Trail Left onto Beano Climb Right onto Dally Road climb Left onto Corkscrew Trail Cross Cinch Road to continue on Corkscrew Trail Left towards Village Loop to T2


Championship Run:

Exit T2 onto service road towards Haymeadow Express Gondola Right at split to climb toward condos Cross skier bridge Left on singletrack towards Buddies Way Right at switchback to climb up Buddies Way Left to climb up Aspen Glade Trail Right to descend Cinch Road Left onto Allie's Way Right when Allie's Way splits Left onto Flood's Fishing Pond 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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Elite Prize Money


World Champs Slots

$25,000 Elite Prize Purse

Place (Men & Women) Purse
1st $3,000
2nd $2,300
3rd $1,700
4th $1,400
5th $1,100
6th $900
7th $750
8th $600
9th $450
10th $300

Qualifying Slots into XTERRA Worlds

Division Men Women
18-19 1 1
20-24 2 2
25-29 2 2
30-34 3 2
35-39 3 2
40-44 3 2
45-49 3 2
50-54 3 2
55-59 2 2
60-64 2 2
65-69 2 2
70-74 1 1
75-79 1
80+ 1

The XTERRA USA Championship race will offer $25,000 USD prize money to the top 10 elite men and women. Age groupers battle for 51 slots to the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 1, 2022, in Trentino, Italy.

2022 Elite Prize Money Policy:

All elites earning prize money will receive onsite a W-9 (US resident) or W-8BEN (foreign national) form and a bank wire information form.  Return your completed forms by email to samantha.paulson@xterraplanet.com.

Prize money will be paid by bank wire within two-to-four weeks.

Foreign elites will be subject to 30% withholding and may file a refund through the IRS 2021 form 1040NR by April 15, 2023.





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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