WHAT: XTERRA St. Louis
WHEN: August 10 & 11, 2019
WHERE: Council Bluff Recreational Area (map it)
In 2018 we debut our new venue and it was a huge hit. Here are some comments from participants:
"I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for all of your work to make the XTERRA race yesterday one I will never forget! All I can say is "WOW!"
"It was so well-organized and the venue was spectacular! The course was amazing, and I noticed all of the work that you did on the trail to prep it. It was great. "
"I will absolutely spread the word. I will tell you this, too. . .I haven't been as nervous about a race in a long time because of the difficulty of both the bike and the run course. However, I also haven't felt the sense of accomplishment that I did yesterday in a long, long time. It was an INCREDIBLE feeling to cross that finish line!! "
"Mike well done for you and your crew today. Really enjoyed the race"
This course showcases the beauty of the Missouri Ozarks. Featuring a rugged backcountry mountain bike course, encompassing a breath-taking view of the lake. This course demands your full attention at all times. However, it isn't so technical that beginners will struggle. The one short rock garden section will be clearly marked and participants are encouraged to run it if in doubt. The new course will also feature a lot more climbing/descending than in past years.
The run is tough. Enjoy the flat run out and back from the beach because after that it is all climbing and descending. The singletrack will keep you on your toes as well.
Camping, concessions and hot showers are all available at the venue site.
Sign up before July 27th to be guaranteed a high quality technical fabric T-Shirt.
Finisher medals for all XTERRA athletes.
PLEASE NOTE: Cell reception is non existent at the beach. A 10 minute drive out of the area for most cell phone carriers to find reception.
XTERRA Full Triathlon - Sunday Aug 11
Distance: 800 METER SWIM - 13 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE - 4.5 MILE TRAIL RUN
800m swim in the clear waters of Council Bluff Lake.
13 mile rugged back country mountain bike.
4.5 mile hilly run ascending The Beast twice.
XTERRA 5K Trail Run - Saturday Aug 10
Distance: 5K TRAIL RUN
Same course as the triathlon except only one time up The Beast.
XTERRA Half Marathon Trail Run - Saturday Aug 10
Distance: 13.1 MILE RUN
One full lap around the lake beginning and ending at the triathlon start.
For XTERRA St. Louis race questions please contact Mike Barro: mike.barro [at] sbrtrishop.com or 636-688-8181.
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Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race. Use the email and/or number provided here.
Volunteers are needed, not only on race day, but in the weeks leading up the race to help clear trail. If you are interested please contact Mike Barro: mike.barro [at] sbrtrishop.com or 636-688-8181.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 10th
|7:30am||Packet Pick up opens|
|9:00am||5K and Half Marathon Trail Runs Start|
Sunday, August 11th
|7:30am||Packet Pick up and Transition area open|
|9:00am||XTERRA St. Louis Start|
Course Info - XTERRA Full Triathlon
800M SWIM - 14 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE - 4.5 MILE RUN
SWIM: Two 800m laps. Do not exit the water.
MOUNTAIN BIKE: One complete lap around the lake.
RUN: Two laps around the lollipop. Run down to The Beast, up to the intersection and back down to the Beast, back to the intersection and head back to the start/finish area. Don't forget your wrist band at the beginning of lap 2.
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We will be hosting a MTB course recon ride two weeks (Sunday, July 28th 10:00 am) before the race for those that want a course preview with the Race Director. See our Facebook page for updates.