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WHAT: XTERRA Sumava Long Distance Cross Triathlon
NEW DATE: September 3, 2022
WHERE: Lipno, Horni Plana, Czech Republic
From your arrival to the small town of Horni Plana to the end of the afterparty, we want to give you a racing experience in new quality standard. Healthy local food, live music, community events, XTERRA staff services, equipped aid stations and of course a stunning race course is the key for your ultimate experience.
The Swim part will take place in the clear waters of Lipno lake. XTERRA Sumava is offering a race with less bike technical sections and for the first time athletes will be allowed to race with gravel bikes! The specific bike course is ideal for gravel or light hardtail mountain bikes. As this race is “point-to-point” type, the second transition will be in a different location from the start/finish area. This allows us to offer you an amazing run course through Sumava mountains, around the Vltava river with the last few kms on the smooth and fast tarmac path.
Despite the fact that this is not a typical XTERRA full distance race, 26 qualifying slots for the XTERRA World Championship will be offered to top competitors.
Saturday 3 September 2022
XTERRA LONG DISTANCE CROSS TRIATHLON
Distances: Total: 2 km Swim, 60 km MTB, 21 km Trail Run
Start fee price:
Until 1/1/2022 150€
From 2/1/2022- 1/4/2022 160€
From 2/4/2022 -1/7/2022 180€
From 02/7/2022 until the registration is closed (8.27.2022) 200€
Registration dead line: 27th August 2022
Start fee includes: XTERRA quality standard race services, pasta party day before the race, after race dinner, aid station services on the race course, timing of the race, live results, finisher medal, finisher merchandise set, possibility to win XTERRA World Championship slot (winners of each age-group)
XTERRA TRAIL RUN
Distances: 21km Trail Run
Entry fee: 25€
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
till 7.1.2022 100% refunds possible, after this date you can still transfer your start fee to another person or to the 2023 edition of the race. After 27th August no refunds possible.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday 2nd September 2022
10:00 – 17:00 – Race bags pick-up (beach Horní Planá)
18:00 – Opening ceremony, pasta party, athlete briefing (beach Horní Planá)
Saturday 3rd September 2022
7:00 – 8:00 – Race bags pick-up (beach Horní Planá)
7:00 – 8:45 – Transition area set-up, Run gear bags drop-off (beach Horni Plana)
8:50 – Short briefing before the start
9:00 – Start of the XTERRA Sumava triathlon
10:00 – Cut-off time swim – nobody will be allowed to exit from T1
10:30 – Start XTERRA 14K Run
11:30 – First athletes in T2 (Jelení Vrchy)
12:45 – First athlete in the finish line (Horní Planá)
15:00 – Cut-off time swim + bike – nobody can leave T2 after this time
18:00 – 19:00 – Last competitor in the finish line
18:00 – Pick-up of the bikes and bike gear (Horní Planá, beach, transition area 1)
19:00 – Award ceremony, complimentary diner, afterparty
XTERRA LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON
2 loops of 1km
The swim part of the race will take place in Lipno lake. We expect water temperatures between 18 – 22 Celsius. Wetsuits are allowed when temperature is lower than 22 C. Wetsuits are mandatory when water temperature is lower than 15 C. Start will be from the sand beach. There will be marked 1K long loop and you swim it twice. You will have all 3 buoys on your left shoulder. Between two laps there will be a short Australian exit.
BIKE COURSE (mtb or gravel bike)
1 loop of 60km
The bike loop starts with a 8km long part on the tarmac road around the Lipno lake. When you pass Nova pec village the route starts to climb up and the surface changes to the gravel roads. You´ll ride around old Schwarzenberg water channel to Austria. Then climb up to the Moldaublick hill and continue to the famous ski resort Hochficht. After few km's you cross the boarders again to come back to the Czech Republic. Last part around Jeleni Vrchy village is hilly, but the surface is very fast. The transition area 2 is located in the car park in Jeleni Vrchy. There will be 4 aid stations on the loop. The bike leg is marked with blue arrows.
Attn: There is no alternative standings for gravel bikes and mountain bikes. It is up to each athlete's choice what type of bike will be used.
1 loop of 21km
After short downhill from the transition area you take left turn to a wonderful singletrack called Medvedi Stezka. You cross the hills to the village of Ovesna. You continue with a little climb on the gravel road to Nova Pec village and the last kilometers are on the same tarmac path you start your bike race. The finish line is on the beach in Horni Plana. There will be 3 aid stations on the run. The route is marked with red arrows.
XTERRA TRAIL RUN
The run race will start just after our triathletes leave the transition area. The course is very simple, whole route is on the perfect tarmac of the bicycle path in direction to Nova Pec and you come back on the same path. There is nearly zero elevation gain and this race is perfect for beginners or families of our competitors.
One XTERRA World Champion slot will be offered to the winner of each age-group category! Slots can roll down to the next athlete once the winner doesn’t accept the WCH slot.
The official XTERRA age-group categories (male/female): 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+