Tsali Recreation Area

June 23, 2019





WHEN:  June 23, 2019

WHERE: Tsali Recreation Area - County Line Road, Almond, NC 28702 (map it)  

Held on the famous Tsali trail system near Bryson City in Western NC. This park is a perfect venue for an off-road Triathlon as it has some of the areas best lakes, a fun and fast trail system and a quiet comfortable setting.  Trail maintenance and parking volunteers thanks to Nantahala Area Sorba. 




Distances: .5 Mile Swim | 5 Mile Trail Run | 10 Mile Mountain Bike

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For XTERRA Miami race questions please contact David Berger:   info [at] goneriding.com or  352-873-9279.

Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race.  Use the email and/or number provided here.


Volunteers needed (course marshals, registration help), please contact Dave at info [at] goneriding.com

Race Info

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 22 

3pm - 5pm Early packet pick up at race site


Sunday, June 23

6:30am Packet pick up 
6:30am - 8am Transition area open
8:00am Race start

All participants must present a picture ID plus either a current valid USAT license or purchase a temporary one day USAT license at registration for $15.

USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards. If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits. Water temperature will be tested on race morning.

Pre-entry deadline of 10pm Eastern time on Thursday before event = $60 Individual  / $120 Relay Team Day of entries are accepted but $10 late fee applies.

Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon

Distances: .5 Mile Swim | 5 Mile Trail Run | 10 Mile Mountain Bike

The ½ mile lake swim will start off the event as athletes will begin on East shore and swim out to a point in the lake marked with buoys and then back to the beach.  After exiting the water the racers will face a short run to the transition area to begin the 5-mile run course (Red Arrows) on the "right loop alternate" trail. The mountain bike leg, which consists of a 10-mile loop (Blue Arrows) will take the riders around the popular “left loop” to the finish in the Transition area.

Swim map:  Click to enlarge the map

​​Tsali Swim Map

Run map:  Click to enlarge the map

Tsali Run Map

Bike mapClick to enlarge the map

Tsali Bike Course




Medals to the following classes: (awards presentation will take place as soon as possible, usually around 11am to 11:30am)
Relay Team
Men 15-19
Men 20-29
Men 30-34
Men 35-39
Men 40-44
Men 45-49
Men 50-54
Men 55-59
Men 60-69
Men 70+
Women 15-19
Women 20-29
Women 30-34
Women 35-39
Women 40-44
Women 45-49
Women 50-54
Women 55-59
Women 60+
Physically Challenged.

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