XTERRA TOWNSVILLE & XTERRA SPRINT

Saturday, 1 September, 2018

XTERRA Townsville: 1.5km swim (2 x 750m), 30km mountain bike, 10km trail run
XTERRA Sprint: 750m ocean swim, 14km mountain bike and 5km trail run

Start Times: Ferry departs at 7am for a 7.30am start – see full schedule

XTERRA Townsville Divisions: Pro/elite, Age Group men and women – 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+, Challenged.
XTERRA Sprint Divisions: 14-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.

Race as part of a team: 2-3 persons – men, women and coed – can race as a team in either the standard full-distance race or the sprint distance.

*T-shirts are not guaranteed for entries received on the day or after TBA.

Race Headquarters: Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

Event Parking: Please park on the streets in the area.  Be considerate of local residents and do not block driveways.

*Please note our revised refund policy.

SWIM

The swim starts on the SeaLink Queensland ferry. Water temperatures usually sit around 24 degrees Celsius in September. Standard – 1.5km – 2 laps of a 750-metre course. Sprint – 1 lap of a 750-metre course. Official XTERRA swim caps are color-coded for each race distance and will be provided in your race bag and we require that you wear them to assist water safety personnel.

WETSUIT RULES

XTERRA follows ITU wetsuit rules: Age Group Athletes:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 14 degrees Celsius / 57 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 22 degrees Celsius / 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 22 degrees Celsius / 72 degrees Fahrenheit

Professional Athletes:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory if the water temperature is BELOW 14 degrees Celsius / 57 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Wetsuits are permitted if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 20 degrees Celsius / 68 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Wetsuits are forbidden if the water temperature is ABOVE 20 degrees Celsius / 68 degrees Fahrenheit

BIKE

XTERRA Townsville: 26km The course starts at the Quarantine Station and follows the Shelly Cove Trail for 700m until turning onto the Under the Radar trail. The UTR is a cross country mountain biking trail with rough surface and some steep sections, crossing the northern and western slopes of the Many Peak Range. It provides excellent views of the islands to the north and the Coral Sea beyond. There is a link 6.6 km along UTR that leads to Smedley’s trail. This trail is more technical with rock gardens and rocky terrain. After Smedley’s the course links back onto UTR and then leads onto the Lagoon Trail, which overlooks the Town Common Freshwater Lagoon. The last 5km are on wider trails before looping back around to Race HQ. Difficulty rating of UTR and Smedleys is blue. Lagoon Trail is white.

XTERRA Sprint: 18km The course starts at the Quarantine Station and follows the Shelly Cove Trail for 700m until turning onto the Under the Radar trail. The UTR is a cross country mountain biking trail with rough surface and some steep sections, crossing the northern and western slopes of the Many Peak Range. It provides excellent views of the islands to the north and the Coral Sea beyond. UTR then leads onto the Lagoon Trail, which overlooks the Town Common Freshwater Lagoon. The last 5km are on wider trails before looping back around to Race HQ. Difficulty rating of UTR is blue and Lagoon Trail is white.

Trail Elevation Profiles:

 

RUN

XTERRA Townsville: 10km The course starts at the Quarantine Station and follows the trails towards Many Peaks Track. The terrain is a combination of wide tracks and single tracks on mostly rocky terrain.

XTERRA Sprint: 5km The course starts at the Quarantine Station and loops around the Graveyard Circuit, passing the World War II gun emplacements and taking in great views onto Magnetic Island. Finishing off with a beach run before looping back to Race HQ. Course maps will be provided closer to the event.

XTERRA Townsville Course Map

XTERRA Sprint Course Map

Venue Site Map