XTERRA AARHUS

INTRO

Welcome to XTERRA Aarhus 2018. Moesgård beach and the forest sets the scene, from where this unique event takes place on the 9th and 10th of June 2018. This event takes some of the best elements from the off road world, and mixes it together to a tough, yet beautiful challenge, in which every on can participate.

At XTERRA Aarhus there will be offered Kids Duathlon for the youngest XTERRA-warriors, XTERRA Duathlon for those who are best on MTB and in trail shoes, XTERRA Sprint for the new XTERRA triathletes and XTERRA Triathlon for the tough athletes who try the full XTERRA-distance. In addition, there is the XTERRA Relay, where you, as a team of 2 or 3 people, can try the full distance like a relay.

At XTERRA Aarhus 2018 you can participate on one of the following distances:

XTERRA Kids Duathlon (Saturday):
1 km trail run – 5 km bike – 1 km trail run

XTERRA Duathlon (Saturday):
5 km trail run – 30 km MTB – 5 km trail run

XTERRA Sprint (Saturday):
375 m swim – 15 km MTB – 5 km trail run

XTERRA Relay (Sunday):
750 m swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run
(divided between 2-3 participants like a relay)

XTERRA Triathlon (Sunday):
750 m swim – 30 km MTB – 10 km trail run

TIME & PLACE

9th – 10th of June 2018

Adress: Moesgård Strand, Strandskovvej 2, 8270 Højbjerg

GPS koordinat: 56°05’18.8″N 10°14’51.5″E

REGISTRATION

DISTANCES

The HEAD swim course is 750 m long and ranges from Moesgaard Beach. Hereafter, one runs to the beach and enters transition zone T1.

Subsequently, it is time for the 30 km MTB-course which goes through The Woods of Marselisborg and Fløjstrup. Here you will experience beautiful nature, versatile terrain and a challenging single track.

Finally, participants are to endure a 10 km trail run where participants will be running in both woods and on hills and where everyone can expect great surprises along the way.

  • 750 m Svømning
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trailløb

The HEAD swim course is 375m long and ranges from Moesgaard Beach. Hereafter, one runs to the beach and enters transition zone T1.

Subsequently, it is time for the 15 km MTB-course which goes through The Woods of Marselisborg and Fløjstrup. Here you will experience beautiful nature, versatile terrain and a challenging single track.

Finally, participants are to endure a 5 km trail run where participants will be running in both woods and on hills and where everyone can expect great surprises along the way.

  • 375 m Svømning
  • 15 km MTB
  • 5 km trailløb

Participants start with a 5 km run before transitioning to the 30 km MTB course.

The 30 km MTB course goes through the versatile MTB track of The Marselis Woods which provides plenty of opportunities for  you to get challenged both technically and physically.

Finally, participants finish the race with a 5 km trail run where they must endure the versatile terrain and a few steps on the way.

  • 5 km trailløb
  • 30 km MTB
  • 5 km trailløb

It is also possible for kids to try an exiting XTERRA course! Here they are able to try the disciplines of running and biking.

The Kids Duathlon starts with a 1 km run on a fun and challenging course with hills and trail terrain.

Then a 5 km biking course in broad paths in the area awaits. Everyone, no matter level of expertise can participate.

Finally, a 1 km run must be completed before running across the finish line under the big XTERRA portal. (MTB is not necessary).

  • 1 km trailløb
  • 5 km cykel
  • 1 km trailløb

Make XTERRA a team experience and try the XTERRA Triathlon distance as a relay.

You can participate with 2 or 3 on the team and the relay is passed after each discipline in the transition zone.

The course and the distance is the same as the one for XTERRA Triathlon and the relay is taking place simultaneously with the other participants.

  • 750 m Svømning
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trailløb

THE COURSE

There should be no doubt that it requires a sturdy mountain bike and gross cleated trail shoes when the stunning area of Moesgård is the place of the race.
The area around Moesgaard is unique. It offers everything needed to create a physically and technically challenging event, where nature becomes the stage, and participants players. The route in Moesgaard will lead athletes through some of the most beautiful and varied forest and beach areas in Jutland. There will be deep ravines to be overcome, stairs to steppes, streams to be passed, and not least the trays to be overcome.

The focus has been to create a varied route with emphasis on the technical and physical as well as impressive views. When we move around in Moesgaard woods, there will be no more than 5 meters on asphalt.

In the interest of forest ranger and protecting nature means it some consideration why the routes will take place in established single tracks, forest roads, paths, stairs, bridges, etc. The cool thing about this setup is that you might not spot the first time, you spot another time.

COURSE MARKING

The Course will be marked with marker flags made before raceday, and it will be thoroughly reviewed and tested by outsiders. However, we can not take responsibility for the sabotage, so we advise people to familiarize themselves with the routes in advance. We expect, however, obviously not with that sabotage comes.

REGISTRATION & PRICE

Registration is via Sportstiming (click here) and costs kr. 15, – in registration fee.

Prices for XTERRA Aarhus 2018:

XTERRA Kids Duathlon
Kr. 200,- (until 2nd of January)
Kr. 225,- (3rd of January to 13th of May)
Kr. 250,- (14th of May to 3rd of June)

XTERRA Duathlon
Kr. 550,- (until 2nd of January)
Kr. 600,- (3rd of January to 13th of May)
Kr. 625,- (14th of May to 3rd of June)

XTERRA Sprint
Kr. 625,- (until 2nd of January)
Kr. 675,- (3rd of January to 13th of May)
Kr. 700,- (14th of May to 3rd of June)

XTERRA Stafet
Kr. 1100,- (until 2nd of January)
Kr. 1200,- (3rd of January to 13th of May)
Kr. 1250,- (14th of May to 3rd of June)

XTERRA Triathlon
Kr. 850,- (until 2nd of January)
Kr. 950,- (3rd of January to 13th of May)
Kr. 1000,- (14th of May to 3rd of June)

There are the following number of starting numbers for sale:

XTERRA Kids Duathlon: 200 pcs.
XTERRA Duathlon: 350 pcs.
XTERRA Sprint: 350 pcs.
XTERRA Relay: 20 teams
XTERRA Triathlon: 1000 pcs.

Please read the conditions for registration (see below) before signing up

CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION

Participants are kindly requested to read the conditions for registration before signing up (click here). Upon registration you accept these conditions. If you have any questions concerning registration and so on, you are always welcome to contact us.

ATHLETES SERVICE

Triathlon, Sprint, Duathlon & Stafet:
• Live online timing by Sportstiming
• Unique XTERRA swim cap (not Duathlon)
• Energy gels from PurePower doing the race
• Energy bars from PurePower after the race
• Access to Finisher Zone
• Hot Finisher meal when crossing the finish line
• Drinks in Finisher Zonen
• XTERRA Aarhus 2018 Finisher medal
• XTERRA Aarhus Finisher t-shirt in good quality and breathable material
• Pictures and video from the race
• Great prizes
… and the coolest XTERRA-atmosphere!

Kids Duathlon:
• Live online timing by Sportstiming
• Access to Finisher Zone
• Energy drink from PurePower doing and after the race
• Finisher t-shirt
• Pictures and video
• Great prizes
… and the coolest XTERRA-atmosphere!

NUTRITION & HYDRATION

At the hydration zone there will be energy products and water. In the information for participants (you will receive this app. a week before the event) you will be able to find a more precise description of these energy products. There will be hydrations zones in connection with the MTB -and run course.

ABOUT XTERRA

XTERRA is the world’s premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running.

It has been described as one part triathlon, one part mountain bike race, and one part “survival of the fittest”.

The typical distance is 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike and 10km trail run. Courses are designed to have top pros finish in roughly two an a half hours.

In XTERRA Triathlon the swim generally comprises 10% of the total time it takes to finish the race, the mountain bike 65%, and the run 25%.

VIDEO FROM 2017

FINISHER ZONE

XTERRA Finisher Zone is the area you enter when you cross the XTERRA finish line and where you get your XTERRA medal. Only XTERRA participants are allowed in the finisher zone where you can relax while giving the other participants a high-five.

It is also here that you will find all the great food you have earned from completing the challenges. There will be energy products from PurePower, beverages and fruit. Red Bull provides extra energy for all participants.

You may also be hungry when you finish, so we also provide a hot and tasty meal and some snacks for you.

EVENT AREA

The event area is located in connection with the transition zone and is central in relation to all routes. Here you will find registration/information, expo, food and drinks, message, merchandise sale, first aid, bike wash and much more. Possibilities for parking are good all the way up to the event area.

RACE BRIEFING

It is obligatory for all participants to attend in the race briefing. Among other things, the briefing draws you attention to the most important rules, weather reports and the routs and trails are explained.

TRANSITION ZONE

The transition zone is sealed off and access is limited to participants only. In order to enter you must be able to show a valid participant number. The transition zone will be supervised during the entire event. There will be bikeracks for all participants and a large luggage bag. Both transitions, T1 and T2, take place in the same transition zone – the MTB route and running trail do not go through the transition zone in relation to running several rounds.

TIMING

Registration, timing and handling of results are carried out by SPORTSTIMING. All participants will be supplied with a starting package with chip, participant number and much more. The timing is carried out with professional equipment and there will be a LIVE-coverage of all participants online. After the race, times from all three routes will be available as will transition times from both T1 and T2. Please return the chip when you cross the finish line.

TIME SCHEDULE

Here is the preliminary time schedule:
(can be changed)

Saturday the 9th of June:
08.00-17.00: Event area is open
10.00: XTERRA Kids Duathlon
11.30: XTERRA Sprint
12.30: XTERRA Duathlon

Bike check-in between:

08.00-09.30: Kids Duathlon
08.00-11.00: Sprint
08.00-11.30: Duathlon

Sunday the 10th of June
07.00-17.00: Event area is open
10.00: XTERRA Relay
10.00: XTERRA Triathlon

Bike check-in between:

07.00-10.00: Triathlon and Relay

EXPO

At the event area there will be an EXPO with sponsors, collaborators and much more. These will be selling and sharing out their products or in other ways help participants. The list showing the expo stands is to be updated as soon as possible.

SERVICE FOR COMPANIES

Companies have the opportunity to have their own tent/VIP setup in the event area on the days of the events. The XTERRA event is a perfect place to create a company event where employees and business partners can be social and active while networking.
 All expenses are invoiced directly to the company. Please contact us for additional information.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

It takes about 20 min in car from Aarhus downtown and about 30 min on bike, to Moesgård Strand.

Adress: Moesgård Strand, Strandskovvej 2, 8270 Højbjerg – GPS coordinat: 56°05’18.8″N 10°14’51.5″E

VOLUNTEER

At a large event like XTERRA Aarhus many helpful hands are needed for which we are happy to provide something nice as thanks and gratitude. If you want to be a part of the awesome XTERRA crew on the 9th to 10th of June, then by all means contact us!

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