XTERRA BLÅVAND

INTRO

Welcome to XTERRA Blåvand 2018!

Together with Oksbøl Bike Team we proudly presents this tough and challenging XTERRA event.

The swimming will be 750 m in the ocean at the beach Hvidbjerg Strand in Blåvand.

The 30 km MTB course will take you through the dunes, along the beach, the military area at Oksboel and last but not least through Bordrup Plantation.

The 10 km course will take you to the westernmost point of Denmark and you will have an amazing view on the entire run.

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

TIME & PLACE

15th – 16th of September 2018

Address: Hvidbjerg Strandvej 52, 6857 Blåvand

GPS coordinate: 55°32’40.7″N 8°07’59.2″E

REGISTRATION

DISTANCES

The HEAD swim course is 750 m long and ranges from Hvidbjerg Strand in Blåvand. Hereafter, you run to the beach and enter transition zone T1.

Then it is time for the 30 km MTB course which goes along the sand dunes of western Jutland, the military area by Oksbøl and the challenging Bordrup plantation. Here, everyone no matter level of expertise will be challenged.

Finally, participants are to endure a 10 km trail run. Here, the participants will have to cross the most western point of Denmark while enjoying a fantastic view.

  • 750 m swim
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trail run

One starts with a 5 km run before transitioning to the 30 km MTB course.

The 30 km MTB course is very versatile and goes through the sand dunes of western Jutland, the military area by Oksbøl and the challenging Bordrup plantation. Here, everyone no matter level of expertise will be challenged.

Finally, participants are to endure a 5 km trail run.

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

It is also possible for kids to try an exciting 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 beach and dunes.

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 distance as a team.

You can be 2 or 3 people on a team and the chip/depeche is passed on after each distance in the shift zone.

The course and distance are the same as the XTERRA Triathlon distance, and the relay also takes place simultaneously with the other participants.

  • 750 m swim
  • 30 km MTB
  • 10 km trail run

THE COURSE

The race starts at the beach Hvidbjerg Strand in Blåvand and will take you along the dunes, the military area at Oksboel and Bordrup Plantation.

You are guaranteed a physical challenge and a great view.

The area around Blåvand is unique. It offers everything needed to create a physically and technically challenging event, where nature becomes the stage, and participants the players. The course in Blåvand will lead athletes through some of the most beautiful beaches and forests areas in western Jutland.

The focus has been to create a varied course with emphasis on the technical and physical aspects as well as impressive views.

COURSE MARKING

The course will be marked with flags made before race day, 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 courses in advance. We expect, however, that sabotage will not become an issue.

REGISTRATION & PRICE

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

Prices for XTERRA Blåvand 2018:

XTERRA Kids Duathlon
Kr. 200,- (until 2nd of jan.)
Kr. 225,- (3rd jan. to 19th aug.)
Kr. 250,- (20th aug. to 9th sep.)

XTERRA Duathlon
Early Bird: Kr. 330,- (to the first 50 entries)
Kr. 550,- (until 2nd of jan.)
Kr. 600,- (3rd jan. to 19th aug.)
Kr. 625,- (20th aug. to 9th sep.)

XTERRA Relay
Kr. 1100,- (until 2nd of jan.)
Kr. 1200,- (3rd jan. to 19th aug.)
Kr. 1250,- (20th aug. to 9th sep.)

XTERRA Triathlon
Earliest Bird: Kr. 200,- (to the first 100 entries)
Early Bird: Kr. 700,- (until 12th of dec.)
Kr. 850,- (until 2nd of jan.)
Kr. 950,- (3rd jan. to 19th aug.)
Kr. 1000,- (20th aug. to 9th sep.)

There are the following number of starting numbers for sale:

XTERRA Kids Duathlon: 100 pcs.
XTERRA Duathlon: 250 pcs.
XTERRA Relay: 25 teams.
XTERRA Triathlon: 500 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, Relay & Duathlon:
• 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 Blåvand 2018 Finisher medal
• XTERRA Blåvand 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 about going off-road! And by taking the best of triathlon and make it muddy, you get
a combination of very unique experiences and challenges. It is the laid-back “hang loose” atmosphere from Maui, along with the community of the raw nature that makes XTERRA the leading off-road triathlon events in the sport.

In XTERRA we are one big family and there is room for everyone – it’s about getting wet, muddy and not least trying out your own limits.

The full distance begins with the swim of the coast from the beach Hvidbjerg Strand. From here the athletes run out of the water and up to the transition zone, where they take off their wetsuit and change to their mountain bike. The MTB course offers unique tracks and challenging terrain.

Then the course goes back through the transition zone, where you change to a pair of trail running shoes and run out on the trail.
A run course that takes the athletes through the woods and along the beach and will force out the last energy. Eventually, you run across the finish line under the XTERRA arch and can call yourself a true XTERRA Warrior!

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 your attention to the most important rules, weather reports and the courses 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 bike racks for all participants and a large luggage bag. Both transitions, T1 and T2, take place in the same transition zone – the MTB course 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 registration 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 courses 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 15th of September:
08.00-17.00: Event area is open
10.00: XTERRA Kids Duathlon
11.30: XTERRA Duathlon

Bike check-in between:

08.00-09.30: Kids Duathlon
08.00-11.00: Duathlon

Sunday the 16th of September:
07.00-17.00: Event area is open
10.00: XTERRA Relay
10.00: XTERRA Triathlon

Bike check-in between:

07.00-09.30: Triathlon + 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 30 minutes in car from Esbjerg to Blåvand

Address: Hvidbjerg Strandvej 52, 6857 Blåvand

GPS coordinate: 55°32’40.7″N 8°07’59.2″E

VOLUNTEER

At a large event like XTERRA Blåvand 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 15th to 16th of September, then by all means contact us!

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