XTERRA DENMARK AARHUS

INTRO

Welcome to XTERRA Aarhus 2019! On June 16th 2019 XTERRA welcomes you to the biggest offroad triathlon event in Europe at Moesgaard Strand just outside the large city Aarhus.

With completely sold out events in the past years, XTERRA Aarhus 2019 will once again become a true offroad party with room for everybody!

The weekend in Aarhus offers offroad multisport in the beautiful nature that surrounds Aarhus. Right now registration is open for Triathlon and Triathlon Relay. The XTERRA Triathlon distance is for the tough athletes that are ready to battle the full distance. Besides that you have the option to participate as a team in the Triathlon Relay where you divide the disciplines  between 2-3 persons. Conquer an XTERRA together.

The following distances for XTERRA Aarhus 2019 are open for registration:

XTERRA Denmark Triathlon (Sunday):
1500 meter open water swim – 30 km mountainbike – 10 km trail run

XTERRA Triathlon (Sunday):
750 meter open water swim – 30 km mountainbike – 10 km trail run

XTERRA Duathlon (Sunday):
5 km trail run – 30 km mountainbike – 5 km trail run

XTERRA Sprint (Sunday):
375 meter open water swim – 20 km mountainbike – 5 km trail run

XTERRA Triathlon Relay (Sunday):
750 meter open water swim – 30 km mountainbike – 10 km trail run
(participate as a relay team with 2/3 participants)

DATE & LOCATION

June 16th 2019

Address: Moesgård Strand, Strandskovvej 2, 8270 Højbjerg

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

REGISTRATION

DISTANCES

Are you looking for a full distance XTERRA? Then you have found it, and for the first time the full distance will be held in Aarhus. If you want you can also do the same distance, just with 750 meter swim instead. You decide.

Here you have all three disciplines – swim, bike and run – but with an extra spice of offroad. Swim 1500m Open Water at the beautiful Moesgaard Beach, ride 30 km mountainbike in the magnificent forests just outside Aarhus in Marselisborg Forest and Fløjstrup Forest. Here you will find some of the best mountainbike tracks in Denmark. The course is a single loop which is a mixture of the best the forests have to offer with singletrack and gravel. There is something for everybody and all will be challenged, and as always in XTERRA –> everybody can join! Finally the run consists of 2 loops of 5 km trail running north of Moesgaard Beach – again it is a nice mixture of singletrack, gravel, forest and beach running.

The XTERRA Denmark Triathlon distance will also have qualification spots for the XTERRA World Championship on Maui, Hawaii, in October 2019. There will also be a PRO field at XTERRA Denmark Aarhus.

  • 1500 meter Swim
  • 30 km Mountainbike
  • 5 km Trail Run

This is the distance for you who shall have the ultimate challenge but not the full distance. Here you have all three disciplines – swim, bike and run – but with an extra spice of offroad. Swim 750m Open Water at the beautiful Moesgaard Beach, ride 30 km mountainbike in the magnificent forests just outside Aarhus in Marselisborg Forest and Fløjstrup Forest. Here you will find some of the best mountainbike tracks in Denmark. The course is a single loop which is a mixture of the best the forests have to offer with singletrack and gravel. There is something for everybody and all will be challenged, and as always in XTERRA –> everybody can join! Finally the run consists of 2 loops of 5 km trail running north of Moesgaard Beach – again it is a nice mixture of singletrack, gravel, forest and beach running.

  • 750 meter Swim
  • 30 km Mountainbike
  • 10 km Trail Run

If you are more into running and cycling then this is the distance for you. Challenge yourself on the Duathlon. The start will be from Moesgaard Beach with 5 km trail run north of Moesgaard Beach with a good micture of singletrack, gravel, forest and beach running. Then you go through the Transition Zone and get out on the 20 km mountainbike course in Marselisborg Forest and Fløjstrup Forest. Here you will find a good mixture of singletrack and gravel where everybody can join but the experiences also will be challenged. Finally you run yet another loop on the 5 km trail run course before you well-deserved can cross the finish line.

  • 5 km Trail Run
  • 20 km MTB
  • 5 km Trail Run

Once again there will a shorter distance, the Sprint. Are you relatively new in the world of offroad multisport then this is the distance for you. But believe us – the fast ones will also have a challenges as they just go full throttle from the beginning. Again – XTERRA is for everybody – and you decide your pace. The Sprint will be on Sunday together with the other distances, and the start will take place during the morning. You will experience a lot from the courses from Triathlon, only shorter.

The start is a 375 meter open water swim at Moesgaard Beach, followed by 20 km mountainbike in the forests surrounds Moesgaard Beach. Finally, you run 1 loop of 5 km trail running north of Moesgaard Beach before you can cross the finish line and enjoy a good meal and drinks. The run will be a good mixture of singletrack, gravel, forests and beach running.

  • 375 meter Swim
  • 20 km Mountainbike
  • 5 km Trail Run

Make XTERRA to a team experience and try an XTERRA as a relay.

You can be 2-3 persons on a relay team, and the baton will be handed on to your teammates in the Transition Zone.

The course and the distance is exactly the same as the XTERRA Triathlon distance with 750 meters swimming and will take place at the same time as the individual participants. In 2019 there will be a separate area in the Transition Zone for Relay teams.

  • 750 meter Swim
  • 30 km Mountainbike
  • 10 km Trail Run

THE COURSE

There shall be no doubt that it requires a robust mountainbike and trail run shoes to defeat the challenging terrain at Moesgaard just outside Aarhus.

The course will take you through beautiful and varying forest and beach areas. There will be deep gorges to be forced, stairs to be climbed, inlets to be passed, and not the least hills to be overcome, on both the mountainbike and in the trail run shoes.

The focus has been to create a varying course with challenges and fun for everybody, with a specialty on the technical and physical challenges, and of course of nature’s agenda.

The courses will be publicised ongoing when all details have fallen into place. Typically the final courses are made public two weeks before race day.

MARKING OF THE COURSES

The courses for XTERRA Denmark Aarhus will be thoroughly marked by our experienced XTERRA Nordic Crew. It will be easy to find your way around the courses. The courses will be marked during race week and you will have the opportunity to test them as soon as they are ready.

REGISTRATION & PRICES

Registration is completed through Sportstiming (click here) and will have a registration fee of 15 DKK.

Prices for XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019:

XTERRA Denmark Triathlon (PRO and Age Group)
899 DKK

XTERRA Triathlon
899 DKK

XTERRA Duathlon
499 DKK

XTERRA Sprint
549 DKK

XTERRA Triathlon Relay
1.199 DKK

The following of tickets are for sale:

XTERRA Denmark Triathlon: 300 tickets
XTERRA Triathlon: 300 tickets
XTERRA Duathlon: 150 tickets
XTERRA Sprint: 150 tickets
XTERRA Triathlon Relay: 35 teams

Please read the registration conditions (look below) before signing up.

CONDITIONS

Please read the conditions before signing up (read them here). By signing up you accept these conditions. If you have questions about the registration and the like please contact us.

BETINGELSER

INCLUDED

Triathlon, Sprint, Duathlon & Triathlon Relay:
• Live online timing by Sportstiming
• Unique XTERRA swim cap
• Energi Gel from PurePower
• Energi Snacks from PurePower after the race
• Access to the The Finisher Zone
• A hot meal Finisher Food after the race
• Drinks in the Finisher Zone
• XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019 Finisher medal
• Unique XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019 Finisher T-shirt in good quality and breathable material
• Pictures from the event
• Great prices and lottery prices
… and the best XTERRA atmosphere!

SPORTS NUTRITION AND ENERGY

There will be aid stations along the course with sports nutrition and drinks so you can get energy while you are racing. In the Athlete’s Guide (will be sent to you approximately 1 week before race day) you will be able to find a precise description of the sports nutrition at the aid stations, and the exact location on the courses.

ABOUT THE EVENT

XTERRA is about going offroad and doing sports in the nature! And by taking the best of multisport and triathlon and making it muddy, you get the best combination of very unique experiences and challenges. You will find the characterised “hang loose” atmosphere that comes from Maui, Hawaii, from where XTERRA originates. You don’t find that atmosphere in many other places. Together with the community about the raw nature, it makes XTERRA the leading offroad triathlon event in the sport.

In XTERRA we are one big family and there is room for everybody – it is about getting wet, getting muddy and not the least test your own limits.

This event is the biggest XTERRA event and Europe and for a reason. It combines a cultural city with the offroad terrain and the famous nature in Denmark. And you find the Race Venue just 5 min. outside the central station in Aarhus. If you come from a country outside Denmark it’s just as easy. Take your flight to Billund Airport and either rent a car to drive the 1:20 hour to Moesgaard Beach, where the Race Venue is. Or you can also take the public transport by bus or train to the central station in Aarhus, which takes approximately 1:30 hour.

Then you are ready for an event of a lifetime. Thousands travel to Aarhus and we look forward to upgrading the event from a regional event to an international event. For the first time XTERRA Denmark will take place in Aarhus. It is all happening on June 16th and the passionate XTERRA Nordic Crew is looking forward to creating a true XTERRA party for you.

VIDEO FROM PREVIOUS EVENT

VIDEO FROM XTERRA DENMARK PRO AND AGE GROUP 2017

THE FINISHER ZONE

The Finisher Zone will be ready for you when you cross the finish line and can call yourself an XTERRA Warrior. Here you will get you well deserved XTERRA medal and you can relax and get your breath back with drinks and some delicious snacks, while giving the other finishers a highfive. Here you will also find your hot meal Finisher Food and some fruit, which is included in the price.

RACE VENUE

The Race Venue is at the center of the courses and right next to the Transition Zone. Here you will registration and information, the XTERRA Shop, expo, food and drinks, merchandise, first aid, toilets etc. There are plenty of parking slots less than 100 meters from the Race Venue.

RACE BRIEFING

It is mandatory for all participants to attend the Race Briefing shortly before the start. You will be told the most important rules and guidelines, about the weather, and the courses will be gone through so you are as prepared as you can be on the big day.

TRANSITION ZONE

The Transition Zone is closed and only participants with a valid BIB number can enter. Your mountainbike and equipment in the Transition Zone will be carefully watched during the entire event. There will be bike racks for all participants, and they will be divided in the different distances. Both transitions, both T1 and T2, will be in the same Transition Zone. The Run Course will be running closely along the Transition Zone when you run laps. There will be a separate area for Relay Teams.

TIMING

Registration, timing and results will be delivered by Sportstiming. All participants will be given a package with chip, BIB number and more. Al timing will be professional and there will be live coverage of the participants during the race so spectators can follow along. After the race there will be transition times from T1 and T2.

TIME SCHEDULE

The preliminary time schedule is as follows (can be changed before the race with minor changes):

Saturday June 15th: 
11.00am – 2.00pm: Race Venue and Expo is open
11.00am – 2.00pm: Registration and BIB number pick-up

Sunday June 16th
7.00am – 6.00pm: Race Venue is open

9.00am: XTERRA Sprint
9.00am: XTERRA Duathlon

12.00pm: XTERRA Denmark Triathlon (PRO)
12.01pm: XTERRA Denmark Triathlon (Age Group)
12.01pm: XTERRA Denmark Triathlon Relay

12.30pm: XTERRA Triathlon
12.30pm: XTERRA Triathlon Relay

Bike check-in::

Bike check-in, registration and BIB number pick-up can be done throughout the day during Sunday. The specific times for these and for the Race Briefing will be announced as we get closer to race day.

ACCOMMODATION

We are very happy to present Scandic Aarhus as our Official Accommodation Partner. With Scandic Aarhus you get everything you need as an XTERRA Warrior. It will complete your weekend and your experience at XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019. Read more below on your benefits when you book your stay at Scandic Hotels in Aarhus.

Scandic in Aarhus offers a location in the heart of Aarhus, gastronomical experiences, and hotels for the entire family. Scandic has one common goal; that is to make your stay as unique and comfortable as possible so you want to come back. As the most sustainable hotels in the Nordic countries, Scandic is always focused on the environment, responsibility and availability, and that means a lot to us at XTERRA.

YOUR BENEFITS

With Scandic Aarhus we have a partnership that gives value to you as a participant at XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019. All participants can enjoy 20% discount on their stay with Scandic Hotels in Aarhus. The voucher will be received via e-mail that will be send to you shortly after your registration for XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2019. If you cannot find it then hit us with an e-mail at info@xterranordic.com and we will send the voucher to you.

Booking is completed via Scandic Aarhus’ website where you add the voucher in your booking and get your 20% discount on your stay.

EXPO

At the Expo you will find sponsors, partners etc. that will have some good offers and some very nice things to show. You can purchase many things or they can help you with the last things you need before race day. Drop by and check the Expo out.

FOR COMPANIES AND SPONSORS

XTERRA Denmark Aarhus is a good opportunity for companies that wants to target a broad part of the sportspeople in Denmark. You are welcome to contact us if you want to be a part of XTERRA Denmark Aarhus 2018.

TRAVEL INFO

It takes approximately 15 minutes by car from the center of Aarhus and approximately 15 minutes on bike to get to Moesgaard Beach where you find the Race Venue.

Address: Moesgaard Beach, Strandskovvej 2, 8270 Højbjerg – GPS coordinate: 56°05’18.8″N 10°14’51.5″E

VOLUNTEER

We always need a lot of volunteers at a major event like XTERRA Denmark Aarhus, and we will give you some good compensation. If you want to be a part of the awesome XTERRA Denmark Aarhus Volunteer Crew in the days before the race and on race day on June 16th, please contact us on info@xterranordic.com.

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