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XTERRA Pagosa Springs

June 14th, 2015 — 750m swim / 14.6 mile bike / 3 mile trail run. (NEW COURSE DISTANCES)

Set at the base of the majestic San Juan mountains, you'll start with a wetsuit swim in the crystal clear mountain water of Lake Pagosa, from there you’ll traverse the best local trails for the bike and run legs through Martinez Canyon. It's mostly fast flowing single track but you'll need to be on your game as there is a couple of technical sections. The winding trail system works you through spectacular Ponderosa and Aspen forest, which makes it rooty and rocky underfoot - you'll earn your rest at the finishing party!

The race will start at 10:00am sharp on Sunday 14th June. You will have race bibs as well as ankle strapped timing chips. The race cut off is 3.5 hours (1:30pm).

Race Updates. 7.28.2014.

XTERRA Pagosa Springs Racers,

With Saturday's race day quickly approaching, I hope that you’re feeling ready, and that you are looking forward to racing on some sweet flowing single track and technical trails.

Below is information pertaining to the race. It will also be available on the website, and will be updated prior to the race with supplemental information.

USAT Membership

All athletes will require a mandatory USAT license to enter this triathlon (whether as

an individual or team). Existing USAT members will be required to validate their membership at registration. Non-USAT members that have already purchased their day license through the registration process, will still be required to fill in the USAT form at registration.


Transition opens 830am to 945am. This course features one transition area. Bike racking is first come first serve. The Transition Area Coordinator and volunteers will be onsite to help you locate your spot and rack your bike when you come in from the swim or bike. To secure your belongings the transition area will be secured, only participants and race staff will be permitted in the transition area. The transition will be open for bike collection from 2pm onwards. Bibs will be required to remove your bike.

Mandatory Course Briefing/Chip timing

Higher Grounds Coffee will be providing freshly brewed coffee for early birds on race day.

9:45am MANDATORY Course Briefing at the transition area. All participants competing must be in attendance.

Race Start: The race will start at 10:00am sharp. It will be a mass gun start. Plastic timing chips will be located on an ankle strap which you will receive at packet pick up. There is a $20 replacement fee for any lost or damaged chips. Teams will need to hand over the ankle strap and chip during transitions.

The race cut off is 5 hours (3pm).

Water Temperature

XTERRA follows the Swimming Conduct rules for Wetsuit Use1 established by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) at all XRC Races (Las Vegas, Richmond, Beaver Creek, Pelham), the XTERRA USA Championship (Ogden), all XTERRA Global Tour events, and the XTERRA World Championship. Here are the specifics of the ITU Wetsuit Use Rules:

  • Wetsuits are mandatory for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are forbidden for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are mandatory for Professional athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees C)
  • Wetsuits are permitted for Professional athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C).
  • Wetsuits are forbidden for Professional athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees C)

Athletes will have the opportunity to swim on the course on Sunday morning only. This is a privately owned lake with access granted for race day only.


We update our Facebook daily with race information, race photos, latest news etc – so definitely find us on Facebook here and get your updates first!https://www.facebook.com/pages/GECKO/324829909101

On Course Fuel

XTERRA sponsors Gatorade and Powerbar will be supplying on course fuel for this race. We'll also have water at every aid station.

Food vendors: There are no food vendors or cafes near/at the start/finish area. There will be a finish line aid station for athletes but please advise your spectators and supporters to bring refreshments with themselves for the morning. There is also very little seating so please recommend that they bring a chair as well.

Freshly baked goodies courtesy of the will be at the finish line courtesy of Pagosa Baking Company and DSP Pizzeria. Support the businesses that support your racing!


We have three accommodation partners offering 15% discount off for runners and their families.The Quality Resort & Suites is the most convenient accommodation for this race, given their sponsorship and hosting of the awards after party. They offer 20% off accommodation while rooms are availablewww.joingecko.org/accommodations

There are many more accommodation options to be found atwww.visitpagosasprings.com


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