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XTERRA Pagosa Springs

August 2nd, 2014 — 1.6km (1m) swim / 16 mile bike / 6.2 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 9:00am sharp on Saturday 2nd August. You will have race bibs as well as ankle strapped timing chips. The race cut off is 5 hours (2pm).

Race Updates. 7.28.2014.

Packet Pick up. Friday 4pm-8pm The HUB bike shop located at 100 Country Center Drive. Race day pick up 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. start/finish area. 

Transition area opens at 7:30 a.m.

No body marking for this event. 

Mandatory racer briefing 8:45 a.m. start/finish.

Water temp for race day estimated at 61 degrees.

Aid Stations. Provided with Gatorade and Powerbar products. Located at transition area (same location T1 and T2 start/finish) aprox. mile 8 on the bike and mile 3 on the run.

Course Map & Elevation Profile

Here is a link to download the Course Maps and Elevation Profile. There will be two aid stations on course, which will be used on multiple occasions.

New Bike Course 

New Run Course 

Run course Garmin link

The best spectator points are at the Dutton Rd trail entrance and through the Arrowhead Road gate.

Directions and Parking

Access to the Start/Finish line area is via CloudCap Avenue.

Directions: Heading West along Piedra Rd, turn left into Cloud Cap Ave and travel approximately 1-2 mile to the transition / start / finish area. Access to Cloud Cap Ave can also be via Park Ave.

Designated parking will be available at the Start /Finish area.


We have three accommodation partners offering 15% discount off for runners and their families. Click Here for the contact details of how to book and use your discount code. The Quality Resort & Suites is the most convenient accommodation for this race, given their sponsorship and hosting of the awards after party. They are offering 20% discount to GECKO athletes.

Awards & After Party

Awards presentations will be at the Start/Finish area commencing at 12:30pm.

However, the a unique and exciting feature of this race is its relationship with the Quality Resort & Suites. What better way to round out the day then to enjoy a cold beer and great food? The race presentation and SWAG give away will be at The View Restaurant & Bar at the Quality Resort & Suites from 3pm to 5pm. Sierra Nevada and snacks are on us. Stay and have dinner at The View and get 10% off your bill.

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 have already purchased their day license through the registration process, but will be required to tick the "purchase" box on the waiver.

Please refer below to the Most Common Rules Violations


RACE Bibs & Swim Caps

Our race starts with a gun start for the swim. Our timing equipment reads off a chip on an ankle strap. In order for you/or your relay team to have a timed race, you MUST take the ankle chip with you when you leave on the bike and again on the run (or pass this to your relay team member).  You will also have a race bib for the run and bike portions of the race. To save time in the transition we recommend that you race with a RACE BELT otherwise you will need to pin the race bib to your shirt in transition or have it already pinned to a shirt you will be cycling and running in.

You’ll receive a lime green swim cap at registration, please ensure that for safety reasons you are wearing this during the swim.

XTERRA Tattoos

If you’d like to race with a temporary XTERRA Tattoo look out for our ’Tattoo Team’ at the start/finish area to get yours before the starting gun.

On-course Fuel

There will be a basic aid station on the bike course approximately half way at the highest point.and it will have water, Gatorade and Power gels. On the run course there is an aid station at approximately mile 2.7 and return at mile 3.3. This will have Water, Gatorade, Powerbars and Power gels. The Start/Finish area will have a Finish aid station with fuel, food, burgers (for athletes, thanks to Pagosa Baking Company) and popsicles.