Xterra’s speciality is the tracks – both cycling and running take place in the forest as cross country running and mountain biking. The course is an adventure which combines both uphills and downhills – pits, rocks and stumps. You won’t be able to avoid getting dirty in this competition as a result of the speed and demanding profile of the track. Finally, the magnificent nature, Lake Saimaa and its beautiful surrondings crown the competition!
All you need is goggles, a swimsuit, a mountain bike, a helmet and running shoes. These will get you started and certainly to the finish. In addition, you will need a sense of adventure, as the off-road triathlon is a total experience. It combines the wilderness, struggle and a sense of community familiar with the triathlon, as well as encouragement and a good mood.
You can participate in Xterra Finland as an individual or as a team. We all share a love for sports and relaxation!
Of course, there are also those who will travel here to compete head-to-head for a chance to compete in the XTerra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. This sport is suitable for both novices and professionals.
In swimming, the ITU rules are followed throughout the race. In short, this means that the rules allow the use of a wetsuit at water temperatures below 22 degrees. See detailed rules HERE.
Cycling should be carried out by mountain bike or by any other suitable terrain bicycle. A bicycle helmet is mandatory. We also recommend drinking bottles or another hydration system.
All you need is good running shoes. In addition, you only need lots of energy.
XTERRA off-road triathlon is a trademark like IRONMAN for the triathlon. Xterra began in 1996 on Maui (Hawaii) and now Maui is hosting the XTerra World Championship, which is held about two weeks earlier than Hawaii IRONMAN Maui.
Finland hosts the XTerra World Cup for the first time in 2017. It is also possible to compete in Finland for the generous cash prizes and the slots to the World Championship held in Maui. Read more at www.xterraplanet.com
The official organizer of XTerra Finland is Basecamp Imatra Oy.
XTERRA is the world’s leading off-road multisport event. XTERRA combines swimming, biking and cross-country racing in a stunning extreme sport for enthusiasts as well as for professionals. It is a full-featured version of the traditional triathlon for real survivors.
Typical race distances are 1500 m swimming, 30 km biking and 10 km of cross country running. The race in the top takes about two and a half hours. The race time is divided roughly as follows: 10% for swimming, 65 % mountain biking and 25% for cross country running.
Read more www.xterraeurope.com