Sunday June 29, 2014

Off-Road Triathlon
XTERRA Distance .5mi swim/10mi mt bike/3.2mi trail run
Sport Distance: .25mi swim/5mi mt bike/3.2mi trail run
Off Road Duathlon
3.2mi trail run/10mi mt bike/3.2mi trail run
Location:  Bear Creek Mountain Resort - Macungie, PA                                               


Race Start Time: 7:30 am
Race Day Registration Time & Packet Pick-up: 6:00-7:15 am
  • Registration will be held inside the Lodge near The Mountain Eatery.
  • There will also be registration and packet pick up on Saturday 6/28 following the Bald Bear Tri from 
        12:30-2:00pm at the Trimax Tent next to the transition area in parking lot. 
  • In order to receive your number, you must have a USAT membership. If you are a USAT member, have your membership card and photo id with you and ready to show. If not, you will need to purchase a 1-day USAT membership for $12 cash or check only. There is a USAT waiver/form that can be found near the registration table and must be filled before you get your number.  


Fees:   

XTERRA Distance or Duathlon Individual:
$80 until 3/31
$90 until 6/26
$110 on Race Day

Sport Distance Individual:     
$70 until 3/31 
$80 until 6/26
$100 on Race Day 

XTERRA Distance Relay:     
$150 until 3/31 
$160 until 6/26
$180 on Race Day 


Included in Fee:
  • Race T-Shirt
  • Post Race Brunch and Deck Party 
  • Entry into random drawing for post race prizes


Course Description

Bike Course:
  • Bike - 5 mile loop - 80% Trail, 15% Gravel Trail or Service Road, 5% Paved - XTERRA Distance and Duathlon competitors complete 2 laps, Sport distance participants complete 1 lap.
  • Riders will leave transition area, and head north on the walking path along side the pond.  After passing the pond they head into the woods on the red trail for a 1/2 mile of twisty single track.  The red trail leads out of the woods onto a short steep climb to the walking trail, which is a mix of paved and gravel surfaces.  After rounding parking lot 7, riders will cross the road at parking lot 4 and head into the blue trail.  The blue trail winds riders up the mountain steadily gaining elevation for 1.75 miles.  There are scattered sections of rocks and roots, but nothing unrideable.  The climbing is broken up by a few flat and downhill sections along the way.  About .25 mile from the mountain's summit, riders head right on the blue trail for a .25 mile descent.  The trail will drop riders on a gravel road where they will make a hard left to begin a straight .5 mile climb to the summit.  This section of the trail is non-technical with a mix of gravel and hard packed dirt.  The final .1 mile of the climb is very steep and will have most riders dismounting. At the summit riders cut left onto the orange trail as they start descending toward the other side of the mountain.  Twisty single track soon opens to a wide trail heading straight down the hill.  Riders will then make a right on a service road heading across the mountain.  After a short section of flat terrain, riders make a right on a gravel road that snakes its way .25 mile back up to the summit.  After crossing the summit, riders head left on the blue trail for a short, tricky descent of about .15 mile. That trail will drop riders onto a gravel road for some more downhill.  Before the final steep descent, riders will turn left off of the gravel road, onto the grass/ski slope.  After bombing it down the last 300 yards of the ski run, riders head right on the service road.  From there its .2 mile of pavement heading back to transition area. 

Run Course:
  • Run - 3.2 mile loop - 75% Trail, 20% Gravel Trail or Service Road, 5% Paved 
  • The run course starts out leaving transition, heading on the service road between the ponds.  Runners will then turn right, heading into the woods on the red trail for some technical twisting single track.  The next 1.5 miles is mostly up hill as runners navigate rocky switchbacks to the top of the mountain.  After reaching the peak via the yellow trail, the course turns downhill for .5 miles of rocky single track.  Runners then emerge from the woods for the final .5 mile consisting of a swift downhill on a gravel road, followed by a short jaunt on pavement to the finish.

Transition Area(TA): 
  • Opens at 6:00am on Race Day.  First come, first served; there are no reserved bike spots. TA is only for racers and you must show number to enter. There is sufficient space for typical race gear so leave your oxygen tanks and recliners at home. Be advised that TA is secured by race staff until the last runner finishes.  

Timing: Chip Timing


Awards:

Full Distance: 
  • Overall- top 3 male and female finishers. 
  • Age Groups- top 3 male and female finishers
  • Age Group Breakdown for Male and Female are 19U, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+, Challenged Athlete

Sport Distance and Duathlon:
  • Overall- top 3 overall male and female finishers. Overall winners are removed from age group awards.
  • Age Groups- top 3 male and female finishers
  • Age Group Breakdown for Male and Female are 19U, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70+


Directions/Parking:
  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort
        101 Doe Mountain Lane
        Macungie, PA 18062
  • There will be Parking attendants directing traffic. 
  • Race day Registration will be held inside in the Lodge. There are several ways to get into the Lodge. The best way is to walk in between the the Lodge and Ski Rentals buildings through the walkway with the tall, silver light poles. There will be an entrance on your left into the Lodge. Once you enter the doors, Registration will be facing you in front of the bathrooms.          



*For Cancellation Policy, click here.

*No Refunds. No Transfers. No Dogs. No Earbuds or Headphones. Must be 13 years of age by 12/31/14. Must be present during Awards Presentation to claim awards. No prizes or awards will be mailed. 

*We must receive online registrations at least 14 days before the event to guarantee a T-shirt in your specified size. In an attempt to predict racer participation, we will order additional T-shirts. No discount for racers who sign up after shirts run out.

*USA Triathlon requires that all racers present a USAT Membership card on race day.  ID will be required race day along with your USAT Membership card.  One-Day Memberships will be available for purchase on Race Day for $12/adult and $5/youth.  A Waiver Agreement must be signed by ALL event participants, both annual and one-day license holders.  Annual members who do not have a USAT Membership card MUST buy a one-day license which can credited toward an annual license purchase through USAT. 




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