XTERRA sport and full open water/off-road triathlons, Moab sprint and Olympic open water road triathlons, XTERRA Moab Trail Run, Kids’ Triathlon on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Ken’s Lake, Moab, Utah.
Note: The XTERRA Full Triathlon is a National Points Series (XPS) event. XPS points are only awarded for the Full distance. In order to accrue points, you must have an XTERRA XPS # assigned. Contact XTERRA for more information.
The epic Moab Red Rock courses are calling! You will find something for everyone at this two-day triathlon festival. XTERRA Moab (a National XPS Points Series event) is back (Sport and Full distances), as well as the Moab Road Triathlon (sprint/Olympic), the XTERRA Moab Trail Run and a Kids Triathlon! The amazing run course leading to Faux Falls and back is definitely one to remember.
“This will become the biggest XTERRA race out there. Be prepared for a HUGE turnout next year. Get ready to be famous for THE PREMIER XTERRA event.” Burke P. – Moab, UT
“Awesome! I wish other XTERRA’s would take note. Had a great time. I love Moab, the technicality of the bike leg, and the run was fun. I hope you continue this event for years to come.” Ron R. – Mt. Pleasant, UT
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- The XTERRA Moab Full Triathlon starts with a 1500M swim in Ken’s Lake, a 15 Mile Bike on the world-famous Steelbender trail, and a two-loop 6.8 mile run to Faux Falls with a finish at the day use area of Ken’s Lake. It is highly recommended you pre-ride the bike course as it will require both technical skill and strength.
- The XTERRA Moab Sport Triathlon will travel the same trails, only half the distances.
- NOTE: XTERRA XPS Points only awarded for full distance course
- The Moab Road Olympic Triathlon will start with the same 1500M swim in Ken’s Lake, a 40K Bike on Spanish Valley Drive with an out-and-back leg to Pack Creek Ranch, and finish with the same two-loop 6.8 mile run to Faux Falls and finishing at the day use area of Ken’s Lake.
- The Moab Road Sprint Triathlon will also travel the same road to Pack Creek Ranch with the swim, bike and run all half the distances of the Olympic triathlon.
- The Moab Kids Triathlon (ages 7-10) will start with a 25M swim, 1.5 mile bike, and a 1/2 mile run. The older kids (ages 11-14) participating in the Moab Kids Triathlon will swim 200M, bike 6K, and finish with a 1 mile run.
- If you are out for a true trail run, the XTERRA Moab Trail Run is perfect! The run will take you along the trail leading to Faux Falls and back, with the final leg taking you around Ken’s Lake! This will be the same course (3.4 miles) that will be used for the triathlon events on Saturday.
The Moab Triathlon Festival is a USA Triathlon (USAT) and USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event.
Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall and Top 3 in each age group of each event. Electronic chip timing will be provided.
Friday, June 7th
5-9:00PM Packet pickup for all events at Ken’s Lake
Saturday, June 8th
7:00AM XTERRA Moab Trail Run begins
7:00AM XTERRA Moab Full waves begin
7:05AM Moab Olympic Road Tri waves begin
7:30AM XTERRA Moab Sport waves begin
7:35AM Moab Sprint Road Tri waves begin
10:30PM XTERRA Moab Kids Triathlon begins
~11:00AM Awards Ceremony at Ken’s Lake.
The swim will take place in Ken’s Lake. The XTERRA Moab Sport and Moab Sprint Triathlon will complete one loop of the 750 meter course. The XTERRA Moab Full and Moab Olympic Road Triathlon will complete two loops of the course.
Rent a wetsuit:
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XTERRA Moab Full: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5323632
Moab Olympic Road: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5323649
Moab Sprint Road: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5323654
The run is a true trail run with ~70% on single-track trails. Fantastic photo opportunities for family and friends as you make your way to Faux Falls.
The final portion of the run will take you along the rim of Ken’s Lake Dam where your family and friends can watch you as you push it to the finish line!
XTERRA Moab Run: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5323683
Bike aid stations will be located at the XTERRA Moab Sport turnaround, and at the turnaround of the XTERRA Moab Full bike course. For the road triathlons, a bike aid station will be located at the Sprint bike turnaround at Pack Creek Ranch (~Mile 20 for the Olympic Road Tri). Aid stations will be provided at every mile along the run course and will be stocked with water and Gatorade. Each athlete will also receive a bottle of water and food at the finish line.
Awards will be given to the top three overall winners of each race, as well as the top three finishers in each age group. Age group categories include: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. as well as Physically challenged, Athena, and Clydesdale division. Athena includes women over 150 lbs, Clydesdale over 200 lbs.
You will be body marked on race day. Markings will include your bib # on your shoulders, and your age on your calf.
In case of inclement weather, TriUtah reserves the right to modify or cancel any portion or all of the event if weather conditions compromise athlete safety.
From Main St./Center St. in Moab, go ~7.8 miles south on Hwy 191 (Main Street).
Turn left on Old Airport Road. Go 0.6 miles and turn right on Spanish Valley Drive.
Go 1.4 miles and follow the sign to Ken’s Lake, turning left on County Road 175.
Go 0.6 miles to the Ken’s Lake Day Use area.
Event packet pick-up will be located at Ken’s Lake on Friday, June 7th from 5-8:00PM or on Saturday morning, June 8th beginning at 5:30AM.
Per USA Triathlon rules, you MUST have current photo ID at packet pickup. You MUST pick up your packet in person. You may not have someone else pick up your packet for you. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, period.
Again: You MAY NOT pick up a packet/timing chip for another person. In order to be covered by USAT insurance you MUST follow these guidelines. You must pick up your own packet, no exceptions.
Zazoosh! will be at the event providing photo opportunities. Photo previews will be available for purchase early the following week.
Click here to see photos from this event.
Parking will be located on BLM land and camping areas adjacent to Ken’s Lake.
Results will be posted no later than Saturday evening on TriUtah’s website and at http://www.milliseconds.com.
Medical personnel will be on-site to provide first aid and medical assistance if needed.
Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided by Milliseconds Sports Timing. All participants will be timed and will be provided with their swim, bike and run splits, as well as their overall finish time. Instructions for chip use will be provided in your race packet.
There will be separate transition areas for XTERRA and Road participants. You will have an assigned rack location and bikes will be racked according to bib number with ~8 bikes per rack (4 on each side). Your front bike tire should face out from the side of the rack where your nametag is located. If possible, rack your bike by placing the nose of your seat on the bike rack. There is no bike riding inside the transition area before or during the event. Doing so will result in a time penalty enforced by the USA Triathlon officials.
For general questions regarding USAT insurance, rules, regulations and membership click on the following link: http://www.usatriathlon.org/.
What Athletes Need to Know About Insurance Coverage: When an athlete purchases an annual USAT license or one-day permit, a portion of those fees goes to cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
If you have questions specific to your coverage, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the group benefits department at ESIX at 1-800-342-4371.