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2015 Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival!

July 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs XTERRA FestivalCome to Lake Leatherwood City Park, Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th, 2015 for the 10th annual Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival!

Whether you’re a competitor in the events or simply an eager spectator, the 2015 Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival promises an exciting time for all!

XTERRA began in 1996 on the Hawaiian island of Maui as the Aquaterra; a series of cross triathlon races including swimming, mountain biking, and trail running.

Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival includes three trail runs on Saturday, July 25th – a 6k, 12k, and 24k – and two triathlon events on Sunday, July 26th – the XTERRA Eureka Springs and the XTERRA Eureka Springs Sport.

The 6k will be run around historic Lake Leatherwood on mostly single track trails comprised of a mix of smooth hard pack to technical rocky sections with several creek crossings that can vary from dry to as much as 18 inches of water. The 12k course runs over several trails also around Lake Leatherwood and including several steep climbs and descents, while the 24k is comprised of 2 laps of the 12k course.

The XTERRA Eureka Springs course – .5 mile swim, 14.5 mile bike, 5.1 mile run in and around the Lake Leatherwood and its trails – is one of the most challenging races on the XTERRA America Tour and may be raced by the individual or with relay teams of two to three people.

XTERRA Eureka Springs Sport is a new addition to the Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival and consists of a.5 mile swim, 7.25 miles of biking, and a 3.6 mile run, also in and around the Lake Leatherwood and its trails. This event is intended for newcomers looking to experience XTERRA for the first time or just on a less demanding course. Relay teams are not allowed in the XTERRA Eureka Springs Sport race, nor will XTERRA America Tour Series points be awarded.

2015 Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival Schedule

Saturday, July 25

Trail Runs
7am – Parking opens
7am to 8am – Trail Run Packet Pick-up
8:15am – Race Briefing
8:30am – 24k Race
9am – 12k Race
9:05am – 6k Race
11am – Awards Ceremony

Off Road Triathlon Previews
12pm to 4pm – Courses open for preview
2pm – Guided Bike Course Pre-ride

Sunday, July 26

Off Road Triathlons
6:30am – Parking and Transition open
6:30am to 7:45am – Packet Pick-up
8am – Transition closed and Mandatory Pre-Race Briefing
8:30am – XTERRA First Wave Swim Start
8:35am – XTERRA Sport Swim Start
11:30am – XTERRA T2 Closed
12:30pm – Awards Ceremony begins

Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival

July 25 & 26, 2015
For more information: www.xterraeurekasprings.com

Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival Lodging
5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast would love to host your visit to Eureka Springs for the 2015 Eureka Springs XTERRA Festival. Our B&B is the perfect choice for those looking to experience all that Eureka Springs has to offer – plus our own Ozark hospitality, one-of-a-kind amenities, and delectable gourmet breakfasts. Book your room now!

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