New this year Granite Man is now part of the XTERRA series and is eligible for points in the series for the NW area.
WIN YOUR REGION AND QUALIFY FOR XTERRA WORLDS!
It all starts here at Granite Man!
New in 2016, for the first-time ever, XTERRA Regional Champions will earn a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship on October 23 in Maui. And, if you can’t make it this year, you have an opportunity to defer your spot until 2017 to allow more time to get faster, fund raise, and plan your trip.
Here’s what you need to know…
Granite Man is in the NW region. If you live in Oregon, Alaska, Washington, or Idaho you are in the NW region and this race is IN YOUR REGION.
How old will you be on December 31, 2016? The answer determines your age group. If you’ll be 45-years-old on December 31 (even if you’re 44 on race day) you’ll be competing in the 45-49 division all year. To win your region you have to score more points than any other athlete from the NW in the 45-49 age group.
How to score:
– You score points by finishing in the top 15 in your age group (75pts for 1st, 67 for 2nd, etc.)
– You can do as many races as you want.
– You count your best four finishes.
– You must compete in at least one (1) race in your Region.
– You must count at least two (2) races in your region.
– There are three races –XTERRA Saipan Championship (March 12 in the Northern Marianas), XTERRA Oak Mountain (May 21 in Alabama), and XTERRA Beaver Creek (July 16 in Colorado) that offer 100 points. In those three you can get 100-points for 1st, 90 points for 2nd, and so on. If you do two or three of those races, just your best finish counts at 100 points, and others revert to 75-point scale.
Other races in the region:
11-Jun XTERRA Granite Man Applegate Lake, Oregon NW
16-Jul XTERRA Hammerman Anchorage, Alaska NW
6-Aug XTERRA Portland Gaston, Oregon NW
21-Aug XTERRA Wild Ride McCall, Idaho NW
Full set of XTERRA America Tour Rules
Triathlon: Swim .75 Miles / Mountain Bike 13 Miles / Run 5 Miles
Duathlon: Mountain Bike 13 Miles / Run 5 Miles
Race Starts 6/11/2016 at 9:00am
Applegate Lake, OR
|Individual Triathlon Sign-Up
|Team Triathlon Sign Up
|Individual Duathlon Sign Up
|Team Duathlon Sign Up
Relay teams: Relay teams are allowed for both the triathlon and the duathlon. Sign up with your friends! Team Categories: Team Male / Team Female / Team Coed. Be sure to include your team name when you register.
Team Fitness Competition: If you’re team belongs to a gym, enter your team on the registration for a chance to claim the golden kettle bell for one year of bragging rights. Which gym team will be the BOSS of the team triathlon? Be sure to include your gym’s name when you sign-up your team for the fitness competition.
Start Time: 9:00AM
Event Date: 6/11/2016
Start Location: Hart-Tish Park, Applegate Lake, OR
Finish Location: Hart-Tish Park, Applegate Lake, OR
Race day packet pickup at Hart-Tish Park, starting at 7:00AM (Packet pick-up/Registration closes at 8:30AM)
Race Day Information: Transition areas open at 6:45AM
Triathlon & Duathlon Rules: iPods are allowed however, please use them in one ear only or keep the volume down so you can be aware of people coming up from behind.
Mountain Bike Rules of Trail
All riders are expected to follow the industry-supported MTB code: 1. I will yield the right of way to other non-motorized recreationists. 2. I will use caution when overtaking another and will make my presence known well in advance. 3. I will maintain control of my speed at all times. 4. I will stay on designated trails. 5. I will not disturb wildlife or livestock. 6. I will not litter. 7. I will respect public and private Property. 8. I will be self-sufficient. 9. I will not travel solo when bike-packing remote areas. 10. I will observe the practice of minimum impact bicycling. 11. I will always wear a helmet whenever I ride. 11. I will not wear headphones while I ride in a race.
About This Event
If you’ve had the opportunity to do other off-road triathlon courses, you’ll be pleased to find that there are none better than Granite Man. The 0.75 mile swim, 13 mile mountain bike and 5 mile run are very nice individual segments but, when put together, they add up to maximum fun! The views across the lake of the majestic peaks of the Red Butte Wilderness and surrounding Rogue River National Forest lands are spectacular. Applegate Lake is at its best this time of year, full with fresh spring run-off. You may compete as a Granite Man individual or as a three-person team with each team member doing one of the segments. The 0.75 mile swim segment is in Applegate Lake and starts and ends at the Hart-Tish park beach. Hart-Tish is one of the few Forest Service parks with several acres of beautifully groomed lawn down to the water’s edge. Swimmers will start in one or two waves depending upon the number of participants. Wetsuits are recommended as water temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60′s. The 13 mile mountain bike section starts at Hart-Tish Park and goes clockwise around the lake to Seattle Bar. At Seattle bar, participants will rack their bikes and complete the course with a 5 mile run back to Hart-Tish Park. On the bike and run, participants will utilize 12 miles of single-track, 3.5 miles of pavement and 2.5 miles of forest roads that follow the fingered shoreline. It includes many short, moderately difficult climbs and a lot of very fun undulating terrain. There are two steeper climbs encountered which are about 0.25 mile long each. The trail is never too technical but it is definitely challenging. The single-track trail surface is mainly decomposed granite and you can expect some rocks and possibly windfall. There are numerous side streams you’ll cross on wooden bridges. All course intersections will be well marked. This year’s racers will receive, Tech-T’s, goody bags, an event after party with beverages, snacks, food vendors, music and some GREAT, free raffle prizes for participants. All are welcome.