TRIATHLON

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

HORRY COUNTY BIKE & RUN PARK

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XTERRA GOES TO THE BEACH!

BATTLE THE HULK AT THE HORRY COUNTY BIKE & RUN PARK, MYRTLE BEACH, SC


Join us on Sunday, May 4, 2013 at the Horry County Bike and Run Park in Myrtle Beach, SC for XTERRA's most recent addition to their SC triathlon family!

The Horry County Bike & Run Park is the home of THE HULK! The HULK is an amusement park ride of a trail as it rocks, rolls, twists and turns for 6.2 miles beside the Intracoastal Waterway. It's yours to challenge during the mountain bike portion of the XTERRA Myrtle Beach Tri.


At 7:30 a.m, triathletes will hit the water for an 800 meter swim in the Intracoastal. After the swim, a short run to transition, you get to face THE HULK. Two laps (12.4 miles) is all it takes to tame this beast. Off the bike at transition for a 5 mile run that takes you out and back on a flat fire road.


USA TRIATHLON: XTERRA Myrtle Beach Triathlon is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned race. USAT rules will apply...including rules regarding use of wetsuits. To race, yu'll have to have an annual USAT license or obtain a 1 day license for $12.00. This can be obtained through the registration process but the $12.00 fee is not included in the race registration fee. You can also obtain an annual USAT license through the registration process BUT we ask that you don't. If you wish to obtain an annual USAT license, please do so throguh the USAT website  www.usatriathlon.org. You will also find rules and regulations at the USAT web site as well....and you, as a racing triathlete, are responsible for knowing them!


THE SWIM: The swim is 800 meters in the salty Intracoastal Waterway though we reserve the right to modify it should water or weather conditions so warrant! We expect the water temperatures to be 70F+. Whether this will be a wetsuit swim will be determined race day. We will post updates here as we have them!


THE BIKE:-- THE HULK--The bike course is 12.4 miles. You will do 2 loops of THE HULK before returning to transition.  THE HULK is a rolling trail with ruts and rocks and roots. It has it's share of single track but there are areas where passing can (and will) occur. We ask that those of you who may ride a little slower than others please don't block the trail and allow others to pass when it is safe for you to do so.  Here's a link for info about THE HULK including a TRAIL MAP. (click here)


THE RUN: The run is on a flat fire road. It's out and back. Though flat, the terrain can be challenging!


RELAY:Relay teams of 2 or 3 are allowed. You can race all ladies, all men, or co-ed!


Packet Pick Up/Late Registration: At present, we are planning Saturday, May 3, 2014  from 4:00-6:30 pm at the RACE SITE ONLY(NOT AT THE SHERATON)and race morning from 6:30 - 7:15 amWe will not mail packets that are not picked up. Please don't ask...especially a couple of months later....(More info on packet pick up will be posted soon!)

Transition Area: The transition area WILL NOT be open before 6:30 am on race morning! Please don't come any earlier or we'll put you to work! Only those racing are allowed in transition! You may not remove bikes from transition untill all cyclist are in and out on the run course!

Aid StationsAid will be available during the run only: water, Gatorade and Powergels. There is no bottle hand up for the bike portion though we will have a self serve aid station on the bike course. 

SWEATSHIRTS: The first 50 registered for the triathlon will receive sweatshirts. If not one of the first, you can purchase a sweatshirt during the registration process. After the first 50 have registered, an e-mail will be sent advising that they've received the sweatshirts and we'll modify the web site to refelect such!

Shirts: Guaranteed to all registered by April 21, 2014. After that date, we cant guarantee size or quantity.

Awards: Finisher's awards to all completing  the triathlon. Special awards to all completing a trail race and the triathlon. Overall awards (medals/trophies/plaques) for first three Female & Male, first Masters Male & Female, first Grandmasters Male & Female, top 3 in each 5 year increment age group beginning 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24....70-74+.  Top 2 relay teams. 

Post Race: Awards will be given out as soon as results are tallied. There will be post race food and drinks so hang around. Awards will not be mailed unless arrangements are otherwise made.

REGISTER NOW!: Register through www.active.com

Accommodations: We are in the process of firming up details for the race hotel. Please check back soon for further info.

‚ÄčTRAIL RACES

The XTERRA Myrtle Beach Trail Races go off at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Run 10K, 20K, or 50K---all on THE HULK! This is a great way to preview the tri course. If you register for both a trail run and the tri, you'll receive discounted rates over registering for them separately. Those doing a double---trail run plus the triathlon receive a finisher's award. You can register for the trail + tri at the active.com registration page. For more info on the trail runs, see the XTERRA Myrtle Beach Trail Run page! 


XTERRA HICKORY KNOB

RACE THE KNOB!

On Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, come put your early season fitness to the test, grab some early season points, and race XTERRA Hickory Knob!

On Saturday, race the 5K (3.4 mi), 12K (7.2 mi), 25K (14.4 mi---Heavy 1/2), 42K (26.7 mi--Marathon+), or 50K trail runs. (You can run the 5K plus one of the other trail runs...the 5K takes off at 7:30 a.m....the others following the finish of the 5K.) On Sunday, race the XTERRA Hickory Knob Triathlon. The Saturday trail runs take place on the Turkey Ridge Loop Trail and the Lakeview Trail. The Sunday mountain bike is two loops of Lakeview...for 14.4 miles and the triathlon run takes in the Turkey Ridge Loop Trail.. We are offering a great combination of events between Hickory Knob and Myrtle Beach. You can run both trail runs and race both triathlons or just both triathlons and earn special recognition. You'll also save money by registering for a combination of events as opposed to registering separately. These are GREAT opportunities to test your level of endurance! Don't miss out!

See more about the Hickory Knob races at their pages. You can register for all through the active.com link!