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2012 XTERRA Tsali

 Date: June 3rd, 2012
Tsali Recreational Area - Bryson City, North Carolina
Located on National Forest Lands.
Swim * Run * Bike
  • Races start: 8am
    Awards Presentation: 12 noon
    Awards available for the following groups:
    Team Relay (3 members)
    Men 15-29 / Men 30-34 / Men 35-39 / Men 40-44  / Men 45-49/ Men 50-99
    Women 15-29 / Women 30-34 / Women 35-39 / Women 40-49 / Women 50-99
    Pre-entry deadline of 10pm Eastern time on Friday before event = $50 Individual / $100 Team
    On-site registration available Saturday 4pm to 6pm.
    Registration & pickup:
    Saturyday from 4pm to 6pm at the race site
    Registration pickup only: Sunday from 7am to 8am at the race site
    USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
  • Water temperature will be tested on race morning.
  • Held on the famous Tsali trail system near Bryson City in Western NC.  This park is a perfect venue for an off-road Triathlon as it has some of the areas best lakes, a fun and fast trail system and a quiet comfortable setting. 

    Course Maps 35degrees 24' 22" North - 83degrees 35' 04" West
    The ½ mile lake swim will start off the event as athletes will begin on East shore and swim out to a point in the lake marked with buoys and then back to the beach.  After exiting the water the racers will face a short run to the transition area to begin the 5 mile run course which will use parts of the mountain bike course.  The mountain bike leg, which consists of a 10 mile loop will take the riders around the popular “right loop” to the finish in the Transistion area. Trail maintance and parking volunteers thanks to Nantahala Area Sorba.