XTERRA Clemson


2016 XTERRA Clemson

Date: May 14th
Issaqueena Forest Trails / Holly Springs area - Clemson, South Carolina 

More info at City of Clemson webpage
Swim * Bike * Run

*Free T-shirts to the first 100 entries!



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(Please forward & share this hotel information to all of your out of town guests looking for hotel accommodations for this upcoming event!!)

Comfort Inn      (Clemson University Area)

1305 Tiger Blvd,

Clemson, S.C. 29631

Main Hotel Line: (864) 653-3600

Main Hotel Website: www.comfortinnclemsonsc.com

**Special Sleeping Room Rates will apply to anyone coming into town for the "2016 XTERRA CLEMSON" Group"**

(This Includes Free Hot & Cold Deluxe Breakfast Bar)

(Please Mention: When calling into the hotel directly: "2016 XTERRA CLEMSON Group" for special sleeping room rates to apply.)

**This Is A Courtesy Group Room Block Has Already Been Set-Up In Our Computer Systems For Guests To Start Calling Into The Hotel To Make Hotel Reservations.**

Races start: 8am
Awards Presentation: approx 11:30
Awards available for the following groups:


Men 15-29 / Men 30-34 / Men 35-39 / Men 40-44  / Men 45-49/ Men 50-59 / Men 60+
Women 15-29 / Women 30-34 / Women 35-39 / Women 40-49 / Women 50-99 / Women 60+ / Team Relay / Physcially Challenged.
Pre-entry deadline of 10pm Eastern time on Thursday before event = $50 Individual - $100 team relay.
Registration & pickup:
Friday from 3pm to 6pm at
Registration & pickup: Saturday from 7am to 8am at the race site
All participants must present a picture ID plus either a current valid USAT license or purchase a temporary one day USAT license at registration for $15.
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.
Course design by local athletic legend Ian Davidson.  His accomplishments include; XTERRA 2004, 2005, 2006 National age group champion, XTERRA 2005 & 2006 World age group champion.


It all starts here at XTERRA Clemson

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, fundraise, and plan your trip.

Here’s what you need to know…

XTERRA Clemson is in the South East Region. If you live in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee or North Carolina you are in the South East 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 South East Region 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 South East Region:


24-Apr        XTERRA Myrtle Beach                                             Myrtle Beach, South Carolina                         SE

30-Apr        XTERRA Fort Yargo                                                   Winder, Georgia                                                   SE

14-May      XTERRA Clemson                                                      Clemson, South Carolina                                   SE

21-May      XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park                     Pelham, Alabama                                                 SE

5-Jun          XTERRA Knoxville                                                     Knoxville, Tennessee                                         SE

11-Jun        XTERRA Greensboro                                               Greensboro, North Carolina                            SE

18-Jun        XTERRA Lock 4 Blast                                                 Gallatin, Tennessee                                            SE

26-Jun        XTERRA Tsali                                                               Bryson City, North Carolina                              SE

9-Jul            XTERRA Whitewater                                               Charlotte, North Carolina                                 SE

31-Jul          XTERRA Panther Creek                                          Morristown, Tennessee                                   SE

7-Aug         XTERRA Blackwater                                                 Milton, Florida                                                       SE

20-Aug       XTERRA Auburn                                                        Auburn, Alabama                                                 SE

16-Oct        XTERRA Hickory Knob (2017)                               McCormick, South Carolina                              SE



Full XTERRA America Tour Schedule (PDF / Online)

Full set of XTERRA America Tour Rules

Live More!

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.


Directions to the Course:
From Clemson at the intersection of College Ave./SC Hwy
133 and Hwy 123: 
Travel west on Hwy 123 toward Seneca 2.6
miles.  At the traffic light by Food Lion, turn right onto Old Clemson
Hwy.-  Travel 1.7 miles and turn right onto Lawrence
Bridge Rd. (Conex Concrete will be on the left).-         
Follow Lawrence Bridge Rd. 2.7 miles crossing
over the Seneca River.  After the river the entrance to Clemson
Experimental Forest, Issaqueena Lake Area will be on the right as you come up
the hill.  This is Issaqueena Lake Rd.After turning into the entrance continue left on Issaqueena Lake Rd. approximately
0.3 miles and you will arrive at the Issaqueena Lake Boat Ramp Area. Continuing
on another 0.4 miles will lead you to the Holly Springs Area.
The 1000 meter lake swim will start off the race followed by a 11 mile bike loop and then on to the 4 mile run.  The event will be held on the West side of  the lake on the newly designed Issaqueena trails.