WELCOME TO XTERRA GRAND RAPIDS
Welcome to XTERRA Grand Rapids. This is the premier "off road" triathlon in Western Michigan that is a part of the XTERRA America Tour. Athletes that participate in this event will have opportunity to earn points towards the 2015 XTERRA National Champioship, held in Utah.
Save the date, Sunday October 05, 2014 and train for this epic event. Yankee Springs State Park, regionally renowned for its mountain bike and running trails, is the site welcoming all levels of triathletes. XTERRA Grand Rapids is one of the first races on the calendar to qualify for the XTERRA National Champioship. Athletes, from newbie to elite, will love the venue and course. In order to mirror the National Championship, this event will consist of a 1500 meter swim, 15 mile mountain bike and an 11 - K trail run. We are working with members of the West Michigan Mountain Bike Association to ensure the event distances will be accurate for the 2014 event.
If you prefer not to swim, we are also offering a Sprint distance duathlon. This will consist of a 5 - K trail run, 15 - K mountain bike and 5 - K trail run. While the triathlon earns points toward the national championship, the duathlon does not, however, you will still enjoy all the amenities of this XTERRA event.
Yankee Springs State Park is easily accessed from U.S. 131. Centrally located in Western Michigan, the park's location will be convenient to reach from numerous states. Camping is available on site and we will have sponsor hotel information shortly.
Come to Grand Rapids, Michigan and make it a family weekend vacation. We look forward to seeing you here.