XTERRA Season kicks off at Buffelspoort Dam

The 2017 XTERRA Racing Season will kick off on a high note at the magnificent Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) the weekend of 20 – 22 January 2017. Seen here: Herbert Peters in action on the trail run leg of the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite Buffelspoort. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

 The 2017 XTERRA Racing Season will kick off on a high note at the magnificent Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) the weekend of 20 – 22 January 2017.

“We are excited to once again kick off the XTERRA Racing Season at Buffelspoort Dam,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Our course designers have been hard at work over the Festive Season ensuring that only the best routes form part of the XTERRA experience.  Entrants can look forward to an exciting challenge that incorporates magnificent routes and spectacular scenery.”

According to Hendrico Burger, Fedhealth XTERRA Race Director, the 2017 routes feature some exciting upgrades.  “The first half of the XTERRA mountain bike (MTB) course will be more challenging and will include a +- 3km steep technical climb with a +- 230m ascent.  The second half of the MTB course will be faster and less technical.  Route highlights will include spectacular views from different vantage points on top of the plateau.  The trail run route will feature a long, steep climb to the top of the plateau, with a new decent towards the Buffelspoort Dam.”

“The XTERRA Lite MTB course will be tackled in reverse, giving XTERRA regulars a new challenge,” continues Burger.  “The XTERRA Lite trail run course has undergone some exciting changes.  Entrants can look forward to a fun challenge.

The XTERRA Lite is well suited to newcomers to the sport.”

Event Information:  Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort

 The world’s premier off-road triathlon, XTERRA combines an open water swim, with a challenging mountain bike course and an adrenaline pumping trail run.  Each event highlights the true beauty of the area in which it is hosted.

Date: Event:
Friday, 20 January 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Kids
  6-8 years (50m Swim, 1,5km Cycle, 1km Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 5km Cycle, 2km Run)
  12-15 years (200m Swim, 10km Cycle, 3km Run)
Saturday, 21 January 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA:  1.5km swim, 26km MTB, 12km trail run
Sunday, 22 January 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:  400m swim, 19km MTB, 6km trail run

Next Up:

Event: Dates:
Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay / Eastern Cape 10 – 12 February 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw / Western Cape 24 – 26 February 2017

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For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw contact 082 991 0045 or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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