Pace Bend Park is located in far western Travis County in the Hill Country of central Texas. The entire park is on a peninsula jutting into Lake Travis, with steep bluffs on one side offering spectacular views and gentle grassy slopes descending to the water on the other side. The trails at Pace Bend Park include limestone ledges, challenging rock gardens, some steep climbs, technical drop offs with plenty of smooth trail in between to help you recover before reaching the next obstacle.
April 22, 2017
***Participant race day entrance fee into park is included in race entry***
All participants will receive an event t-shirt*, sponsor swag, aid stations stocked with water and Gatorade. Food and drinks will be available post-race with beer provided by NXNW Restaurant and Brewery, Austin. *Entries received by April 11 are guaranteed an event shirt in the requested size. If you register after, limited sizes will be available, while supplies last. Please register early if an event shirt is important to you.
Race capped at 200 participants.
Event will be held rain or shine, no refunds. Registration insurance can be purchased when registering on Active.com.
Start with a 800 meter swim in the waters of Lake Travis. Then continue to 13 miles of 90 percent classic Texas Hill country single with short climbs, limestone drops and twisting turning shaded areas. Next finish with a mostly flat 6K run weaving along the shore of the lake.
Transition area: 1 aid station
Bike: 2 aid stations, locations TBD
Run: 1 aid station, location TBD
Aid stations will have water, and Gatorade.
XTERRA Competition Rules
1.1. Wetsuits are allowed based on water temperature measured the day prior to the event and confirmed the day of the event. Where water temperatures are close to limits, the decision will be made one hour before the start of the first swim.
USAT Article IV, Swimming Conduct Rules
4.4. Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.(Specifically: the athlete will not be eligible for XTERRA Points.)
Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite/pros at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. Effective January 1, 2013, any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.
4.6. Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.
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