XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon

Challenge yourself off-road during the 5th annual XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon taking place on Saturday, July 19. This USA Triathlon sanctioned trail triathlon will test your swimming, mountain biking and trail running skills in a rugged off-road environment.

Event Details:
  • Date – Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Distance – Swim (2 legs): 1K, Bike: 23K, Run: 8K
  • Time – 8:00 a.m.
  • USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event #214157

  • $77 – Pre-registration available online through July 16
  • $87 – Race day registration (if available)
  • *Note: Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 9.
  • *Note: This race is part of the 2014 Coca-Cola GET ACTIVE CHALLENGE
  • *Note: USA Triathlon policy requires each athlete to maintain a yearly USAT membership OR purchase a USAT One Day Membership at packet pick up.
    • To save time and reduce lines before the race, hard copy applications can be found at the USA Triathlon website HERE.
    • $10 – 17 and under
    • $12 – 18 and better

Saturday, June 7

Sunday, June 22

Friday, July 18

  • 5 – 7 p.m. – Packet pick-up at U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m. – Film Screening – Who Owns Water
  • *Race Day Registration will be available during packet pick-up
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered athletes to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines

Saturday, July 19

  • 6:30 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 6:30 a.m. – Transition Zone opens
  • 7:30 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00 a.m. – XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon begins (Water Start)
  • Time TBD – Awards ceremony
  • 11:30 a.m. – Course closes (athletes may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, beer from NoDa Brewing Co. raffle prizes and awards.


Overall Male/Female finishers will receive a pair of Montrail Trail Running shoes. TrySports / Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificates will be given to top three Male/Female finishers in the following categories:

  • 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 and better
XTERRA Point Series:

Based on athlete’s age as of December 31, 2014. XTERRA Point Series points are given to all athletes in the following categories

  • Male/Female 15-19: Male/Female 20-24: Male/Female 25-29: Male/Female 30-34: Male/Female 35-39: Male/Female 40-44: Male/Female 45-49: Male/Female 50-54: Male/Female 55-59: Male/Female 60-64: Male 65-69: Female 65+: Male 70-74: Male 75+
Swim Leg:
  • XTERRA Whitewater features a unique 2 leg swim with a brief trail run (1/4 mile) section. Athletes are encouraged (not required) to bring a 2nd pair of shoes to use between both swim legs. Shoes will be collected at the shoe drop zone prior to the 2nd swim leg and returned to the transition zone for pick up after the race.
  • It is mandatory that athletes wear swim caps during the entire duration of the swim. You will be given a swim cap at pre-race check-in.
  • XTERRA follows the International Triathlon Union (ITU) wetsuit rules. Wetsuits are:
    • Mandatory for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57’
    • Permitted for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 72’
    • Forbidden for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 72’
    • Mandatory for Professional athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57’
    • Permitted for Professional athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 68’
    • Forbidden for Professional athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 68’
  • *NOTE: Previous year’s average surface temperature was above 72′

Course Map:




Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org.

  • Race photos available here.

2014 Results:
  • Overall results (PDF)
  • Age group results (PDF)
2013 Results:
  • Overall results (PDF)
  • Age group results (PDF)
2012 Results:
  • Overall results (PDF)








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Additional Race Info:
  • Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by July 9
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of the athlete’s bike and shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water stop locations
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Locker rooms with full shower facilities are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. Kevin Bartlett July 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Awesome event!! Where can we see the pictures taken te day if the event?

    Thank you & I look forward to next years challenge!

    • USNWC July 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Kevin, glad to hear you had fun. The photographers should be emailing you in the next couple of days.

  2. Will July 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    That was a great event yesterday! Thanks for hosting and I look forward to next year’s race, as well as some other activities at USNWC!

  3. Eldad Malka July 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you very much for holding this event, it was great fun even with the rain and the mud! It was well energized and everything was clear.
    when and where will I be able to see the results and the pictures from the event?
    Thank you again, I’ll join next year as well.

    • USNWC July 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Eldad, thanks for the kind words. Results are now live here.

  4. Sean July 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The staff at the White Water Center was extremely helpful. They went way beyond their normal duties to help me find some missing items today. Awesome! Very grateful for their help!

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