2010 Xterra Kelowna Athlete Guide

Welcome to the Western Financial Group 2010 XTERRA KELOWNA.

The important race information contained within this document will be
crucial for ensuring a safe and memorable race experience for all XTERRA athletes.

Of particular note is the pre-race, equipment set up sequence. XTERRA Kelowna utilizes two separate transition zones. It is imperative that all participants become familiar with the process in advance of race day.

I look forward to welcoming everyone in Kelowna on Sept 26th and thank you for your support of XTERRA KELOWNA.

Race Director:  Rob Swan-CriticalPerformance Endurance Sports

Optional Pre-Race Bike Check
ChainLine Cycle at 1139 Ellis Street in Kelowna is offering an optional complimentary pre-race bike check during regular store hours on Saturday, Sept 10th. Note: This is not a “free tune-up” but simply a safety check. The mechanics will advise you of work that needs to be done and will provide you with a future service time and estimate. Visit www.chainlinecycle.com for store location and hours. Please note, it is your responsibility to ensure your bike is in a safe operating condition prior to race day.

Race Package Pick Up Schedule
Package pick up will take place at Chainline Cycle at 1139 Ellis St. Kelowna BC on Saturday, Sept 10th from 10am - 2 pm ONLY.

For insurance reasons you must pick up your race package in person and show
picture I.D and must sign the waiver.  Youth athletes under 19 years on age must have a parent with them to sign the waiver.  No exceptions.

Late Package Pick Up (Out of Town Athletes Only Please)
Race day package pick up will also be available on race day morning at the Kelowna Nordic Lodge from 08:30 – 09:30am.  This will be the only time for Late Package pickup so please be on time.

Race Package Contents:
Your race package includes your race number, bike # plate, Zip Ties,  WET bag
and swim cap and limited sponsor products(early registration guarantees race swag). We recommend you pick up this package in advance of race day.

Race Number
Must be worn on the FRONT for the run. Does not need to be worn on the bike.

Bike # Plate
Attach this to the handle bars/cables on the front of your bike using the zip ties provided. This is used to track your progress through our check points on the course.

Wet Bag
The wet bag is used in T1 as you transition from the swim. Place your wetsuit, goggles, swim cap and any other personal items on, or in this bag after the swim. Our volunteers will have this bag available to you for pick up at the end of your race in T2.  If you do not put your equipment into the bag we will NOT be responsible for misplaced or lost equipment.

Duathletes Important Note
Duathletes will start the race at the lake and will proceed over their first run course and end at T2.  Have all your bike equipment set up and ready at T2 prior to race start.

Swim Cap
XTERRA Swim caps provided must be worn.

Important Pre Race Transition Set-up Instructions.
XTERRA Kelowna will offer an interesting and unique format with 2 separate transition areas T1 and T2 with a short run from T1 to T2, you must be aware of the transition set up procedure in advance of race day.

Directions to Race Site:
See map on website for directions.
The Nordic Site is located approximately 45 minutes southeast of Kelowna. From Kelowna, take highway 33, approx. 6.2 km past Big White Ski Resort Road junction to McCullough Road junction. Follow McCullough Road for approx 4.5 km to the main parking lot, cabin and trail head. The swim, at McCulloch (Hydraulic Lake) and T1 is about 500m walk from the Nordic parking lot and T2.

Race Day Parking
Parking will be allowed at Nordic Centre parking lot, in designated areas ONLY. Be sure to arrive early for set up at T2.  Family, friends, volunteers and spectators please also park at the Nordic Centre and walk to Race Start.

Body Marking
Your race number will be applied to both arms and calves. This can be between 8:30 - 9:30am at the Nordic Lodge

Mandatory Pre Race Briefing
Everyone must attend the pre-race briefing at 10:30 in T1. Arrive early at T1 and T2 to take care of all the things that need to get done by this time.

Swim Wave Starts
Wave starts spaced 15 minutes (subject to changes) apart in order to minimize congestion on the swim and bike courses. Life guards and kayakers will be on the course. Raise your hand immediately if you require assistance. You are permitted to rest while holding onto a kayak for as long as you wish as long as you do not make any forward progress.  Your safety is our # 1 priority.

Duathlon Starts
The Duathlon starts will occur at the same time as the triathlon start depending on race distance. See time line for clarification)

XTERRA Race Rules
Cyclo cross bike are not permitted. You must have straight handlebars (no drops) and either 26" or 29" wheels. NO ipods, headphones etc to be worn during the race at any time. Wetsuits are Mandatory

Aid Stations
There will be an aid station on Full bike course at farthest cabin on Meadow Trail.  Both bike courses will also have an aid station at closest cabin on Log Cabin Trail.  Run course aid station will be in transition only. Water and Sports Drink will be provided.  Plan your nutrition and fluids appropriately.  Carry your own gels or nutrition of Choice if desired. NO littering anywhere in the parks or area please!  Discard your garbage at the aid stations only.   IF YOU litter you WILL be disqualified.  Taking care of the environment is our priority!!

Draw Prizing
Prizing from our generous sponsors will be done post race at awards ceremony. You must be present to win.  Prizes, include a bike frame from NINER bikes our official bike sponsor, and more!

Race Day Timeline
07:30-8:00 - Volunteer Check In – Outside Nordic Lodge
08:30 - Transition 1 (T1) and 2 (T2) Open.
08:30 – 09:45 Body Marking –Nordic Lodge.
08:30 – 09:30 Late Race Package Pick Up - Day lodge
10:30 - Mandatory Pre Race Briefing – T1/Swim Start Area
11:00 - Race Start: Sprint Triathlon Women/All Sprint Duathletes
11:15 – Sprint Triathlon Men
11:30 – Full Triathlon Women/All Full Duathletes
11:45 - Full Triathlon Men
4:30 p.m or earlier.- Awards -Nordic Centre Day Lodge - Outside Weather Permitting.

(note: changes may be made to this guide at any time)


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