ATTENTION 2017 XTERRA ‘MINE’ OVER MATTER ATHLETES! Course PRE-MARKING is now complete on the Kelso Trails. Keep in mind that these are not the final arrows and caution tape that you will see race morning. The pre-marking are strands of flagging tape which hang or wrap around the trees at turn points, just past turn points, and along long stretches of trails to let you know you are on the correct path. You can access the start of all the pre-marked trails from the ‘orange gate’ which is located 200m down Old Bell School Line (trail) which runs from the South Summit parking lot. The pre-marking colour code is as follows: Inner Short Loop (1st lap of Full, Du, Short, Trail Run) – YELLOW Outer Long Loop (2nd lap of Full and Du) – ORANGE Short Triathlon Final Run – PINK A more detailed pre-race newsletter will be coming out on Wednesday with any final updates and changes. ***Please note that on race morning, we have been notified by the city of a key road closure which may affect some of you. Please follow this link and plan ahead:*** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED As always, we could use a few more volunteers for this year’s race. If you have a friend or supporter coming out, and they are interested in helping out, please email Robin at: James Kowalewski Race Director



From The Pros

  • "Off-Road triathlon made its return to Ontario in 2010 with Mine Over Matter at the Kelso Conservation Area.  James Kowalewski and Element Racing put on a terrific race and the trails at Kelso provided all the challenge and fun of the off-road racing experience.  Can’t wait for next year!!!"

    Christine Jefferies
    Christine JefferiesPro Athlete
  • "I got the opportunity this year to race the Mine Over Matter Off road Tri in Milton.  It was a great festive atmosphere that was inviting to everyone and made for a fun, exciting and stress free race."

    Sean Bechtel
    Sean BechtelPro Athlete and coach
  • "I race almost every kind of triathlon from draft legal ITU to non drafting road and off road triathlons. For years I have loved Milton and always wished there was an off road race. Finally Mine Over Matter race delivered so as soon as I saw that I entered in and said if there was one race I wanted to win this year it would be this one. The race was filled with good mountain biking and great trails. It is a great time for the most skilled racers and has a great beginner race. If you have been thinking about off road triathlons for awhile 2014 should be the year to do it and no better place then the Mine Over Matter off road triathlon in Milton."

    Karsten Madsen
    Karsten MadsenProfessional Triathlete
  • "Whether its off-road or on-road, its a so motivating for myself and our team at Personal Best to work with Canada’s many triathletes.  Nobody does a better job at supporting and looking out for the best interests of “off-road” triathletes than James Kowalewski and his Element Racing Team"

    Barry Shepley
    Barry Shepley Hall of Fame Triathlon Coach

Get Out There Magazine Review of the 2014 XTERRA 'Mine' Over Matter: Canadian Cross Triathlon Championships

There will always be individuals who will be working very hard to earn podium spots and qualify for national and international events. There will also be those who are racing just to experience the event, to test and challenge themselves, and to set out a goal and see it to its completion. Our intention is to produce something to satisfy this broad spectrum of athletes- to make them all-inclusive. I invite you to be a part of it!

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