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XTERRA PARRY SOUND
Come race the northern WILD!

July 23rd, 2016

XTERRA Parry Sound, enter the WILD!

10 XTERRA World Championship spots

XTERRA Parry Sound - Come Race the WILD!

Event Highlights

  • 10 XTERRA World Championships Spots
  • Race and Stay in Cottage country

JULY 23RD 2016

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Race Overview

Event date: July 23rd, 2016.

Location: Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club / Nine Mile Lake Provincial Park

Address: 8 Nine Mile Lake Road McDougall Ontario P2A 2W8

Host Location Website: www.georgiannordic.com

Tel: (705) 346-1898

Email: xterrawild@hotmail.com

RACE # 2 OF 2 IN THE XTERRA ONTARIO POINTS SERIES

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Muskoka/Parry Sound region has long been known for its triathlons, and with good reason.  Enthusiastic athletes, an abundance of pristine lakes, and beautiful Group of Seven landscapes sprinkled with exposed granite and weathered pines combine to create memorable racing experiences.  New for 2015, the XTERRA Ontario series expands into the classic Canadian Shield terrain, with a championship-length triathlon organized in picturesque Parry Sound.  Come and make your mark in this historic inaugural race, and discover what Cottage Country can offer.
The uniquely Canadian race course will no doubt appeal equally to seasoned XTERRA veterans, as well as those discovering the world of off-road adventures for the first time.  The swim takes place in the beautiful, clear waters of Nine Mile Lake.  Starting from the beach at the end of a long and narrow bay lined by granite cliffs and majestic pines, swimmers are never more than 50m from shore, as they are treated to a two loop course with the traditional XTERRA beach run in between (only one loop for short course racers).
The bike course showcases a newly-opened trail network at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club.  Here, racers will be treated to bits of technical singletrack that wander over undulating ridges of exposed granite.  These sections are connected by flowing doubletrack, offering ample room for safe passing, as you sweep by lakes, marshes, and beaver dams…  There may be no massive leg-burning ascents, but there are still plenty of short and sweet climbs to keep you on your toes.  While nothing on the course is scary or dangerous, the technical sections will certainly reward the skilled riders.  And the unique exposed granite sections will put a smile on everyone’s face…
In a tip of the hat to our adventure racing friends, we have created a run course that is challenging and memorable.  The majority of the course follows technical singletrack, twisting and turning through the forest, splashing through streams and along rocky ridges.  And while that may be tough enough for the average runner, there’s more: each lap of the course takes racers up The Wall – a massive 15m slab of sloping granite, complete with rope assists to aid those weary legs.  It’s an experience that none will soon forget…
Come join the excitement at XTERRA Parry Sound!
Rediscover Adventure.

Registration Options

The registration fees below do not include the Triathlon Ontario race day fee. Current Triathlon Ontario members can apply their membership code to be exempt from this fee during the registration process.

XTERRA Parry Sound Registration - Race 2 of 2 in the XTERRA Ontario Points Series

Race Early Bird (Until March 1st 11:59pm) March 1 (Midnight) – July 9 11:59pm EST **July 9  - July 21 8:00pm EST**
Full Distance Triathlon (400 Cap)* $95 $110 $125
Full Distance Triathlon  - RELAY $125 $145 $165
Duathlon (100 Cap) $85 $99 $105
Short Distance Triathlon (300 Cap) $75 $90 $105
Short Distance Triathlon – RELAY $115 $135 $155
Trail Run 5km $45 $55 $65
*Race #2 of 2 in the XTERRA Ontario Points Series for Age Group spots to the 2016 XTERRA World Championship in Maui Hawaii

** Sorry, no event T-shirt guaranteed during this registration period.**

NOTE – Deferral Of Race Entry Insurance Option available for this race at registration – For $10, you can purchase the ability to defer your entry to the following year up to 48hrs prior to race start with no questions asked.  See registration for more details.

Race Information

LOCATION: 

The race headquarters is located at Georgian Nordic, 4 Nine Mile Lake Road, McDougall, ON.  Click here for Google Maps Location.  From Highway 400, take exit 231 and continue on Highway 124 for approximately 5km.  Nine Mile Lake Road will be on your left.  The Georgian Nordic parking area is immediately after you cross the trail tracks. Click here for Georgian Nordics website.

Important Notes:

  • Online registration will close Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm

TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATIONS AND LOGISTICS

Closest Airport: Pearson International Airport  (YYZ) (approx. 2 hours drive from airport).

Accommodations: In Parry Sound – Coming soon but please check out their cottage rental and camping options!

Camping - The Nine Mile Lake Provincial Park is not a camping designated park. More camping options to be updated soon.

Maps

IMPORTANT NOTE: XTERRA Parry Sound has a unique set up for its location.  Its incredible trail system is located 1.4km’s from its swim location. It has been advised that for the better ease of this race that we implement TWO TRANSITION ZONES.

TRANSITION ZONE 1: This will be located directly at the swim start/exit.  In this transition you will set up your swim to bike transition only.  After completing your swim (or first run in the case of the Duathlon), you will transition from your swim and onto your Mountain Bike.  Exiting transition 1 you will head up the main (and only) road towards the Georgian Nordic Ski and Bike Club and onto the XTERRA Parry Sound Bike trails.

TRANSITION ZONE 2: After you complete your Mountain Bike, you will enter into a second transition zone located directly at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club.  In this location you will have pre-set up your bike to run transition.  You will mount your bike onto the bike races, and chenge into your running kit and head out onto the run course trails of XTERRA Parry Sound.

FINISH LINE: This will be located next the Transition 2 at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club.

Race Swim Mountain Bike Trail Run Maps
Full Off-Road Triathlon and Relay 1.5km – double lap 24-28km
New Course for 2015
8-10km
Double loop of Trail Run Course
Course Overview
Short Off-road Triathlon and Relay 500m – single lap 12-14km
Single
loop of the bike course
4-5km
Single loop of Trail Run Course
Course Overview
1st Run Mountain Bike 2nd Run Maps
Off-Road Duathlon 2.5km
Out and Back Course
24-28km
New Course for 2015
8-10km
Double loop of Trail Run Course
Course Overview
Trail Run 5km  5km (Single loop) Run Course
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Muskoka/Parry Sound region has long been known for its triathlons, and with good reason.  Enthusiastic athletes, an abundance of pristine lakes, and beautiful Group of Seven landscapes sprinkled with exposed granite and weathered pines combine to create memorable racing experiences.  New for 2015, the XTERRA Ontario series expands into the classic Canadian Shield terrain, with a championship-length triathlon organized in picturesque Parry Sound.  Come and make your mark in this historic inaugural race, and discover what Cottage Country can offer.
The uniquely Canadian race course will no doubt appeal equally to seasoned XTERRA veterans, as well as those discovering the world of off-road adventures for the first time.  The swim takes place in the beautiful, clear waters of Nine Mile Lake.  Starting from the beach at the end of a long and narrow bay lined by granite cliffs and majestic pines, swimmers are never more than 50m from shore, as they are treated to a two loop course with the traditional XTERRA beach run in between (only one loop for short course racers).
The bike course showcases a newly-opened trail network at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club.  Here, racers will be treated to bits of technical singletrack that wander over undulating ridges of exposed granite.  These sections are connected by flowing doubletrack, offering ample room for safe passing, as you sweep by lakes, marshes, and beaver dams…  There may be no massive leg-burning ascents, but there are still plenty of short and sweet climbs to keep you on your toes.  While nothing on the course is scary or dangerous, the technical sections will certainly reward the skilled riders.  And the unique exposed granite sections will put a smile on everyone’s face…
In a tip of the hat to our adventure racing friends, we have created a run course that is challenging and memorable.  The majority of the course follows technical singletrack, twisting and turning through the forest, splashing through streams and along rocky ridges.  And while that may be tough enough for the average runner, there’s more: each lap of the course takes racers up The Wall – a massive 15m slab of sloping granite, complete with rope assists to aid those weary legs.  It’s an experience that none will soon forget…
Come join the excitement at XTERRA Parry Sound!
Rediscover Adventure.

Event Timeline

  • Price Increase Alert – March 1 2016 11:59pm EST
  • Price Increase Alert – July 9, 2016 11:59pm EST
  • On-line Registration Closes – July 21, 2015 8:00pm EST

July 22nd, 2016

  • 4pm-6pm – Race kit pick up at the Georgian Nordic Ski Centre

July 23rd, 2016 (RACE DAY!)

  • 7am – Registration and Race Kit Pick-up opens at the Georgian Nordic Ski Centre
  • 9am – Start of the 5km Trail Run
  • 10am – Start of the Short Course Triathlon
  • 10:30am – Start of the Full Distance Triathlon
  • 10:35am – Start of the Duathlon

Directions

Rules and Regulations

Please review all the rules and regulations prior to your race.

Race Entry Refund Policy

Refunds are for medical reasons only: 75% refunded 4 weeks prior to race, 50% refunded 2 weeks prior to race. Absolutely no refunds for any reason within 2 weeks of any race. No refunds if event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Prizes and Awards

  • Race category is based on your age as of December 31st, 2015
  • Full Distance Triathlon will have awards on 10 year increments for both male and female. Example female 20-29, 30-39 etc.
  • Short Distance Triathlon will have awards on 10 year increments for both male and female. Example female 20-29, 30-39 etc.
  • The Duathlon and Trail Run will have awards for 39 and under, 40 and over for both male and female. Example male 39 and under, male 40 and over
  • Relays will be awarded as top 3 overall
  • Overall podium finisher (1st, 2nd, 3rd, male and female overall) will be awarded for the overall placing, but not for age group placing (but will earn full points for their age group toward the XTERRA Points Series).  Therefore if the first overall female happens to be in the 30-39 age group.  The next fastest female in that category will be awarded first finisher for the 30-39 female age category.
  • Please know that our future plans are to grow our awards categories as our participant numbers grow.
  • XTERRA World Championship Spots will be awarded to Full Distance racers who have earned the most points accumulated from both XTERRA ‘Mine Over Matter and XTERRA Parry Sound in their respective 10 year age categories.
  • Ties in points standings will be decided by finishing placement in XTERRA Parry Sound.  e.g. Bob and Joe finish the series both with 200 points, the XTERRA World spot will be awarded to who ever finished in a higher placing. Joe finished 23rd overall and Bob finished 42nd overall, Joe will be awarded the spot.
  • Pro athletes are excluded from the points series as their qualification for XTERRA Worlds is a validation spot.

A note from Wil Smith, owner of XTERRA Parry Sound!

The Muskoka/Parry Sound region has long been known for its triathlons, and with good reason.  Enthusiastic athletes, an abundance of pristine lakes, and beautiful Group of Seven landscapes sprinkled with exposed granite and weathered pines combine to create memorable racing experiences.  New for 2015, the XTERRA Ontario series expands into the classic Canadian Shield terrain, with a championship-length triathlon organized in picturesque Parry Sound.  Come and make your mark in this historic inaugural race, and discover what Cottage Country can offer.
The uniquely Canadian race course will no doubt appeal equally to seasoned XTERRA veterans, as well as those discovering the world of off-road adventures for the first time.  The swim takes place in the beautiful, clear waters of Nine Mile Lake.  Starting from the beach at the end of a long and narrow bay lined by granite cliffs and majestic pines, swimmers are never more than 50m from shore, as they are treated to a two loop course with the traditional XTERRA beach run in between (only one loop for short course racers).
The bike course showcases a newly-opened trail network at the Georgian Nordic Ski Club.  Here, racers will be treated to bits of technical singletrack that wander over undulating ridges of exposed granite.  These sections are connected by flowing doubletrack, offering ample room for safe passing, as you sweep by lakes, marshes, and beaver dams…  There may be no massive leg-burning ascents, but there are still plenty of short and sweet climbs to keep you on your toes.  While nothing on the course is scary or dangerous, the technical sections will certainly reward the skilled riders.  And the unique exposed granite sections will put a smile on everyone’s face…
In a tip of the hat to our adventure racing friends, we have created a run course that is challenging and memorable.  The majority of the course follows technical singletrack, twisting and turning through the forest, splashing through streams and along rocky ridges.  And while that may be tough enough for the average runner, there’s more: each lap of the course takes racers up The Wall – a massive 15m slab of sloping granite, complete with rope assists to aid those weary legs.  It’s an experience that none will soon forget…
Come join the excitement at XTERRA Parry Sound!
Rediscover Adventure.
Wil Smith
XTERRA Parry Sound

A note from James Kowalewski owner/race director of Element Racing and XTERRA Ontario

It’s truly remarkable what inspiration can do for someone.  Just a few short years back a participant entered our ‘Mine’ Over Matter event to try out something new and different in the racing world.  More known for being an adventure racer, Wil Smith entered the water only just having learned to swim a few months earlier.  While I would like to tell you that this story has Wil up on the podium by race end, the swim didn’t go his way, but it didn’t matter, he was hooked.

For the next few years Wil had become somewhat addicted to XTERRA style racing and travels around the world following the world tour, including qualifying and racing at the XTERRA World Championships.

Wil has been telling me for quite some time now that his area in Parry Sound has some world class trails and would make an incredible venue for an XTERRA event.  Over the course of summer 2014, I was easily convinced, and it is with absolute pleasure that we announce this race for the 2015 race season.

XTERRA Parry Sound will tie into a dream I have had ever since we started Element Racing.  To create a series of events to allow participants a reason to dedicate training, and set goals.

Since XTERRA Thunder Bay is geographically separated from XTERRA Mine Over Matter and XTERRA Parry Sound, it will receive its own 6 direct entries into the XTERRA World Championships awarded to top 3 male and top 3 female podium finishers.  Parry Sound and Mine Over Matter on the other hand will reward consistency and be awarding 14 World Age Group spots to Maui Hawaii via a points system and be the first two races to enter in the XTERRA Ontario Points Series.

14 XTERRA World Championship Spots, 7 for male and 7 for female, awarded in 10 year age groups (although you will be racing at the worlds in 5 year age groups) with the hope for equal opportunity and growing and supporting each age division evenly.

Race #1 – June 27th 2014 – Milton Ontario, XTERRA ‘Mine’ Over Matter – Full distance course only

Race #2 – July 25, 2014 – Parry Sound Ontario, XTERRA Parry Sound – Full distance course only

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you all on the starting line!

James Kowalewski

Element Racing / XTERRA Ontario

 

XTERRA Parry Sound has been awarded 10 direct entry spots for age groupers into the XTERRA World Championships held on October 23rd, 2016 in Maui Hawaii.  These spots are awarded to FULL DISTANCE COURSE races only.

Male

29 and under – 1 spot

30-39 – 1 spot

40-49 – 1 spot

50-59 – 1 spot

60+ – 1 spot

Female

29 and under – 1 spot

30-39 – 1 spot

40-49 – 1 spot

50-59 – 1 spot

60+ – 1 spot

  • Roll down will be in effect meaning that if the first finisher in an age category does not accept their XTERRA spot, that spot will roll down that category until awarded
  • For more information about the XTERRA World Championships, please visit their website by clicking here!
  • Pro athletes are excluded from the points series as their qualification for XTERRA Worlds is a validation spot.
We are pleased to offer our participants the option to earn their entry fee back by helping us promote the XTERRA Parry Sound event.  We have set it up with our on-line registration company (Race Roster) to make this an easy 1, 2, 3 step process.

How it works:

  1. When you register for Xterra ‘Mine’ Over Matter, XTERRA Parry Sound OR Xterra Sleeping Giant, you will have created an account with Race Roster.com
  2. On the left hand side of your Race Roster.com account dashboard will be a tab named ‘Promote This Event’
  3. This tab will create a unique registration code for the ‘Mine’ Over Matter event which is tied into your Race Roster.com account
  4. You can then send that code to individuals you think might be interested in racing.  If they register via the link you sent them, you will earn 10% of the registration value.
  5. This option also allows you to use your facebook account to announce the race to your friends, once again utilizing your unique registration code (Race Roster.com takes care of the how).
  6. Race Roster.com will send you a cheque for every $25 earned on behalf of Element Racing
  7. There is no limit or cut off for how much you can earn.
  8. If using your facebook account for this function, it truly is a 1,2,3 step process.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me james@elementracing.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

WASHROOMS AND CHANGE ROOMS

XTERRA Parry Sound was designed to take place in a wilderness type setting.  Facilities at both transition sites are quite limited, but we will be bringing in port-o-lets for washrooms.  There are no change rooms or showers on site, but we will have access to shelter in the Georgian Nordic Ski Clubhouse

RACE CATEGORIES AND WAVE STARTS

Categories and wave starts will be determined closer to the race date as they are determined by participant numbers. The greater the amount of participants, the more categories and waves.

Wave starts will be kept to no more than 150 athletes in the full distance, and no more than 75 athletes in the mini distance. Any changes to this policy will be made public via this website as well as our event e-newsletter. Click here to start receiving the e-newsletter

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