1.5 K swim – 35 K mountain bike – 10.5 K trail run
European championship race is the main race of the weekend. The status of the race is XTERRA European Championship, European and Global Tour race. You don´t need any license or qualification, everyone can stand at the startline next to the world champions! This race course is well known for its vertisality. Challenging singletracks are well combined with fast fire roads. There is a unique part of the course in the middle of Prachatice rennaissaince historical city center.
Swim part of the race takes place at Kristanovicky Lake. It is the highest situated human-made lake in the Czech Republic. The water has bronze colour because of peat bottom of the lake. Water is very clear (but with bronze colour) and always warm (20-24 Celsius). Swim course consists of 2 laps, each 750 metres. The start is from the water, between the laps there is a short run and jump back to the water from the pier.
This bike course is a mix of cool singletracks, fast fire roads, steep downhills and uphills, fords and everythi ng you can expect from the European Championship course. First part will take you down the Blanice river, after first Aid station you have to climb back to the Kristanovicky Lake. Near the lake you turn left and after few kilometres you join the medieval business path called The Golden Path. Last part of the course above Prachatice is the most technical part of the course with lots of singletracks, steep climbs and unpredictable curves. Finish of the bike leg is in the streets of the rennaissaince old town, where you can expect thousands of crazy fans. On the bike course, there 3 aid stations.
XTERRA Czech run course is made of 2 laps. After exiting the historical center you will have to run few hundred meters on the tarmac to get into wood on the slopes of Cerna Hora, a hill above Prachatice. This part of the course is full of narrow singletrails, uphills, jumps, fords, rock sections and more. This is a signature part of our Czech run course! Last kilometer of the run lap is also in the historical city center. New addition to the course is run over the historical barriers, where we have built special steps. The finish line is just in front of the Statue of justice in the middle of Prachatice Great Square. There will be 4 Aid stations on the course.
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