1.5 K swim – 33 K mountain bike – 10.5 K trail run
This is the main race of the weekend. The status of the race is XTERRA European Championship, XTERRA European tour race, Global Tour race and XTERRA World Championship qualify race. You don´t need any license or qualification, everyone can stand at the start line next to the world champions! This racecourse is well known for its versatility. Challenging singletracks are well combined with fast fire roads. There is a unique part of the course in the middle of Prachatice renaissance historical city center. PRO prize purse: 25 000 €.
Important note: Swim location changed for this year! Ktissky Lake is 18K from Prachatice. You can travel to the start with your car or use one of the shuttle buses with bike trailers! Departure times on the race day: 8, 9, 10 AM !
Before the race you can put your warm-up stuff into black warm-up bag. Organizer will transport all your stuff to the second transition area, where you can pick it up.
Swim part of the race takes place at Ktissky Lake. The water has bronze color because of peat bottom of the lake. Water is very clear (but with bronze color) and always warm (20-24 Celsius). Swim course consists of 3 laps, each 500 meters. The start is from the water, between the laps there is a short run and jump back to the water.
Orange, red and yellow Buoys. Yellow are marking the startline, red ones are for navigation, orange buoys are turning ones. You have to pass all the orange buoys on the right side (to have buoys next to your left shoulder).
We will have 4 start waves: 12:00 – PRO men & women, 12:20 AG men, 12:22 AG women, 12:24 Relays
The referees will call each swim wave to the startline separately. The entrance to the start zone will be clearly marked. Once you enter the start zone, you cannot go back.
The first transition area is located on big meadow upper the lake. It is just few steps from swim start location. Each slot is marked by your race number. You have to put all your stuff into white gear bag with Race gear sign. Organizers will transport your bags with swim gear to the second transition area after the swim leg.
This bike course is a mix of cool singletracks, fast fire roads, steep downhills and uphills, fords and everything you can expect from the world class race. First part will take you trough deep forest around Ktis and climb up to the highest peak of the race, Libin. After technical downhill 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 renaissance old town, where you can expect thousands of crazy fans. On the bike course, there 3 aid stations.
Blue arrows, tape ropes on the trees, arrows on the tarmac
The second transition area will be on the Great Square in Prachatice. Each competitor will have his marked spot in the transition area. After race gear pick-up will be possible after 5pm.
XTERRA Czech run course is made of 2 laps. After exiting the historical town 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 8 Aid stations on the course.
RED arrows, tape ropes on the trees, arrows on the tarmac
|Rank||Men Elite (€)||Women Elite (€)|
|1st place||3 000||3 000|
|2nd place||2 300||2 300|
|3rd place||1 700||1 700|
|4th place||1 400||1 400|
|5th place||1 100||1 100|
Race bags pick-up (Great Square, Prachatice)
Race course open for practice
Show, Expo, Food fest start in Prachatice
Kids races registration (Great Square, Prachatice)
XTERRA Kids races (Great Square, Prachatice)
Registration Herbis Trail Run (Great Square, Prachatice)
XTERRA Kids Award Ceremony (Great Square, Prachatice)
Start XTERRA Herbis Run 5K (Great Square, Prachatice)
Award Ceremony Herbis Trail Run 5K (Great Square, Prachatice)
Official opening ceremony (Great Square, Prachatice)
Late race bags pick-up (Great Square, Prachatice)
Show, Expo, Food fest start in Prachatice
Transition area no. 2 open (Great Square, Prachatice)
Shuttles to swim start departure (Small Square, Prachatice)
Transition area no.1 open for main race and sprint (Ktissky Lake)
XTERRA Sprint-hobby START (Ktissky Lake)
Transition area no.1 open for the main race (Ktissky Lake)
Czech national anthem (Ktissky Lake)
XTERRA CZECH Age-Group men START (Ktissky Lake)
XTERRA CZECH Age-Group women START (Ktissky Lake)
XTERRA CZECH Relay START (Ktissky Lake)
First competitor in hotspot CHROBOLY
First competitor in hotspot LIBINSKE SEDLO
First competitor in transition no. 2 (Prachatice)
First competitor in the finish (Prachatice)
PRO athletes Flower ceremony (Prachatice)
Squirt Lubes bike wash & Paul Mitchell showers open (Swimming Pool Prachatice)
Swim + Bike cut-off time (Prachatice)
Live music (Stage, Great Square, Prachatice)
Athletes complimentary dinner (Big tent, Great Square, Prachatice)
Award Ceremony (Stage, Great Square, Prachatice)
All races in KTIS (Ktissky Lake)
Show, Expo, Food fest start in Ktiš
Race bags pick-up XTERRA Short Track
Transition Area open Elite women
XTERRA Short Track Elite women start
XTERRA Short Track Elite women award ceremony
Transition area open Elite men
XTERRA Short Track Elite men start
XTERRA Short Track Elite men award ceremony
Beach after party
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