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 tour race, Global Tour race and XTERRA Czech Championship. 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. PRO prize purse: 10 000 USD.
Before the race you can put your warm-up stuff into black warm-up bag. Organiser will transport all your stuff to the second transition area, where you can pick it up.
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.
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 blue gear bag with Bike gear sign. Organisers 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 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.
New location of second transition area will give us more space to set safe and nice bike park in the town center of old Prachatice. Parkan area is just 100meters from Great Square in Prachatice. Transition area will be „run trough style“. Our volunteers will grab your bike and you will run into gear bag tents, where you schould place your run gear in the morning. For this transition you will use red gear bags with „Run gear“ sign. After your transition you have to put all your bike stuff into this bag and hang it on marked spot in the transition area.
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 8 Aid stations on the course.ELEVATION PROFILES
|1st place||1400 USD|
|2nd place||1100 USD|
|3rd place||800 USD|
|4th place||600 USD|
|5th place||500 USD|
|6th place||400 USD|
|7th place||200 USD|
The prizemoney will be paid in full amount after the race in cash (Euros).
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