THE MAIN RACE | XTERRA CZECH 2022

XTERRA ORIGINAL – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

 

  1.5 K swim
  33 K mountain bike
    10.5 K trail run

DETAIL

ABOUT THE RACE

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

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.

Marking

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).

Start procedure

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.

Transition Area no.1

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.

Mountain Bike

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.

Marking

Blue arrows, tape ropes on the trees, arrows on the tarmac

Transition Area no.2

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.

Run

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.

Marking

RED arrows, tape ropes on the trees, arrows on the tarmac

INTERACTIVE MAPS BY GOOGLE MYMAPS

MAIN PARTNERS

PARTNERS

PRO PRIZEMONEY DISTRIBUTION

Men / Women: Total 25 000 €

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
6th place 900 900
7th place 750 750
8th place 600 600
9th place 450 450
10th place 300 300
The prizemoney will be paid in full amount after the race in cash (Euros).

REGISTRATION

Register for the XTERRA CZECH 2022 and become part of the XTERRA family! You don’t need any license or qualifying slot for the race!

Swim

SWIM COURSE PARTNER

Bike

Run

SCHEDULE

 


9am – 6pm

Race bags pick-up (Great Square, Prachatice)
1

9am – 4

Race course open for practice

2

9am – 6pm

Race bags pick-up (Great Square, Prachatice)

1

9am – 4pm

Race course open for practice

2

4pm

Show, Expo, Food fest start in Prachatice

3

4pm – 5pm

Kids races registration (Great Square, Prachatice)

4

5pm – 6pm

XTERRA Kids races (Great Square, Prachatice)

5

5pm – 6pm

Registration Herbis Trail Run (Great Square, Prachatice)

6

6:15pm

XTERRA Kids Award Ceremony (Great Square, Prachatice)

7

6:30pm

Start XTERRA Herbis Run 5K (Great Square, Prachatice)

8

7:30pm

Award Ceremony Herbis Trail Run 5K (Great Square, Prachatice)

9

8pm

Official opening ceremony (Great Square, Prachatice)

10

8:30pm

Live Music

11

6:30am – 7:00am

Late race bags pick-up (Great Square, Prachatice)

1

8:00am

Show, Expo, Food fest start in Prachatice

2

8am– 10am

Transition area no. 2 open (Great Square, Prachatice)

3

8am, 9am, 10am

Shuttles to swim start departure (Small Square, Prachatice)

4

8am– 10am

Transition area no.1 open for main race and sprint (Ktissky Lake)

5

10am

XTERRA Sprint-hobby START (Ktissky Lake)

6

10:30am – 11:30am

Transition area no.1 open for the main race (Ktissky Lake)

7

11:55am

Czech national anthem (Ktissky Lake)

8

12pm

XTERRA CZECH PRO men & women START (Ktissky Lake)

9

12:20pm

XTERRA CZECH  Age-Group men START (Ktissky Lake)

10

12:22pm

XTERRA CZECH Age-Group women START (Ktissky Lake)

11

12:24pm

XTERRA CZECH Relay START (Ktissky Lake)

12

12:40pm

First competitor in hotspot CHROBOLY

13

1:20pm

First competitor in hotspot LIBINSKE SEDLO

14

1:50pm

First competitor in transition no. 2 (Prachatice)

15

2:40pm

First competitor in the finish (Prachatice)

16

3:15pm

PRO athletes Flower ceremony (Prachatice)

17

3:15pm – 7pm

Squirt Lubes bike wash & Paul Mitchell showers open (Swimming Pool Prachatice)

18

6pm

Swim + Bike cut-off time (Prachatice)

19

6pm – 7 pm

Live music (Stage, Great Square, Prachatice)

20

6pm – 8pm

Athletes complimentary dinner (Big tent, Great Square, Prachatice)

21

7pm – 8pm

Award Ceremony (Stage, Great Square, Prachatice)

22

8pm – 9pm

Live music (Stage, Great Square, Prachatice)

23

All races in KTIS (Ktissky Lake)

1

8am

Show, Expo, Food fest start in Ktiš

2

8am– 10am

Race bags pick-up XTERRA Short Track

3

8am- 8am

Transition Area open Elite women

4

9am

XTERRA Short Track Elite women start

5

9:45am

XTERRA Short Track Elite women award ceremony

6

10:15am – 10:45am

Transition area open Elite men

7

11am

XTERRA Short Track Elite men start

8

11:45am

XTERRA Short Track Elite men award ceremony

9

1pm

Beach after party

10

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