NEW SUPER-EXCITING RACE FORMAT

XTERRA
SHORT TRACK

  2X 0.2 K swim
  5X 1.8 K mountain bike
    3X 1.1 K trail run

DETAIL
NEW DATE FOR XTERRA CZECH !!! WE MOVED XTERRA CZECH 2020 RACE TO NEW DATE : 4th – 6th September 2020 !!! Go to our facebook page for more information. We will update this webpage in very short time. For more questions please contact us at michal@xterra.cz. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

ABOUT THE SHORTTRACK

2X 0.2 K swim – 5X 1.8 K mountain bike – 3X 1.1 K trail run 

New XTERRA race concept called SHORTTRACK will have the world premier in Prachatice this year. This race will take place on Thursday and Friday at Kristanovicky Lake. TOP 20 registred athletes ranked highest in the XTERRA WORLD RANKING (here: https://rankings.xterraplanet.com/) will qualify directly into FINAL A, with no qualification race. Another 5 fastest men and women form Thursday’s qualification will start in Final A. Another 25 fastest men and women from qualification (6th – 30th position in qualification results) will race B FINALS. Competitors will race on very short laps around Kristanovicky Lake with many technical sections and obstacles. This race format will be very interesting for XTERRA competitors and spectators, too. PRO prize purse: 5000 USD. See more details below.

Qualification race course

TOP 20 registred competitors (male or female) ranked highest in XTERRA WORLD RANKING can skip qualifications and are qualified directly into Friday finals. List of qualified athletes will be published on 19th August. ELITE athlete registrations are closed on 18th August to have complete list of qualified athletes 2 weeks before race. All other athletes will do qualification race in time-trail style with 30 seconds gap between each other.

Swim (1x200 meters)

You will start with jump from the pier. After one 200 meter long triangle loop you will have to run 300 meters to the transition area.

Mountain Bike (1x4K)

Onle longer loop will be technical easier than Friday’s main ShortTrack course. You can expect longer climbs, more space to pass someone slower, but you will also have to show your technical skills.

Run (1x1K)

Run loop starts with flat passage on the grass, middle passage will be more technical with one narrow bridge. Last 300 meters to the finish line will be real spint on the tarmac surface.

Friday FINALS

In the FINAL A will start top 20 registred athletes ranked in XTERRA WORLD RANKING on 19th August 2020. Another 5 fastest competitors from qualification will complete the FINAL A startlist. Another 25 men and women from qualification (6th-30th in qualification results) will start in FINAL B.

Swim (2x200 meters)

Two very short laps, each 200 meters. After first lap, there is just short run out of the water and jump from pier back to the water. There is a great chance to see the swimmers for the whole swim leg of the race.

Mountain Bike (5x1,8K)

It is short, twisty, super-technical course around the lake. Rockgardens, jumps, ramps, cyclocross style uphill, drops, ford and many and many of other interesting spots on the race course. After each lap the competitors will ride through the race center full of fans.

Trail Run (3x1,1K)

This short lap will be very fast in the first half, but very technical in the second half. The whole SHORTTRACK course is in the same small location, this is why we are expecting thousands of fans around the course! After each lap athletes will run through the race center.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SHORTTRACK?

ELITE ATHLETES

All the elite athletes must contact the race organiser at michal@xterra.cz before 18th August to register for ShortTrack race. After this date ELITE athlete can register for the main race, but not for ShortTrack.

AGE-GROUP ATHLETES

After August 1st, 15th and week before the race all registred athletes will get information email. In this email there will be published system how to get on the startlist of the ShortTrack qualification. There is no addittional entry fee for already registered athletes for the main Saturday race.

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PRO PRIZEMONEY DISTRIBUTION

Men / Women: Total 5 000 USD

Order Reward
1st place 900 USD 811 EUR
2nd place 700 USD 631 EUR
3rd place 500 USD 451 EUR
4th place 250 USD 225 EUR
5th place 150 USD 135 EUR

Prizemoney will be paid in full amount after the race in cash (in Euros).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

9:00AM – 3:00PM

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

2:00PM – 4:00PM

XTERRA ShortTrack Qualification (Kristanovicky Lake)
Detail start schedule will be published day before qualification
2

6:00PM

Qualification results published on-line
3

9:00AM – 3:00PM

Race bags pick-up for Saturday and Sunday race (Great Square, Prachatice)

1

8:00AM

Show and Expo starts at Kristanovicky Lake

2

8:00PM

Check-in for ShortTrack athletes (ending 40 minutes before every finals start)

3

9:00AM

XTERRA ShortTrack Legends start

4

10:30AM

XTERRA ShortTrack Final A Women start

5

12:45PM

XTERRA ShortTrack Final A Men start
6

2:00PM

XTERRA ShortTrack Final B Women start

7

3:30PM

XTERRA ShortTrack Final B Men start

8

7:00PM

XTERRA ShortTrack Award ceremony (Great Square, Prachatice)

9

7:30PM

Briefing for Saturday races (Great Square, Prachatice)

10

8:00PM

Live music (Great Square, Prachatice)

11

HAVE YOU ANY QUESTION?

michal@xterra.cz

+420 725 944 979

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