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XTERRA French River

Sprint, Olympic, Off-Road, Duathlon Triathlon

Oxford High School

About the Event

What //

Sprint, Olympic, Off-Road, Duathlon Triathlon

When //

Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 8am

Where //

Oxford High School

Event Overview

Mark your calendars for 2019 XTERRA French River - Saturday July 13th!

Come join us in Oxford, MA (Oxford High School, 495 Main St) and participate in the 6th annual XTERRA French River Triathlon on Saturday!

We'll again be combining all the events on one day, seperated by different start times on Saturday morning.  Participants can chose between the shorter sprint-distance course, or the longer XPS-distance race.  

Check out all the race categories to choose from:
Long Course
0.5 mile swim (or 1.5 mile run)
12 mile mountain bike
5 mile trail run

Short Course
0.25 mile swim (or 1.5 mile run)
9 mile mountain bike
3.5 mile trail run

Race entry includes chip timing (5 splits), swim cap, post-race snacks/drinks, awards, raffle prizes.  Race-specific apparel is also available in limited quanties.  

Want to know what XTERRA French River is about?  Check these videos out.
Click here for 2017 video from GZ Productions on Facebook 


Event Schedule:

Friday before race day
noon - 
Course available for pre-ride/pre-run

Saturday, race day
6:30-7:45am: Check-in/Packet Pick-up/Chip pick-up and Transition Area opens (NO on-site registration)
(*Start times per category subject to be tweaked to best accommodate all categories, reference Athlete Packet published the week of the race)
  Swim race (short course first, then long course) starts
8:05: Duathlon race start (everyone)
11:30am (approx): awards ceremony
11:45am: course is closed. This gives long course athletes about 3:45 (3:15 for short course) to complete the course; this should be adequate time.  Due to our arrangement with local emergency personnel, the course will be closed at this time.  Volunteers throughout the course will keep you appraised of timing.

Race Day Awards: For long distance, Top 3 Overall Male & Female Racers and Top 3 Male & Female Finisher in each Age Group (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+) based on year-end age.  Additionally, we'll award the Top 3 Overall Male & Female racers in the duathlon division and short course tri and Top Relay team. No double dipping!


Q: What is the race cancelation policy?
A:  To ensure the safest event for the participants and all involved, we reserve the right to cancel, delay, or modify the format of the event at anytime. Believe us, it would have to be a very, very SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation for the event to be canceled. But in the unfortunate situation this is required, there is a no-refund policy in place, as the majority of the costs have already been incurred to host the event and when associated, we do not want to take away any contributions to our charities. We expect you to be disappointed if the event is canceled, as we will be, but we also hope you understand why a no-refund policy is in place.

Q: Are there any refunds or transfers?
 Sorry, all registrations are final; there are no refunds or transfers to other participants.  Within 10 days of the event, you can transfer your paid registration to another future event, for a small fee.  Please see the Transfer page for full details.  If you are unable to do the event please let us know ASAP so someone else can take your spot.

Q: Are strollers, joggers, pets, etc allowed on the course?
A: Due to insurance purposes, the safety of all participants, and USAT Rules, we cannot allow strollers, joggers, pets, etc on any of the courses at all.

Q: How many participants will be allowed to register?
 The race capacity is 200 people, and a maximum of 10 relay teams across all events for the day,

Q:  Is the event chip-timed?
A: Yes.  We use New England Timing with ankle chip timing.  All athletes will receive 5 splits. Results will be posted online at coolrunning.com and on this website after the event.

Q: How many water stations are on the course?
 There will be (2) aid stations on the run course, none on the bike course. 

Q: Is the event sanctioned by the USAT?
A: Yes, the triathlon is sanctioned by the USAT and will observe all USAT rules. Everyone must have an annual membership ($50 for adult, $10 for youth (under 17)) or purchase a one day USAT license through the online race registration process.  See below for more info.

Q: What is a one-day USAT license?
A: A one-day license allows an athlete to compete in a USAT sanctioned race without purchasing an annual membership. The $15 fee provides the (adult) athlete with excess accident insurance for that race only.  You can purchase this one day license (or annual) online when you register for the race. Visit USATriathlon.org for more information.

Q: Will there be a Clydesdale or Athena Division in the triathlon? 
A: No, there will just be Age Group divisions.

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?
Per USAT rules, wetsuits are allowed when the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. If it is 78.1-83.9 degrees, wetsuits can be worn but the participant will not be eligible for awards.  If the water temperature is 84 degrees or warmer, no one is allowed to wear wetsuits.  In mid-June, the water temperature will likely be less than 78 degrees so we anticipate this being a wetsuit-legal race. Water temperature will be tested in the days leading up to the race and again on race day. For the last few races, water temperature has been in the low 70's.

Q: Do I have to wear a swim cap?
Yes, you are required to wear the colored swim cap issued to you for the race.

Q: Do I have to wear a helmet on the bike course?
A: YES – No Exceptions.

Q: What sort of bike is allowed?
A: Anything off-road.  Cyclocross bike are allowed, though the few that have used one in the past have driven straight to a bike store to buy a "real" mountain bike.  Fatties are allowed for sure, but are not a separate division.

Q: What time does the transition area close?
A: The transition area closes at 7:45am.  Please, make every effort to be out of the transition before 7:45am so we can start the race on time.

Q: Can I pick up my friend's packet?
 No. Every participant must pick up their own packet and show ID. The only exception is that a parent can pickup their child's packet if they have to co-sign the USAT waiver.

Q: What is the minimum age to participate in event?
 All athletes must be at least 12 years old (by December 31) to participate in the event. 

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