Race courses for XTERRA Switzerland's 2016 edition
Distances for each category
XTERRA - Light: 500m/13,5km/5km
XTERRA - Relay Light: 500m/13,5km/5km
XTERRA - Relay: 1500m/36km/10km
XTERRA Switzerland - Classic: 1500m/36km/10km
Race course description
Please take note that the courses can be modified, depending on the weather conditions that can make some parts of the race impracticable
XTERRA Light (500,13,5/5)
1 lap of 13,5km, starting from the transition area. The beginning is made of single tracks in a forest with river crossings and narrow trails. The return is made of broader tracks, allowing for more speed and overtaking. The gradient is reasonable (200m)
XTERRA Classic (1,5/36/10)
2 loops of 750 m in the Lake Brenet, forming a triangle (no Australian exits).
2 loops of 18 km, starting from the transition area. The beginning is made of single tracks in a forest with river crossings and narrow trails. The return is made of broader tracks, allowing for more speed and overtaking. The gradient is reasonable (400m each loop) and the trail does not require a high skill level. One refueling zone (By water bottle) is available at the end of the first loop.
2 loops of 5 km, starting from the transition area, using the discovery trail (about 2 km on solid ground) and then forest trails and fields with around 100 m gradient. Refueling is provided close to the transition area.
Once again this year, refueling by water bootle will be made on the Classic race at the end of the 1st loop of the mountain bike.
There will also be a "classic" (glasses) refueling every lap of the running.
Attention, for reasons of protection of fauna and flora, it is forbidden to use the mountain bike loop before Thursday, June 23 under penalty of disqualification.