USAT Championship

May 1, 2016 - DeGray Lake Spillway Area - Arkadelphia AR

1500Meter S/ 32K MTB / 10K Trail Run

2016 Athlete Event Guide  Revised 4.25.16

All the Info in one spot:

Team USA qualifications for Worlds

2017 ITU Cross Triathlon (Off-Road) World Championship

Location: Penticton, Canada
Date: TBD
  • 2016 USA Triathlon Cross (Off-Road) Triathlon National Championship
    May 1, 2016.  Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    Qualification: Top 18 in each age group rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule
  • Rankings: The top 20 athletes per age group in the USAT Triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31 will qualify for the world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot, pending availability on the roster, rolling down to 20th.

Additional Events Offered during the Weekend:

  • April 30, 2016: The Iron Mt Du (on road)  2mi R/11mi B/2mi R (course Info here)

  • May 1, 2016:  The Rusty Iron 1500M Open water Swim

Register Here

Event ScheduleEntry Information and registration | LodgingAwards Info

Transitions & Parking l Contingency & Refunds

Event Schedule

XTERRA Gator Terra

Saturday - 4/30

7:00am - 8:30am Iron Mt Duathlon Packet Pick up
7:15am Transition Opens
8:30am Pre race Meeting
8:45am All Bikes in.  Transition Closes
9:00am Duathlon Start
11:00am Estimated Time for the Duathlon Awards
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration & Packet at Race site (Map of Race Site )

Sunday 5/1

Race Day - XTERRA Gator Terra

6:00am Packet Pick and On site Registration opens at Race Site  Race Site Location Map
6:15am Transition Area opens
8:00am Pre race briefing For Gator Terra
8:15am Transition Area Closes ( All bikes must be in transition  )
8:30am Race Start    Race Site Location Map
1:30pm Race awards - XTERRA ( approximate time - Based on field size and completion times)

Register Here

Course Information:

XTERRA Gator Terra Course Route Profile Interactive Map & GPS files
1500 meter swim
1 lap Course
Swim Course Map Here N/A
32K (19.5mi) MT Bike
1 lap Course
Bike Course Map Here
(revised 3.27.16)
Bike course Profile
Garmin Connect Data
MT Bike Start Leg MTB Start Leg map here MTB Start Leg Profile
10K (6.1mi) Run
2 Lap Course
Run Course Map Here See Map My Ride Data
Garmin Connect Data

Map My Ride Data

DeGray Lake: rated as one of the cleanest fresh water lakes in America.
The race begins with an in water start. The Entry and Finish area is located at the base of a large boat ramp.
Historically the water temp in early May is in the low to mid 60's. If water temp is below 78F wet suit will be allowed.

One aid station will be on the XTERRA Gator Terra Bike course.  This will be a self serve station that you will be able to access this station miles 8 & 13.  We will place Water and Gator at this location.  If you wish you can place a special need bag here. 

The First 3000 feet of the Bike course will be a combination of Pavement and Forest Road.  This will allow racers to sort themselves out a little prior to the single track. 

Aid Stations on the run course are roughly 1 - 1.5 mile apart.  It is suggest that all racers carry water / Nutrition with them during the run. 

The Mt Bike course was designed by Mt Bikers and was built by Progressive Trail Designs.  The premier trail builder in the United States.

Run Course is a combination of Forest roads, meadows, creeks, single track, rocks, pavement and what ever else we can figure out to throw at ya..... It has roughly 250 ft of climbing per lap.

Off road Tri's as we all know are a Blast!  So...  Have a blast,  do it.

Off Rod Tri Course Cut off Times:


Close time

1500 Meter Swim

1 hour 5 minutes from the send off of the final wave

Completion of Mt Bike Course


Completion of run lap 1


Course Info:  On Road Duathlon - April 30, 2016

2 Mile On road run Course Map Here The same run course will be used for both the first and 2nd runs.

11.4 Mile Bike (on road): Map
Good Fast Pavement Course Map Here
Uses Skyline Drive.  From Spillway to the top of Iron Mt and Back. - Straight out and back course.

Entry Info:

Register Here

2016 Athlete Event Guide  Revised 4.18.

Race Name
Before Midnight
Jan 31, 2016
2/1 Through midnight 4/17 4/18 -4/29
Before 5PM

4/30 - 5/1

XTERRA Gator Terra Individuals -  USAT National Championship  5/1/16
Field Max 300
$105 - Cash
$110-CC or Debit
Iron Mt 1.5K open water swim $25 $25 $30 $35-Cash
$37-cc or Debit
Register Here for these Events
Before Midnight
Jan 31, 2016
2/1 Through midnight 4/17 4/18 -4/29
Before 7PM
Iron Mt Duathlon
4/30/15  - On-Road DU
$75 - Cash
$79 - CC or Debit

  • USA Triathlon Membership Required for Triathlons (annual or one day)
  • Field Cut-off is 300 individuals for XTERRA Gator Terra
  • Feild Cut off is 300 individuals for the Iron Mt Duathlon
  • Photo ID required at time of packet pick up.
  • NO REFUNDS for these events
    There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather, management reserves
    the right to alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In the case of a " Natural Disaster"
    Local Incident/Terrorist Act, there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must except
    any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complementary race entry to a future race.
    All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing,
    and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all.
    Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.
    Management further reserves the right to reject or accept any race entry.

Race Entry Confirmation Updates

Your canceled check, or your confirmation email if you register online, will serve as confirmation of race entry
and acceptance.  The race entry list serves as additional confirmation of your registration. Further information
will be made available on the event website, and will be sent to you via email. In order to receive the most
current event information with a minimum of delay, please update your registration if your email address changes.
We will not share or sell your email address with anyone for any reason, unless it's unavoidably necessary in
order to ensure you are able to participate in the event.

USAT Sanctioned Event

This is a USAT sanctioned event. An annual USAT membership OR the purchase of a one-day event permit per individual  or per team member is mandatory for all events.
USAT membership forms will be available at race registration. All USAT rules will apply.


Events Updates:

Event updates will be sent out via email to registered participants during the weeks prior to the event.

Eligibility for the races:

For the USAT National Off Road Championship Triathlon:

  • All individual competitors must be at least 17 years old by 12/31/16.
  • This event is open to all that wish to compete and meet the age requirements.

For the Iron Mt Duathlon and Open Water Swim:
  • The Iron Mt Duathlon and  Open Water Swim are Open to all who are 12 years old  by 12/31/16


XTERRA Gator Terra Awards

Non Championship Event Awards

USAT National Championship Awards

Male / Female overall - 3 deep
Male / Female Masters (40+) 1 deep
Male / Female Grandmaster (55+) 1 deep

Male / Female Age Groups (3 deep)

Starting with 17-19.  Then 5 year age groups from 20-24 through 80-84

PC Open - 3 deep
USAT National Championship and World's qualification info;  This link will take you to the USAT website and provide you with the break down of National Championship Awards, and Team USA qualification info for Worlds USAT National Championship info here


Iron Mt Duathlon Awards

Male / Female overall - 3 deep                          5 year Age Group Male/Female - 3 deep
Male / Female Masters (40+) 1 deep                  Clydes' / Athena / PC - 3 deep each
Male / Female Grandmaster (50+) 1 deep            Relay Teams (Male/Female/coed) 3 deep
Rusty Iron 1500 Meter Open water Swim
Male / Female overall - 1 deep      
Age Group Male/Female - 3 deep  (12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)



Iron Mtn. Marina Lodge
134 Iron Mountain Marina Dr.
Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923

Condos on the shore of
Degray Lake.

This location is adjacent to
Iron Mt Trail System

For reservations call:
(870) 246-4310 in state
(800) 243-3396 out of state
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DeGray Lake Resort
2027 State Park Entrance Rd
Bismarck, AR 71929

Call 501 865 5853 

Use the code:  DLT Special Rate"  for 20% discount

Econo Lodge
Use Code "DLT 2016" for Special Rates
I-30 & Hwy 7
150 Valley St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Phone: 870-230-1506

View a full listing and book our hotel Here:

Hotel Listing and booking Link


Iron Mountain Campground

69 campsites:
electricity at each site, sanitary waste disposal station, showers, flush toilets, swim beach and boat launch. Each area has designated tent only sites, designated RV only sites and designated RV/tent combination sites.
[Website Information]

Arkadelphia Campground
Located 4 miles away
(870) 246-4922

Each Competitor entered in the Race will receive:

  • A premium course
  • well stocked aid stations
  • Swim Cap (XTERRA ONLY)
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • Post event Awards
  • Post race Chow
  • More as we finial the offerings.

Power Bar

Paul Mitchell

Triathlon and Compression Gear

GatorAde logo XTERRA Wetsuits Arkansas Cycling and Fitness

Champion System