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Exterra Triathalon at Calooshatchee Regional Park

By Staff | May 13, 2009

The EXTERRA Triathlon will be held at Caloosahatchee Regional Park on Sunday, June 21, from 6 a.m. – noon. The event will consist of: Swim: 0.5 miles, Mountain Bike: 13 miles, Trail Run: 4 miles. Or you can pick option two: 1 mile run, 13 mile bike and 4 mile run (run/bike/run).
The bike and run course will take athletes through the shadows of moss-laden river oak hammocks, along the banks of the Caloosahatchee, under canopies of sabal palms and past acres of saw palmettos. Enjoy the views on the south side because after crossing North River Road (CR 78), the trail narrows to a single path, the meanders become hairpins with plenty of roots and ruts begging for attention, with a few overhanging head knockers that can get your attention. (This writer will attest to the ankle grabbing ability of the roots if you let your attention stray!). The trails are not technically difficult; there are some steep cuts up and down the berms that do require your attention. Roots and ruts are numerous. The trail is mostly packed dirt or shell, some soft sand and a few rocky spots.
The swim will take place in the Caloosahatchee River. The route will be in the shape of a large triangle. Swimmers will start and finish on the dock area, swimming in counter-clockwise 2 loop triangle.
Race start time is 8 a.m.
Register early at www.tntraces.com Guarantee yourself a spot in the race. The race is limited to the first 200 racers.