The XTERRA Four Corners swim is 1 mile, composed of two half mile laps and a short beach run between laps. Start/Finish and Transition Area are all on the EAST side of Farmington Lake.
Water temperatures can be anywhere from the mid 50’s to the low 70’s. Wetsuits are strongly recommended and will be required if the temperature is 57 degrees or lower. Lake temperatures in 2012 ranged from 68-70. Neoprene skull caps would be a good idea. Wetsuits will not be allowed if the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees, which is unlikely. The Race Director will make a decision on whether or not wet suits will be required on race day.
Notice: Swimming in Farmington Lake is prohibited. Violation of this City of Farmington Ordinance carries heavy fines and jeopardizes the XTERRA use permit. The lake is patrolled on a regular basis, participants that violate this City of Farmington Ordinance can face expulsion from the triathlon in addition to the fines. The XTERRA Four Corners Off Road Triathlon use permit begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1.
The 17 mile bicycle course begins from the Transition Area, heading north and then west of the transition area. Course includes uphill double track for approximately 3 miles, 12 miles of rolling, fast, single track from the Road Apple Rally course. There will be one hydration station placed along the bike course, participants are encouraged to pack water. CPSC helmets are required and must be worn on the course and at all times that you are on your bike this includes while you are in transition and prep areas prior to and after the race.
The run is 5 miles loops around Farmington Lake. The course travels through sandy washes, over large tabletop formations (flattop hills) and swings along the side of the lake. Hydration stations will be placed along the run course, no greater than 1 mile apart.
Note: A special effort to mark the entire course with tape, signs and chalk lines will be made. Ultimately, participants are responsible for knowing the course. Course markings will be checked race day morning prior to the start of the race. Race Director and Course Coordinators can be contacted prior to the triathlon with questions. If you are interested in a course pre-ride / pre-run please notify RD so one can be arranged.