Tuesday, June 26, 2012

North Carolina Series set to start 2012 season on July 14

Three races on 2012 schedule; open to all runners 

June 2012 – Summer is in full swing, which means it is time for the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series to get up and running again. 

After successful seasons in 2010 and 2011, the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series is back with three summer races on the 2012 calendar. 

“I think there’s a lot of potential in North Carolina,” series director Tim Schroer said. “There are some beautiful trail systems there and some really fast runners. We’ve been building this series the last two years and the word is spreading so we’re hoping to be bigger and better.” 

The 2012 North Carolina schedule will feature three races at three different locations (see schedule below). Each race will offer two separate courses – a “long” course and a shorter option. Therefore, runners of all ages and skill levels can participate. 

The first race in the series will be the XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run, which is scheduled for July 14 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. That race has gained popularity because of the challenging trails and unique scenery – part of the trail traverses along the whitewater rapids that are used for training by Olympic kayakers. 

The other two races in the North Carolina Series are scheduled for July 28 at Beech Mountain, and September 1 at Davidson. It is worth noting that the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series is open to runners from all states. 

Medals and other prizes will be awarded to the top age-group finishers at each race. At the end of the series, the top overall runners in each respective age group will receive a free entry to represent North Carolina at the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, 
Utah, in September. 

North Carolina is one of 12 regions that are hosting an XTERRA Trail Run Series in 2012. The others are Alabama, Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Pacific Northwest, Pocono, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. 
To learn more about the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series, or to register for a race in the series, please visit www.dirtyspokes.com or www.xterratrailrun.com

2012 XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series 
July 14, 2012 –XTERRA Whitewater Trail Run (13K / 6K courses) at Charlotte, NC 
July 28, 2012 – XTERRA Beech Mountain Trail Run (15K / 5K courses) at Beech Mountain, NC 
September 1, 2012 – XTERRA Fisher Farm Trail Run (16K / 8K courses) at Davidson, NC 

Contact: Dayton Morinaga 
Phone: 808-754-2567 
E-mail: Dayton@xterraplanet.com

No comments:

Post a Comment