XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon

XTERRA Championships

XTERRA Regional Champions will earn a qualifying spot into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui.  

Here’s what you need to know…
XTERRA Deuces Wild is in the West Region.  If you live in AZ, CA, HI or NV, you are in the West Region and this race is IN YOUR REGION.

How old will you be on December 31, 2018?  The answer determines your age group.  If you’ll be 45-years-old on December 31 (even if you’re 44 on race day) you’ll be competing in the 45-49 division all year.  To win your region you have to score more points than any other athlete from the (Name of your Region) in the 45-49 age group.

How to score: 
- You score points by finishing in the top 15 in your age group
- You can do as many races as you want and count in your total. 
- You must compete in at least one (1) race in your region.
- You must compete in at least two (2) total races . 

- Some races earn you more points, so refer to the rules linked below to see where you can score the most points!

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XTERRA SWIM COURSE - 800m (Cut-off time 7:45am )

Expected water temperature for the race is between 58 & 65 degrees.  Wetsuits are highly encouraged. We do abide by the USAT rules for wetsuit usage, which allows wetsuits to be used in water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees Farenheit. Between 78 and 84 degrees, wetsuits may be used, but participants will not be eligible for age group awards. Elites and Pros may only wear wetsuits in water temperatures up to and including 68 degrees. 

The swim will be a triangular course (see map below).  Athletes will begin the race in the water or on the boat ramp depending on the water level on race day.  Wave information including swim start times can be found on our schedule. Once the swim begins, swimmers will proceed from the channel, veering right to the first large buoy. The course will be run in a counter-clockwise direction.  Once you hit the first large buoy, turn left and swim to the second large buoy. Remember to keep all buoys on your left.  At the second large buoy, turn left again and head for the finish.  You do not need to round any buoys as you come back into the channel - just make the turn and head to the boat ramp and swim finish.  For those athletes that would like help in removing their wetsuits, volunteers will be available for support.  A designated area will be marked for this purpose.

MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE - 24km (Cut-off time 10:30am)

2018 Forest Cloure Alternate XTERRA Bike Course Route

Due to the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest being closed for fire danger we are implementing our alternate course for 2018.  If you have done our race in the past there will be many familiar parts of the course and with the new two-loop format is now extremely spectator friendly.  The two loops will have a combined 800 feet of climbing and will be the same distance as the original course.  

TRAIL RUN COURSE - 8km Trail Run (Cut-off time 12pm)

2018 Forest Cloure Alternate XTERRA Bike Course Route

Due to the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest being closed for fire danger we are implementing our alternate course for 2018. The Trail Run portion of the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon offers athletes a mix of hills and flat terrain.  The run course leaves transition and makes its way to the famous green water tower.  From there a steep decent followed by a challenging ascet will eventually bring you to the dirt trail around Fool Hollow Lake.  After the flat out and back, you will make your way up to the finish chute bringing your race to a close.


There will be several aid stations on both the bike course and run course. At all aid stations for the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon, both water and Gatorade will be available. The following is a list of aid stations and their approximate locations for the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon.  Refer to the maps for general locations of the aid stations.

  • Transition Area
  • Mountain Bike Course - Mile 6.5
  • Trail Run Course - Mile 1
  • Trail Run Course - Mile 2
  • Trail Run Course - Mile 3
  • Trail Run Course - Mile 4

XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon
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The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival includes 10 events: Long Course (DeuceMan) Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, XTERRA Triathlon,Youth Triathlon, AquaBike (swim/bike), Half Marathon Run, 10k Run, 5k Run, 32k Trail Run and 8k Trail Run - it truly is a family event! The White Mountains offer a cool reprieve from the hotter temperatures experienced in other parts of Arizona, and showcase some breathtaking scenery throughout the courses. Need more reasons to come race with us? 100% of proceeds from the events go to charity, and we are also a green event! All races will be sanctioned by USAT and are made possible with the cooperation of Arizona State Parks, AZ Game & Fish, the City of Show Low, the US Forest Service and ADOT. The event is conducted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.