2015 XTERRA Tsali

Date:  Sunday May 31s
Tsali Recreational Area - Bryson City, North Carolina
Located on National Forest Lands.
Gone Riding, Corp is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.  Gone Riding, Corp operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Nantahala National Forest.  
Swim * Run * Bike

 Free T-shirts for the first 100 entries!


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USAT membership required, one day memberships are available onsite for $12.
  • Races start: 8am
    Awards Presentation: approx 11:30 am
    Awards available for the following groups:
    Men 15-29 / Men 30-34 / Men 35-39 / Men 40-44  / Men 45-49/ Men 50-59 / Men 60+
    Women 15-29 / Women 30-34 / Women 35-39 / Women 40-49 / Women 50-99 / Physcially Challenged.
    Pre-entry deadline of 10pm Eastern time on Friday before event = $50 Individual 
    Registration & pickup:
    Saturyday from 3pm to 5pm at TBA
    Sunday from 7am to 8am at the race site


    USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
  • Water temperature will be tested on race morning.

Held on the famous Tsali trail system near Bryson City in Western NC.  This park is a perfect venue for an off-road Triathlon as it has some of the areas best lakes, a fun and fast trail system and a quiet comfortable setting. 

35degrees 24' 22" North - 83degrees 35' 04" West
The ½ mile lake swim will start off the event as athletes will begin on East shore and swim out to a point in the lake marked with buoys and then back to the beach.  After exiting the water the racers will face a short run to the transition area to begin the 5 mile run course on the "right loop alternate" trail.  The mountain bike leg, which consists of a 10 mile loop will take the riders around the popular “left loop” to the finish in the Transistion area. Trail maintance and parking volunteers thanks to Nantahala Area Sorba.






When making your arrangements don't forget WILDWATER RAFTING just down the road from the Tsali Trails.  WILDWATER RAFTING is offering 15% off all Rafting/Zip Line Tours/Yurt Lodging

during the Tsali Xterra weekend!

     alt WILDWATER RAFTING YURTS: (800) 451-9972 for Reservations.  The code for discounts including lodging as well as activities (Rafting/Zip Line Tours) is "biketsali".  All your participants need to do is mention this code at reservation time and all reservations should be made in advance.  They can be made online at our website or by phone at 1-800-451-9972.