Heart Healthy: XTERRA Not for the Faint of Heart

My Thursday blogs are all about being Heart Healthy. When the New Year rolled around, I’m sure many of us made a resolution to get fit – to make a change. So let’s do it.

Jill M. Rohrbach
This Saturday, June 12 is the 5th annual XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run at Lake Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs. The race consists of a 0.5-mile swim, 13-mile mountain bike race, and 5-mile trail run. The man and the woman with the best combined times for the three events will be crowned the XTERRA – Arkansas Triple Crown Champions.

XTERRA Eureka Springs is part of the XTERRA America Tour. According to race director Nick Cross, out of more than 60 races on the XTERRA America Tour last year, XTERRA Eureka Springs was ranked second overall by racers who participated in a post-race survey.

You can get a taste of the off-road experience without commitment to the full triathlon in the 4.1-mile Trail run the morning before the start of the Off-Road Triathlon. If you’re not racing, you can watch for free. Racers pass through the central transition area several times throughout the day. Plus, there will be live music by Cletus Got Shot in the afternoon.

For additional information call Cross at 479-244-5775.

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