Helena Karaskova and Bradley Weiss win XTERRA Poland13. August 2018
XTERRA European Championship Saturday in Zittau17. August 2018
- First, the bad news:
All competitions for Saturday (XTERRA, O-SEE Classic, O-SEE Team, O-SEE Reduced) are fully booked. Places can only be reallocated on site by cancellation. The odds are slim. We therefore advise against a long journey if there is no safe starting place confirmation.
- Now the good news:
Starting places for the Sunday competitions of the O-SEE X’Kids and O-SEE Light are still available, a limited number of entries are still possible from Friday to Sunday. However, no guarantee is given.
Otherwise everything is going according to plan 🙂
The valid schedules and information about the supporting program Friday/Saturday/Sunday can be found here
The map of the competition area and the festival ground area with all important information (parking, info point, registration tent, check-in, gastronomy etc.) can be found here.
- weather forecast from 17-19. August
Midsummer weather with temperatures up to 28 °C is predicted. Chance of precipitation is low.
- access and parking possibilities
Access only via the Äußere Weberstraße to the Olbersdorfer See leisure oasis.
A sufficient number of parking spaces are available there. These are subject to a charge. (daily fee). Access via the Südstraße Olbersdorf is not possible, it is closed.
- competition instructions
2 Dates: Friday: 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. The briefing for elite athletes and agegroupers will take place together. For elite starters there are additional contacts for special questions.
- water temperature and quality
The quality of the water is without complaint. Another water sample was tested in the laboratory.
The water temperature is always higher than 22°C. It can be assumed that a neoprene ban will be imposed.
Due to the prolonged drought, the district administration has imposed a general ban on the abstraction of water from lakes and rivers. Therefore there will be no bike wash in 2018! Washing bikes in the O-SEE is strictly forbidden. Failure to do so will result in subsequent disqualification.
It is requested that the times for check-in to the transition zone shown in the Race Schedule are strictly adhered to. From 11.30 a.m. access to the transition zone is no longer possible.
Bathing caps are handed out at the swimming start.
- MTB routes
There is an increased risk of forest fires. We ask for consideration.
The MTB tracks are completely dried out, the risk of slipping and rolling on loose, sandy ground is high. Old ruts are hard and sometimes dangerous to drive.
Slight changes to 2017 on all routes.
Please take enough liquid with you.
Please do not throw away empty gel packs etc. on the way. We’re watching …
- running tracks
Attention: This year there are completely new running tracks (XTERRA, Classic and Team 2 laps of 5 km each)
Catering and refreshments are provided every 2-2.5 km.
- finish and award ceremony
Sufficient food will be provided in the finish area.
Massage facilities and medical care are available at the finish line.
Award ceremonies according to Race Schedule from 4 pm for the O-SEE categories, from 6 pm for the XTERRA category.
- After Race O-SEE Open Air
“Warmly” recommended. Is always a highlight with the wonderful flair at the lake under the huge sun sail, with the weather anyway. JENIX and several DJ´s provide party feeling. Admission free.
- Opening O-SEE Challenge/XTERRA Germany
The opening will take place on Friday 8 pm after the Pasta Party in the presence of the Shimarren, Faris al Sultan – Ironman legend and winner Hawaii 2005. At the opening ceremony, the TopTen athletes of the XTERRA European Tour will be presented, who will compete at the XTERRA EM. The Rookies 2018 will also be presented, framed by show and live music.