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Sunday, June 3, 2007 -- Oak Hill, WV / ACE Adventure Center
7th Annual XTERRA ACE Big Canyon Triathlon (iPO Event Id#: 10107)

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Ready for ACE XTERRA?
ACE Adventure Center and the New River Gorge National River host the XTERRA American Tour!

The Race Course: Nestled in the heart of Southern West Virginia, combines unmatched scenery with a rugged course that is sure to challenge the most diehard multi-sport athlete. The trek begins upstream of the historic town of Thurmond where the racers will swim 1.5 miles in the ancient New River, including a small class 1 rapid. At the old site of the once famous Dun Glen Hotel, the competitors will begin a 1,000 foot climb out of the Gorge. The seven to eight mile run meanders over single-track trails and forest service roads passing through and around abandoned coalmines and tiny towns that once lined the river. The brave souls will then hop on a mountain bike and travel 11 miles on some of the most technical and scenic single-track trails in the east. This is truly-off-the-beaten-path racing at its finest!

Enjoy ACE: The racers and their families and friends can take advantage of other activities in and around the New River Gorge. Whitewater rafting, mountain climbing and repelling, horseback riding, and kayak lessons with ACA certified instructors are just a few of the adventures offered by ACE, West Virginia's premier outfitter. We also have a full-service dining lodge and the Lost Paddle Lounge. ACE, as always, offers FREE camping to racers.

If you would rather stay in more comfy lodging, chalets and cabins are also available (be sure to reserve these early!). We welcome all who are brave enough to challenge the "Grand Canyon of the East" in this hard-core edition to the XTERRA American Tour. Good Luck!

WETSUITS: Please note for age group athletes, wetsuits will be permitted if the water temperature is 72 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. If the water temperature is higher than 72 degrees, wetsuits are forbidden. Average expected temperature of the New River is 71 degrees at this time of year.

Start Date: 2007-06-03     Start Time: 9:00am
Event Name: 7th Annual XTERRA ACE Big Canyon Triathlon
Location(s): Oak Hill, WV 25901
ACE Adventure Center
Event Type(s): Multi
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): ACE Adventure Resort
   Phone: 800-787-3982 Toll Free
Comments: New River Gorge, WV
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