Race information

REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION PACKAGE

Participants of all race series must register at the race office on Ameland by presenting a valid proof of identity and triathlon license. With the registration you will receive the participation package with: Run bib number, MTB bib number, Swimming cap, Wristband, Helmet sticker,Transition Bag and a Transponder for time registration.

  • Wear the Run bib number only during run part of the race and attach it to the front of the shirt. Prepare the Run bib number in change Transition zone T2.
  • Attach the MTB bib number on the front of the mountain bike handlebar.
  • Wear the swimming cap visibly during the swimming part.
  • Wear the Transponder with included strap visibly attached to the ankle.
  • Use the  wristband to get access to the participants zone. The wristband is also the ticket for the finish meal for participants of XTERRA NETHERLANDS FULL.
  • Attach the Number sticker on the left side of the helmet.
  • Transition Bag is for use in Transition zone T1. Yellow bag for participants of XTERRA NETHERLANDS SPRINT & SPRINT RELAY and blue bag for participants of XTERRA NETHERLANDS FULL RACE and RELAY.

In the Transition zone T1 at the port you can check in on the day of the competition from the stated time. Your bike and helmet are checked here. You have to prepare the running gear yourself at Transition zone T2 at the changing and finishing location in the Vleijen (XTERRA NETHERLANDS VILLAGE).

Boat ticket

Every participant, with the exception of persons with an address on Ameland, will receive a boat ticket for passenger transport and MTB transport on the ferry operated by Wagenborg Passagiersdiensten.

The ticket is valid until September 20, 2020 for the crossing from Holwerd (including the days before the 15th).

The boat ticket will be sent on 10 September to the specified address of participants who have registered before 1 September, excluding those with an address on Ameland.

Each team of XTERRA NETHERLANDS RELAY and SPRINT RELAY receive one boat ticket. Other team members must arrange boat tickets themselves.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

The information for the participants will be sent via the newsletter one week before the event to the email addresses provided.

Start location

The ELITE start is on the water’s edge of the port of Nes.

All other race series start on the road near the start arch. These participants first walk about 60 meters after the starting shot before they enter the water.

Check the location map XTERRA NETHERLANDS

Start series

XTERRA NETHERLANDS is held on Saturday 19 September 2020, and has the following races:

XTERRA NETHERLANDS (PRO / AGEGROUP) – from 18 years (2002)

  • 1500 meters Swimming – 37 km Mountain biking – 12 km Run
    Maximum 400 participants

XTERRA RELAY – from 16 year (2004)

  • 1500 meters Swimming – 37 km Mountain biking – 12 km Run
    Maximum 35 teams (duo / trio)

XTERRA SPRINT – from 14 years (2006)

  • 500 meters Swimming – 17 km Mountain biking – 6 km Run
    Maximum 300 participants

XTERRA SPRINT RELAY – from 14 years (2006)

  • 500 meters Swimming – 17 kilometers Mountain biking – 6 kilometers Run
    Maximum 35 teams (duo / trio)

Participants swim in the Wadden Sea, cycle and walk through the dunes, the forest and across the beach.

Regulations

All race will be held under the auspices and rules of the Dutch Triathlon Association.

  • Article 19 of the competition rules contains specific matters concerning the cross triathlon.
  • On Ameland it is mandatory to wear a swimming cap issued by the organization.
  • Since 2015, the ITU regulations state: “Draft legal events: Drafting is forbidden of a different gender athlete.”
  • Aero bars are not allowed (see rules ITU art. 19.4 f,g, h and i).
  • Bar ends are allowed only on the ends of the te handlebar.
  • So-called beach steering handlebars are not permitted during XTERRA NETHERLANDS.

View the Dutch Triathlon Association Competition regulations.

Relay

After each part of the Relay each team member hands over the transponder to the next athlete in Transition zone T1 and T2. This must be done in the UNIVE Transition Box.

In T1 the transition box is at the entrance. Swimmer hand over the transponder to the cyclist. In T2, the transition box is at the exit, at the start of the run. Cyclist first puts the MTB in the right place and walks to the exit where the transponder is transferred to the next team member.

Price Scheme

Transition bags

Each participant will receive in the participation package a Transition bag presented by Nes Cafe Ameland for use in Transition zone T1.

The participants are obliged to put all their belongings in the designated numbered bag after swimming and to place it after their change on their designated place in the transition zone. All other items are removed from the transition zone.

After the change, the bags are collected by the organization and brought to Transition zone T2 and placed under the corresponding number.

PARTICIPATION LIMITS AND SERIES

A maximum of 700 individual athletes can participate (XTERRA NETHERLANDS: 400 and SPRINT: 300). The maximum number of teams (RELAY and RELAY SPRINT) is set at 100.

Deadlines

SWIMMING

All participants XTERRA NETHERLANDS SPRINT must finish before 10:50 am.
All participants XTERRA NETHERLANDS and RELAY must finish before 13:20 pm.

CYCLING

All participants of XTERRA NETHERLANDS SPRINT must finish before 12:30 am.
All participants XTERRA NETHERLANDS FULL RACE and RELAY must finish before 3:50 pm.

RUNNING

All participants of XTERRA NETHERLANDS SPRINT must finish before 13:30 pm. At 13:30 pm the course and finish for XTERRA NETHERLANDS SPRINT participants will be closed and the posts will be abandoned.

All participants XTERRA NETHERLANDS FULL RACE and RELAY must finish before 5:30 pm. At 5:30 pm the course and the finish for participants XTERRA NETHERLANDS and RELAY will be closed and the posts will be abandoned.

If the relevant times are exceeded, you are requested to stop the competition. This is in connection with your own safety, the course will no longer be fully monitored from the aforementioned times.

Time registration

XTERRA NETHERLANDS uses Racetimer / Chronotrack timekeeping system to record swimming, cycling and running times.

Every participant is obliged to visibly wear the (rental) transponder on the ankle, not under the wet suit. Required ankle straps are supplied with the transponder.
The (rental) transponder for time registration will be issued when the participation package is collected from the competition secretariat.

The transponder must be returned to the organization after the finish. If the transponder is lost or not returned, an amount of € 50.00 will be collected.

View the location map XTERRA NETHERLANDS

Transition zones

Participants have access to the Transition zone T1 and Transition zone T2 by showing their starting number and participation band. Take into account other participants within the Transition zone who are (still) busy with their competition.

Follow the instructions of the volunteers and jury.

The use of the Transition bag in Transition zone T1 is mandatory. The bag is transported to Transition zone T2 by the organization.

You can place the walking gear in Transition zone T2. Don’t forget to place your starting number here. Use of a (plastic) crate is permitted.

Bags and / or other obstacles will be removed from the Transition zone.

XTERRA NETHERLANDS 2019: Transition zone T1
Transition zone T1
XTERRA NETHERLANDS 2019: Transition zone T2
Transition zone T2

Course Signs

The MTB trails are marked with blue arrows and the running trails with red arrows.

Op splitsingen en/of kruisingen staan grote XTERRA-aanduiding borden.

 

XTERRA NETHERLANDS 2019: Course SignsXTERRA NETHERLANDS 2019: Course Sign Run

Refreshment Stations

XTERRA FULL

MTB
KM 3:   Water + RedBull energy + SportGelDrink + Energy bar + fruits
KM 20: Water + Isodrink

RUN
KM 0:    Water + RedBull energy + SportGelDrink + Energy bar + fruits
KM 2.5: Water + Isodrink
KM 5:    Water + RedBull energy + SportGelDrink + Energy bar + fruits
KM 7.5: Water + Isodrink        

XTERRA SPRINT

MTB
KM 3:    Water + RedBull energy + fruits

RUN
KM 0:    Water + RedBull energy + SportGelDrink + Energy bar + fruits
KM 2.5: Water + Isodrink

Wetsuit 

While swimming, a wetsuit is mandatory at a sea temperature of 16C or less. We recommend that you always swim with a wetsuit during the XTERRA NETHERLANDS due to the new and often unpredictable circumstances in the Wadden Sea.

 

Tips from Joep

Read the tips from Joep (PDF) on how you can prepare your bike for the race and taking care of your bike after the race.

Badge for loyal participants – bronze, silver and gold

Since the try-out in 2002, the Cross Triathlon on Ameland has welcomed more and more participants. Sporteiland has a special badge for loyal participants.

Participants who, regardless of the part, have finished five times will receive a bronze badge with the swimming logo. Participants who have finished eight times will receive a badge with a silver bicycle logo and participants who have finished 10 times will receive a badge with a golden running logo.

Participants who meet the criteria can inform us by sending an email stating their name, participation years and starting series. We have the badge ready at the information desk / competition secretary during registration.

Location map

Click on a marker for more information.

View the track signs