American Adventure Sports Greensburg, PA

XTERRA Appalachia Triathlon (8-3-14)


Registration Instructions: 

  • Fill out the form to the right by clicking the register now button or register through  Please do not use registration options. You only need to do one.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for your registration to be processed. You will receive a confirmation email with an attached reciept. 


Age Group $65.00
Relay Team $130.00
Colleigate $65.00
Hercules/Athena $65.00

Pricing will increase to $75 in August. Day of pricing will also be $75.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any race or event at all times.  There are no refunds due to severe weather, including hurricane, tornado, earthquake, any other natural weather effect.  This also includes flooding, forest fires or unseen occurrence that would deem the conduct of the race to be unsafe


Must Register by July 20th to receive a tshirt.

The XTERRA Appalachia is a sprint off-road triahlon held annually at Yellow Creek State Park in Penn Run, PA as part of the XTERRA Triathlon points series.

Race Info

  • Name: XTERRA Appalachia
  • Date:August 2, 2015
  • Location: Yellow Creek State Park, PA
  • National Qualifying Race: XTERRA Points Series
  • Race Registration: Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Day Use Beach Area at Yellow Creek.
  • Last Minute Registration and Packet Pickup: Sunday Aug. 3rd 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Pre-Race Ride:Course will be marked by 2:00 PM and there will be a guided ride at 4:00 PM
  • Transition Opens:6:00 AM
  • Pre-Race Briefing:8:30 AM at Registration Tent
  • Race Starts: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 9:00 AM
  • Race Ends: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 When all participants finish.
  • Distance: 800 meters (swim), 13 miles (mountain biking), 4 miles (trail running)
  • Disciplines: Swimming, mountain biking, trail running.
  • Categories: Male: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, and Clydesdale. Female: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+, and Athena. Challenged Athletes.
  • Included: Race shirts, awards, SWAG, pizza, awesome FREE raffle for all racers and volunteers
  • USAT Membership/ License: Racers who are members of USAT must provide proof of membership and membership number. Racers who are not USAT members may purchase a one-day license at packet pickup/registration. One-Day License are $12 for adults and $10 for anyone 17 and under. Racers may also purchase one-day licenses online but must provide proof of purchase at registration/packet pick up.

Additional Details


  • SWIM: 800 Meters. The average water temperature is 82°F. The swim will be marked with buoys and athletes will swim in a clock-wise direction, with the buoys on their right. Lifeguards and safty boats will be stationed at intervals along the swim in kayaks. For safety reasons, racers MUST pass through the head count chute before the start of the race and after the completion of the swim.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKE: 13 miles. The mountain bike course is a combination of fire roads, single track trail, and some park roads. Terrain is rolling and typical of western Pennsylvania. There is some challenging single track, a creek crossing, and some daring lung-busting climbs and bombing down hills. Technical difficulty is about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. The bike course will be marked with the BLUE XTERRA arrows.
  • TRAIL RUN: 5 miles. The trail run is almost entirely on single track trails, some of which are very technical. A good portion of the trail run will follow the Ridge Top Trail, located to the south of the beach parking areas. Terrain is rolling and typical of western Pennsylvania. The run course will be marked with the RED XTERRA arrows.
  • OTHER INFO: The location of the START/FINISH/TRANSITION will be announced before the race. There will be an aid station located here with water and Gatorade. Gatorade will provide product, including bike bottles full of Gatorade for the bike course. Additionally, there is plenty of parking, hot showers, a food concession, picnic tables, the beach, play grounds for small children, boat rentals, and pretty much anything that you could need for a day of family fun.
  • PRIZES:All registered competitors are eligible to win over $3,000 in prizes, including a new mountain bike sponsored by The winning male and female overall champion will receive an engraved SOG knife from American Adventure Sports.
  • FOOD: Two slices of pizza will be provided for each participant after the race. Extra pizza will be available for participants and families to purchase for $1 a slice.
  • LODGING OPTIONS: There are numerous hotels in the Indiana Area. Click HERE for a list lodging options.
  • WETSUITS: USAT Series Rules apply.

All Events Series will follow wetsuit guidelines set forth by USA Triathlon. 

  • 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.If the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower everyone will receive series scoring points.If the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees and you elect to wear a wetsuit, you will officially receive "0" points for that event. The event will count towards the minimum number of required events to become eligible for awards. If the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher, no one may wear wetsuits and everyone will receive series scoring points.


  • Any competitors unable to do the race who requests a refund in writing will receive their refund, minus a 15% processing fee, as long as they request is recieved at least 21 days prior to the scheduled race or event.
  • Within 21 days of any race, there are NO REFUNDS. Competitors requesting a refund within 21 days of the event will receive a full credit certificate, for the equal value, to any AAS race or event for the next 12 months.

FREE Kids Triathlon

At American Adventure Sports, we encourage children to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Bring your little triathlete to participate in a FREE triathlon and gain an invaluable sense of accomplishment. No training required; this triathlon is appropriate for children of all fitness levels.

The AAS Kids Triathlon starts at 10 AM. Race day registration only; please register by 9:30 AM.

All children will receive a free race shirt donated by Fast Times Screen printing and free pizza donated by Coy's Pizza. Additionally, all children are eligible for several prizes from the American Adventure Sports Retail Store and from our many partners. 

AGE GROUPS: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

AGES 5- TO 8-YEARS OLD: Swim: 100 yards
Bike: 1/4 mile
Run: 200 meters
AGES 9- TO 12-YEARS OLD: Swim: 200 yards
Bike: 1/2 mile
Run: 1/4 mile

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