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Previewing the XTERRA East Championship

The fourteenth race goes June 10.

Last year the Luck Stone Corporation, XTERRA’s destination partner in Richmond, Virginia, went all out to enhance the racer and fan experience at the XTERRA East Championship by setting up trainer bikes in front of big TV screens showing real Richmond XTERRA course footage, hand crafting the most incredible trophies made of Stone we’ve ever seen, providing nearly all the volunteers for the event, expanding on the XTERRA Kids Zone so little one’s had fun stuff to do all day long, bringing down their Loader Simulator that they train associates working in a quarry pit so fans could get a taste of the experience, and raising a bunch of money for The Friends of James River Park – an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide an ongoing source of citizen support for the 550-acre James River Park System.

This year, they are doing all that and more, including an athlete-tracker for the pro race that will allow friends, family, and fans to follow their favorites all over the course during the morning pro race. They’ve also dedicated a section of their Lucktone.com website to the event at complete with elite profiles, Richmond area info, maps, schedule, and more.  Join us in celebrating the contributions Luck Stone has made by twittering about your experience this year using the hashtag #xterraRVA.

The schedule of events has also been updated so that the pro race will kick off at 8am on Sunday in a pro-only start, with age groupers staring at 9:30am and the Sprint race heading out at 10:30am.

Experience the original. This will be the 14th year for XTERRA in Richmond, and the River City is widely regarded as the sport’s finest urban adventure. Saturday, June 9 events include the XTERRA Fugitive 10k trail run, the XTERRA Richmond half-marathon trail run, free kids races, free clinics taught by pro athletes, and the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon to raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Sunday, it gets serious with two off-road triathlons – a half-distance XTERRA Sprint race and the XTERRA East Championship.