Before competing in a triathlon, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice triathlon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
- $42 for one entry to the XTERRA Appalachia Triathlon (an $85 value)
On August 4th at 9 a.m., athletes embark on a three-stage quest of endurance, including an 800-meter swim, a 13-mile mountain bike ride with portions on single track trails and a four-mile run. Show up as early as 6 a.m. to start preparing and attend a complimentary pre-race ride the day before at 4 p.m. In addition to entry, participants recieve race shirts, pizza, and entry into a free raffle just for participating, with prizes such as a brand new mountain bike. Top competitors in the male and female division receive an engraved SOG knife from American Adventure Sports. Click here for full details on the race.
American Adventure Sports
Doug Crytzer holds the rare distinction of being a professional racer. When a local boy scout troop hired him to organize an adventure race for them, he discovered he loved producing races even more than running them. He founded American Adventure Sports in 1997 to indulge his new passion, while raising awareness of nature's beauty and efforts to preserve it.
Today, AAS, as Doug dubs it, organizes adventure races, triathlons, mountain bike races, and camping trips into American wildernesses across the country. The organization also has a brick and mortar store located in Pennsylvania, where staffers provide athletes with all the gear they need to compete in any of the events or go on an adventure of their own making.