Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm going to XTERRA Nationals in Tahoe!!!!

The letter has arrived! Would it be silly to print it out on pretty paper and frame it? Eh, who cares...I'll do it anyway. ;)

Dear XTERRA Competitor:

Congratulations! It’s my pleasure to invite you to compete in the 8th annual XTERRA USA National Championship race in Lake Tahoe on October 5, 2008.

As a leading regional points scorer, you have earned a slot at this prestigious event, where the title of National Champion in your age group will be up for grabs. The field is limited to those racers, like yourself, who have qualified in the eight XTERRA regions throughout the country.
Not only will every multisport and tri magazine be there to cover the event, but a full one hour television show will be taped as well.

Combine a real chance for a National Championship with an epic course on the Tahoe Rim and Flume trails plus television coverage and a couple of wonderful parties and dinners, and you have a weekend you can’t miss.

To register online please use your exclusive PIN code (below) and follow the registration link.
We need to hear from you by the deadline listed above. If you decline the invitation, we will roll your slot to the next, most qualified athlete. If we don’t hear from you by the above deadline we will assume you are not competing and roll your slot.

Remember only invited athletes can compete in the Championship race. If you have a friend who wants to race, we have XTERRA Nevada a non-qualifiers event on Saturday this is open to everyone.

Dave Nicholas
Managing Director, XTERRA

XTERRA USA National Championship

Date: Saturday 23 August, 2008 : 06:23 AM

I'm still in the points lead for W30-34 in SW, and Liane is in 2nd in W35-39. So we are all set to go! I have our place all booked up in Tahoe.

I'm just hoping to survive this course and not be an embarassment to the Southwest region. Because it's the national championship, the course is much longer with a 1500 meter swim, 32 K bike, and 10K run. But it's the Flume Trail and all sorts of other cool stuff. So hey, if I suck at least I'm on awesome trails with a beautiful view.