XTERRA SKYHIGH competitors earn points at Grafton and across the US in an attempt to qualify, head west to the XTERRA National and World Championships and return home with medals to show off and stories of their adventures to share!

Athletes come to upstate New York from all over the USA and Canada to compete in the annual USAT sanctioned XTERRA Points Series Event.  Join in the fun in 2015!


Xterra Boards

Saturday, July 16, 2016
7:00 am START
Swim 1000m, Bike 20K, Run 6K
Grafton Lakes State Park

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at the Beach

FRIDAY, JULY 15 from 2-6PM
SATURDAY, JULY 16,  5-6:30am

Bring your current USAT
membership card and ID, or purchase a one-day license ($15) or annual membership ($50) at packet pick-up.  Cash, credit, or check accepted.

Volunteers are needed to keep our race safe!  If you arrive at the park with a volunteer in your vehicle, park entry is free.  Without a volunteer, the park will charge you an $8 entry fee.
Volunteers receive a shirt and food.

Athlete Meeting at approximately 6:45am.  Transition open from 5-6:30am.

Detailed Swim Course Map 

Course Description

The 2015 course will challenge everyone, novice and expert alike.  It begins with a run to the water for a two-lap, 1K lake swim.  The mountain bike course has a nice mix of technical and fast sections and is truly a course for everyone.  The famous trail run will be the same with a grueling climb up Fire Tower Road, finishing at the beach where the SKYHIGH Crew will be waiting and cheering.

Course Map
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I train on the race course?
Yes, maps are available at the park office or you may print them yourself.
Can we wear wetsuits during the swim?
Wetsuits are allowed if the water is at or below 72 degrees.  They are not allowed if the water is over 72 degrees.
What will the water temperature be?
We expect the water temperature to be approximately 70 degrees.
Is the swim a mass start?
We will always try to make the swim a mass start, but safety will prevail.
What kind of bike do I need?
A mountain bike with knobby tires.  No cyclocross bikes allowed.
Can I use aerobar extensions?
What will be available at the aid stations?
Gatorade and water will be available on the course.  There will also be energy gel on course.
Will relays be allowed?
Yes, 2 and 3-member teams are allowed, but do not receive points toward XTERRA Nationals.

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