Come join us July 4th at Kualoa Ranch for XTERRA Freedom Fest. Walk, run, swim, bike or TRI your way through epic movie sets, ocean views, single track, and amazing mountain views. We have something for the entire family! Even a FREE kids zone with fun runs, arts, crafts, and XTERRA temporary tattoos.
The XTERRA Freedom Fest is an annual racing event on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the beautiful Ka’aawa Valley. More than 1,000 athletes from around the globe will rally to raise money for charities. Their efforts will be rewarded with amazing views, BBQ, beer (free for responsible 21 +), and live music from local artists! Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Access Surf. The event is a partnership between XTERRA and Hawaii non-profit Camp Bennett. Camp Bennett’s mission is to empower the athlete within through education and hands on training from people who know athletes. The team offers nutrition, group classes, analysis, and online training. GET INVOLVED and RACE, VOLUNTEER, SPONSOR, or FUNDRAISE. Together we can make a difference in the community. More at XTERRAFREEDOMFEST.COM!
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7 AM 5K and 10K TRAIL RUN and ADVENTURE HIKE
8 AM- 6 PM FREE KID’S ZONE w/CRAFTS and FUN RUN, BBQ
9 AM OCEAN SWIM RACE and OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON
3 PM 20K and 40K MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Paul Mitchell 5K and 10K Trail Run: Run, walk, or race through Ka’a’awa Valley. Epic single track, movie sites, hills, ocean views. Great chance to preview the World Championship course, prep for Spartan, challenge your body, and spend time with family and friends.
1K Ocean Swim: 2 loop course at Rainbows Surf Break across from the Kualoa Ranch Surf Gate. Time to take on some surf!
Triathlon: 1K Ocean Swim, 20K Mountain Bike Race, 10K Trail Run
20K and 40K Mountain Bike Race: 1 lap or 2 laps on our amazing and challenging course. Take on the the Malpitator, Noel’s Knoll, Frick’N’Frack, Geisure Bypass, and Ball Buster.
XTERRA Freedom Fest is an official qualifier for the XTERRA USA Championship and World Championships. 25 World Championship Slots will be given out to the winners of each of the age groups, regardless of residency. If a qualified athlete does not accept their earned slot, the slot rolls down to the next qualified athlete.
We are also a point qualifier for the XTERRA Trail Run and Triathlon Series. Get your Hawaii points brah!
FREE PARKING and BBQ for ALL RACERS.T-SHIRTS for those registered by May 25th! All events are held on the Kualoa Ranch property at the “Farm Gate” which is almost two miles North the main ranch entrance.
AWARDS: BASED ON AGE 12/31/2015
TRAIL RUN DIVISIONS: MALE & FEMALE UNDER 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
MOUNTAIN BIKE AND SWIM DIVISIONS: MALE AND FEMALE TOP 3 OVERALL OPEN AND TOP 3 OVERALL MASTERS.
TRIATHLON DIVISIONS: MALE & FEMALE CHALLENGED ATHLETE, UNDER 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+(F), 65-69(M), 70+(M). NO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SLOT FOR UNDER 15.
TRIATHLON, SWIM, and MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE are USA TRIATHLON EVENTS. ANNUAL and ONE DAY INSURANCE REQUIRED.
LOCATION: FARM GATE- 51-180 Kamehameha Highway, Ka’a’awa 96730
SAFETY: Safety is our primary concern for all volunteers, staff, and racers. Kualoa is an active ranch and as guest we much yield to cattle and tours. Helmets must be worn at all times on bikes, motorcycles, and ATV’s. No joyriding, only official race business during race hours, prep, and tear down. Stay hydrated and protected from the sun.
COMMUNICATION: All aid stations, cycling rovers, key personnel, medical,and race directors will have walkie-talkies. If you see anyone in need or need assistance yourself, please let us know ASAP.
DROPPED/LOST RACER PLAN: If an athlete does not wish to start or complete the race, their number must be turned into the timing tent.
MEDICAL TENT: The medical tent is located in the valley in the trees near therace finish. Medical doctors are on site. If you think you or someone is having a problem, please send them to the medical tent. For severe emergencies, call 911 and then notify the race director. The nearest hospital is Castle Medical Center in Kailua. Medical staff will be at the water for the ENTIRE swim and some appointees at each Aid Station and transition.
RESTROOMS : 10 Porta-Potties in the valley.
AID STATIONS : There will be 2 aid stations on the 5K course and 4 aid stations on the 10K, 4 on each loop of the mountain bike, and 4 the bike and run leg of triathlon course. All aid stations will have water, gatorade, and PowerBar Product (gels and bars).
DOGS : The ranch has asked that we allow NO outside animals.
PACKET PICK-UP: June 27th, 2-5 PM at Triangle Park across from Castle Hospital in Kailua. There will be a FREE off-road clinic! Packets can be mailed for an additional $20. Packet Pick-Up available on race day.
KIDS FEST: From 8 AM to 6 PM we will have FREE kids runs every half hour, arts, crafts, and XTERRA temporary tattoos! Runners will receive a bib number and medal!
RACE NUMBERS : Numbers given at packet-pick up. Body-marking and swim caps on race morning for triathletes and swimmers.
TSHIRTS : Those who registered by 25 MAY will receive awesome tech t-shirts. There are NO SHIRTS for late registrants. Please sign up early…we really want you to get a shirt!
TIMING : Timing is provided by JTL Timing, there are NO timing chips. Finisher cards will be available at the end of the timing chute.
SLOT ALLOCATION : 25 slots are awarded to the winner of each triathlonage group. Overalls are rolled into age groups for slot delegation. There are no slots for under 15, women over 65 all compete in one group, men over 70 compete in one group, and we have 2 CA Slots. Stick around, slots roll down.
USAT : All triathletes, swimmers, and mountain bikers are required to be have a USAT membership. This is included in your race fee. If you are a USAT member, bring your ID for a refund!
VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS: THANK YOU!!! REGISTER HERE
We love our volunteers, and they are essential to the success of XTERRA Freedom Fest. Our volunteers represent the best that Hawaii has to offer: They’re helpful, enthusiastic, and live the spirit of Aloha.
Registration and luncheon for all volunteers will be June 27th from 11 AM – 1 PM in Kailua at Castle Triangle Park. Packet Pick-Up for racers and a FREE Off-Road clinic will take part in the park afterwards from 2-5 PM. Stick around to learn some tips for the trail.
Mahalo and welcome to the Freedom Fest and Camp Bennett Team!
APPAREL : Check out our SQUARE store or the merchandise tent at packet pick-up and the race to get some awesome Camp Bennett and Freedom Fest schwag. BUY HERE
BBQ : Racers, volunteers, and sponsors receive a free BBQ on the day they participate. Pre-Paid additional tickets $10 adults, $5 for children under 10 and under $5 are free. $5 additional fee on race day.
BRING ID FOR SIERRA NEVADA BEER TENT- MUST BE 21 AND RESPONSIBLE
CAMPING : Racers can book camping across from the ranch through the city at Kualoa Beach Park. STAFF wanting to camp need to call RD for approval.
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