XTERRA DINO Southern Indiana Triathlon

August 4, 2018, Versailles, IN: Versailles State Park

Online registration opens in January!


General Information

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Eastern Daylight Time):


Friday, Aug 3






Check-in/Registration at race site

Free XTERRA Racing Clinic

Sat, Aug 4   7:00AM   Registration Opens
    8:00AM   Registration Closes

Swim Start - Competitor Wave


Swim Start - Survivor Wave

Canoe/Kayak Division Start

Awards & door prizes

CHECK-IN: Camp store / boat ramp area; Friday Aug 3, 6-8 pm or  Saturday, Aug 4, 7:00 – 8:30AM


Distances: 1km swim, 13 mile mountain bike, 5 mile trail run


SWIM: The swim start is from a beach to the east of the boat ramp. The course is a counterclockwise, triangular loop in the deepest part of Versailles Lake. Lifeguards will be patrolling the course on rowboats. Kayak division racers will complete a 2 km paddle extending to near the park dam.

BIKE: The mountain bike segment is the highlight of the race. The most notable feature of the course is the amazing Cliffside trail, climbing high above the expansive valley below. The course will traverse scenic and fun singletrack, including several climbs and descents with elevation changes over 200 vertical feet. The surface is nearly all dirt single-track.

RUN: The run course utilizes most of the park's hiking trails, including #1, #2 and #3. There will be several steep up and downhills, rooty sections, and stairs. It is a very challenging course. An aid station will be located at the transition area and at approximately miles 1 and 3 on the run course (road crossings).

AWARDS: Overall top three men and women receive plaques. Top three in each age group receive medals. XTERRA sponsors provide several nice items given at random.

XTERRA USA CHAMPIONSHIP: The XTERRA USA Championship held in September 2018 at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.

CAMPING: Camping is available nearby inside the park. Sites can be reserved throughhttp://www.indiana.reserveworld.com/  

DIRECTIONS: Versailles State Park is about 2 miles east of Versailles, Indiana, on US Highway 50. US 50 connects to I-65 at Seymour Indiana or to I-275 west of Cincinnatti (use exit 16, Lawrenceburg IN). Versailles is about 30 miles from either interchange. (Map)

FREE XTERRA CLINIC: Free XTERRA Racing Clinic, Friday July 13 & Friday August 3! 7pm at the race's Transition Area.

Offered by Chrissy Halioris (Barry S Coaching, Louisville KY, barryscoaching.com) and Al & Kristen Wade (Brave Heart Coaching, Chicago)

Chrissy's coaching focus is on cyclocross, Xterra and Triathlon youth, junior and adults. She coaches locally and remote.

Al and Kristen focus on Triathletes and Endurance athletes. They coach locally and remote. All three coaches are Xterra ambassadors with years of Xetrra racing experience and are excited to give back to the Xetrra community.

PARK ENTRY: Each vehicle will be charged $7 for entry ($9 out of state). Annual passes valid at any Indiana State Park can be purchased for $50 ($70 out of state). For race-related updates on race weekend, call the DINO Hotline: 317-336-7553 or follow us on Twitter: @DINOseries.

SOLO DIVISION AGE CLASSIFICATIONS: age 10-12; 13-15; 16-17; 18-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; Challenged Athlete


  • All Male, All Female, Mixed, Masters (all team members over 40)
  • Teams are a relay format, not simultaneous participation.
  • Exchanges may only occur between race segments.

SWIM WAVES: The swim start will be divided into "competitor" and "survivor" waves. Please check one choice on the entry form. Both waves will be combined for awards and XTERRA points (the two minute wave delay is subtracted from Survivor Wave times).

  • Participants expecting to finish in the top 50% of the field should check "Competitor" wave.
  • Participants expecting to finish in the lower 50% of the field should check "Survivor" wave. 
    Note: All relay teams will be assigned to the "Survivor" wave.

CANOE / KAYAK: You may bring your own boat or rent a boat from DINO. All boats must be 18' or less in length. Life vests are required. All boats must be solo powered except relay teams, which may send any number of team members in the boat. The race will begin with a short mass-start run to the boats. The canoe / kayak portion of the race consists of two laps of 0.5 miles each. The field is limited to 30 total canoes or kayaks. The rental boat is a 9'5" sit-in plastic kayak (make/model: Mainstream Streak). Paddle and lifejacket are included in rental. Limit of 12 rentals per event - register early!


  • Wetsuits are not allowed unless the water temperature is less than 72 degrees F. Expected water temperature is mid 80s. Wetsuit Rentals available from XTERRA Wetsuits. No other types of floatation devices are allowed.
  • Athletes are expected to follow conduct guidelines as established by USA Triathlon.
  • Athlete assumes all liability for any injury, illness, or property damage as a result of the event. All athletes must sign a liability waiver at the event. All athletes under age 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Contact DINO if a waiver is needed prior to the event sign-in.
  • Click here for DINO's Refund Policy
  • In the event of dangerous weather or course conditions, DINO will make every effort to delay, postpone, or modify the event. However, if cancellation is necessary, no refunds will be given.

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Registration: Online registration has closed. In-person registration is available Friday 6-8 pm or Saturday 7-8:30 am.