XTERRA La Grande Race Central

XTERRA La Grande Offroad Triathlon 2013


Saturday, JULY 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

Morgan Lake, La Grande, Oregon

"Same great course (with a bit more singletrack),
same great weather (almost guaranteed)."

This offroad triathlon boasts a rugged mountain bike course and scenic run in the Blue Mountains of Northeast Oregon, as part of the XTERRA Points Series. It remains one of the few sanctioned and long-standing race events featuring the terrain of Northeast Oregon.

La Grande is an inexpensive destination: the camping is free and the hotels are affordable...and there is much more recreation opportunity if you can make a long weekend of it.

Course Description

  • Swim 1k in the mountain water of Morgan Lake, just above the city of La Grande and the Oregon Trail.
  • Bike 25k through the ponderosa and tamarak pines of the Blue Mountains, up a long climb on Glass Hill Road, and then through some crazy descents including the infamous Suicide Hill.
  • Run 10k on a challenging mix of terrain on dirt roads and trails.

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Youth Duathlon 2013 - XTERRA La Grande


Hardest Course (The Long Course)
Spencer Gerst
Brody Kincaid
Luke Sather
James Burnell
Ahnica Shoemaker

Harder Course
Tavi Jacobson
Chloe Nixon
Olivia Akers
Kaelyn Shoemaker
Amelia Hadley
Kelton Shoemaker
Dania Sather
Payson Shaw

Hard Course
Sawyer Shoemaker
Razi Jacobson
Madman McCoskey

^ Long Course podium
^ Harder Course winners
^ Hard Course podium

Shaw Rocks the Run at XTERRA La Grande


The grueling run segment proved to be the deciding factor in the 2013 XTERRA La Grande Offroad Triathlon. Daniel Shaw (Vertical Earth) powered through the steep and rocky 10 kilometer segment to overtake two competitors during some exciting racing around Morgan Lake. Read more

^ Daniel Shaw charging down the rocky entrance/exit to Morgan Lake. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Dominic Clay out front after the 2nd buoy. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Mathieu Signoretty has the top bike time.. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Blair Bronson was 3rd out of the water and 5th overall. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Bill Gerst of Goss Motors in La Grande knows how to ride rocks. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Life Flight teamed up with Union County Search and Rescue and La Grande Rural Fire Department to cover safety. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Clay enters T2 in 2nd place, 53 seconds down. Photo: J. Hunter
^ Andy Perry gets family support as he heads out on the run with a sliced leg. Photo: R. Sather
^ Spencer Perry on the run. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Shaw for the win. Photo: R. Sather
^ Sara Lloyd wins! Photo: R. Sather
^ The kids were tougher than the adults. Photo: S. Bandolin
^ Last year's 4th place Zach Heath runs the grille while race godmother Mary Ellen (far right) mingles. Photo: S. Bandolin

Podium Pictures XTERRA La Grande 2013

^ Men's Overall
^ Women's Overall
^ Relay Team

XTERRA La Grande 2013 Photo Album


Pictures by Shakira Bandolin

Transition Area Photos XTERRA La Grande 2013


Photos by Rachel Sather, James Hunter, and Brian Sather.

XTERRA Weather Forecast

Issued: 10:35 AM PDT Fri Jul 19 2013

XTERRA La Grande 2013 is closing in with less than 24 hours to go! The latest 12z NAM models show nothing but promising weather for the race. Now that is is less than 24 hours away, we have a more accurate, specific number to put on the forecast.

Below is the forecast for the race throughout the day!

8am: 71.3 F
9am: 73.3 F
10am: 75.2 F
11am: 77.2 F
12pm: 78.9 F
1pm: 80.7 F Read more

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