RockportRugged_226 Event
XTERRA - Rockport Rugged!

Date / Location

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Use this address for GPS: 
Rockport State Recreation Area
Alpena, Mi. 

Map here


Olympic - 1000m swim,  17 mi. Mountain bike(MTB), 10k trail run = XTERRA points series
Sprint - 500m swim, 10 mi.MTB., 5k trail run 
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 3 mi. MTB., 1mi trail run

Olympic Aquabike:  1000m swim, MTB 
Sprint Aquabike:  500m swim, MTB. 

Sprint KayaTri: 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, MTB., 5k trail run

*Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon*
Challenged athletes division


The Scene

Rockport State Recreation area sets the scene for this event, and the name could not be more fitting.  Set in the beautiful up north area of Alpena, it’s like you landed in another state out west somewhere. This is one of Michigan’s most unique state parks, rich in history and picturesque in its breathtaking beauty.  We incorporate all the unique aspects of the park to offer this one of kind event, as well as stunning scenery along the shoreline with the kayak/SUP event.  We are very proud to be the official event management team for this event and we look forward to creating a event like no other in the region. 


Proceeds support the Friends of Rockport Recreation Area.  


-Custom event shirt
-Custom latex swim cap
-Sponsor supplied samples
-Professional chip timing with results available online
-Awards to top three in each age group
-Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher.  

Also the best post race snack table out there. 


There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups 
19 and under, 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+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 220lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart for the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. 

You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


Parking will be inside the recreation area in designated areas please follow the signs.


Alpena area convention and visitors bureau
Michigan DNR - Rockport State Recreation Area
Friends of Rockport State Recreation area

Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Paul Mitchell
Xterra Boards
Xterra Wetsuits
Rock Tape

Support Crews

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