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Xterra Dominican Republic 2016 Triathlon

As part of the Xterra Dominican Republic 2016 Triathlon, there will be Trail Run competitions in Samana (12 March 2016), Puerto Plata (21 May 2016) and Barahona (30 July 2016). There will be off Road Tri in Samana (13 March), Puerto Plata (22 May) and Barahona (31 July).

The Off Road Tri will be run in the 1) Sprint modality with a 50-meter swim, 15 km on mountain bike and 5km trail run; 2) Olympic modality with 1,500-meter swim, 30 km on mountain bike and 5, 10 and 21km trail run.

The event begins in March in Samana, continuing to Puerto Plata in May and Barahona in July, finishing at Casa Bonita. There is cash prize money of US$15,000.

The organizers say that in subsequent years different country destinations will be chosen.

The event is sponsored by the Body Shop Athletic Club in Santo Domingo, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Sports, the Dominican Republic Hotels & Tourism Association (Asonahores), Cicom, and the tourism clusters of the provinces of Barahona, Puerto Plata and Samana.

The competition is affiliated with the Xterra Planet races. The website for the event is http://www.xterradr.com