The crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run Series is the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008. More than 2,000 runners from around the world are expected to gather at Kualoa Ranch on the northeastern side of the island of Oahu.
The off-road adventurous spirit of XTERRA reaches out to the community with XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs as well as Kimo’s XTERRA Keiki K (free for kids twelve and under). Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K and Hula Grill XTERRA 5K races are open to one-and-all (the 5km is open for walkers too!). All 5K/10K competitors will experience the famed XTERRA World Championship run course.
The first race of the season happens in Point Mugu State Park out in Malibu/Oxnard, CA. With some unfortunate fires that spread through the park last year, the runners have come out on top, as the scenery is “other-worldly”, and incredible. The first event of the season always seems to promote a great time at the post race expo as well.
The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2014. This year’s event will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country. Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate in the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process.
Trail runs in Colorado can be a breathtaking experience in more ways than one, and the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is no exception. The course offers scenic views while taking runners along 2,400 feet of climbing in the thin Colorado air. It will also count as part of the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, so runners can earn valuable points toward a series championship.