The XTERRA World Championship is maxed out at 800 qualified and "at large" competitors.
Pro athletes who wish to compete in Maui should mail their credentials to XTERRA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Athletes can qualify for the World Championship four different ways:
1. Finish in one of 47 qualifying spots at any of the four (4) XTERRA Regional Championship Series races or the XTERRA USA Championship.
2. Qualify at the XTERRA Freedom Fest race – designed as a qualifiers for Hawaii residents, non-Hawaii residents may also earn slots at these races.
3. Be selected via our at-large pool by entering online or by mail.
4. Qualify at one of the XTERRA World Tour stops.
To enter the at-large pool, you must register and pay for the race. Slots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots have been filled. Anyone in the at-large pool who is not given a slot to race in Maui will be refunded. Non-U.S. athletes residing in countries hosting XTERRA World Tour races that off qualifying slots to Worlds will not be accepted in the “at large” pool prior to their event. They should apply directly to their National Organizer for an “at large” slot from any unused qualifying positions.
The XTERRA World Tour championship races offer slots to athletes of any nationality at each event. The XTERRA World Tour includes the XTERRA America Tour Series, XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship, the XTERRA European Tour and national championship events in 10 other countries or territories.
XTERRA America Tour
Note: The XTERRA USA Championship is open to all professional athletes and qualified U.S. resident age group athletes only.
XTERRA World Tour Qualifying Slots
Events of the XTERRA World Tour offer qualifying slots to the XTERRA World Championship to top performing age groupers as follows:
South Africa, Philippines, Guam, Saipan, Asia-Pacific Champs, Spain, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Mexico, England, Czech, Germany, Denmark and USA (West, Southeast, East, Mountain and USA - 41 each).
Slots are awarded:
Athletes have 2 weeks to claim their slot.
XTERRA New Zealand (Rotorua).
Great Ocean Road, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Greece, Portugal, Canada (Quebec, Victoria BC, Canmore AB)
Slots are offered to first place in each division on a first-come, first-serve basis.
XTERRA Mine over Matter, Ontario
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This races gives Hawaii residents an another opportunity to qualify for Worlds, however anyone may race and earn Maui slots. The race offers 25 slots to top finishers of any nationality across all age groups. More information on this race.