The XTERRA World Championship is maxed out at 800 qualified and "at large" competitors.
Pro athletes who wish to compete in Maui should email their credentials to XTERRA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletes can qualify for the World Championship five different ways:
1. Finish in one of 51 qualifying spots at any of the two (2) XTERRA America Tour Regional Championship races or the XTERRA Pan American Championship.
2. Become an XTERRA America Tour regional champion. All regional champions qualify for Maui.
3. Qualify at one of the XTERRA World Tour stops. Qualifying slots on offer range from 6 to 51 depending on the race.
4. Qualify at XTERRA Freedom Fest – designed as a qualifier for Hawaii residents with 25 qualifying slots. Non-Hawaii residents may also earn a spot at these races.
5. Be selected via our at-large pool by entering online. At-large registration normally opens in December in the prior year.
Challenged athletes who wish to compete in Maui should email email@example.com
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. A wait-list will be created after all initial at-large slots have been purchased.
Please note our standard World Championship Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be received on or before August 31, 2016 to be eligible for a partial refund of US$125.00.
Sorry, no refunds will be issued for requests made after August 31, 2016. Transfers or deferrals will not be given.
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, the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour and national championship events in 10 other countries or territories.
XTERRA America Tour
Note: The XTERRA Pan American Championship is open to all professional and age group athletes.
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:
Athletes have 2 weeks to claim their slot. Unclaimed slots roll to the next eligible athlete in all XTERRA World Tour events.
This race gives Hawaii residents an opportunity to qualify for Worlds, however anyone may race and earn Maui slots. This race offers 25 slots to top finishers of any nationality across all age groups. More information on this race.