XTERRA America Tour Overview

The race is on to win a coveted World Championship slot by earning a Regional Championship.  Pursuit of a National and even a Pan American Champion title is also on the line.  Our nationwide network of races is the key.

The more you race, the more points you collect and the more likely you are to win a Regional Championship.  We will count your best four finishes – including two in region.  To be considered for a Regional Championship, you must do one race in region.  All Regional Champions in every XTERRA region will qualify for Maui.

And the grand finale of the U.S. season is the Pan American Championship in Ogden, Utah.  All are welcome to race, and in addition to Americans, we expect to welcome competitors from South America, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.  The fastest athletes in Utah will earn the title of Pan American Champion and the fastest Americans earn the title of U.S. Champion.

2016 XTERRA America Tour Regionals (100pt level events with 50+ Maui Qualifier Slots)

Mar 12, 2016 – XTERRA Saipan – Saipan, CNMI (50 Maui Slots)
May 21, 2016 – XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park – Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama (51 Maui Slots)
July 16, 2016 – XTERRA Beaver Creek – Beaver Creek, Colorado (51 Maui Slots)

September 17, 2016 – XTERRA Pan American Championship / USA Championship – Ogden, UT (51 Maui Slots)
October 23, 2016 – XTERRA World Championship – Kapalua, Maui, HI

For Amateurs:  The XTERRA America Tour is designed to provide age group athletes (amateurs) with a bona-fide championship to compete for within their geographic region. At the end of the regular season the top performers in each of eight regions are honored as Regional Champions, will qualify to race at XTERRA Worlds in Maui and have the opportunity to compete against other athletes their same age at the XTERRA Pan American Championship / USA Championship in Utah in September.

Note: The XTERRA Pan American Tour will not replace the XTERRA America Tour for amateur athletes, it will supplement it.  The XTERRA Pan American Championship race will also double as the XTERRA USA Championship race and award national titles to the top American finisher in each division.  U.S. amateurs still have the opportunity to race for traditional regional championship titles by counting their best four scores in the XTERRA America Tour.

How it Works

Review this section for the specifics on racing the XTERRA America Tour.

XTERRA Regions

There are 8 XTERRA regions. Residence is determined by where you live during your first race of the season.

ATLANTIC (AT) – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC.

NORTH EAST (NE)  – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York.

SOUTH EAST (SE) – Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.

MIDWEST (MW) – Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky

SOUTH CENTRAL (SC) – Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

MOUNTAIN (MT) – Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming

NORTH WEST (NW) – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

WEST (SW) – California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Territories

Determine Your Age Group

Your “XTERRA age” is your age on December 31st of the current race year.

XTERRA divisions are grouped  in 5 year increments.

15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ and Challenged.

Physically Challenged Division

Athletes who are physically challenged and do not wish to compete as an Age Group athlete may compete in the XTERRA Physically Challenged Division. There are two Physically Challenged (PC) Age Groups – based on XTERRA Age: 15-39 and 40+. In addition, athletes in the Physically Challenged Division will be scored/ranked by the following XTERRA PC Categories:

  • Severe Leg Impairment
  • Moderate Leg Impairment
  • Arm Impairment
  • Visual Impairment/ Legally Blind
  • Les Autres

Earn Points

Select from XTERRA Point Series races and XTERRA America Tour Championship races. All award points to competitors and are open to everyone. Shorter “sprint” or “xticer” distance races do not award points in the series.

Points are awarded to the top fifteen (15) finishers in each Age Group at each America Tour race. XTERRA Regional Championships (XRC) award a maximum of 100 points while XTERRA Point Series (XPS) races award a maximum of 75 points.  Note: XAT Points are not offered at XTERRA Sprint, Xticer or Short Course races.

The athlete with the most XAT points – by gender, age group and by XTERRA region of residence at the end of the year earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion and will be awarded a qualifying slot into the XTERRA World Championship.

Everyone is welcome to compete for a national title at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah.

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Upcoming Tour Events

  1. XTERRA Bluebonnet

    March 25, 2017
    Burnet TX United States
  2. XTERRA Blackwater

    April 1, 2017
    Milton FL United States

    April 23, 2017
    Austin TX United States