In 2017 the XTERRA World Tour features 37 races in 32 countries offering more than $570,000 USD in prize money to the fastest off-roaders from around the globe.

XTERRA World Tour Schedule

The 15-stop XTERRA European Tour awards $172,500, the 10-stop XTERRA Pan American Tour awards $171,500, the 8-stop XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour awards $102,300, and the XTERRA World Championship is a stand-alone event that dishes out $100,000.

Last year more than 140 elites earned prize money from XTERRA and since its inception in 1996 XTERRA has distributed more than 7.7 million dollars to its professional athletes.

Below you’ll find basic information about competing as a pro in 2017. Should you have any questions, e-mail pro@xterraplanet.com or call our Hawaii office toll-free 1-877-751-8880.


2017 XTERRA Pan America Tour Rules for Elites/Professionals

2017 XTERRA European Tour Rules for Elites/Professionals

2017 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Rules for Elites/Professionals



To compete at the XTERRA World Championship professional athletes are required race at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series event, then request an entry by emailing pro@xterraplanet.com.

“The spirit of the rule is to honor the core collection of elite athletes that race with us year-round and support our growing number of XTERRA World Tour Championship events,” said XTERRA managing director Dave Nicholas.  “From February through September we offer 37 prize paying races in 32 countries around the world.  We feel this provides ample opportunity for professionals serious about racing in Maui to compete in at least one qualifying race. We need to honor the commitment and loyalty of the pros that are with us during the year.”

There are five notable exceptions to the rule, which are granted to a) former world champions, b) XTERRA World Tour race champions from previous year, c) sponsor exemptions, d) athletes actively racing for a spot on their nation’s Olympic team in 2019/2020; and e) extenuating circumstances due to injury.

  1. Former XTERRA World Champions are always welcome.
  2. All World Tour Championship race winners from the previous season will automatically qualify to enter the XTERRA World Championship the following year.
  3. The Title Sponsor of the XTERRA World Championship is allowed two racer selections per year.  Presenting Sponsors are allowed one racer selection per year.  The decision as to who receives the sponsor exemptions is made by the managing director in conjunction with each sponsor.
  4. Athletes actively racing for a spot on their nation’s Olympic team will be exempt from the “must race one” rule in 2019 and 2020 with the understanding they will be confined to a strict schedule.
  5. The managing director can use their best judgment on a case-by-case basis in determining severity of injuries that kept an athlete from competing in a qualified race.

Athletes interested in receiving a sponsor exemption or wish to explain non-compliance due to injury should email XTERRA at pro@xterraplanet.com.


The Outrigger Resorts “Double” award is given to the pro man and woman with the fastest combined XTERRA World Championship and Ironman Hawaii Championship time. Pro athletes are awarded $2,500.


Any racer wanting to enter as an elite/professional must furnish proof that they have been accepted as a professional by a recognized multi-sport governing body. Examples of this are:

USA Triathlon

USA Cycling (road, cyclocross, track or mountain bike)

Any national governing body for triathlon

Any national governing body for cycling

The athlete must present a current card marked clearly and legibly. Without proof of being licensed as a professional, athletes may not compete in the pro category.  If your country does not issue elite cards, request a letter from the president of your federation granting permission for you to represent your country as a professional in international competition.  Write pro@xterraplanet.com with questions.


Athletes wishing to race as an elite off-road triathlete in any USAT sanctioned event must hold an elite license. XTERRA Oak Mountain, XTERRA Beaver Creek, the XTERRA Pan America Championship, and the XTERRA World Championship are all USAT sanctioned events. Foreign athletes may apply to USA Triathlon for a Foreign Elite License. Every person who races must have a valid USA Triathlon membership or purchase a one day membership before being allowed to compete.

Visit the Elite Membership Qualification page to learn more.


Double Gold 200-Pt Scale Breakdown Gold 100-Pt Scale Breakdown Silver 75-Pt Scale Breakdown
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 200 1st 100 1st 75
2nd 180 2nd 90 2nd 67
3rd 164 3rd 82 3rd 61
4th 150 4th 75 4th 56
5th 138 5th 69 5th 51
6th 126 6th 63 6th 47
7th 116 7th 58 7th 43
8th 106 8th 53 8th 39
9th 98 9th 49 9th 36
10th 90 10th 45 10th 33
11th 82 11th 41 11th 30
12th 74 12th 37 12th 27
13th 68 13th 34 13th 25
14th 62 14th 31 14th 23
15th 56 15th 28 15th 21


XTERRA World Championship –$100,000 USD

Pos Prize Money
1 $20,000
2 $12,000
3 $7,000
4 $4,000
5 $2,500
6 $1,500
7 $1,100
8 $800
9 $600
10 $500

XTERRA Pan American Tour Series Bonus –$60,000 USD

Pos Prize Money
1 $10000
2 $6000
3 $3600
4 $2500
5 $2000
6 $1600
7 $1300
8 $1100
9 $1000
10 $900

XTERRA Asia-Pacific and European Championship Races- $25,000 USD

Pos Prize Money
1 $3,000
2 $2,300
3 $1,700
4 $1,400
5 $1,100
6 $900
7 $750
8 $600
9 $450
10 $300

XTERRA Pan American Championship Race and Euro Tour Bonus – $20,000 USD

Pos Prize Money
1 $2500
2 $2000
3 $1500
4 $1200
5 $900
6 $700
7 $500
8 $350
9 $200
10 $150

Gold Events Payout – $15,000 USD

Pos  Prize Money
1 $2300
2 $1700
3 $1200
4 $800
5 $650
6 $450
7 $400

XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Bonus – $10,000 USD

Pos Prize Money
1 $2,000
2 $1,500
3 $800
4 $400
5 $300

Silver Events Payout – $7,500 USD

Pos  Prize Money
1 $1200
2 $900
3 $700
4 $550
5 $400