XTERRA PRO RACING
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Hawaii office toll-free 1-877-751-8880.
TOUR RULES (PDF)
QUALIFYING FOR XTERRA WORLDS – MUST RACE ONE RULE
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 email@example.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.
- Former XTERRA World Champions are always welcome.
- All World Tour Championship race winners from the previous season will automatically qualify to enter the XTERRA World Championship the following year.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTRIGGER RESORTS DOUBLE
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 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 email@example.com with questions.
USA TRIATHLON REQUIREMENTS
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.
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PURSE BREAKDOWNS (EQUAL PAYOUT MEN/WOMEN)
XTERRA World Championship –$100,000 USD
XTERRA Pan American Tour Series Bonus –$60,000 USD
XTERRA Asia-Pacific and European Championship Races- $25,000 USD
XTERRA Pan American Championship Race and Euro Tour Bonus – $20,000 USD
Gold Events Payout – $15,000 USD
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Bonus – $10,000 USD
Silver Events Payout – $7,500 USD