XTERRA Pro Racing Information

Following is information about competing as a pro for the season. Should you have any questions, contact our race director via e-mail pro@xterraplanet.com or call us toll-free 1-877-751-8880 (Hawaii office).

XTERRA World Tour Majors

PAN AMERICAN TOUR PRO PURSES

Prize money for the XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series and World Championship is USD $290,000.

  • $15,000 at each of the XTERRA Pan American Tour Gold Events
  • $7,500 at each of the XTERRA Pan American Tour Silver Events
  • $20,000 at the XTERRA Pan Am Championship in Utah
  • $60,000 for the top men and women for the XTERRA Pan American Tour Series
  • $100,000 for the XTERRA World Championship
  • $5,000 for the Double (combined XTERRA World Championship and Ironman World Championship times)

Purse Breakdown

1. XTERRA Pan American Tour

USD $15,000 at each of the XTERRA Pan American Gold races.
USD $7,500 at each of the XTERRA Pan American Silver races.

View schedule of events.

USD $15,000 GOLD EVENTS PAYOUT EQUAL ALL POSITIONS

MEN WOMEN
1 $2300 1 $2300
2 $1700 2 $1700
3 $1200 3 $1200
4 $800 4 $800
5 $650 5 $650
6 $450 6 $450
7 $400 7 $400
Total $7500 Total $7500

USD $7,500 SILVER EVENTS PAYOUT EQUAL ALL POSITIONS

MEN WOMEN
1 $1200 1 $1200
2 $900 2 $900
3 $700 3 $700
4 $550 4 $550
5 $400 5 $400
Total $3750 Total $3750

2. XTERRA Pan American Championship in Ogden / Snowbasin, Utah – USD $20,000 total

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

3. XTERRA Pan American Tour Series – USD $60,000 total

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

4. XTERRA World Championship – USD $100,000 total

 MEN  WOMEN
 1  $20000  1  $20000
 2  $12000  2  $12000
 3  $7000  3  $7000
 4  $4000  4  $4000
 5  $2500  5  $2500
 6  $1500  6  $1500
 7  $1100  7  $1100
 8  $800  8  $800
 9  $600  9  $600
 10  $500 10  $500

Equal payouts for men and women.

XTERRA Pan American Tour Points Series Scoring

The top 15 pro men and women at each event are awarded points based on overall PRO finish.

GOLD POINTS: 100-Point Basis 1=100, 2=90, 3=82, 4=75, 5=69, 6=63. 7=58, 8=53, 9=49, 10=45, 11=41, 12=37, 13=34, 14=31, 15=28

SILVER POINTS: 75-Point Basis 1=75, 2=67, 3=61, 4=56, 5=51, 6=47, 7=43, 8=39, 9=36, 10=33, 11=30, 12=27, 13=25, 14=23, 15=21

Elites count their best four scores (two Gold, two Silver) from the first nine events plus whatever they get, or don’t get, at the XTERRA Pan American Championship race which will be scored at the 100- point level. Five Scores Total. Thus, the final point total combines an athletes best two Gold scores, best two Silver scores, plus their XTERRA Pan American Championship race points. Athletes can race in as many of the five Gold events as they like, but just their best two will count at the 100-point level, with other Gold finishes counting at the 75-point level.

Example: Athlete A finishes 1st at XTERRA Argentina, 3rd at XTERRA Brazil, 5th at XTERRA Oak Mountain, 2nd at XTERRA Mexico, and 6th at the XTERRA Pan American Championship. Athlete A will count his best two Gold scores, Argentina = 100 and Mexico = 90. His Gold score from Oak Mountain will convert to Silver/75-point level points = 51. He gets 61 for Brazil, and 63 for Pan Am Champs. 365 points.

XTERRA EUROPEAN TOUR

Prize purses vary based on classification. View tour schedule, prize purses and standings.

Gold labeled events will feature a minimum of $15,000 USD elite prize purse with Silver labeled events featuring a minimum of $7,500 USD elite prize purse.

Organizers may choose to pay more prize money. As example Portugal will pay $US14,000 in prize money. Gold/Silver status is subject to change.

The top 15 pro men and women at each event are awarded points based on overall PRO finish.

GOLD POINTS: 100-Point Basis 1=100, 2=90, 3=82, 4=75, 5=69, 6=63. 7=58, 8=53, 9=49, 10=45, 11=41, 12=37, 13=34, 14=31, 15=28

SILVER POINTS: 75-Point Basis 1=75, 2=67, 3=61, 4=56, 5=51, 6=47, 7=43, 8=39, 9=36, 10=33, 11=30, 12=27, 13=25, 14=23, 15=21

For the XTERRA European Tour Points Series elite athletes will count their best four (4) Gold and three (3) Silver finishes. Elites can compete in as many events as they wish, but will count only their best four Gold and three Silver finishes.

XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC TOUR

Prize purses vary based on event. View tour schedule and standings.

For the 2016 Tour, the following prize money will be paid:

XTERRA Japan – JPNY540,000
XTERRA Philippines – US$15,000
XTERRA Saipan – US$15,000
XTERRA New Zealand – NZD$10,000
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship – AUD$50,000
XTERRA Malaysia – US$15,000

The 2016 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour will pay a prize bonus to the top professional points scorers in the series of US$10,000 following the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Championship final stop in Malaysia:

XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Championship Prize Bonus Payout

Men and Women (each)
1st US$2,000
2nd US$1,500
3rd US$800
4th US$400
5th US$300
Total: US$10,000

The top 15 pro men and women at each event are awarded points based on overall PRO finish.

100-Point Basis: 1=100, 2=90, 3=82, 4=75, 5=69, 6=63. 7=58, 8=53, 9=49, 10=45, 11=41, 12=37, 13=34, 14=31, 15=28

XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour elites and will count their best 3 out of 5 finishes towards their total series point total. Double Points are awarded for the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Championship grand finale at XTERRA Malaysia. Elites can compete in as many events as they wish, but will count only their best three finishes.

For 2016, the Tour will include the Philippines, Saipan, NSW, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia (Tour Finale – Double Points).

The 2017 season will again begin with Tahiti (May 14, 2016) and will also include Japan (Jul/Aug), and Korea (Jul/Aug) for the first time.  Points will continue to accumulate into 2017 until the Grand Finale in Langkawi at XTERRA Malaysia in May.

XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

QUALIFYING RULE FOR PROFESSIONALS

MUST RACE IN ONE

In NON-OLYMPIC years it will be mandatory for professional athletes wishing to race at the XTERRA World Championship to compete in at least one XTERRA event during the course of the season.

“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 40 major races in 30 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 four 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, and d) extenuating circumstances due to injury.

a) Former XTERRA World Champions are always welcome

b) All World Tour Championship race winners from the previous season will automatically qualify to enter the XTERRA World Championship the following year.

c) 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.

d) The managing director is able to 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.

The “must race in one” rule will not be in effect in 2016 and future Olympic years with the understanding triathletes racing for a spot on their national team are confined to a strict schedule. This exemption only applies to athletes actively racing for a spot on their nation’s Olympic team.

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

THE DOUBLE

Best combined time from Ironman Kona and XTERRA World Championship. Awards a total of $5,000 USD to the top male and female finishers ($2,500 USD each).

ELIGIBILITY

Licensed, professional athletes may enter and compete in the National Championship races. Any person wanting to enter 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, no athlete may compete in the pro category.

Athletes holding elite licenses in cycling, running, swimming or that have participated in the Olympics in the past 10 years can be eligible by writing to XTERRA at pro@xterraplanet.com and presenting their qualifications.

Foreign athletes who wish to compete in the USA as an elite must get approval and be able to show proof of their standing by emailing XTERRA at pro@xterraplanet.com.  Foreign athletes may also apply to USA Triathlon for a Foreign Elite License for the year.

Every person who races must have a valid USA Triathlon membership or purchase a one day membership before being allowed to compete.

The Race Director may, at his discretion, allow an athlete to compete as a pro from time to time.

USA TRIATHLON PRO LICENSING INFORMATION

USA Triathlon licenses elite athletes based on a series of qualification criteria.  You can find this information at http://www.usatriathlon.org/membership-services/elite-membership/qualification.aspx.