XTERRA Trail Run Nationals
OFF-ROAD HALF-MARATHON WHERE THE BEST MEET THE BEST
OGDEN, UTAH – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – 9AM
The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2014. This year’s event is scheduled for September 21, and it will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals was staged at Snowbasin Resort for the first time in 2011, and it received rave reviews from the runners. Max King of Bend, Oregon, won his fifth consecutive XTERRA Trail Run National title in 2012, and said of the course at Snowbasin Resort: “I love my hometown of Bend, but this was, I gotta say, a great course. It was a lot more climbing than we get in Bend, so this was tough.”
Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate in the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process. Last year, close to 500 trail runners from 30 different states gathered at Snowbasin Resort for the event.
There will be three different courses to accommodate the various levels of runners. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course will serve as the national championship course, but there will also be a 10K and a 5K.
Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to race at the 2014 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.
The top five overall males and top five overall females from the 21K course will also receive prize money. Medals and other prizes will also be awarded to the top age-group runners from all three courses.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The two events will bring more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Northern Utah to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.
The course is a true championship masterpiece. There is nothing amiss in this perfectly designed thriller, highlighting everything Snowbasin Resort’s terrain has to offer. If you enjoy gut-wrenching climbs leading to breathtaking views, twisted single track dotted with rock gardens, fast flat sections, and of course, flying effortlessly down rewarding descents, you are in for the race of your life! It hosts the perfect symphony of challenging components to favor the all-around runner. For those curious about the elevation, the low point hits in at 6,133 feet. High point is just shy of 7,300 feet. Expect 2,200 feet of climbing.
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Friday, September 19
Opening Festivities in downtown Ogden @ Ogden’s Amphitheater Park (corner 25th/Grant)
|12-6pm||Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Challenge Stations Open|
|12-6pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up (All events – XTERRA Utah/XTERRA USA Championship/ XTERRA Trail Run Nationals, 10K and 5K)|
|12-5pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation|
|3:00pm||XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship triathletes – also available at 6pm)|
|4pm||XTERRA Kids Bike Race (free)|
|5-6pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Art of XTERRA with Josiah Middaugh and Lesley Paterson|
|5pm||XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)|
|6:00pm||XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship triathletes, also available at 3pm)|
|6:30-9pm||“Night of Champions” Dinner, Grand Lobby, Union Station – Introduction of XTERRA Triathlon Regional Champions , presentation of Mr/Ms XTERRA 2014. Admission: complimentary for USA Championship competitors, $25 for guests/public. Note that tickets are limited – first come, first served. Free beer with your meal (21 and over) courtesy of Wasatch Distributing.|
Saturday, September 20
XTERRA triathlon at Snowbasin Resort
|6:30am||Shuttle operating to/from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|6:30am||Late packet pickup at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir (no registration)|
|6:30am||T1 open for set-up at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|6:30am||T2 open for Set-up at Snowbasin|
|6:30am||Body marking at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|8:20am||Last shuttle from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina|
|9:00am||XTERRA USA Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 29k mtb, 10k trail run)|
|9:20am||XTERRA Utah Start – Long Course at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 29k mtb, 10k trail run)|
|9:40am||XTERRA Utah Start – Sprint Course at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 19k mtb, 5k trail run)|
|10am-2pm||Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, live music, food service|
|10am-3pm||Registration and packet pickup for XTERRA Trail Runs – Nationals, 10K and 5K|
|10:15am||Last shuttle from Port Ramp Marina to Snowbasin|
|10:30am-2:30pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|11am||XTERRA Utah Sprint winner expected at Snowbasin|
|11:15/11:45am||XTERRA USA Championship Male/Female Winner Expected|
|12:00pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running with Rich Burgunder and Mark Robertson|
|1:50pm||XTERRA Cut-off at T2|
|2pm||XTERRA USA Championship/XTERRA Utah Awards Ceremony at Snowbasin|
|After Party at Harvest Moon Festival in downtown Ogden|
|12-10:00pm||Harvest Moon Festival on 25th Street - kids activities, farmer’s market, food and beverage booths and live bands|
|6:30pm||XTERRA After Party Kick-off – XTERRA/VIP Area next to Rooster’s on 25th Street. All athletes, friends and family welcome.
Show your body marking for entry or give your race # at the door.
$1 beers (21 and over), free appetizers, dinner available from street booths.
|8:00pm||XTERRA USA Championship introduction of Champions and highlight video – Main Stage|
Sunday, September 21
XTERRA trail running at Snowbasin Resort
|7:00-8:30am||Late packet pick up|
|8:00am||XTERRA Expo open|
|9:00am||XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Half Marathon Start|
|9:05am||XTERRA 5km and 10km Trail Run starts|
|9:00am-2:00pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|9:20am/9:40am||5km/10km winners expected|
|10:06/10:19am||Men’s and Women’s National Championship male/female winners expected|
|11:00am||XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)|
|11:00am||XTERRA 5km and 10km awards ceremony|
|11:45am||XTERRA National Championship race awards ceremony|
|2:00pm||XTERRA Expo closes|
|After Party in downtown Ogden|
|6:00pm||XTERRA After Party – Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co. will be the site for the post-race party. All runners and their families are invited. The address is 2327 Washington Blvd. in downtown Ogden. Check out their website at www.santamonicapizzaogden.com for more info.|
PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS
The fastest runners will be racing for $5,000 in prize money – awarded to the top five men and women as follows: $1,000, $600, $400, $300, $200. XTERRA will also be crowning national champs in age groups starting at 9 & under, then every five years (ex. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+. Champs win a commemorative long-sleeve winners T and all racers get a short sleeve shirt and goody bag filled with cool swag.
Note: You must be present to receive your awards at the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals. Awards will not be mailed after the event.
XTERRA UTAH 5/10KM TRAIL RUNS
XTERRA has a race with the perfect distance for the entire family. In addition to the National Championship 21km course there will be 10km and 5km trail races.
PAUL MITCHELL CUT-A-THON
The best Paul Mitchell stylists in Utah will be onsite giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.
If you want to learn more about the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, the course at Snowbasin Resort, or anything about trail running in general, the XTERRA University Presented by Paul Mitchell will be the place to be on Saturday, September 20.
The question and answer session is scheduled to start at noon on September 20 (one day before the race), at the Snowbasin Resort, and admission is free. It is open to all runners.
HOST HOTEL - SUMMIT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
The official host hotel for the XTERRA USA Championship is the Summit Hotel & Conference Center (formerly the Ogden Marriott) in downtown Ogden and they are offering special $85 rate (plus applicable taxes/fees) for XTERRA athletes. Rate is guaranteed until September 8, 2014 and space availability there after.
Use Group Code: 301243
Summit Hotel & Conference Center
247 24th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401 USA
Call 855-385-2266 or the hotel direct at 801-627-1190
RENTAL CAR DISCOUNTS FOR XTERRA ATHLETES
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Join us for an exciting morning of XTERRA racing at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Ogden, UT. Amateur and professional runners will be competing for cash and the XTERRA National Trail Running Championship title. We are looking for people who have a few hours to spare to help with the event. We need volunteers for the following times and events. Volunteer Check-In will be at the XTERRA Expo. All volunteers will receive an XTERRA crew support t-shirt, drinks, and lunch.
8AM VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN FOR TRAIL RUN EVENTS:
XTERRA Trail Running National Championship (21km trail run)
* Run volunteers will be needed for up 4 hours
What experience or qualifications are required to be an XTERRA volunteer?
- No experience necessary
- You must be at least 15 years old, or 12, if accompanied by an adult
- You must have a willingness and desire to help others
- You must have a few hours to spare
Please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just show up at the times posted above and we will find you an exciting spot. Hope to see you there!
Rick Kent and his team of photographers from Enduro Photo are the official athlete photographer of the 2014 XTERRA America Tour. Athlete photos will be available shortly after the race.
You can request to be notified when your photos will be ready at www.myxterraphotos.com.
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