Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Nationals


Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Natiionals


The Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2016. This year’s event is scheduled for September 18, and it will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country.

The Paul Mitchell 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 Paul Mitchell 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 2016 Paul Mitchell 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 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA Pan American 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.


There will be several aid stations each featuring nutrition and hydration from our loyal sponsors PowerBar and Gatorade.

5k-mile 1,2
10k-mile 1,3,4,5
21k-mile 2,4,5,6,8,10,11.5


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XTERRA Trail Run National Championship Course Map

21km Elevation Profile

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Bird’s Eye View of the 10km Trail Run

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Friday, September 16

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 Pan American 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
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 – Admission: complimentary for Pan American Championship competitors, $30 for guests/public.  Note that tickets are limited – first come, first served.

Saturday, September 17

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 Pan American Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 29k mtb, 10k trail run)
9:20am 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
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
8:00pm XTERRA USA Championship introduction of Champions and highlight video – Main Stage

Sunday, September 18

XTERRA trail running at Snowbasin Resort

7:00-8:00am Late Registration
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


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 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 MitchellThe 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.


Courtyard MarriottCourtyard Marriott (formerly the Summit)

247 24th Street Ogden Utah 84401 USA

XTERRA rate of $99 available 09/17/15 to 09/21/15

Book by 08/27/15

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Comfort SuitesComfort Suites Ogden

2250 S 1200 W Ogden UT 84401 USA

XTERRA rate is $89 single or double – includes full hot buffet breakfast.

Rate available 9/16/15-9/20/15 until sold out.

Ph: 801-621-2545 ask for the XTERRA Group Rate.

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Lakeside Resort PropertiesThe official host valley property for the XTERRA USA Championship is Lakeside Resort Properties in Huntsville.  They are located on the shores of Pineview Reservoir and are the closest lodging to the venue, Snowbasin.  Amenities include private hot tubs, wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer and much more.

Lakeside Resort Properties
6486 E. Highway 39
Huntsville, UT 84317


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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.


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  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

The Green Takeover

For questions or more information, call toll-free 877-XTERRA-1 or email


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