As XTERRA enters its 19th year its footprint on the endurance sports community has never been greater. With 78 races in 35 states in this year's XTERRA America Tour, 90+ races in the nationwide XTERRA Trail Run Series, 26 World Tour Championship events, an incredible line-up of sponsors and partners, a bevy of national and internationally broadcast TV productions, an online video channel, branded products ranging from watches to wetsuits, and tens of thousands of the most enthusiastic participants on the planet - the XTERRA brand is vibrant and ready to rock in 2014.
Have a look at the tentative 2014 XTERRA America Tour off-road triathlon schedule featuring 78 races in 35 states, plus the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
XTERRA WORLD TOUR
The XTERRA World Tour gives athletes around the world a chance to race in some of the most diverse, spectacular, and challenging natural environments on the planet - from tropical jungles to snow-covered alps. Pro athletes compete for prize purse and fame, while amateurs race for national titles and coveted slots to the World Championship.
Here's a look at the tentative 2014 XTERRA World Tour Schedule...
Feb 02 - XTERRA Luxembourg XTrail 7.5/14/25km Trail Run, Wiltz
Feb 23 - XTERRA South Africa Championship, Grabouw
Mar 08 - XTERRA Motatapu, South Island, New Zealand+
Mar 15 - XTERRA Philippines Championship, Cebu+
Mar 29 - XTERRA Guam Championship, Piti+
Mar 30 - XTERRA Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia+
Mar 30 - XTERRA Costa Rica, Playa Reserva Conchal
Apr 05 - XTERRA Saipan Championship, Northern Mariana Islands+
Apr 12 - XTERRA New Zealand Championship, Rotorua+
Apr 26 - XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship, Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia
May 03 - XTERRA Malaysia, Putrajaya+
May 18 - XTERRA Switzerland Trail Run – 20/36/56km, Vallée de Joux
May 24 - XTERRA Spain Trail Run - 10.5km, Cieza, Murcia
May 25 - XTERRA Spain Championship, Cieza, Murcia*
June 01 - XTERRA Portugal, Golega
June 07 - XTERRA Brazil Championship, Ilhabela, SP
June 08 - XTERRA Brazil Night Trail Run - 7/21km, Ilhabela, SP
June 14 - XTERRA Luxembourg Ergo Night Trail 8.5/16/27km Trail Run, Kautenbach
June 21 - XTERRA Greece, Lake Plastira*
June 28 - XTERRA Switzerland Championship, Vallee de Joux*
July 05 - XTERRA Ontario, Milton - 2014 Canada Cross Tri Championship
July 06 - XTERRA France Championship, Xonrupt, Gerardmer*
July 06 - XTERRA Victoria, B.C., Canada (age group qualifier)
July 13 - XTERRA Sweden, Stockholm
July 19 - XTERRA Ireland Trail Run - 7/13km, Killaloe
July 20 - XTERRA Ireland, Killaloe
July 26 - XTERRA Abruzzo, Lago di Scanno, Italy
Aug 02 - XTERRA Mexico Championship, Tapalpa
Aug 03 - XTERRA Norway - Pending
Aug 09 - XTERRA Czech Championship, Prachatice*
Aug 16 - XTERRA Germany Championship, Zittau* ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship
Aug 17 - XTERRA Canmore, Alberta, Canada (age group qualifier)
Aug 23 - XTERRA Japan Championship, Marunuma+
Aug 24 - XTERRA England, Cranleigh, Surrey*
Aug 31 - XTERRA Denmark, Tisvilde
Sept 20 - XTERRA USA Championship, Ogden/Snowbasin, Utah
Oct 26 - XTERRA World Championship, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
Nov 08 - XTERRA Prachatice Trail Run – 6/12km and Kids races, Prachatice, Czech Republic
XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP
New for 2014 is the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship presented by Paul Mitchell. Plan your travels down under for the month of April as the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship will be held in New South Wales, Australia. The world’s best off-road triathletes will compete for a pro prize purse while amateurs compete for the title of XTERRA Asia-Pacific Champion and qualification slots into the XTERRA World Championship held in Maui, Hawaii each year in October. Learn more at http://www.xterraasiapacific.com.
XTERRA EUROPEAN TOUR
The XTERRA European Tour will feature an unprecedented 12 majors in 2014 including new stops in Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, and Denmark.
For the second straight year the Series will start in Spain (May 25), a country home to more XTERRA World Championship men’s pro titles than any other with six combined between Eneko Llanos (3), Ruzafa (2), and Javier Gomez. The following weekend the Tour visits a new venue and new local organizer for XTERRA Portugal in Golega.
Then starting on June 21 the XTERRA European Tour heads to Greece, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Czech, Germany, England, and Denmark on successive weekends.
Of note, the XTERRA Germany Championship in Zittau on August 16 will double as the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With XTERRA Czech a week before and XTERRA England a week after, there’s a neat opportunity for Americans (and athletes from around the world) to race for their nation and have two or three chances to qualify for XTERRA Worlds at the same time.
|21-Jun||XTERRA Greece||Lake Plastira|
|28-Jun||XTERRA Switzerland||Vallee de Joux|
*tentative, as of 1.10.13
For more information visit www.xterraeurope.com