The Element Racing team out of Ontario, Canada will host three races in the province this year and deliver 20 qualifying spots for amateurs into the 20th XTERRA World Championship race to be held November 1, 2015 at Kapalua, Maui.
The events include the second-runnings of XTERRA Mine Over Matter (June 27) in Milton and XTERRA Sleeping Giant (August 29) in Thunder Bay, as well as a new race –XTERRA Parry Sound (July 25) at the Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club.
"With the addition of a third off-road triathlon race, and 20 World qualifying spots for all of Ontario, the opportunity to create a mini points series has arrived,” said Race Director James Kowalewski. “It is so important that there is as much of an equal opportunity as possible across all the age groups and between both genders. In order to continue our mandate, which is to help support the growth of off-road triathlon and provide opportunities to as many individuals as possible, we have created a mini points series between the two southern Ontario XTERRA races to reward racing consistency.”
Having a points series and multiple races within the province helps provide a reason to dedicate training to the off-road discipline, and “add in the opportunity to qualify for a destination race, and you’ve got something to train for,” explained Kowalewski.
Since XTERRA Sleeping Giant is geographically separated from the other two Ontario races, 6 direct entry spots have been awarded to
XTERRA Sleeping Giant will award six of the qualifying spots, to the top 3 male and top 3 female overall finishers. The remaining 14 World Championship spots have been entered into the XTERRA Ontario Points Series consisting of XTERRA ‘Mine’ Over Matter, and XTERRA Parry Sound. The spots will be awarded to individuals who have accumulated the greatest number of points from these two races, divided evenly among the genders with 7 going to female racers and 7 going to male racers in 10-year age groups.
Learn more and register at http://elementracing.ca/