Over the past 20 years thousands of athletes have discovered the thrill of running trails and racing off-road with XTERRA.
In 2016 the goal is to get thousands more into the sport and expose the “Live More” lifestyle to a whole new generation of athletes.
“XTERRA is a great way to discover your own backyard, increase your fitness, live longer, and meet some really great people,” said XTERRA President Janet Clark.
To help newcomers get started this season XTERRA will roll out a 3-month “couch to trail” training program hosted by XTERRA veteran Amy Eck, post bi-monthly training tips from XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh, and produce beginner and family-friendly super-sprint distance races.
The new beginner race, dubbed the “Xticer” (with thanks to our friends at XTERRA Guam) combines a 200-meter swim with a 10-Kilometer (6.2-mile) mountain bike, and 2km (1.2-mile) trail run.
There are more than 100 more options to race XTERRA at all kinds of distances and environments around the world. Find a race near you at www.xterraplanet.com.