There are four XTERRA races in Canada over the next five weeks, each offering a chance to qualify for Maui.
The action starts Sunday at the Canmore Nordic Center in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta for XTERRA Canmore and the “weekend's forecast is looking fantastic for our seventh-annual event,” said race director Tony Smith.
On August 27 the racing is on the other side of the continent in Ontario and the fabled Thunder Bay course for XTERRA Sleeping Giant. Then on September 4 XTERRA Quebec and its man-made super-trails take center stage.
The finale is September 11 for XTERRA Woolastook in New Brunswick.
“Come for the Race, Stay for the Beer,” exclaimed race director Clifford Worden-Rogers.
Just 45-minutes from the U.S. border (6 hours from Boston) Woolastook boasts the perfect XTERRA race course.
“It’s got breathtaking views, awesome groomed trails, a unique swim course, and is oh-so-close to the highest concentration of craft breweries in Atlantic Canada,” said Worden-Rogers. “It’s no secret that Canadian’s love beer. Fredericton, about 25 miles from the race site, is practically overflowing with local beer, from new start-ups to award-winning breweries.”
Within a few square blocks, you can taste everything from the deepest malt red to the palest wheat ale. A local favorite is Picaroons Dooryard Sumer Ale.
“For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss Pollen Angels Mead; brewed with local apples and honey, and simmered with different flavor options – one for every palate.”
XTERRA Woolastook has prize money and XTERRA World Champion slots available for age group winners. The event offers a short course triathlon, duathlon, long course triathlon, and team event. Registration for the event can be found here.
“This event is being hosted in Woolastook Park on September 11, 2016,” said Worden-Rogers. “The forecast for the day is fun with a slight chance of a hangover!”
Find links and more info on all four races at http://xterracanada.com/