The test event for the first-ever XTERRA in Thailand will be held September 25 in Samui.
The race is presented by AMA Events, with options of single and team entrants to enter the Sprint (Swim 750m / Bike 16km / Run 6km) or full distance race (Swim 1.5km / Bike 30km / Run 10km).
Organizers are offering mountain bike workshops in Bangkok prior to the event and posting training tips on their official XTERRA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/xterrathailand). Tourists can also rent mountain bikes, and take advantage of travel packages with Bangkok Airways and Ibis Hotels.
Organizers are also offering 13 and 32-kilometer trail runs and an off-road duathlon mixing a 1.2K run-29K bike-9K run.
Find out more information at the official event site, http://www.ama-events.com/amaxterra, and look for XTERRA Thailand to be a full-fledged member of the XTERRA World Tour that dishes out points towards the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour and qualifying spots into XTERRA Worlds in 2017.