There are 42 races in 33 countries where amateurs can earn a qualifying spot to race at the 22nd edition of the XTERRA World Championship to be held October 29, 2017 in Kapalua, Maui.
The number of qualifying spots varies per race. See the 2017 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series Schedule and slot breakdowns per race below. Athletes have two weeks after the race to claim their spot, at which time unclaimed spots will roll to the next eligible athlete.
New this year, amateur racers can also earn a qualifying spot to Maui by winning their division in the XTERRA European Tour, XTERRA Pan America Tour, and XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour. These spots do not roll.
Those racing in the XTERRA America Tour can earn a Maui spot by winning their regional championship. Roll downs will be permitted in instances where the regional champion has already qualified and registered to race at XTERRA Worlds. There are no deferrals.
Click on the Tour link that applies to you below to see how to win your division in 2017:
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED ATHLETES
Physically challenged athletes are required to compete in at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race then request an entry by emailing info [at] xterraplanet.com.
Professional athletes are required to compete in at least one XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series race then request an entry by emailing pro [at] xterraplanet.com.
The at-large pool for the 2017 race is full. You can still add your name to the waitlist should additional spots become available at: https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/2017-xterra-world-championship-kapalua-october-22425.
The at-large pool for the 2018 race (if offered) is tentatively scheduled to open on Dec. 1, 2017.
2017 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING SERIES SCHEDULE
|Date||Name||Location||Maui Slots||Purse (US$)|
|25-Feb||XTERRA South Africa||Grabouw, Western Cape||51||$17,736|
|4-Mar||XTERRA Motatapu||South Island, New Zealand||18||$2,481|
|18-Mar||XTERRA Saipan||Northern Mariana Islands||26||$7,500|
|25-Mar||XTERRA Argentina||Dique Ullum, San Juan||26||$7,500|
|26-Mar||XTERRA La Union||Philippines||51||$15,000|
|1-Apr||XTERRA Chile||San Bernardo, Santiago||26||$7,500|
|2-Apr||XTERRA Malta||Majjistral Nature Reserve||26||$7,500|
|8-Apr||XTERRA New Zealand||Rotorua, North Island||36||$7,089|
|9-Apr||XTERRA Costa Rica||Playa Reserva Conchal||26||$7,500|
|16-Apr||XTERRA La Reunion||Reunion Island||26||$11,500|
|23-Apr||XTERRA Cyprus||Lara Beach/Akamas, Paphos||26||$7,500|
|23-Apr||XTERRA Cebu||Danao, Cebu, Philippines||51||$15,000|
|29-Apr||XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship||Langkawi, Malaysia||51||$25,000|
|14-May||XTERRA Brazil||Ilha Bella, Sao Paolo||51||$7,500|
|20-May||XTERRA Oak Mountain||Pelham, Alabama, USA||51||$15,000|
|17-Jun||XTERRA Mine over Matter||Milton, Ontario, Canada||14-Series||0|
|24-Jun||XTERRA Switzerland||Vallee de Joux||51||$15,000|
|9-Jul||XTERRA Victoria||Victoria, B.C., Canada||26||$7,500|
|15-Jul||XTERRA Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO, USA||51||$15,000|
|30-Jul||XTERRA Italy-Abruzzo||Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy||26||$7,500|
|6-Aug||XTERRA Canmore||Canmore, Alberta, Canada||15||0|
|6-Aug||XTERRA Norway||Location TBD||26||$7,500|
|12-Aug||XTERRA Parry Sound||Ontario, Canada||14-Series||0|
|12-Aug||XTERRA Quebec||Quebec City, Canada||15||0|
|13-Aug||XTERRA Dominican Republic||Barahona||26||$7,500|
|26-Aug||XTERRA Korea||Ban-gae Reservoir, Ban-gaery, Wonjoo City||26||0|
|26-Aug||XTERRA Sweden||Hammarbybacken, Stockholm||26||$7,500|
|26-Aug||XTERRA Sleeping Giant||Thunder Bay, ON, Canada||6||$0|
|3-Sep||XTERRA Japan||Hokkaido||26||$7,500 &
$10,000 Tour Bonus
|3-Sep||XTERRA European Tour Championship / Denmark||Mons Klint||51||$25,000 &
$20,000 Tour Bonus
|16-Sep||XTERRA Pan Am Championship / USA||Ogden, Utah, USA||51||$20,000 &
$60,000 Tour Bonus
|29-Oct||XTERRA World Championship||Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii||$105,000|
For further information email info [at] xterraplanet.com.