The 2017 XTERRA Trail Run Series is underway with races across the country, and around the world for that matter, every weekend.
This Saturday the XTERRA Texas Trail Run Series hosts 10 and 25K races at Pedernales Falls State Park, located 40 miles west of Austin.
“It’s quintessential Texas Hill Country with rocks, dips, drop, ledges, twists and turns,” said race director Joel Grimmett. “Runners will encounter plenty of natural obstacles and they wind through the rugged, heavily-wooded canyons, down rolling double track, and along the rocky banks of the Pedernales River.”
It’s the second of nine XTERRA trail races in Texas held from now until August.
Then on Sunday, the XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series heads to Point Mugu State Park in Malibu/Oxnard, CA with 11 and 18-kilometer races.
XTERRA Pt. Mugu is the fifth of seven races in the SoCal Series, and runners looking to make a permanent mark will have to run faster than course record holders Anthony Fagundes (1:06:12) and Maggie Searer (1:18:40) in the 18K.
Runners in all of XTERRA’s Trail Run Series are racing for points towards their regional championship and the complimentary entry into XTERRA Nationals that goes with it. The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will be held September 17th at Snowbasin Resort up the hill from Ogden, Utah.
And, for those lucky enough to find themselves in South Africa this weekend, 6 and 12K races will be held at the Grabouw Country club on Sunday.
Find a trail run in your area here.