Trail Run Nationals
Trail Run Nationals
September 20, 2020
Snowbasin Ski Resort Snowbasin Ski Resort
After all participant, community, and staff health and travel concerns related to COVID-19 were considered, the difficult decision was made to cancel the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals event. Please visit our FAQ for more information and instructions about the cancellation.
The XTERRA Trail Run National Championship will return to the beautiful Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah, in 2020. This year’s event will once again attract some of the best trail runners from across the country.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals was staged at Snowbasin Resort for the first time in 2011, and it received rave reviews from the runners.
Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate in the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process. Last year, close to 500 trail runners from 30 different states gathered at Snowbasin Resort for the event.
There will be three different courses to accommodate the various levels of runners. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course will serve as the national championship course, but there will also be a 10K and a 5.8K.
Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to race at the 2020 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.
The top five overall males and top five overall females from the 21K course will also receive prize money. Medals and other prizes will also be awarded to the top age-group runners from all three courses.
The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The two events will bring more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Northern Utah to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.
XTERRA UTAH 5.8/10/21KM TRAIL RUNS
XTERRA has a race with the perfect distance for the entire family. In addition to the National Championship 21km course there will be 10km and 5.8km trail races.
NEW 5X5 TEAM RELAY
New for 2020 is a 5x5 team relay. One team member completes one 5km lap and hands off to a different team member for the 2nd 5km lap, and so on. Five total laps must be completed with a hand-off between team members on each lap. The same team member may not run consecutive laps. Teams are comprised of 3-5 people.
How it works:
- Distance: Five laps of 5km (25km total)
- Cut-off: 4 hours to complete 5 laps.
- Team Village: Teams are welcome to setup a 10x10 shade tent in the XTERRA 5x5 Team Village area - your HQ for resting between laps, cheering, and celebrating after the race is over.
- Awards: Top 3 in each division.
- Divisions: Coed, All Male, All Female, Military, Corporate, Student, Family.
- Minimum age: 8 years – young runners may be accompanied on course.
PAUL MITCHELL CUT-A-THON
The best Paul Mitchell stylists in Utah will be onsite giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF.
If you want to learn more about the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, the course at Snowbasin Resort, or anything about trail running in general, the XTERRA University Presented by Paul Mitchell will be the place to be on Saturday.
Cancellation and Refunds
Refunds will be given if the event must be cancelled due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19. Active registration fees are non-refundable.
Friday, September 18
Opening Festivities in downtown Ogden @ Ogden’s Amphitheater Park (corner 25th/Grant)
|12-6pm||Expo and XTERRA Kids Zone Challenge Stations Open|
|12-6pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up (All events - XTERRA Utah/XTERRA Pan Am Championship/XTERRA Trail Run Nationals, 10K and 5K)|
|12-5pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for the Challenged Athlete Foundation|
|3:00pm||XTERRA Regional Champion Introduction|
|4pm||XTERRA Kids Bike Race (free)|
|5pm||XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)|
|5-6pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Art of XTERRA|
XTERRA Race Briefing (mandatory for USA Championship triathletes)
Saturday, September 19 - XTERRA TRIATHLON at Snowbasin Resort
|6:30am||Late packet pickup at Snowbasin (no registration)|
|6:30am||T2 open for Set-up at Snowbasin|
|6:30am||Shuttle operating from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|6:30am||T1 open for set-up at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|6:30am||Body marking, timing chip and swim cap distribution at Port Ramp Marina, Pineview Reservoir|
|8:20am||Last shuttle from Snowbasin to Port Ramp Marina|
|9:00am||XTERRA USA Championship Start at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 29k mtb, 10k run)|
|9:45am||XTERRA Utah Start – Sprint Course at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 19k mtb, 5k trail run)|
|10am-3pm||Registration and packet pickup for XTERRA Trail Runs – Nationals, 10K and 5K|
|10am-2pm||Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, food service|
|10:30am-2:30pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|10:30am||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running|
|11:20/11:50am||XTERRA USA Championship Male/Female Winner Expected|
|11:30am||XTERRA Utah Sprint winner expected at Snowbasin|
|11:30am||Athlete Post-Race meal served in Earl’s Lodge|
|2:20pm||XTERRA Cut-off at T2|
|1:30pm||XTERRA Utah Awards Ceremony|
|2pm||XTERRA USA Championship/XTERRA USA Champs Award Ceremony|
|6:30pm||XTERRA Dinner and After Party - Complimentary entry to XTERRA USA Championship triathletes. XTERRA Utah athletes, friends, family welcome (tickets online, at registration and at the door, if available)|
XTERRA America Tour introduction of Champions and race highlight video.
Sunday, September 20 - XTERRA TRAIL RUNNING at Snowbasin Resort
|7:00-8:30am||Late packet pick up|
|8:00am||XTERRA Expo open|
|9:00am||XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Half Marathon Start|
|9:05am||XTERRA 5km and 10km Trail Run Starts|
|9:00am-2:00pm||Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|9:20am/9:40am||5km/10km winners expected|
|10:06/10:19am||Men’s and Women’s National Championship male/female winners expected|
|11:00am||XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)|
|11:00am||XTERRA 5km and 10km awards ceremony|
|11:45am||XTERRA National Championship race awards ceremony|
|12-5:30pm||“Blues, Brews and BBQ” on the patio at Earl’s Lodge, free concert featuring Great Peacock, King Cardinal, and The Pour|
XTERRA Expo closes
|6:00pm||XTERRA After Party|
The course is a true championship masterpiece. There is nothing amiss in this perfectly designed thriller, highlighting everything Snowbasin Resort’s terrain has to offer. If you enjoy gut-wrenching climbs leading to breathtaking views, twisted single track dotted with rock gardens, fast flat sections, and of course, flying effortlessly down rewarding descents, you are in for the race of your life! It hosts the perfect symphony of challenging components to favor the all-around runner. For those curious about the elevation, the low point hits in at 6,133 feet. High point is just shy of 7,300 feet. Expect 2,200 feet of climbing.
There will be several aid stations each featuring nutrition and hydration from Gatorade.
TRAIN WITH WHAT’S ON COURSE
Lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and a new, lighter flavor.
OFFICIAL HOST VALLEY PROPERTY – MOUNTAIN LUXURY LODGING
The official lodging host for the XTERRA Pan Am / USA Championship is Mountain Luxury Lodging. They have multiple townhouses, condos, and luxury homes throughout the Eden and Huntsville area. If you want to room closest to Snowbasin Resort, look no further. Amenities include private hot tubs, wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer and a one car garage that can be used to store bikes and other sporting gear.
10% OFF LODGING with coupon code XTERRA19 online or by phone 801-745-3194
Mountain Luxury Lodging – Closest Lodging to Snowbasin
Lakeside Rentals | 6486 E. Highway 39 Huntsville, UT 84317
Edgewater Rentals | 846 S Bonnington Way, Huntsville, UT 84317
2250 S 1200 W
Ogden, UT 84401
XTERRA rate: $116/night plus tax
Cut-off date: August 20, 2019
Other options in the valley:
Jefferson Hunt Campgrounds
920 S 7450 E, Huntsville · (801) 745-8738
11635 E Highway 39, Huntsville · (801) 745-1765
Preception Camp Ground
12566 E Highway 39, Huntsville · (801) 745-3464
More Ogden area camping spots
Join us for an exciting morning of XTERRA racing at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Ogden, UT. Amateur and professional runners will be competing for cash and the XTERRA National Trail Running Championship title. We are looking for people who have a few hours to spare to help with the event. We need volunteers for the following times and events. Volunteer Check-In will be at the XTERRA Expo. All volunteers will receive an XTERRA crew support t-shirt, drinks, and lunch.
8AM VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN FOR TRAIL RUN EVENTS:
XTERRA Trail Running National Championship (21km trail run)
* Run volunteers will be needed for up 4 hours
What experience or qualifications are required to be an XTERRA volunteer?
- No experience necessary
- You must be at least 15 years old, or 12, if accompanied by an adult
- You must have a willingness and desire to help others
- You must have a few hours to spare
Please email or call the XTERRA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer [at] xterraplanet.com or 877-983-7721 x 3. Or just show up at the times posted above and we will find you an exciting spot. Hope to see you there!
The fastest runners will be racing for $5,000 in prize money – awarded to the top five men and women as follows: $1,000, $600, $400, $300, $200. XTERRA will also be crowning national champs in age groups starting at 9 & under, then every five years (ex. 10-14, 15-19, etc…) up to 80+. Champs win a commemorative long-sleeve winners T and all racers get a short sleeve shirt and goody bag filled with cool swag.
Note: You must be present to receive your awards at the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals. Awards will not be mailed after the event.
2020 Non-U.S.A. Elite Athlete Prize Money Policy:
You will be contacted by TEAM Unlimited via email to complete a US Government W-8BEN form. When we receive your W-8BEN, we will issue prize money via bank wire to your account.
We will withhold 30% of total 2020 prize money paid over treaty limits specified in IRS Publication 901 (find your country starting on page 2 – Personal Services Income – and clause related to athlete limitations). If your country is not listed, we will withhold 30%.
You may file for a refund of 2020 withholdings on IRS 2020 Form 1040NR by April 15, 2021. Business expenses may be deducted. Review the instructions and/or seek tax advice.
For XTERRA Trail Run Nationals information, email trailrun [at] xterraplanet.com or call 877-983-7721 x 3.