The XTERRA VR Trail Blaze trail runs are all about getting out and going fast.
Entry is FREE and features a runners’ choice of 5K, 10K, or 21K distances for individuals and a “5x5K” option for relay teams with 2- 5 members.
The races will be held over five days - Thursday, September 10 to Monday, September 14 – and runners can log their effort any day over that time period, and even race it more than once if they’d like to better their time.
“Seek speed is the theme for this one,” said XTERRA President Janet Clark, orchestrator for the eight-race XTERRA VR Series. “We want runners to shake off the cobwebs from the coronavirus lockdowns and ignite their passion for running again.”
The all-new Trail Blaze “5x5k” relay race format in which up to five team members each run a 5K and times are combined for a total of 25k, is an idea Clark envisions transitioning to in-person XTERRA events in the near future.
“We really love the 5x5 concept to create a connection with a discipline that has long been viewed as a solo pursuit,” said Clark. “I’d like to see our XTERRA Family spark a challenge within their family, friends or neighbors, to join forces for the 5x5 and experience the joy of running and friendly competition as a community. The after-party’s are always so much better when it’s a group effort.”
XTERRA will recognize the top 25 in each race – 5K, 10K and 21K men and women, and overall 5x5 relay through leaderboards updated as results are posted and authenticated. Final results will be published on September 15.
VR participants receive a personalized digital XTERRA Passport to collect commemorative stamps from each race and display on their Instagram or Facebook stories.
Learn more, sign-up, and access our FAQs at https://www.xterraplanet.com/trail-blaze