2021 Trail Run World Championship Updates
XTERRA Trail Run Worlds Update, August 26, 2021
As of today, August 26, 2021, Hawaii is experiencing a record number of Coronavirus infections and some forecasts project it could get worse over the next month. As a result, our governor has asked tourists to stay away from Hawaii through October 1, and the island of Oahu started a one-month ban on large gatherings yesterday.
The Maui mayor is proposing similar gathering restrictions, which we believe is a positive development. If the mandates help curb new infections and get Hawaii to a better place, we’re optimistic our XTERRA Family will be welcome in Maui come December.
We are 14 weeks out, and it is impossible to predict what conditions will be around the event, however, we continue to plan to host the event at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Our crew cut and cleared the course earlier this summer, and will continue to improve the trails until race day.
More importantly, while we are doing everything in our power to host XTERRA Trail Run Worlds, keeping you, our crew, and the community safe is our primary concern.
Regarding travel, at this time, the U.S. has suspended entry to international travelers who have been in most European countries, Brazil and South Africa, among others (See the full list here) at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival. Registered athletes from those affected countries may request a refund or deferral to 2022 by writing info [at] xterraplanet.com.
For international travelers who are able to visit the U.S., entry requirements include proof of a negative COVID-19 test no more than three days before departing along with other contingencies you can find here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
We understand travel planning is difficult right now, especially considering there is no guarantee the event can be held. As such, we are postponing entry fee payment for all new registrants from September 1 to October 1 via the payment plan option.
In summary, if we can host XTERRA Trail Run Worlds on December 4, we will, and we want you there!
For right now, please stay safe and take care of each other. We’ll continue to post updates here and you can write us with any questions or concerns at trailrun [at] xterraplanet.com.