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General Information

Prepare for the race

General Information

Welcome Messages

“Our territory has been confirmed to be one of the best locations for large sports events and this is proven yet again by the XTERRA World Championship. Molveno Lake and its mountain range will be the extraordinary backdrop to a truly breathtaking and challenging competition. Like on other occasions, we aim at top quality in the accommodation and catering offered to athletes, teams and spectators, with the commitment Trentino is famous for and that, we are certain, will make this event just as unforgettable as the others.”
Roberto Failoni, Councillor for Crafts, Trade, Promotion, Sport and Tourism of the Autonomous Province of Trento
“The XTERRA World Championship, a remarkable and amazing event, will be held in Molveno, Trentino. Our community finds it fascinating to take on the challenge of living up to such a well-known competition, which moves from the waters of the Hawaiian island of Maui in the Pacific Ocean to those of the Molveno Lake in the Brenta Dolomites. The entire community of Molveno will collaborate with XTERRA in the natural and breathtaking landscape setting that will be used as competition field, and our community will provide all its available resources to support the organization of such a high-level challenge. We are confident that the location will please the athletes and professionals who will travel here from all over the world.”
Matteo Sartori, Mayor of Molveno
“Trentino is proud to host, for the first time in Europe, the XTERRA World Championship. The world of cross triathlon will compete in a magnificent natural landscape, in a sustainable way as to respect the environment, thus enhancing Trentino, the Paganella upland and the beautiful Molveno Lake. The media coverage of the event will bring the images of this destination to over 170 countries around the world through more than 90 broadcasters, confirming the characteristic of Trentino to be a true open-air gym, ready to welcome outdoor endurance lovers from all over the globe.”
Maurizio Rossini, CEO Trentino Marketing
“It’s a great honour for our destination to be able to welcome the XTERRA World Championship. From the Pacific Ocean that bathes the island of Maui, to the crystalline waters of Lake Molveno in which the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites are reflected, the passage of testimonials is an extraordinary moment and charges us with responsibility. However, we are convinced that, thanks to the tenacity and hospitality of our community, the experience gained over the years in organizing international sport events and the extraordinary beauty of our territory, we will be ready to take on this new and fascinating challenge.”
Michele Viola, President APT Dolomiti Paganella
"We welcome with satisfaction the decision of XTERRA to bring the World Championship to Italy and in particular to Trentino, a decision that makes us proud to be able to continue to open our destinations to great events, and to give another exciting international event in this season of Triathlon to our Italian Community, together with the World Triathlon Cup of Arzachena in May, the European and World Cup of Winter Triathlon in Asiago next 18-19 February and the Europe Triathlon Cup in Caorle also in May. Trentino and the Paganella Dolomites can offer again the wonderful location experienced last September at the European Championships. This new opportunity is the demonstration of how our movement, the Italian organizers and our Triathlon are growing and are ready to face the most important organizational challenges in the world.”
Riccardo Giubilei, FITRI President
"After months of build up, I am both honoured and excited to finally welcome all participating athletes to this truly historic World Championship in Italy, Trentino. Every athlete who stands before the start line beneath the Brenta Dolomites has earned their place and etched their name into the XTERRA history books as the unrivalled talent, strength and spirit of the global XTERRA community is exhibited in Europe for the first time. The hospitality and warmth of the Molveno and Andalo communities is matched only by the sheer beauty of their natural surroundings, leaving me fully confident that this location will meet every expectation of our pinnacle event. Best of luck to every athlete, and see you at the finish line.”
J-D Cousens, XTERRA VP of Operations & Marketing
Event Location

Trentino

Welcome to Trentino

Picture yourself leisurely enjoying the wonders of nature. Picture yourself taking your time and exploring Alpine woods, valleys, rivers and lakes.

Picture yourself discovering a fresh sense of balance and well-being as you walk in the mountains, relax on the snow or sit and savour a glass of sparkling Trentodoc wine.

With its stunning blend of natural marvels, culture and traditions, Trentino can offer all of this in the heart of the Italian Alps, where the towering peaks stretch up into the blue sky above the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dolomiti
Paganella

7 small gems to discover

Molveno, Andalo, Fai della Paganella, Cavedago, Spormaggiore, San Lorenzo Dorsino and Piana Rotaliana: the true gems of the Brenta Dolomites. Let yourself be captivated by their history, the summits and the imposing rock faces of this unique mountain chain, as well as by the nature in its truest form, with all its mesmerising colours. Meet wolves, brown bears and many other fascinating species in the Wildlife Park, enjoy the crystal clear waters of the lake and take advantage of all the facilities designed specifically for all children. Taste the local wine, walk along the charming paths and streets of these fairy-tale villages, and experience the incredible hospitality and friendliness of the locals. Discover Paganella and its magical atmosphere: here you can truly feel at home.

Map: [Link]

Dolomiti Paganella is one of the best bike resorts in Europe!

More than 400 kms Bike trails in the heart of Dolomites, Trentino. The most fascinating flow trails / all mountain / enduro are here, in Dolomiti Paganella Bike. Three Bike Zones, connected through trails and lifts, singletracks (intermediate - expert), three pump tracks and Europe’s most beautiful skill area. Moreover MTB tours in all disciplines and for everyone.

Trail Map

Download your pdf map with all trails! [Link]

Check this amazing Mowi 3D map with all trails! [Link] 

Trails and Lifts in the Bike Zones

One of the greatest problems of a biker? It’s to find the lifts and the trails closed. From now on, you’ll be no more afraid of knowing which trails and lifts are open at this moment in the Dolomiti Paganella Bike Zones.

Just check it through the Bike ZONE link here: [Link]

Molveno

The pearl of the Brenta Dolomites

The area

You are at the entrance of the Brenta Dolomites, in front of you the mountain peaks are mirrored in the deep blue waters of Lake Molveno.
The landscape is enchanting thanks to the surrounding green expanses of fir and beech forests.
You are in Molveno, a beautiful town on the shores of the Lake of the same name, 864 m above sea level.

Come to Molveno!

In Molveno nature and well-being are protected and treated with respect as two great treasures.
It is a tourist town steeped in ancient traditions where hospitality is very important: the historic centre is closed to traffic, the park is equipped to entertain children, the beach and the Olympic swimming pool are carefully maintained, hotels, residential hotels, private apartments and camping sites on the beach offer accommodation of the highest quality.

Molveno is for you if ...

You love water: there's more than your fair share here, in addition to the Lake there are streams and small waterfalls. The combination of mountain and lake allows you to add exciting water sports to your agenda, in addition to mountain activities.
You love walking: the Alpine climate influenced by the presence of the Lake is always mild, suitable for long walks in the countryside with the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites as a backdrop.
You are looking for the Bandiera Arancione (Orange Flag): it is a recognition of quality awarded by the Touring Club Italiano to small towns for excellence in tourism, hospitality and the environment. Molveno was awarded this flag in 2006.

Interesting facts about Molveno

To become a champion you need to be born in Molveno.
What does this mean? With just over a thousand inhabitants, it has produced numerous young sports champions at the highest level in several sports: paragliding, Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing and mountain running.
Could it be due to the air and healthy cuisine?

Lake Molveno

Lake Molveno is a concentration of blue with all the other colours surrounding it.
Colours vary according to nature and the seasons, and when combined create a magic difficult to replicate anywhere else.
This is where, many of the summer and water sport activities are concentrated: the beach is considered the most beautiful in Trentino, because of the extensive, well-kept English lawn on the lakeshore.
The lake is perfect for bathing as the water temperature during the summer season ranges from 14 to 21 degrees. Bring your dog, you'll both have fun in the water, there's only a short stretch of beach near the harbour where this is forbidden.
Lake Molveno is the ideal habitat for the Salmerino Alpino (Artic Char), a precious fish that lives only in deep, fresh and clean waters, just like these!   

Our special tip

You must try at least once to go all around the lake so that you don't miss breathtaking views such as the full view of Molveno lying at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites.
In this way you'll also discover small, less popular beaches.
It will take about two and a half hours on foot, walking at a regular pace, if cycling from the harbour to the other end of the lake it will take you about an hour. If you're feeling lazy then go on a motor boat and take all the time you want! 
What to do and see in Molveno: [Link]

Andalo

Modern and custom made for families

Between the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites and the pine forests of Mount Paganella there is Andalo, a mountain village located at 1040 m above sea level, 40 km away from Trento, a broad connecting saddle (the lowest area between two highlands) between the Val di Non and Banale.

Come to Andalo!

In Andalo there are hotels, residences, apartments and not only that, you are spoilt for choice regarding leisure and sports activities as well as culture, shows and musical events.
Relaxation or active holiday? No need to pick one! Here you will find everything you need to combine moments of well-being and tranquility with those moments full of adrenaline and fun.
Ideal in summer for hiking, mountain biking or horse riding, perfect in winter for skiing thanks to its convenient ski lifts allowing you to enjoy 50 km of ski slopes.
In winter, Paganella's skiing facilities offer 50 km of slopes for ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
You will be able to enjoy Andalo Life, a vast ​​100,000 m2 modern sports and recreational complex, which includes: ice rink, conference centre, swimming pools, park, tennis courts, football pitch, boules courts, basketball court, horse riding centre, rock climbing gym and camping.

Andalo is for you if ...

You have children: Andalo is a family-friendly place with many facilities perfect for children.
You love sport: full of attractions and incentives for movement, there's no shortage of possibilities for doing sports and physical activity here!
You want the latest services: Andalo is a young resort equipped with efficient and modern infrastructures.

Interesting facts about Andalo

From a group of scattered farmsteads to a residential area. The settlement dates back to the Middle Ages: the first settlers came from Banale and Giudicarie from the Andalo mountain.
The "Anderlesi", the inhabitants of Andalo, are very busy and enthusiastic people. To remind everyone who passes through here and to celebrate this way of life, there is a bronze monument displayed in Piazza Centrale of a woodcutter in a dynamic pose intent on doing his job, with an axe in one hand and a piece of wood in the other.
The work of art is inspired by the famous saying "Ntant che pòlsest va a tagliar su legna" (while you rest chop a bit of wood!) and incorporates their way of dealing with life, their industriousness and their strong sense of identity. 

What to do and see in Andalo: [LInk]

Weather conditions


The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Molveno in September/beginning of October is  from 6.2°C (43.16°F) to 10.3°C (50.54°F). The amount of rain in this period is normal with an average of 70mm (2.8in) to 75mm (3.0in). It rains on average a total of 7-9 days. You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day.

The average maximum daytime temperature lies from 18.0°C (64.4°F) to 23.8°C (74.84°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 166-186 hours of sunshine during the whole month. September is known as one of the best months to visit Molveno. 

So what to wear in September/October? Visitors traveling to Molveno should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

How to arrive


You can arrive by car, train, bus or plane, thanks to our excellent location, and our closeness to the main roads that connect us to the major cities in Northern Italy and Austria, as well as to train stations and airports.

Check out all the transport options available and choose the best one for you.

For more info visit: [Link]

COVID-19 measures

Since the 1st June 2022 the green pass is no more required to enter in Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries.

Facial masks will not be required on site.

Accommodation


Hotels, Apartments, Camping and more are available here: [Link]

Parking area


Parking on race weekend (Molveno)

Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, please park in the XTERRA Event lot.
Follow the XTERRA parking signs that you will find on the main road to Molveno Lake (Via Nazionale) and on Via Lungo Lago.
The main parking area is on Via Lungo Lago 26 just 200m from the race venue area.

Google map: [Link] 

Parking for Opening and Awards Ceremony (Andalo)

The Opening Ceremony dinner & Awards Ceremony dinner will take place in Andalo at the Palaghiaccio - Stadio del Ghiaccio - Andalo Life.
Address: Viale Del Parco, 1, 38010 Andalo TN, Italy
Please follow the parking signs for the Opening & Awards Ceremony on the Viale Trento road.

Google map: [Link]

Schedule
Monday, September 26
Times
Activity
Location
All day
Bike and Run courses open for practice
Molveno
Tuesday, September 27
Times
Activity
Location
All day
Bike and Run courses open for practice
Molveno
10:00
MTB Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
Wednesday, September 28
Times
Activity
Location
All day
Bike and Run courses open for practice
Molveno
08:00-09:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (English) - Ladies Only
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (Italian)
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (Italian)
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
14:00-18:00
Athlete Check-in
Molveno Lake
18:00-19:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
Thursday, September 29
Times
Activity
Location
All day
Bike and Run courses open for practice
Molveno
08:00-09:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (English & Dutch)
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (Italian)
Molveno Lake
10:00-17:00
XTERRA Shop & Bike Mechanics open
Molveno Lake
10:00-17:00
Athlete Check-in
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (Italian)
Molveno Lake
15:00
Elite Race Briefing
Molveno Salla Congressi
16:00
Elite Photo Shoot
Molveno Salla Congressi
16:00
Swim Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
17:00
Age Groupers Race Briefing (Bib 101 - 449)
Molveno Salla Congressi
17:45
Age Groupers Race Briefing (Bib 450 - 800)
Molveno Salla Congressi
18:00-19:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
19:30
Welcome Dinner
Andalo
Friday, September 30
Times
Activity
Location
All day
Bike and Run courses open for practice
Molveno
08:00-09:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
09:00-18:00
XTERRA Shop & Bike Mechanics Open
Molveno Lake
09:00-18:00
Athlete Check-in & Kids' Race Registration
Molveno Lake
10:00
MTB Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
14:00
Run Clinic (English)
Molveno Lake
16:00-17:00
Official Swim Training
Molveno Lake
16:00
Elite Press Conference
Molveno Amphitheater
17:00
Art of XTERRA Clinic
Molveno Amphitheater
18:00-19:00
Yoga session hosted by Stephanie Testa
Molveno Lake
Saturday, October 1
Times
Activity
Location
07:45-08:30
Elite Transition Area Open
Molveno Lake
07:45-09:30
AG Transition Area Open
Molveno Lake
09:00
XTERRA WC Elite Men Race Start
Molveno Lake
09:03
XTERRA WC Elite Women Race Start
Molveno Lake
10:00
XTERRA WC AG 18-39 Men Start
Molveno Lake
10:05
XTERRA WC AG 40-54 Men Start
Molveno Lake
10:10
XTERRA WC AG 55+ Men / 18-29 Women Start
Molveno Lake
10:15
XTERRA WC AG 30+ Women / Chal. / Organisers Start
Molveno Lake
11:15
Cut-off T1
Molveno Lake
12:15
Elite Flowers Ceremony
Molveno Lake
15:45
Cut-off T2
Molveno Lake
16:45
Cut-off second run loop
Molveno Lake
18:00
Race Cut-off
Molveno Lake
20:00
Awards Dinner
Andalo
22:00
After Party
Andalo
Sunday, October 2
Times
Activity
Location
08:00-09:00
Kids' Race Registration
Molveno Lake
09:00
Transition Area Open for Youth A, B, Ju. Kids' Race
Molveno Lake
09:30
Youth A, B, Ju.(2003-2008) Kids' Race Start
Molveno Lake
10:15
Transition Area Open for other Kids' Races
Molveno Lake
10:45
Ragazzi (2009-2010) Kids' Race Start
Molveno Lake
11:15
Eaordienti (2011-2012) Kids' Race Start
Molveno Lake
11:40
Cuccioli (2013-2014) Kids' Race Start
Molveno Lake
12:00
Mini Cuccioli (2015-2016) Kids' Race Start
Molveno Lake
12:30
Kids' Races Award Ceremony (right after last kid finish)
Molveno Lake
13:15-13:45
Transition Area Open for Short Track
Molveno Lake
14:00
XTERRA Short Track Women Start
Molveno Lake
15:00
XTERRA Short Track Men Start
Molveno Lake
16:15
Short Track Awards Ceremony
Molveno Lake
Expo Area

Map

Merchandize

Exclusive XTERRA World Championship collection from Pissei and XTERRA are on sale at the Merchandize dome.
Take the opportunity to treat yourself with a nice souvenir from this memorable event!

Food area


Food trucks with pizza, Italian antipasti and sandwiches are at your disposal close to the led wall.

Race course

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Transition area

Transition area is divided in 3 zones for Female, Male and Elite athletes.

At the time of check-in the morning of the race, please follow instructions from Race Day Information

At the time of T1 during the race (after swim) entrance will be different for Elite athletes (going right) and AG athletes (going left). Exit will be the same then.
At T2 entrance and exit will be the same for AG and Elite athletes.

Swim course by Zoggs

Swim course will be "M" shaped with start on the left side of the beach facing the lake.
After a first buoy you will swim back to the beach for the Australian exit and jump back in the water from the pontoon for the second loop.

Water should be between 16°C to 19°C according to data from previous years.
Water is expected to be flat but it could be choppy in the event of windy conditions.

Water temperature

Water temperature update: On September 23, XTERRA crew checked the water temperature in Lake Molveno at one-meter deep, and it was 17 ° C. Please note, this website, https://seatemperature.info/fr/molveno-temperature-de-leau-de-la-mer.html posted it was  11 ° C at the same time. It is NOT accurate.

Key Water Temperature Notes:

-The official water temperature will be taken at 8am on race morning, one-hour before the start of the elite race.

- We will continue to post updates on water temperature during race week to have a good idea of what to expect.

- According to ITU Rules: At 12.9 ° C to  12.0 ° C the swim can be shortened to 750m.Below 12.0 ° C the swim can be cancelled. *Wind, Rain, Currents can also come into play and change this

- At 15.9 ° C and below wetsuits are mandatory, and neoprene socks or booties are allowed.

- Neoprene caps are always allowed.

Bike course by Vittoria

The bike course is a 2 laps course of 16K each.

After a first 3K flat loop around the lake on a narrow single track (be patient if you are stuck in the traffic, you will have plenty of time to make the difference in the following uphill…), the course rises for the next 7 kilometers with a mix of large gravel trail and some more rocky, steeper parts, sometimes with rocks, to hit the highest point of the course at kilometer 10.

From that point it will only be downhill until the end of the loop, with a first part quite easy with good grip and a second part more technical with roots and rocks that can be slippery in rainy conditions before riding through Molveno village and getting into the field of play with wooden ramps and all the spectators cheering you on.

Please check the bike course review by Nico Lebrun on Youtube

Download the GPX file.


IMPORTANT: Do not ride or run uphill on Blade Runners Track or Goonies Trail. There are downhill only!

Run course

The run course will start on the shore of the lake, then follows up with a nice gravel flowy trail with gentle ups and downs for the first 1.5K. Then you will enter the technical part of the course with single tracks featuring roots, technical ups, technical downs with some steep and slippery parts to hit the highest point where the aid station is located.

After a short but steep downhill the end of the course will be very fast on a large fire road and road to go back to the compound.

Download the GPX file.

Aid stations by Namedsport


Bike course: 3 aid stations will be set at km 9 - 16** - 25

Run course: 4 aid stations will be set at km 0.3* - 2.8 - 5.3* - 7.8

Composition:

Each aid station will provide water, isotonic drink and gels
* will provide energy bars in addition
** will provide energy bars and banana in addition

Standard bike bottles will be provided at km 16 on the bike course.

Finish (recovery area): will provide water and a variety of post-race recovery food

Personal nutrition

Personal nutrition is allowed for Elite athletes only. A reserved area will be located at kilometer 16 of the bike course (end of first loop, before the main aid station) where coaches are allowed to give athletes their personal bottles. Coaches will have to show access badge (in race packet) to enter the reserved area.

Prepare for the race

Course familiarisation


Swim course:
The Molveno Lake Beach is open to the public and can be swum at any time. 


Run Course:
Open sunrise to sunset daily. Trail runs loop will be fully signed from Monday 26th of September at 9:00am. Trails are open to the public - respect the rights of other users. Run familiarization will be done individually, no medics on duty, athletes run at their own risks. Run loop is signed with a red arrow and Yellow signs to prevent danger or specific points. See detailed course info here.


Bike Course:
Open sunrise to sunset daily. The MTB loop will be fully signed from Tuesday 27st of September at 9:00am. Bike familiarization will be done individually, no medics on duty, athletes ride at their own risks. Bike loop is signed with Blue arrow and Yellow signs to prevent danger or specific points. See detailed course info here.  


Attention: All loop signage starts from Transition position in Molveno. See Race Course maps Athletes are recommended to keep distance during mountain bike, running, and swimming sessions. Overall recommendation is to try to have those sessions in the morning to avoid peak times.Please note that in many points (except race day) the course is crossing or using public roads, pedestrian paths and other areas that are used by the public. Please pay attention and respect the traffic signs.

Clinics

In the run-up to race day, XTERRA Certified coaches will lead various reconnaissance swim, mountain bike and trail run adventures on the race course. This is an unrivalled chance to explore the course with an expert coach and ask all those pre-race questions you might have ahead of the race day.

All clinics are free and open to every XTERRA athlete. The meeting point is located for all of them at the transition area exit (facing the pontoon) except for the Art of XTERRA Q&A (Amphitheater)

Tuesday, September 27
10:00am
MTB Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Kate Bramley, Doug Hall
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
14:00pm
Run Clinic
English, French
Hosted By:
Alexandra Borrelly, Nico Lebrun
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
Wednesday, September 28
10:00am
MTB Clinic - Ladies only
English, Italian, French
Hosted By:
Sara Tavecchio, Alex Borrelly, Kate Bramley, Lara Buttigieg
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
10:00am
MTB Clinic
Italian
Hosted By:
Emanuele Lannarilli
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
10:00am
MTB Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Peter Naegeli, Doug Hall
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
14:00pm
Run Clinic
English, French
Hosted By:
Peter Naegeli, Nico Lebrun
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
14:00pm
Run Clinic
Italian
Hosted By:
Stefano Davite
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
Thursday, September 29
10:00am
MTB Clinic
English, Dutch
Hosted By:
Ralph Van Dijk
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
10:00am
MTB Clinic
Italian
Hosted By:
Stefano Davite
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
14:00pm
Run Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Kurt Dallow
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
14:00pm
Run Clinic
Italian
Hosted By:
Emanuele Lannarilli
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
16:00pm
Swim Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Lara Buttigieg, Doug Hall
What to bring:
Wetsuit, Swimsuit, Swim Hat and Goggles
Friday, September 30
10:00am
MTB Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Doug Hall, Conrad Stoltz
What to bring:
Mountain bike, helmet
14:00pm
Run Clinic
English
Hosted By:
Doug Hall
What to bring:
Trail Shoes
16:00pm
Official Swim Trainning
English, Italian
Hosted By:
Doug Hall, Sara Tavecchio
What to bring:
Wetsuit, Swimsuit, Swim Hat and Goggles
17:00pm
Art of XTERRA Q&A
English
Hosted By:
Chun de Stockel, Lesley Paterson, Sandra Mairhofer, Conrad Stoltz, Ruben Ruzafa
What to bring:
Lots of questions!
Race Check-in

Check Start List


Check your bib number and start time here

Check-in area


The XTERRA Village, registration area, race start, transition and finish line are located at Molveno Lake.

Address: Via Lungo Lago 38018 Molveno TN, Italy

Google map: [Link]

Please follow the signs when you reach the Parco Giochi Galeone dei Pirati Lago di Molveno

The Registration/Packet Pickup is available from Wednesday to Friday (please check the race schedule for timings)  

What to bring with you

Photo ID/identity  

Valid annual license from a triathlon federation (federation must de part of World Triathlon to be accepted).

Reminder about the medical certificate for non license holders:

If you are not holding an annual valid license issued by your country's triathlon federation you will need to get a one-day-license from FITRI.

In order to receive your FITRI one-day-license you need to:

  • Bring a medical certificate for the practice of triathlon. In order to meet all legal requirements, the medical certificate must be issued by an authorized Italian center for sports medicine, NOT OLDER THAN 1 year on the race day and with the compulsory mention: "for triathlon".
  • Present a ID or passport  
  • Pay 20 € for Age-Group athletes (cash only)*

Attention: FITRI only allows medical certificates from Italian doctors to validate the one-day license.

If you want to get a medical certificate on site please see below.

Medical certificate on site


Where: Medical exam will take place in Molveno, ground floor Centro Congressi/Piscine di Molveno
When: 30 September 2022 from 08:30 to 19:30
Doctor: Girolamo Mirante

Cost: 60€ per visit
For appointments please contact Mimmo TRUDU - [Email]

Note: Athletes must book an appointment beforehand.

In the event of sold out for Friday September 30, booking will be opened for the day before (Thursday) same work time.
VERY IMPORTANT: Athletes MUST respect the time of their booking. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Race packet content and instructions


Swim cap by Zoggs.

Bike plate: please attach this to your handlebars using the cable ties provided.

Bib number: we highly recommend you to use a race belt as you only need to wear your bib number during the run section. In any case please attach this in the FRONT of your body.

Attention: cutting/altering bike plate and/or bib number is forbidden. Keep them as they are.

Race tattoos: please apply race tattoos the night before the race following instructions (see below). Race numbers must go on the UPPER FRONT of both arms (always visible even wearing swimsuit/racesuit with sleeves). Division tattoo must go on the BACK side of your calf.

Timing chip: to be strapped to your LEFT ankle.
Please return your chip to our team after you cross the finish line to ensure you receive an official time.
Chips not returned will incur a 50 € replacement fee.

Dinner tickets for Welcome and Awards Dinners, including extra tickets purchased online. 

Race tattoos instructions


1. TEAR
Cut your race tattoo in 3 parts: 2 race number + 1 division

2. STICK
Make sure your skin is dry and clean.
Find a place for the race numbers on the FRONT of both your arms where it remains visible even if you are wearing swimsuit/race suit with sleeves. Do not place it on the sides of your arms!
The division tattoo must be positioned on the back side of the calf
Remove the protective top sheet and place the ink side right side up.

3. HOLD
Hold a very wet, folded paper towel over the paper backer of the tattoo for 30 seconds. Make sure it gets wet all the way through.

4. PEEL 
Peel the paper backer off skin, leaving tattoo on your skin.

TO REMOVE
Soak the tattoos in baby oil, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover for 30 seconds, then wipe away.

If you make a mistake during application, within 3 minutes you can lift off the tattoo using a few pieces of transparent tape.

If you forget to put on your tattoos, visit the body marking station at the finish line on race morning. 

Race Day Information

What to bring on race day

Here is a list of equipment to bring on race day:

Timing chip (to be strapped on your left ankle)
Race clothing including swimwear, bike shorts, top
Swim cap by Zoggs from your race packet
Goggles
Swimsuit, approved speed suit or wetsuit (if legal)
Bike with your race number plate attached to the handlebars
Helmet
Water bottles
Spare tube/Co2 canister in case of a flat
Chain tool is a good idea too
Running shoes
Socks (optional)
Sunglasses
Hat/Visor (optional for the run)
Sunscreen (optional in case of sunshine)
Bib number pinned on your race belt or race suit (to be worn on run leg only)
Towel (optional)

Don't forget to wear your race tattoos (number on both arms and division on calf) and your wrist band to be able to access the transition area.

Storage area by Elleerre


There will be a storage area (Elleerre yellow/fluo tents) where you can leave your personal items not allowed in the transition area during the race

Transition area

The transition area will feature separate racks for elites and will be marked for age groups by race number series. XTERRA officials will help direct you to your rack. Please be mindful of others and ensure you allow five bikes per rack.

Access to Transition Area
ONLY athletes are allowed inside the transition area. Supporters need to wait outside.
For security of everyone’s equipment, athletes will need to show their race number or wrist band to access the transition area.
Only racing gear is allowed in the transition area. A bag drop-off service is at your disposal during the race for any other personal belonging (change, etc.).
Please leave valuables at home or with your supporters. Do not leave them in transition.

Remove Bike/Gear from Transition
Athletes are allowed to get their equipment out of the transition area only when the last athlete has completed the bike course.
For security of everyone’s equipment, athletes will need to show their race number or wrist band to access the transition area.

Start flow for AG athletes
1. from arrival on site       2. bike drop-off in transition       3. personal bag drop-off       4. to start

Start flow for Elite athletes
1. from arrival on site       2. bike drop-off in transition       3. personal bag drop-off       4. to start

Race rules

General rules


XTERRA is following the World Triathlon Cross Triathlon rules.

You can find all details at: [Link] 

Important points you need to know that are specific for XTERRA:

SWIM

In the event of a non-wetsuit swim, the speedsuit/skinsuit will not be allowed. 
Wetsuits will be prohibited if the water is above 22°Celcius for Elite and 24,6°C for AG. Wetsuits will be allowed in between 16°C to 22°C for Elite and 16°C to 24,6°C for AG. 
Wetsuits will be mandatory for all athletes if the water is under 16°C. 
Between 12.9°C and 12°C the swim will be only 750m. 
If the water is under 12°, the swim will be cancelled. 
Another calculation will be made in between Water and Air temperature. For example, if the water temperature is at 17°C and the air under 6°C the swim will be also canceled. (please refer to page 36-38 of WT rules). 
In Italy, wetsuits are always allowed for athletes above 50 years of age.

BIKE

Cyclocross bikes are not allowed nor aero bars or clip-on handlebars (please check pages 112-113 from WT Rules). 
Drafting is allowed even between different genders.
Outside assistance is forbidden for all athletes. Assistance between two competitors is allowed.
Athletes must carry tools to fix their bike and complete any repairs without outside assistance.
A neutral technical zone will be located at kilomenter 16 (end of the first loop) where athletes can find tools and pumps but they must use them by themselves (no assistance allowed).
Camelbak bags are allowed.
Helmets must be fastened securely whenever athletes are in contact with their bikes.
During the bike athletes use only the bike plate in front of their handlebar. Bib numbers are required for the run leg only.

RUN

Bib number must be worn in front.

TRANSITION

Boxes will be used in Transition. All used materials must be placed inside the box. 
Athletes can prepare shoes, race bib or helmet outside of the box before the race, but during the race wetsuit, goggles, swim cap, helmet, MTB gloves, etc. must be placed inside the box when removed.
After completing the bike course, bikes can be racked in any orientation.

GENERAL

Race tattoos must stay visible during all race (please place them below any sleeves on your race suit).
Name and country code are not required on your race suit. Long-distance legal race suits with long sleeves are allowed.
Torsos must be covered throughout. Race suit zip must always stay zipped above the sternum.
Littering zones will be set 50m before and after every aid station. Athletes are allowed to throw away trash only in those zones. 
Cutting course, insulting volunteers or littering outside specified zones will be a disqualification. 

PENALTY BOX

In case of time penalty (for example; gear kept outside of the box after using in the transition area, dismount after the line), athletes must stop for 30 seconds in the penalty box (tent) located on the run course at km 4.8 (200m before the end of the loop).
Attention: An athlete will not be notified by marshalls in then event of a penalty. They must check the penalty board set 400m before the penalty box to see if their bib number is on it.
Athletes can choose to serve a penalty during the first or second lap of the run.
If penalty is not served, athlete will be disqualified.

Additional events

Opening ceremony & Welcome dinner


On Thursday evening, the XTERRA Family will be treated to an Italian-style welcome dinner featuring live opening band music, Italian cuisine buffet and special presentations celebrating the traditions of XTERRA. There will also be “Road to Molveno” highlight videos to entertain and inspire, welcome speeches and the chance for one-and-all to connect with friends both new and old. Participants will be offered one free drink.
Additional beverages are cash at the bar.

Cost: Free to all competitors wearing athletes' wristbands. No exceptions. Limited guest tickets will be sold at registration. Cost: Adults 60euro / Children 30 euro.  

Note: Extra tickets may longer be purchased via the registration platform. Enquire at the registration or info desk in the XTERRA Village to purchase extra dinner tickets.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 19:30pm
Location: Palaghiaccio - Stadio del Ghiaccio - Andalo Life
Address: Viale Del Parco, 1, 38010 Andalo TN, Italy 
Map: [Link]
For Parking please follow the parking signs for the Opening & Awards Ceremony on the Viale Trento road.

Award ceremony dinner

On Saturday evening, the XTERRA Family will be treated to an Italian-style dinner featuring live opening band music, special presentations and Award ceremonies for all age groupers and top 10 m/w elites. There will also be race day highlight videos and images, announcements for new events for 2023 and the chance for one-and-all to connect with friends both new and old. Participants will be offered one free drink.
Additional beverages are cash at the bar.

Tickets: Free to competitors wearing athlete’s wristbands. No exceptions. Limited guest tickets will be sold at registration. Cost: Adults 60euro / Children 30 euro.

Note: Extra tickets may longer be purchased via the registration platform. Enquire at the registration or info desk in the XTERRA Village to purchase extra dinner tickets.

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 20:00pm
Location:  Palaghiaccio - Stadio del Ghiaccio - Andalo Life
Address: Viale Del Parco, 1, 38010 Andalo TN, Italy 
Map: [Link]
For Parking please follow the parking signs for the Opening & Awards Ceremony on the Viale Trento road. 

The following will be announced during the dinner awards presentation:
XTERRA World Championship Elite Male and Female: Top 10 athletes
XTERRA World Championship AG and VIP category Male & Female: podiums (1st to 3rd)
XTERRA World Championship Physically Challenged Athletes: all

XTERRA World Champions in all divisions will receive a complimentary commemorative 2022 World Champion bike jersey custom made by Pissei. 
The jersey and certificates will be presented at Saturday Awards dinner.

All 2022 age group World Champions are offered the opportunity to defend their title at the 2023 XTERRA World Championship, and will be notified by email to enter and pay for their slot.

After race party


The 2022 XTERRA Season has been wonderful and you have just crossed the finish line of the XTERRA World Championship. It is time to celebrate and create new memories. You are hereby invited to the After Race Party for a night full of dancing at the Palacongressi Andalo Life on Saturday.

Casual Attire Please

The Palacongressi Andalo Life is next to the Awards Ceremony Dinner area. 
Map: [Link] 
Address: Viale Del Parco, 3, 38010 Andalo TN, Italy

Kids Race


Kids' races will be held on Sunday October 2 for children born from 2016 to 2003.
Kids' races will be duathlon (run/MTB/run)

Online registration at [Link]
On site registration will be open on Friday September 30 from 9:00am to 18:00pm and Sunday October 2 from 8:00am to 9:00am.
IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!
License rules apply for kids races as well. All children must have a valid annual license from a triathlon federation that is part of World Triathlon, or present a medical certificate from an authorised Italian doctor to be able to purchase a FITRI license.

Race distances:
Minicuccioli (2015-2016): 100m/250m/50m
Cuccioli (2013-2014): 200m/400m/100m
Eaordienti (2011-2012): 400m/800m/200m
Ragazzi (2009-2010): 800m/1.6K/400m
Youth A, Youth B, Junior (2003-2008): 2K/4K/1K

Short Track race

What is Short Track?


All athletes, family members, and friends are invited to stick around and watch the season finale of the four-race, adrenaline-fueled, invite-only XTERRA Short Track Series on Sunday, October 2, starting at 2pm with the women’s race, followed by the men’s race at 3pm. 

The atmosphere will be nothing short of electric and the event, historic. With the world's best cross-triathletes standing shoulder to shoulder at the start line, this all-out sprint for the €10.000 prize purse and €20.000 series bonus could not be better suited as the final act of an epic season.

The XTERRA Short Track race on Sunday is invite-only and limited to 25 men and women.

Qualification breakdown

  1. The top 15 overall finishers in the XTERRA World Championships.
  2. Athletes ranked in the top ten of the XTERRA Short Track Series that finish the main race.
  3. Additional Wildcard slots to bring the field to 25 athletes. (see point 7)

Further details available at www.xterraplanet.com

2022 Short Track Tour


Watch the first three races of the year here: 
July 2, 2022 (Xonrupt, France) - Winners: Panagiotis Bitados & Loanne Duvoisin - [LIVE]
August 14, 2022 (Prachatice, Czech Republic) - Winners: Lukas Kocar & Sandra Mairhofer - [LIVE]
August 19, 2022 (Zittau, Germany) - Winners: Felix Forissier & Alizee Paties - [LIVE]

Leaderboard


Find current standings here

Useful information

Bike shops & rental

Official XCO bike rental service is provided by Local Motion - Predazzo
Via Fiamme Gialle, 64 - 38037 Predazzo TN - Val di Fiemme
Tel +39.327.0015475 (Marco)
Website: https://www.localmotionrent.it/
They will deliver your MTB and provide mechanic services on site from Wednesday

If you fancy to challenge yourself on the mythic gondola you will be able to rent DH/Enduro bikes at Danger Zone:
Molveno: via Nazionale, 63 - phone: +39. 0461 197 52 52 - molvenodangerzone@gmail.com
Andalo: via Rindole 3B - phone: +39 0461 174 00 12 - andalodangerzone@gmail.com
Website: https://www.dangerzonerent.com/en/

Bike mechanic services

Bike mechanic services will be provided on site by:
Danger Zone from Wednesday September 28
Advanced and Vittoria (tyres) from Thursday September 29 10:00am

Bike wash

Liquishot cordless pressure sprayer (www.liqui-shot.com)  will support participants to clean their competition equipment (bikes,..) directly on site. Register on https://www.liqui-shot.com/event/  and get voucher code for 25% discount at purchasing of Liquishot professional package.

Swimming pool


XTERRA athletes can access the indoor public swimming pool in Andalo every day from 14:00pm to 22:00pm at a discount price.
Address: Andalo Life, Viale Del Parco, 1, 38010 Andalo TN

Medical services


There will be First Aid and Emergency Medical Services on competition days.
Medical personnel will be available throughout competition times. Several ambulances will be available to provide emergency transfer to the hospital. A medical area will be provided on-site at the finish area.
Only Team Medical Doctors with accreditations will be able to access these areas.
Medical services at the venue are free of charge. 
Treatment in clinics and practices is to be paid by the participants.
Athletes should ensure that they have appropriate medical insurance.
If you feel unwell at any time during the event, please alert the closest marshal who will arrange for medical personnel to meet you.
If you require medical assistance during your stay in Molveno-Andalo but away from the venue, contact the Emergency Medical Services. In a medical emergency, dial 112 from a mobile phone. The number is free of charge from any telephone.
Nearest hospital:
Santa Chiara Hospital (Open 24hrs) - Largo Medaglie d'oro, 9 - 38122 Trento TN, Italy  - Tel: +39 0461 903 111

Doping control


Doping Control will be performed according to the WT/WADA rules. Doping control will be located at the Finish area in the Municipal Theater. ID/passport must be produced by athletes selected for doping control.

Toilets & showers


Public toilet facilities are located 50m from Transition area [Map] and 50m from Registration Area [Map]

XTERRA athletes will be able to access showers at Molveno's swimming pool after the race.

Banking

Banks and ATM points can be found in the city of Molveno and Andalo. Local money is Euro.

Lost & Found


On race day, lost and found items will be brought to the transition area. Check with the transition managers. If you have lost keys or a wallet, they will be held at the announcer tent at the finish line. Items remaining at the close of the race will be brought to the Awards Dinner and will be available in the entrance information desk. On Sunday, October 2, unclaimed items will be available at the XTERRA Merchandize dome from 9am-12pm.

Rain or shine


The XTERRA World Championship event will be held rain or shine and will only be postponed in extreme circumstances. If weather conditions may potentially cause any postponement or cancellation of the event, race organisers will communicate in the days prior to the event via email, and on the website to race participants.  
If a decision is to be made on the day of the event, announcements will be made at the Race Village. Please note the event will be staged unless extreme weather conditions occur on the day of or leading up to the event. i.e., not just a bit of rain, or choppy lake conditions!  
However, please note the race organisers reserve the right to cancel the race, an entire leg, or amend the course at any time due to safety concerns or unforeseen circumstances. This may include adverse water conditions, rain or heat issues. Any decision to amend the race format, or cancellation of the event, will only be made where essential and avoided where possible, therefore please respect this decision should this occur.

Accreditation


XTERRA will provide to all the Organizing Members, Technical Officials, VIPs, media, technical staff, tv production crew, volunteers, etc. with an official Accreditation Card.Only accredited people will be allowed to access certain venue areas. Accreditation Cards provide access to specific areas of the competition areas. All accredited people are requested to carry their Accreditation Cards with them at all times and to show them upon request. Accreditation Cards are mandatory to enter the venue.
The accreditations will be available at the Registration area- Information Desk

Race pictures by Pica


How does it work?

Before the race (optional)
Go to Pica's booth on site to take a picture of your face and bib number (this will help face recognition while searching for your pictures after the race)

After the race
Go to getpica.com and download the mobile app or use the desktop app
Enter the unique code printed below/side of your QRcode on your race number
Check your pictures and order!

Results, Live & Social media


Live results
Spectators, friends and families can follow the race through real time timing from the official timer SDAM.
The link will be given on social medias in the morning of the race.

Live coverage
XTERRA 2022 World Championship and XTERRA Molveno Short Track will be live on Facebook with Italian, English and French commentary
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Instagram
Stories will be posted all along the week.
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Sustainability


XTERRA is proud to have a continued commitment to sustainable racing as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint, minimise our environmental impact, and protect the places we play.

In an effort to minimise the use of plastics at the World Championship event, only biodegradable cups and reusable water tanks will be used at aid stations, the finish line, and the recovery area, plastic course marking tape will be replaced by recyclable flags, and finishers will be presented with a trophy carved from recycled wood.

We urge all participants, family, and friends to join us in doing our part to leave no trace in the beautiful venue provided by the Molveno community.

Bring your own cup, choose bikes over cars, share rides where possible, avoid unnecessary plastics and waste, and please use the recycle bins available on site.

Together, we can create better races for the planet.

#WePlayWeProtect

Contacts


Feel free to contact us for any question at entries@xterraplanet.com

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